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DECLARE Peace @ War Profiteer HQ, "No Thanks Bechtel!"

Wednesday, September 27, 2006
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Lacy MacAuley
(703) 850-5542
Location Details:
50 Beale St, San Francisco. Half a block from Embarcadero BART, walk east down Beale St from Market St

"No Thanks Bechtel!"

...for the Iraq war
...for undermining democracy
...for sick Iraqi children
...for destruction of the environment
...for nuclear weapons

Join us! Wednesday, Sept 27, 4:00 PM
Bechtel Corporate Headquaters, 50 Beale St, San Francisco
Half a block east from Embarcadero BART

Please join us for a mock thank-you ceremony in which we say "no thanks" to top war profiteer Bechtel Corporation. We will be presenting cards and flowers to Bechtel for its various less-than-great deeds. Participants are asked to dress in business-casual attire (if they wish) and can expect to see flowers, balloons, and colorful graphics. Speakers will discuss Bechtel and participants can expect to learn about the corporation and what we can do to put an end to war and war profiteering.

No civil disobedience or risk of arrest is planned for this event.

Bechtel Corporation is the second-greatest profiteer from the war in Iraq, coming in just behind Halliburton. They are the builder and/or manager of most of the world's nuclear facilities, and the world's largest construction company. And their international corporate headquarters are right here in downtown San Francisco.

Bechtel's top executives maintain a revolving door into the government. They go from being corporate executives to being high-level government officials, then go back to cushy positions at the top of the corporation. Bechtel Corporation profits from this arrangement in the form of lucrative government contracts being dropped into its lap.

From their high-level government offices, Bechtel execs such as Jack Sheehan, George Schultz, and CEO Riley Bechtel advised President Bush to invade Iraq, provided the ideological basis for it, and even gave advice to the Pentagon on how to wage war. Afterwards Bechtel made a fortune squandering taxpayer money to rebuild the same facilities it had advised the military to bomb.

The American people deserve better than this. We together can declare peace, and stop wars and war profiteers like Bechtel. We demand this corrupt behavior be put to a halt. We demand a better world.

This event is part of a week of events being planned in coordination with Declaration of Peace. The week of events will be Sept 21-29 and is the culmination of a national campaign to call upon Congress to act with moral authority to end the war. Since early this year, people all over the country have been lobbying their Senators and Representatives to enact meaningful legislation that includes eight steps to end the war and occupation, and prevent future wars in the Middle East.

For more info on Declaration of Peace, including a full calendar of events, please visit:
Added to the calendar on Thu, Sep 14, 2006 9:24PM
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