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Boeing is Bad for Chicago

Boeing is Bad for Chicago
The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois will spend over $60 million, including free rent for 20 years, to bring Boeing corporate headquarters to Chicago! The City of Chicago says Boeing will bring jobs, prestige and money to Chicago. But, at their recent job fair here, Boeing offered only 150 jobs. We don't want the kind of prestige that comes from having a toxic polluter, a producer of weapons of war and a racist, anti-worker employer in our midst.
BOEING IS BAD FOR CHICAGO
The City of Chicago and the State of Illinois will spend over $60 million, including free rent for 20 years, to bring Boeing corporate headquarters to Chicago! The City of Chicago says Boeing will bring jobs, prestige and money to Chicago. But, at their recent job fair here, Boeing offered only 150 jobs. We don't want the kind of prestige that comes from having a toxic polluter, a producer of weapons of war and a racist, anti-worker employer in our midst. Boeing is all this and worse! We want that $60 million for schools and housing for the people of Chicago.

BOEING IS BAD FOR THE WORLD
Boeing is the world's largest manufacturer of military aircraft. It is the main contractor for the National Missile System; a system purported to protect the U.S. from attacks by "rogue states". The weapons of war Boeing and other arms manufacturers produce are used to kill and terrorize people in Colombia; Vieques, Puerto Rico; Korea; Okinawa, Japan; Palestine and much of the Arab world.
Boeing is a war criminal. Producing the weapons used to kill people is big business. In 2000, Boeing recorded $51.3 billion in sales and $2.1 billion in earnings. We oppose Boeing because they knowingly make profits from the suffering of other people. We oppose Boeing because they are part of a system of U.S. militarism that includes the use of Vieques, Puerto Rico and Mae Hyang Ri, South Korea for target practice despite the fact that people live on these islands. The money the Pentagon spends on weapons manufactured by Boeing could be used to build schools, houses and good public transportation in the U.S. and worldwide; instead that money goes to make helicopters, fighter-bombers and a missile system that destroys rather than protects life. We all want to live in a safe and secure world. True security comes from ensuring that we all have living-wage jobs, good schools, healthcare, safe homes and social justice.

BOEING IS RACIST, ANTI-WORKER AND A POLLUTER
African-American workers in Seattle sued Boeing for engaging in racist treatment of African-American employees. Boeing settled this racial discrimination lawsuit on behalf of 12,000 current and 7,000 past African-American employees in 1999 for $15 million.
Boeing cut 25,000 Seattle area jobs between 1998 and 2000. Boeing, like most big companies, ensures that their top executives receive millions, but doesn't protect workers' jobs. Further, Boeing admitted that in 1999 alone it released over 40 million pounds of hazardous waste into the environment.
These are some of the reasons we will demonstrate at Boeing's new headquarters. We want to organize a movement to oppose U.S. militarism and to support a society in which people are more important than profits. Join us! Tell Boeing No to U.S. militarism and injustice!

"UNWELCOME" BOEING TO CHICAGO DEMONSTRATION
TUESDAY, SEPT. 4TH AT 12:00PM
100 N. RIVERSIDE PLAZA

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
www.bengauslin.net/anti-boeing
OR CALL US AT:
(773)278-6706 or (312)641-5151
 
 

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