Walking Picket: Facing Urban Shield
Rally at 5 pm
A Community Witness
Say no to Urban Shield: war games, war profiteers and militarization of police in Oakland.
Urban Shield is a program which will militarize the police with more weapons, provide training and information sharing among Swat teams and international police forces (including teams from Israel, Bahrain, Qatar among others. It will normalize the use of non-lethal chemical weapons, surveillance drones, armored cars and other military weapons. It will spend $7.5 million of public monies- to fund big “defense” contractors that turn disaster and deadly conflict into profit.