Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers

Meet the 0.01 Percent: War Profiteers

Uploaded by bravenewfoundation on Oct 26, 2011

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War industry CEOs make tens of millions of dollars a year, putting them in the top 0.01 percent of income earners in the U.S.

Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush made $22.84 million last year.

Lockheed Martin CEO Robert Stevens made $21.89 million.

Boeing CEO James McNerney: $19.4 million.

These guys use their corporations' massive lobbying dollars to keep their job-killing gravy train rolling. Last year, their companies spent a whopping $46 million on lobbying, corrupting our politics and ensuring that their bank accounts continue to fatten at our expense. These executives are some of the main reasons why we're wasting so much on war instead of rebuilding our own nation here at home.
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Excellent idea on this video

Smart. This short video correctly targets people and entities. It helps to put direction in the "Occupy" movement.


there is a small error in the video-subtitels:
you write in the video: "Lockheed Martin CEO Martin Stevens"
The CEO of Lockheed Martin is called Robert J. Stevens - as you write correctly in the article.

By the way, he is director of Monsanto, which has a quit interesting history: Fact-finding mission regarding the anthrax-attacks,

Occupy Movement Underutilizes Potential to Challenge War Economy

Occupy Movement Underutilizes Potential to Challenge War Economy
Saturday 29 October 2011
by: Kathy Kelly, Truthout | News Analysis

(Photo: Ann Douglas / Flickr)

In Kabul, Afghanistan's beleaguered capitol city, a young woman befriended me during December of 2010. She was eager to talk about her views, help us better understand the history of her country and form lasting relationships. Now, she is too frightened to return a phone call from visiting Westerners. The last time I saw her, during the spring of 2011, she was extremely anxious because, weeks earlier, US Joint Special Operations Commandos (JSOC) had arrested her brother-in-law. The family has no idea how to find him. Once, someone working for the International Commission of the Red Cross called the family to say that he was still alive and in the custody of the International Security Assistance Forces, (ISAF). Numerous families in Afghanistan experience similar misery and fear after night raids that effectively "disappear" family members, who are held incommunicado and sometimes turned over to Afghan National Police or the dreaded National Directorate of Security, (NDS).