Nuclear weapons are bad business- campaign resources
Companies are involved in producing, manufacturing, and developing nuclear weapons. These companies should get out of the business of building the most destructive, inhumane and indiscriminate weapons ever created.
This page contains resources to facilitate action and activities for the 2022 International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons- "Nuclear Weapons are Bad Business"
These five companies are part of the nuclear weapons problem, read more about them:
- BAE Systems helps build nuclear weapons for France, the UK and the U.S., but it’s not worth it, because this major defense contractor earns less than 0.5% of it’s annual revenue from nuclear weapons work.
- Boeing is behind the U.S. ICBM force, and also helps with the Trident system for both UK and the U.S. Because of this, Boeing is excluded by a lot of investors- but it’s not worth it! Boeing only makes around 2.5% of its annual revenue from nuclear weapons work. Time to focus on airplanes, and drop the nuclear weapon contracts!
- Lockheed Martin is the world’s biggest defence contractor, but even they don’t make more than 2.5% of their annual revenue from nuclear weapons- it’s time to end involvement in illegal weapons of mass destruction.
- Northrop Grumman is building a whole new generation of nuclear bombs for the U.S., and they’re spending millions on think tanks to make the case for why nuclear weapons are needed. That’s totally unacceptable- and Northrop Grumman should be on every investor’s exclusion list!
- Raytheon Technologies is building key parts for the U.S. ICBM forces- and helping to make sure an entire city can be vaporised in 30 minutes or less, but Raytheon doesn’t need nuclear weapon contracts to make a profit, and should drop the contracts to make it harder for anyone to drop nuclear bombs!
- CNBC report on the profit motive behind nuclear weapons
- Business as usual? The cycle of complicity (1 minute animation)
Social media kit:
Instagram story on nuclear weapons spending (Canva template)
Nuclear weapons spending cycle (Canva template)
Some things you need to know about Canva
What is Canva? Canva is a powerful yet surprisingly easy-to-use graphic design platform that you can use to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and more. And it has two giant perks for a coalition like ours: you can share templates, and it’s free (or at least, there are free plans you can use as an individual, and free pro plans for registered NGOs).
How can I use one of the templates? You’ll need to be logged in to a Canva account (don’t have one, create one here) when you open the link. From there changing the text and/or background images is a pretty intuitive process if you’ve worked with any other online image editing tool. But Canva also has a bunch of great tutorials and there are entire Youtube channels to teach you some tips & tricks if you get stuck.