The MN State Board of Investments, which Gov. Walz chairs, holds $1.2 million in shares in Elbit Systems. Elbit Systems is Israel’s largest weapons company, and is currently under contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to build a 53-tower “Integrated Fixed Towers” security project on the US-Mexico border. Continuing to invest in Elbit Systems perpetuates a system of militarization of the border and the resulting deaths of migrants trying to cross.
Elbit Systems’ border militarization technology was also deployed against the Palestinian people. 95% of their sales come from weapons alone. They are currently the world’s leading exporter of military and surveillance drones. Elbit also makes cluster munitions and white phosphorus shells – both of which are banned under international law.
Organized by the Anti-War Committee, Endorsed by: American Muslims for Palestine MN, CODEPINK, Jewish Voice for Peace TC, MN BDS Community, MN Immigrant Rights Action Committee, MN Peace Action Coalition, Women Against Military Madness
September 16, 2019 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Minnesota Governor's Residence
1006 Summit Ave, St Paul, MN 55105, United States,