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"A GE atomfegyverek gyartoja??????
ez a csavo jobban csusztat, mint a Pravda annak idejen."

 
Mi ebben olyan hihetetlen?  A Boeing pedig JDAM bombákat gyárt.  A repülőgép biznyisz nem nagyon megy az utóbbi időben, de a részvényeseket ez kevéssé zavarja, mert a pénznek nincs szaga.
 
A GE 50 éven keresztül volt a nukleáris fegyverkezés egyik fő hajtómotorja, 1986-ban bevételének 11%-a az atombombák előállításából jött.  Nyilvános tiltakozások hatására 1993-ra kiléptek a bizniszből - a Szovjetúnió szétesése után már nem volt mivel magyarázni az atombombagyártás szükséges és felettébb hasznos voltát.

 

 

http://multinationalmonitor.org/mm2001/01july-august/julyaug01interviewmulvey.html
 
Multinational Monitor: Why did Infact target GE?
Kathryn Mulvey:
We targeted GE as the leader in 50 years of the production and promotion of nuclear weapons in all phases of that business –– from design in the Manhattan Project all the way through testing and delivery.

MM: When did you start the campaign?
Mulvey:
We began the Nuclear Weaponmakers Campaign in 1984, put GE on notice in 1985, and launched the GE boycott on June 12, 1986.

MM: When did the campaign stop?
Mulvey:
We won and called off the boycott in April of 1993, when GE completed its move out of the nuclear weapons business. The sale of GE’s aerospace division to Martin Marietta marked a decisive final step in the reduction of GE’s presence in that industry. GE essentially got out of the production of nuclear weapons, and is no longer a driving force promoting nuclear weapons.

MM: What had they done along the way to lessen their involvement?
Mulvey:
They had gradually reduced the proportion of their revenues that came from nuclear weapons production. When we targeted them in 1986, about 11 percent of GE’s revenues came from nuclear weapons. Shortly before the sale to Martin Marietta, it was down to about 4 percent. That came both from the growth of GE’s revenues and an actual reduction in the dollar volume of their nuclear weapons-related work.

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