Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson sends out mass email attacking CODEPINK and appealing to Congress not to stop the war in Yemen


Disclaimer: Following press release is a spoof. The letter below it was not written by Marillyn Hewson, but by CODEPINK. It was written in accordance with what we imagine Marillyn Hewson's opinions to be regarding the war in Yemen. We hope you enjoy the humor.



Sept. 26th, 2018

Contact: Ariel Gold | CODEPINK national co-director | ariel@codepink.org | 510-599-5330

              Jodie Evans |CODEPINK co-founder | heartofj@gmail.com | 310-621-5635


Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson sends out mass email attacking CODEPINK and appealing to Congress not to stop the war in Yemen


Marillyn Hewson, the CEO of Lockheed Martin, has sent out a mass email toady attacking the peace organization CODEPINK and asking U.S. citizens not to let Congress curtail weapons sales to Saudi Arabia by voting for new legislation introduced today that would do that. In her email, sent to over 200,000 people, she calls CODEPINK “bad for business” and openly criticizes H. Con. Res. 138, the War Powers Resolution to End US Military Involvement in Yemen.

In her email, Hewson takes pride in the the billions of dollars in weapons sales that Lockheed Martin makes from sales of weapons to the Saudi Arabia for use in their war on Yemen. The U.S.-supported Saudi-led war on Yemen has created the greatest humanitarian crisis on earth.

“Marillyn Hewson puts profits before people” says CODEPINKer Brienne Kordis. “In her email she has the gall to say Congress should not support the Ro Khanna-Adams-Smith bill because it would reduce the billions she makes annually off of the war in Yemen. All Hewson cares about is being in the black, but to anyone with a heart, her billion dollar bottom line is red with blood.” A Lockheed Martin bomb was directly linked to the massacre that killed 44 Yemeni children on a school bus.

The War Powers Resolution, introduced on Wednesday, September 26th by House Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17), Adam Smith (WA-09), and Mark Pocan (WI-02), would end US complicity in war crimes being waged against Yemen by invoking the War Powers Act, which says that Congressional authorization is required for the U.S. To go to war. The U.S. involvement in Yemen was never authorized by Congress, and is therefore unconstitutional.

The cosponsors of the resolution are: Reps Adam Smith (WA-09), Ro Khanna (CA-17), Steny Hoyer (MD-05), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Jim McGovern (MA-02), Eliot Engel (NY-16), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), Thomas Massie (KY-04), Michael Capuano (MA-07), Yvette Clarke (NY-09), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Beto O’Rourke (TX-16), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Joe Kennedy (Ma-04), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Gwen Moore (WI-04), Walter Jones (NC-03), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Peter DeFazio (OR-04) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-03).


The text of Hewson’s letter is below.


Subject: CODEPINK is bad for business

Let me introduce myself: I am Marillyn, the proud CEO of weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin. I am writing because my livelihood of $25 million per year is now at risk. Today, Congressmembers Ro Khanna, Adam Smith, and Mark Pocan introduced a bill in the House; the War Powers Resolution to End U.S. Military Involvement in Yemen. If passed, this would prevent my company from selling weapons to our dear allies, the Saudis. It is not only unfair, but it’s also outright unAmerican!

It is urgent that you protect the Saudi alliance--and my livelihood. DON’T CLICK on this link from CODEPINK to send a message to your Representative in Congress asking them to cosponsor the War Powers Resolution to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

CODEPINK, along with Reps. Ro Khanna, Smith, Pocan, McGovern, and others, says that just because Saudi Arabia dropped a Lockheed bomb on a Yemeni school bus, killing 44 young children, the U.S. should stop arms sales. I say this is ridiculous. Who said war was a picnic? Believe me, I feel sorry for these kids, but I have my own children to worry about — private schools, trust funds, upkeep on our Virginia mansion. You know, the basics.

