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Military-Industrial Complex Alive & Well With Lockheed's $1.5T Jet
By Kevin McCauley
The military-industrial complex is alive and well in the Air Force’s effort to kill off the A-10 Thunderbolt, which first went into operation in 1977, in favor of the $1.5T F-35 supersonic jet, which has not yet gone into operational testing.
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(Photo: A. J. Muste sitting in at the Atomic Energy Commission headquarters with Miriam Levine, left, and Judith Malina, 1963. Photo courtesy National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee.)
"The problem after a war is the victor. He thinks he has just proved that war and violence pay. Who will now teach him a lesson?" ~ A. J. Muste (Chair, FOR National Council, 1926-29; FOR Executive Secretary, 1940-53; in honor of what would have been his 129th birthday)
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Statement on the Killing of Andy Lopez – The Peace & Justice Center of Sonoma County
By Susan Lamont, Center Coordinator
“He shouldn't have been carrying that replica of an AK-47.” Sounds just like, “She shouldn't have been wearing that short skirt,” doesn't it? Blame the victim.
“He was just a child!” doesn't factor in that children now shoot and kill.
Maybe this is more complicated than either reaction.
Andy Lopez was growing up in a country that was sending him some very conflicting messages. This is a gun worshipping country. This is a country which believes strongly in violent solutions. The Santa Rosa Police Department encouraged small children to play with real weapons in a local park. The culture assigns god-like status to its law enforcement and military. Capitalism says that we can't infringe on the rights of a company to sell replica “toys.” Parents dress their babies in camo! How can we then turn to a young boy and tell him he's not supposed to be influenced by this culture? You really can't have it both ways.