Militarization of Society

Militarization of Society

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We challenge US corporations involved in the militarization of the planet to analyze and assess their products (including weapons, delivery systems and weapons components), programs, policies and practices according to their impact on communities and the environment. We also look at ways that corporate practices may contribute to the violence in our culture.

In 2016, coalition members joined with ICCR colleagues to ask the major defense contractor companies  – such as Boeing, General Dynamics, KBR, LockheedMartin, NorthropGrumman and Raytheon – to develop a human rights policy that incorporates the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.  These Principles state that corporations should respect human rights and   “Seek to prevent or mitigate adverse human rights impacts that are directly linked to their operations, products or services by their business relationships, even if they have not contributed to those impacts.”

Investors visit Karnes County Residential Center, operated by The GEO Group.

Investors visit Karnes County Residential Center, operated by The GEO Group.

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Pax Christi Metro New York
Project on Government Oversight
De-militarizing
Walmart stops selling assault rifles and other firearms used in mass killings