Divest Philly from the War Machine Coalition

NEXT MEETING: Sunday, April 7th from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the Institute Bar, 549 North 12th Street, Philadelphia. RSVP to Chris at chris7028272@gmail.com.

WHAT IS THE WAR MACHINE?
The War Machine refers to the massive, global U.S. military apparatus that operates thanks to an alliance between the arms industry and policy makers. The War Machine prioritizes corporate interests over human rights, military spending over diplomacy and aid, preparing for combat over preventing wars, and profit over human life and the health of the planet. In 2017, the CEOs of the top five U.S. weapons manufacturers collected salaries that totaled $96 million, while U.S. communities continue to struggle to provide basic services as federal support is slashed.

WHAT ARE WE CALLING FOR?
The Divest Philly from the War Machine Coalition is organizing to remove public and private assets from weapons manufacturers and military contractors. Every dollar currently invested in weapons and war is a dollar that could be better spent on job creation, education, housing, healthcare, food security, and so much more!

WHY DIVESTMENT?
Divestment is a tool for grassroots-driven change. Divestment campaigns have been a powerful tactic starting with the movement to divest from South Africa during the apartheid. Divestment is how all of us – anyone, anywhere – can take local action against the death and destruction of war.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

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