Saturday July 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Army Ammunition Plant (SCAAP), 156 Cedar Avenue, Scranton PA
From the organizers: Scranton is the hometown of President Joe Biden. And, SCAAP is reportedly the largest maker of 155 mm Howitzer artillery shells in the U.S., producing 11,000 death-dealing rounds a month for the Ukraine War and mightily enriching General Dynamics Corporation, the operator of the plant and the fourth largest military contractor in the U.S.
The rally calls for an immediate end to the war in Ukraine and an end to U.S. shipments of weapons to Ukraine. I’ll be speaking along with others from sponsoring organizations such as Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, WorldBeyondWar and BanKillerDrones.
Organizer Nick Mottern sent this to speakers at tomorrow’s rally: “I thought it might be helpful to you to have information about the specific type of cluster bomb that the U.S. has announced that it is sending to Ukraine since there is such a wide variety of cluster bombs. The specific bomb announced is an M864, 155 mm artillery shell that contains within it a total of 72 small grenades that are cylindrical and measure one inch and a half in diameter and are a little over 3 inches tall.” From another article: