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During World War II, government fiat turned thousands of peacetime manufacturers into arms producers for the war effort. Factories that once made cars and home appliances were retooled to turn out weapons. Now, in the present recession, market forces appear to be doing effectively the same thing, threatening to throw even more of the weight of American industry (such as it remains) into the war business. Last April, NPR had a report about how auto parts suppliers are turning to other industries. As the U.S. car market dries up, and with the "war on terror" going full steam ahead, the choice is easy for producers eager ...
Wesleyan University's sponsorship of war and violence through its investment in General Dynamics and Raytheon (two of the world's largest weapons contractors) is strikingly inconsistent with its stated claim to be a “socially responsible” institution. Among other weaponry, these companies manufacture warships, tanks, nuclear submarines, cluster bombs, air-to-ground missiles, and nuclear weapons delivery systems. Many of their products are at work now in the illegitimate and increasingly disastrous occupation of Iraq. For the sake of students and alumni who do not want their ... Read More
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