Ward Wilson- Fighting Lies and Misconceptions Supporting Nuclear Weapons
This is the second part of a two part transcript of my interview with Ward Wilson
Here's a link to the audio podcast interview
RK - My guest tonight is Ward Wilson. He's the author of Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons and he's a senior fellow at the British American Security Information Council. I know Ward from way back and it's great to have him on the show again. We're going to talk about his work and we'll get into it in just a moment.
the transcript of the interview picks up with the last question I asked:
RK - I'm assuming that part of that is military expenses but a
lot of it is private contractors probably General Electric and - who? What are
the big companies that benefit that are going to be spending money on lobbying
members of Congress?
WW - Well, you
can find out by going to a website called dontbankonthebomb.com. It's an international effort to
get people to divest from large corporations that make their money off nuclear
weapons. Most nuclear weapons are made by organizations that are government
funded. But some corporations like - I can't think of one right off the top of
my head. Large corporations make their money by making things specifically for
use with nuclear weapons. You can find out what those things are and what those
corporations are and if you feel strongly about it you can insist that your
University not invest its endowment in those corporations. Or your town
retirement fund - employee retirement fund not invest in those corporations. Or
you personally don't invest
in those corporations. If you're lucky enough to have investments. I think it's a very clear way to send a
message that says, "I don't think nuclear weapons are a good kind of
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RK - Alright so I got to the website and I can read a quick list
of some of them. Alliance Techsystems, Babcock and Wilcox, Bechtel, Boeing,
GenCorp, General Dynamics, Honeywell International, Jacobson Engineering,
Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman.
WW - That's pretty
much the usual suspects.
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