Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Pine Gap Alice Springs Company targeted by protesters
Raytheon the private contractor behind much of Pine Gap’s work has become a target of protesters who are in Alice Springs to commemorate Pine Gap’s 50 year history of creating instability and war. Situated in a non-descript building in Whittaker Street, Raytheon Australia, the subsidiary of one of the largest arms dealers in the world, expects to ply its trade without hindrance.
“We mean to upset this smugness which permeates this horrendous corporation whose self-advertising slogan is laughingly ‘keeping the world safe’, it means to do this by massive weaponised force! Said Denis Doherty of the Anti-Bases Campaign.
“In regard to Pine Gap alone Raytheon has much to answer for, creating the software to spy on civilians, to direct drones and to target areas of the world where Australia is not at war with such as Yemen and Somalia. Said Nick Deane from Independent and Peaceful Australia Netowork.
“Commentary on Raytheon in the US says the following Raytheon doesn’t have an army of tax collectors, but they certainly do have the money to buy off politicians, and then get those politicians to buy their products with tax payer money. Now they are doing the same in Australia where Raytheon has big contracts with the Government for a huge range of expensive items. We call Raytheon a public funded merchant. Said Dr. Hannah Middleton Anti-Bases Campaign
“It is time to shine a light on this massive corporate giant which leeches resources away from much needed services such as health and education to weaponry which in turn creates more use of weaponry and more distress. Mr Deane continued.
Raytheon is not a good corporate citizen but simply a privatized conglomerate to wage war for 0.1% of the USA.
Details: 8 Whittaker St Alice Springs Sept 29 2.30 pm
For more information: contact Hannah Middleton 0418 668 098, Nick Deane 0420 526929, Denis Doherty 0418 290 663