The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Microwaves Cook Food ... Or People?

May 21, 2001

The Pentagon has come up with another supposedly non-lethal "humane" weapon–to use on civilians who protest. Called a "pain beam," it delivers microwave energy in a beam that quickly heats up the surface of the victim’s skin. Within seconds the person feels intense, burning pain.

Next thing you know, they’ll be sticking people they don’t like in microwave ovens.