Saturday, March 24, 2018

Divest from Israeli-US war machine (video)

M. Benjamin (codepink); Pope Francis; Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Pfc. Sandoval, Wisdom Quarterly

"It is an absurd contradiction to speak of peace, to negotiate peace, and at the same time promote or permit the global arms trade.
"Is this war or that war really a war to solve problems? Or is it a commercial war for selling weapons in illegal trade and so that the merchants of death can get rich?” — Pope Francis
We have a revolution?
CODEPINK, Wisdom Quarterly, Bernie Sanders, and partners are taking on the war machine. #DivestFromWar!

Who cares about guns in the hands of a few when we are putting weapons of war in the hands of the many? We pay taxes for it, vote for it, and suffer for it.

How can we stop? We must divest our society from weapons manufacturers in the U.S. and Israel.

Divesting or pulling out of the business of war, rejecting the "war machine," means no longer investing our money in companies that make a killing on killing.

Some corporations purposely profit from military interventions and expansions. They are "war profiteers" in government and industry.
Divest from War campaign will:
  • Empower individuals, institutions, and communities to change their investments and support peace and sustainability
  • Instead of war, death, and destruction we want life, health, and sustainability
  • Highlight how the war machine is in our streets and in our communities impacting us all
  • Expose how the war machine is taking precious resources away from good programs
  • Industries that support us, from education to housing to the environment, that are being deprived
  • Amplify the cost of war at home and abroad.
Making peace makes more sense than war.
Let's re-prioritize human need over military spending. The war machine has resulted in a system that expands violence and waste.

It results in death, maiming, PTSD, moral injury, poverty, and environmental destruction.

Our U.S. is constantly preparing for war and scaring us to do it. That is the money-making "job" of the mainstream media.

Killing by Remote Control
It is draining resources from programs that support human, animal, and plant life on our planet. Let's invest in diplomacy and life.
Let's divest ourselves of war money. This is a call to radically re-evaluate our/US priorities.

Let's stand up to military men, corporations, and bankers who are holding us hostage.

They are destroying our ability to invest in education, sustainable development, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and resolving the inequalities in our society. 

We can and we must build a "permanent peace economy." This means we must withdraw power from those invested in war. More

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