Anti-war protest against Boeing in Chicago. The aerospace firm produces drones that are used to kill and maim thousands around the world., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
December 21, 2012
Chicago, IL - As the first winter storm of the season arrived here, Dec. 20, 20 hearty souls stood outside the Boeing Company headquarters by the Chicago River, carrying signs opposing war.
“Hands off Syria!” “Hands off Iran!” and “Who is the terrorist? Boeing is the terrorist!” they chanted as rain poured down.
Boeing responded to the anti-war protest with a show of force by security guards, guard dogs and Chicago Police.
Shivering in the cold, Kait McIntyre of the Anti-War Committee of Chicago was not backing down from the weather or the cops. “Boeing makes fighter jets and attack helicopters. They make uranium depleted bombs for example, that were dropped on Gaza in 2008, causing an increase in birth defects. And in addition, Boeing makes spy drones for the U.S. to use over Iran.” She concluded, “We have to speak out against the growing threat of war against Syria and Iran and to demand that money go to funding human needs at home, not wars that profit companies like Boeing.”