August Paddle to Protect the Water

August 8th

Paddle to Protect the Water

Eleven people in 8 canoes and kayaks decorated with signs and balloons paddled on the French Broad River,  from Hominy Creek Park to the Craven Street, to raise awareness about the potential damage to the river that a factory like Pratt & Whitney could cause. We interacted with many tubers enjoying the morning relaxing on the river.

Cost of War, 2001- 2022

Researchers for the Cost of War Project of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University have calculated the cost of the wars we have waged in the post 9/11 era. An astounding $8 Trillion.  30-35% of those dollars are spent on war contractors, anywhere from the small companies that provide food service and uniforms for ground troops to the mega-companies like Lockheed-Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Dynamics and Northup-Grummond that build warcraft, missiles, surveillance systems and other weaponry.

RR AVL Members' Workshop at VfP Convention

RR AVL members Ken Jones, Claire Clark and Melody Shank give workshop entitled, Reject Raytheon: A Case Study Of Local Resistance To A War Profiteer, at the 2021 Veteran's for Peace Convention.

Opinion Piece in the Mountain Xpress by C. Heil

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Some Jonathan Swift "seamless sarcasm" LTE by Bill Branyon

LTE in Mountain Xpress: Pratt & Whitney is no great deal for community

Reject Raytheon AVL member, Ken Jones, writes Letter to the Editor.