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War Profiteers on Trail: Merchants of Death People’s Tribunal Watch Party

Sunday, November 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

For the last two years, the Tribunal has collected video-recorded testimony and documentary evidence showing the links between the weapons manufacturers and the fomenting wars across the globe. The evidence will be presented in a live-streamed segment introducing the Tribunal and the jurors, followed by the first pre-recorded segment presenting evidence.

Join us at 7:30 pm (middle eastern snacks) 8 pm live stream on Sunday, November 12, 2023. To watch together at the Syracuse Peace Council offices on the top floor of the Syracuse peace and justice center 2013 E. Genesee Street. (ample parking in the rear, accessible)

Or you can choose to watch via a livestream (registration link). 

The Death War Crimes Tribunal, a People’s Tribunal seeks to hold United States weapons manufacturers for creating needless war in order to generate profits for their shareholders. The term “Merchants of Death” is taken from the 1934 book Merchants of Death: A Study of the International Armament Industry by Helmuth Engelbrecht. In the case of this current Tribunal, the corporations being examined are Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Boeing and General Atomics.

Once the opening session concludes, the entire Tribunal will be streamed via video links throughout November, December and January, examining War Crimes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Gaza, and Yemen. While a People’s Tribunal lacks legal authority, it is nevertheless empowered by the anger and determination of citizens and victims. Testimony will come from people such as retired military officers Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson and Colonel Ann Wright; Air Force veterans and authors William Astore and Christian Sorensen; and numerous military analysts, journalists, theologians, and lawyers.



Sunday, November 12, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Syracuse Peace Council
Veterans for Peace
Democratic Socialists of America


Syracuse Center for Peace and Social Justice
2013 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, 13210 United States
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