November 10: Top Weapons Firms
Facing War Crimes Investigation
Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal
WASINGTON, DC (November 5, 2022) — We, the organizers of the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal, call all people wearied and traumatized by endless wars to join us on November 10, 2022, to deliver subpoenas to Washington, DC area offices of Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, and killer drone-maker General Atomics.
Delivering these subpoenas is the first step in a year-long Tribunal investigation to uncover the ways in which these corporations may promote and grossly profit from wars.
Please join us for the peaceful, non-violent, and respectful delivery on November 10th, 2022, which will take place in the following order at the times and locations listed below:
- Meeting time: 9:45 AM EST atLockheed-Martin’s VA office at 2121 Crystal Dr, Arlington VA 22202
- Second Stop: 11:30 AM EST at Boeing’s VA office at 929 Long Bridge Dr. Arlington VA 22202
- Third Stop: 1: 30 PM EST at Raytheon’s VA office at 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22209
- Last Stop: 3:00 PM EST at General Atomics’ DC office at 3000 K St. NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 20007
The Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal will hold accountable — through the testimony of witnesses — US weapons manufacturers who knowingly produce and sell products that attack and kill not only combatants but non-combatants as well. These manufacturers may have committed Crimes Against Humanity as well as violated US Federal criminal laws. The Tribunal will hear the evidence and render a verdict.
Kindly let us know if you will be participating by emailing us at email@example.com, or by indicating your intent to attend on the Facebook event link on our official Facebook page.
War Crime “Subpoenas” Served on Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Atomics
(November 4, 2022) — On November 10, 2022, organizers of the Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal and their supporters will serve “Subpoenas” on the corporate offices and corporate directors of weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, and General Atomics, compelling them to provide to the Tribunal all documents revealing their complicity in aiding and abetting the United States government in committing War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, Bribery, and Theft.
These Subpoenas are issued by the Tribunal on behalf of victims of deadly attacks by the United States since 9/11 in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan, enabled by weapons produced by the above-named defendants. The People of the World are delivering these public investigative subpoenas in preparation for the upcoming Merchants of Death War Crimes Tribunal, which will be held on November 10-13, 2023.
The Tribunal is unusual in holding private actors accountable for enabling war crimes and promoting militarism and war. The Tribunal’s work is inspired by the US Senate’s Nye Committee after World War I; the 1945 Nuremberg trials of German industrialists at the close of World War II; the 1966 Russell Tribunal on the Viet Nam War; and the filing this year of a case against three French arms makers for complicity in attacks by Saudi Arabia against Yemeni civilians.
While the Tribunal lacks the legal authority to enforce compliance with its subpoenas, it is expected that in the interest of accountability and transparency, the defendants will comply with this request. United States taxpayers who fund their contracts have a right to know if their monies are being used to violate national and international law to kill non-combatants.
The four defendants generate billions of dollars in profits each year by knowingly manufacturing, marketing, and selling products that kill not only combatants but non-combatant civilians as well.
By funding the political campaigns of members of Congress charged with oversight of the military, as well as other members of Congress, these defendants are alleged to have bribed public officials to approve billion-dollar contracts funded by taxpayer money. Defendants are also alleged to have directly influenced US war-making policy to increase their profits.
The Tribunal itself will hear direct testimony from victims of war crimes, military analysts, and legal authorities during the Tribunal hearings in November of 2023. Those testimonies are currently being collected. Additional evidence is also being gathered.
Supporters and participants in this Tribunal include Marjorie Cohn, Bill Quigley, Ann Wright, Ajamu Baraka, Noam Chomsky, Medea Benjamin, John Pilger, and Richard Falk, among others.
The public viewing of the Tribunal will educate the citizens of the world on the direct role weapons manufacturers are alleged to play in fomenting needless war and suffering across the planet, violating numerous national and international laws, and engaging in war-profiteering.
The Tribunal encourages victims of these crimes, employees of these corporations, and government employees to come forward if they have information pertinent to the work of the Tribunal.
The time and location of the delivery of the Subpoenas are listed below:
Lockheed Martin, 09:45 a.m. EST, 2121 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202
Boeing, 11:30 p.m. EST, 929 Long Bridge Dr., Arlington, VA 22202
Raytheon, 1:30 p.m. EST, 1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
General Atomics, 3:00 p.m. EST, 3000 K Street, NW, Suite 250, Washington, D.C. 20007
For more information about the tribunal, visit https://merchantsofdeath.org