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We live in a time of endless war and climate emergency. Investing in the military industrial complex is the wrong priority. We don't need multi-national companies like Raytheon's Pratt & Whitney in WNC. Instead, we need to work toward a just, local, and life-sustaining future.

We keep showing up in the streets!

For the 2023 Holiday Parade as part of the Only One Earth Coalition

Look here to see more pictures of a very fun parade and of the Only One Earth contingent under the banner, Awaken to the Magic of Only One Earth. Photo by Pamela Mumby.

On Valentine's Day

in Car Caravan for

Merchants of Death War Tribunal Subpeona Delivery

In November 2023, a people’s tribunal will be held to put on trial 5 of the largest war corporations in the world-Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, General Atomics-in the Merchants of Death War Crime Tribunal. As part of the preparation for the tribunal peace activists in 4 locations delivery subpoenas to war corporation offices and their collaborators on Valentine’s Day. In Asheville, a caravan of cars decorated with signs attempted to deliver subpoenas or contempt citations to the Chamber of Commerce and Biltmore Farms, who facilitated the bringing of the Pratt & Whitney (of Raytheon) factory to Asheville, and to the Pratt and Whitney plant itself. The Chamber rep accepted the letter; nobody was home at Biltmore Farms (Valentine’s Day vacay?); and the security guards at Pratt & Whitney claimed they couldn’t accept anything for the company.

Thanks to Pamela Mumby for the great pictures.

Read, Watch and Learn

“Honk for Humane Jobs” – by Taylor Barnes

“On a warm Saturday morning in May, a group of demonstrators gathered in a public square in Asheville, North Carolina, for the kind of protest lawmakers don’t usually foresee when they haggle for a share of the United States’ massive military budget to be spent in their home districts. The environmentalists, anti-war veterans, and economic justice advocates go by the name Reject Raytheon AVL, a reference to Massachusetts-based Raytheon Technologies, the world’s second-largest weapons maker. A division of the company, Pratt & Whitney, is building a new engine parts plant in their city, and the protesters oppose the millions of dollars in subsidies their county and state governments have committed to Raytheon, arguing the money should instead support green jobs.  . . .”

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Who We Are

Reject Raytheon AVL is a local movement of activists and peacemakers who have come together to oppose the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ and state legislature’s support for the building of the Pratt & Whitney plant in Asheville.

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Collaborations & Allies

Learn about the alliances Reject Raytheon AVL has made locally and nationally.

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What’s New?

The building of the plant and Reject Raytheon AVL’s opposition has been in the news since the plant’s announcement. The movement also has regular actions and events.

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Since December 2020 Reject Raytheon AVL has continuously held actions that include calls to action. Learn about past and upcoming actions and events.

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One of Reject Raytheon AVL’s goals is to educate ourselves and the community about the issues surrounding the building of the Pratt & Whitney plant and its parent company, Raytheon Technologies.

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“It is morally indefensible to profit from perpetual war.

We have the right to protect our communities from the ravages and weapons of war.”

– Poor People’s Campaign