My friends at Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and I will be unfairly persecuted by the War Powers Resolution. American jobs and record profits are far more important than the lives of children in far-off Yemen, most of whom are militants who hate us. That’s why I’m appealing to you: DO NOT CLICK on this link from CODEPINK asking Congress to stop weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

CODEPINK says that because I am a woman and a mother, I should care about the lives of women and children in Yemen. But I didn’t become the CEO of the world’s largest weapons company by being a wuss. The world is a dangerous place, and for the sake of my company’s bottom line, we aim to keep it that way.

Keeping our homeland (and my home) secure.

Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin


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  • Naeem Khan
    commented 2019-11-16 08:53:06 -0500
    Profits has forgotten humanity. Profiteers like you are out o the ambit of humanity.
  • Beverly Crabill
    commented 2019-11-11 20:31:27 -0500
    This was satirical? Shame on code pink! People took this seriously.
  • Hassan Noor
    commented 2019-11-11 19:26:15 -0500
    Does this witch have kids ? If she does it is indeed tragic.
  • Alfred Cassis
    commented 2019-11-10 19:32:59 -0500
    Hey marylin, are you so far gone?
    You have to be very intelligent in some way
    to reach & manage that position you acquired, no?
    what is it worse without those gone values?
    Is that why all that matter is the instant satisfaction?
    Do I get it wrong? & rather it’s the other way around?
    All you :D “successful” :D ones,
    that therefore must be similar in ways, …
    do realize you HAVE therefore taken it all beyond the brink … ? ..
    … Why?
    … to feel? But then what? Over? .. _ So … DUMB ..PETTY
    & therefore?.. no tomorrow to Do Further .. ??
    You DON’T deserve real happiness then ;) …that’s why, ..
    you lost the means to even appreciate its values…
    You even forgot what tomorrow really means… right?
    & no one around for helping remembering it back .. NO? :( ..
  • Sam Bentley
    commented 2018-11-17 22:14:32 -0500
    Wow she puts profits ahead of lives. She is an inhuman monster. Does she have children? Has she seen the pictures of dead Yemeni children? We all have and it is heartbreaking. What a really horrible woman.
  • Johannes Dowit
    commented 2018-11-16 19:38:28 -0500
    very confusing. and although I generally appreciate a bit of levity I think in this case we’d better keep things serious.
  • Robert Moran
    commented 2018-11-13 17:59:51 -0500
  • Hughie Parr
    commented 2018-11-13 09:14:43 -0500
    How can this inhumane person be in such a position all decent human beings need to get her out of post without delay. What about all those children and families being slaughtered daily because of her and Donald TRUMP and British Aerospace…let’s show them what we really think of them
  • John Lappin
    commented 2018-11-13 02:52:37 -0500
    When, oh when, are your going to defend yourself CODEPINK or write an apology for the fake element of this otherwise worthy article? Thus far, you have totally destroyed your reputation for a defender of peace
  • Ed Schmookler
    commented 2018-11-13 02:09:07 -0500
    This is presented as if it is real.

    Please, no fake news. I am a lefty very much on your side.

    But you only find out it is deliberately fake when you click on the link
  • Mac Andrews
    commented 2018-11-12 16:47:50 -0500
    This is fake news – although the disgust at arms sales to Saudi Arabia by the US and the UK is entirely justified. It is unnecessary to put this sort of nonsense out there claiming it is real. It simply degrades the campaign against them. It’s poor activism and tarnishes us all.
  • David John Shires
    commented 2018-11-12 16:36:00 -0500
    Marillyn Hewson. I wish your parents had been sterilized at birth. Then we would not have to put up with your selfish comments. You Fucking Bitch!!
  • Peter Cunliffe
    commented 2018-11-12 15:40:11 -0500
    You and all your kind need exterminating from the face of the earth.
  • Daniel Carroll
    commented 2018-11-12 14:38:51 -0500
    There is a special place in the depths of hell reserve for this woman….
  • RachelRobert Poile
    commented 2018-11-12 07:28:34 -0500
  • Ghada Yafi
    commented 2018-11-12 06:40:32 -0500
    If those children were yours?
    look at them if it remains an atom of humanity in your soul. Open this link

