War Profiteer: General Electric

GE supplies the propulsion system for Israel’s AH-64 Apache Assault Helicopter, used in Israeli attacks on Palestinian towns. Also manufactures engines for a number of military aircraft.

In [2001] GE already has a lengthy record of criminal, civil, political and ethical transgressions, some of them shocking in disregard for the integrity of human beings. Here are a few examples.

[2010] After the UC Berkeley Senate voted 16-4 to divest from companies complicit in war crimes committed by Israel during operation Cast Lead (General Electric and United Technologies) the bill was vetoed by President Will Smelko. (see vid)

Can the people take on corporate giants and win? The mass boycott of General Electric (GE) in the 1980s was successful in putting pressure on the company to end its decades-long involvement in the nuclear weapons industry. Kelle Louaillier, the executive director of Corporate Accountability International (formerly Infact), explains how it was done.

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Website: http://www.ge.com

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