Protest at Sunnyvale

October 9 2000

From: Bernice Fischer []

Approx. 30 people gathered in Sunnyvale, CA at a small park at El Camino and Mathilda (Mathilda leads to Lockheed Martin about l mile away).

Banners, signs, umbrellas, emphasizing NO WEAPONS IN SPACE etc. were visible to heavy traffic. Informational leaflets were handed out to cars stopped at the traffic light.

Public response was largely favorable. The police were most cooperative. Those assembled at the rally have proposed another action at a later date. Possibly a walk along Mathilda to the LM plant.

No press coverage, unfortunately.

Oct. 7 action targets Lockheed-Martin

We participated in a small but spirited demonstration in Sunnyvale, CA, on the main street leading to the Lockheed Martin facility.

It was basically a human bill board to which many motorists responded favorably and took our flyers about defense spending and the NMD. This is significant in Sunnyvale, a Silicon Valley community where many work for Lockheed-Martin.

Signs included "Lockheed-Martin, TRW, Boeing:the Real Rogues," No to Star Wars," "No to a new nuke arms race, " etc. One man came dressed in a suit with wearing a mask of a pig. He carried a sign saying "Daddy Warbucks and stop funding defense con "de"tractors."

Among the organizations represented were the local WILPF, the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Association of World Citizens, and the ICPJ.

Karen Talbot

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