Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 31, 2023

Shutdown of Elbit, Maker of Tohono O'odham Spy Towers, Underway in Cambridge, MA

Shutdown of Elbit, Maker of Tohono O'odham Spy Towers, Underway in Cambridge, Massachusetts
"BREAKING: We are in Cambridge, MA shutting down Elbit Systems, Israel's biggest weapons supplier. "Elbit Systems won't conduct business as usual in our city while profiting from the mass murder of Palestinian people!" #ShutElbitDown" via Twitter/X, today Oct. 12, 2023

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By Censored News

BOSTON, Massachusetts -- In solidarity with Palestinians, protesters locked down, and shut down Elbit Systems, responsible for the spy towers on the Tohono O'odham Nation, and drones, weapons of death and surveillance used against Palestinians.

"Right now, Israel is using Elbit's weapons to massacre thousands of Palestinian men, women and children," an activist with CODEPINK said outside an arms manufacturing facility in Cambridge on Thursday, Newsweek reports today.

"Elbit Systems, an Israel-based international defense electronics company, is the largest weapons supplier to Israel. The company's American subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, has operational facilities in Texas, New Hampshire, Alabama, Virginia and Florida, according to the company's website. The Cambridge Innovation Center was opened in December 2021 as part of the company's recent expansion, which also included the opening of facilities in Chicago, San Fransisco and Merrimack, New Hampshire."

NBC Boston reports, "Several protestors chained themselves to the door of a defense contractor in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Thursday morning in protest, they said, of the company's involvement in Israel's military campaign.

"There were around 50 protestors at the Elbit Systems office in Cambridge, three of whom locked themselves to the company's front door with what appeared to be bicycle U-locks. Demonstrators were holding signs calling for the company to be shut down and accusing it of profiting 'from genocide.' One sign featured the Palestinian flag."

Elbit Systems' spy towers live video is sent to US Border Patrol agents who can stalk vulnerable Tohono O'odham on their homeland. US Border Patrol agents have a long history of murder, serial rape, assault, kidnapping, drug running and spotting for the cartels, as revealed in charges, and a Congressional report. 


Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems constructed 11 spy towers, integrated fixed towers, on the Tohono O'odham Nation, which now sends live video to US Border Patrol agents who can stalk vulnerable O'odham at their homes.

Weapons Manufacturer Shut Down in Northhampton, Massachusetts

"We're blockading all vehicle entrances to the L3Harris facility in Northampton, MA. L3Harris is one of the largest weapons contractors in the world, and they profit from war, the prison industry, and the violent occupation of Palestine." via Twitter/X

People have locked-down to boats and other equipment that are blocking the entrances to the facility.

Protest and blockade at L3Harris in Northhampton, Massachusetts today. Photo via Twitter/X

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