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Cut Penn’s Ties to Endless War (& TRUMP) & Drone Death Walk/Vigil. Gather @34th & Walnut, Noon

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free
33_Drone Attacks

CUT PENN’S TIES TO ENDLESS WAR (& TRUMP)

Friday, April 28 – Demonstration at UPenn, 34th & Walnut, joined by the Phila. Drone Death Walk/Vigil, see below

Thousands from around the world will be at UPenn for these historic games and UPenn’s flagship.  If past years are any indication, thousands will hear our message.

The University of Pennsylvania engineering department maintains the high level GRASP  Lab [General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception] that researches and develops drone technology, funded by the Pentagon, and applicable to the  worldwide U.S. drone warfare  and the remote controlled killing of people thousands of miles away.
The protest will also call on Amy Guttman, president of the University of Pennsylvania and board member of the Vanguard Group, to take a public position against the Vanguard Group’s investment in war , mass incarceration, and small arms.  Guttman appears to have been paid over $1.2 million by the Vanguard Group as a member of its board of directors,  Guttman’s salary at UPenn is reportedly $3.4 million and has been on the Vanguard board since 2006.
  1. Military contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Honeywell Corporation, and Boeing, all of which profit from from drone killing and war in general. Military hardware is Vanguard’s largest investment sector.
  1. The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the largest for-profit private prison company in which Vanguard is the largest investor.
  1. Smith & Wesson (SWHC) and Sturm-Ruger firearms manufacturers. Smith & Wesson manufactured two of the guns used in the San Bernardino massacre. Vanguard also invests in ammunition makers in Vista Outdoor (VSTO) and Orbital ATK (OA).

NEXT DEATH WALK FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017   Day 2 of  PENN RELAYS.  Gather at 34TH AND WALNUT ST AT 12 NOON  

Please join us for the DEATH WALK on FRIDAY, April 28, 2017, from  12:00 NOON to 1:00 p.m. meeting at 34th & WALNUT St.  The Penn Relays are on so we reach lots of people. If at all possible please wear BLACK in memory of all the victims of endless war. we’ll will  bring plain white masks.
Peace, with hope that you will join us.    Marge Van Cleef    203-804-3013 (cell)

“Drone war is the most extreme terrorist war in history.”   Noam Chomsky, 2013

NOTE:  Death Walk at Penn is instead of the regular May Death Walk.

Details

Date:
April 28
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Brandywine Peace Community
Phone:
484-574-1148
Website:
www.brandywinepeace.com

Venue

University of Pennsylvania
34th & Walnut Sts.
Philadelphia, 19104 United States
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