Will the NYTimes report this?
Military Industry Employee ‘Throws Down Rifle’ for ‘Good of the World’
Taking inspiration from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Brandon Toy publicly resigns from private ‘defense’ contractor and says ‘you can do it too’
– Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A five-year employee at private defense contracting corporation General Dynamics publicly resigned Tuesday in protest of the company’s arming of US-led wars, declaring: “I have always believed that if every foot soldier threw down his rifle war would end. I hereby throw mine down.”
Brandon Toy sent his resignation letter in an email to his immediate supervisors, coworkers, and the corporate chain of command, as well as to Common Dreams, who published the statement Tuesday.
The letter has since gone viral, racketing tens of thousands of views on social media sites as attention continues to climb.