Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rep. Maurice Hinchey is one of the more progressive members of Congress. And yet 6 of the top 20 contributors to his 2010 election Campaign Committee (to date) are military contractors: BAE Systems, L-3 Communications, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Link Simulation.

Woodstock's Rotron is only a local manifestation of the military-industrial complex's reach into every local economy in the US. Our society's precious resources are warped and wasted by our incessant production of harmful rather than useful things. The challenge of converting our economy to a peaceful, green one will be solved at a much broader level than the small community of Woodstock. But where better to begin?

The giants of Detroit have fallen far by adhering to an outdated, unsustainable business model. Let's encourage our local companies to avoid this fate and instead prosper by switching to sustainable products rather than harmful ones such as illustrated on this page.

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