Oct. 4, 2014 Hilo Boycott of Honeywell products at Home Depot and Walmart to protest drones and war
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014
ON OCT. 4 HOME DEPOT AND WALMART SHOPPERS in HILO WILL BE ASKED TO
BOYCOTT HONEYWELL PRODUCTS TO PROTEST DRONES AND WAR.
Meet on Maka’ala St. sidewalk fronting Home Depot
On Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10AM till noon anti-war picketers under the banner of Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action will ask Home Depot and Walmart shoppers at the Hilo Maka’ala St. stores not to buy Honeywell consumer products such as fans, air purifiers, thermostats, dehumidifiers, etc. because Honeywell also makes engines for MQ-9 Reaper killer drones as well as other war materiel, including nuclear weapons.
Local peace activist Jim Albertini said “this is an opportunity for consumers to vote for peace with your hard earned dollars. Boycott Honeywell products.”
“We are now in a new war and our members of Congress can’t even call for a vote on it, much less stop it, because they are responsive only to big arms makers and energy-related companies like Honeywell,” said Nick Mottern, organizer for the nation-wide Boycott and Divest Honeywell campaign http://www.badhoneywell.org “It’s time to put pressure on the CEOs who are the real bosses of U.S. politics rather than expecting members of Congress who take campaign money from arms makers, to represent our interests.”
Home Depot and Wal-Mart store carries Honeywell stand and ceiling fans, air purifiers, thermostats, humidifiers, and other products.
The Hilo action will be in solidarity with similar demonstrations across the country targeting Honeywell International for its war profiteering activities and asking consumers and retailers like Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Target, Amazon and Apple to sever their ties with Honeywell.
Beside Hilo, Hawaii, actions are planned on and around Oct. 4 for New York, NY; Rochester, NY; White Plains N.Y. Coconut Creek, FL; the Twin Cities, MN; Columbia, SC; Boston, MA; and San Francisco, CA. This series of protests will inaugurate the long-term, nationwide BadHoneywell campaign.