Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Orlando protest targeting defense contractors October 17th

Peace protesters targeting defense contractors -- OrlandoSentinel.com: "EAST ORANGE -- - Peace activists from throughout the state plan to descend on East Orange in mid-October for rallies against defense contractors that have branches at the Central Florida Research Park near the University of Central Florida.

A coalition of more than 30 groups under the Florida Peace Congress will hold two days of protest against four companies that they call 'corporate war profiteers' because of their multibillion-dollar defense contracts with the U.S. government, said Jeff Nall, an organizer from Palm Beach. The companies are Boeing, Northrup Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon.

The first rally, mostly a warm-up for local peace advocates, will take place Oct. 14, starting at 12 p.m. in front of the UCF Student Union. The statewide rally will be Oct. 17, starting at 12 p.m. at the southeast corner of Alafaya Boulevard and University Boulevard."

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