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Vigil at Lockheed Martin

Early on the morning of Thursday, June 9, a small group of peace activists assembled in Bonny Doon, CA outside the main gate of Lockheed Martin, the world's largest weapons contractor. Located behind a wrought iron gate and barbed wire fences on 4,400 acres of pristine woodlands in rural Santa Cruz County, sits the sprawling complex of wherehouses, and labortories, which are used to test components and subsystems of the US Navy's Trident II missile. Vinny Lombardo reports.
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Self-contained report. 2:23
 
 


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Police State in Santa Cruz Mtns.

Let the record show that 5 Sherriff's deputies and 3 CHP officers were on scene, just in case the 7 protesters, and 1 journalist decided to storm the gates of Lockheed Martin.
 

Re: Vigil at Lockheed Martin

Why in the hell do any of us pay our taxes? Why does the Sherriff's office and the CHP now act as the private security guards to one of the most exploitive and evil coorporations on earth?

That is wrong! If there are any honest cops left out there (go ahead, slam me), it is time for them to stand up and speak out against b.s. like this. Don't they take some oath about serving the public good??

To the cops reading this: You are not a robot. God gave you a brain for a reason.
 

Re: Vigil at Lockheed Martin

An anarchist who believes in God? Curious, indeed.

Anyhoo... The Sherrif's deputies on hand were stoked. They fought each at the office to be first at the overtime sign-up sheet for this one.
 

Interviews with Sherrif's deputies

The first file is me speaking with the deputies...
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Then, later, Grant Wilson from SCWIT approached with his own questions...
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Lockheed Murder

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"In 2003 Lockheed Martin recieved $105 dollars from every US taxpayer."

corporateswine.net/weaponsindustry.html

corporateswine.net/coffman.html
 

Vigil at Lockheed Martin, Bonny Doon

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Lockheed Martin, Bonny Doon on 1/13/05
Vigil at Lockheed Martin, Bonny Doon
every second Thursday of the month.

When: 6:30 A.M. at the gates of Lockheed Martin. Carpool from downtown Santa Cruz at the Old Sash Mill (303 Potrero St.) 5:45 A.M. sharp. Carpools return to Santa Cruz around 8 A.M.

Why: Since March 2003, we have been asking Lockheed Martin to tell us what is being producd and/or tested now in Bonny Doon. We also want to know the environmental effects of its past and present projects there. Our nonviolent vigils are intended to let Lockheed Martin know that we don't feel safe as neighbors given the weapons it makes and the corporation's record of environmental violations. We are not going away. We want our questions answered.

Bring: a flashlight in the winter months. Bring a sign that expresses your feeling about the work that Lockheed Martin does and that might resonate with the folks who are employed there.

Questions? Contact us at:
info at scwit (dot) org

www.scwit.org
 

Re: Vigil at Lockheed Martin

Apparently I failed to consult the P.C. Guide to Anarchism. (Oh, Shit! I should go burn my Hawaiian shirt before They find that, too! ;-P )
 

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"Why in the hell do any of us pay our taxes? Why does the Sherriff's office and the CHP now act as the private security guards to one of the most exploitive and evil coorporations on earth?

That is wrong! If there are any honest cops left out there (go ahead, slam me), it is time for them to stand up and speak out against b.s. like this. Don't they take some oath about serving the public good??"

Corporations pay taxes too, and whether or not you agree with it, under U.S laws corporations enjoy the same rights and privildges afforded to private citizens...
 

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actually, the amount of taxes that corporations pay is very minimal, if any at all. You'll also find that Corporate Welfare is absolutely huge. In other words, taxes aren't paid to the government, they're paid to the corporations.

check out the movie 'The Corporation'
 

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Corporate welfare - sure, welfare also exists for people, but one might argue that they're still deserving of public services such as police protection.

I'm just telling you what the law states.
 

Re: Vigil at Lockheed Martin

Why don't they go protest the UC. It runs the largest deadliest WMD program in the world.
 

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