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.
- 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.
- The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the largest for-profit private prison company in which Vanguard is the largest investor.
- 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.