  • John Lappin
    commented 2018-11-12 03:49:50 -0500
    So, c’mon CODEPINK I don’t think I have read anyone disagreeing with the sentiment of your article, therefore don’t destroy your integrity with distortions of the stated facts by this woman. Clarify these please and learn to use quotation marks in future.
  • Joseph Jojo
    commented 2018-11-12 02:01:54 -0500
    She is a motherless bitch with no heart or soul.Drop the bombs on her head and family.She cant have children.She must be a Zionist Jew.She deserves death. What a bitch.What an American society being proud of a murderess.GO GET HER CODE PINK.
  • Ward Posey
    commented 2018-11-11 22:15:46 -0500
    Send this wench to war NOW. In a foxhole in the line of fire.
  • Diana Rebel
    commented 2018-11-11 16:24:32 -0500
    To all the butthurt warmonger apologists: Code Pink uses sarcasm and satire to call out Marillyn’s disgusting display of Military-Industrial-Complex apologetics. Are you really that dumb that you can’t grasp the reality of the situation and choose to obsess over irony instead? Wow. No wonder we can’t stop this ridiculous history of continual war against countries that are no threat to our country. We have been in so many proxy wars since WW II it’s ridiculous! WTF up!
  • Naomi Ruehlman
    commented 2018-11-11 14:01:29 -0500
    Don’t worry Ms. Hewson. There is an INCREDIBLE need for Nurses Aides. We clean up messes that make most people PUKE 🤢 for $10.00/hr.!

    Sadly, your WHINY, self pity is worse than any “mess” I encounter on a daily basis.

    Get a (REAL) life. 😠👎🏻
  • John Link
    commented 2018-11-11 12:02:30 -0500
    How can I stop getting emails about this discussion?
  • Janine Putnam
    commented 2018-11-11 11:21:48 -0500
    Can you show the original letter or email? Hard to believe the veracity of this claim with no physical evidence. The text is very incendiary.
  • Bill Newman
    commented 2018-11-11 10:49:17 -0500
    Code Pink undermines their own credibility by not including the email (which should have been easy), by writing a parody of the email instead (which is both misleading and unnecessary), and by putting inflammatory language that’s got to be a paraphrase into direct quotes (is, “I love the war in Yemen! It’s great for profits!” an actual quote? Very unlikely.). Regardless of how righteous Code Pink has been in standing up to warmongering patriarchy, the use of hairfire attacks playing fast and loose with facts is counterproductive. That’s the conservatives’ game. They spew wild reports of what is said and done as if fact and their mindless millions eat that shit right up. Let’s not do the same on the Left, please.
  • Jayesh Patel
    commented 2018-11-11 10:24:47 -0500
  • Sushil Thomas
    commented 2018-11-11 07:51:19 -0500
    Sick woman! She is the Devil’s disciple!
  • Paulo Pereira
    commented 2018-11-11 07:50:53 -0500
    What is the source for this? I haven’t been able to find any info on this outside of this website.
  • Gail Norris-kaissieh
    commented 2018-11-11 07:34:38 -0500
    Mercenary bitch hope karma gives her a taste of her own vileness. all those kids may she burn in hell. Stop this bi***
  • Jasmine Choudhury
    commented 2018-11-11 06:34:29 -0500
    It gave me shudders just reading that and found myself questioning if those are the words of a real women or the devil
  • Ruth Hunt
    commented 2018-11-11 05:39:33 -0500
    No CEO in their right mind would send out an email like this and she’s no dummy. You can satarize whatever email she sent but it defeats the intended purpose by turning it into a joke. Shame on you for trivializing a serious matter and not publishing her “real” email which you obviously don’t have. And let me make it clear that I am against war and find the Yemen one reprehensible.