Raytheon 9 Dublin North Central benefit

14/12/2007 - 20:00
14/12/2007 - 23:59

Benefit night for Raytheon 9 Friday 14th December 8pm

Red Parrot, Dorset Street

Admission: 10 euro waged, contribution for unwaged

Music, fun and raffles

 

The Raytheon 9 - activists from Derry's Anti War Movement are facing trial for occupying the Raytheon Derry Plant office during Israel's assault on Lebanon last year. The group took the decision after confirming that parts of the missiles used in the killing of civilians in Lebanon were manufactured at the Derry plant. The trial is a chance to put those who profit from war in the dock. But the group need your money and support

Raytheon, are one of the world's major arms producers, producing high-tech weapons including missiles for the US and Israeli military.

The Raytheon plant in Derry is involved in producing components for many of the weapons used by the Israeli military in conflicts such as that in Lebanon.

A recent report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses Israel of "war crimes" in the conduct of its military operations during the assault on Lebanon – an assault which led to the deaths of over one thousand Lebanese civilians. The report lays the blame for overwhelming majority of civilian deaths and injuries squarely at door of Israel and a military policy which it says was operating deliberately in violation of the laws of war and International human rights law.

See full report at http://hrw.org/reports/2007/lebanon0907

And also http://www.raytheon9.org