"It's starting to feel as though the Green Mountain State itself is a wholly-run subsidiary of the world's largest defense contractor."When will Burlington.... and now Vermont... wake up!?
Mayor Ki$$ has made his intentions clear about the Lockheed Martin deal. He's stopped listening to the citizens of Burlington.
Tomorrow Lockheed, Raytheon and other war profiteers will be meeting with a representative from Senator Leahy's office, the Vermont Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Brian Dubie and local business leaders to discuss how to develop Vermont's economy. Clearly this is an attempt to militarize Vermont's economy that could have far reaching impact. This is a sharp slap in the face to six months of inspired community organizing against Lockheed's incursion into Burlington and now... to determine Vermont's future.
Protest Lockheed's Meeting with Vermont Chamber of Commerce
Location: Burlington International Airport
Heritage Aviation, Aviation Drive (at airport)
Time: Wednesday, 15 June 2011 3:00 P.M.
Feel encourage to use costumes and large props, music and more to express your disgust at.
The event is billed as open to the public.
Poster photo courtesy of Lisa Cowan, Small Equals, Burlington, Vermont.