2002 STAR WARS ACTIONS
Plans for U.S. "control and domination" of space are moving ahead quickly.
Please help by joining us at the following events:
Come learn about the interrelationships of missile defense, weaponization of space, and the US' "Vision for 2020" program that
aims to control the planet from orbiting, armed, space stations by the year 2020. Following Bruce's presentation, there will ample time for Q & A and discussion.
This annual conference of DoE, NASA, Air Force, aerospace industry, and nuclear academia promotes the expanded use of nuclear power in space. Join the Global Network as we again protest the funding of continued research and development on nuclear reactors for space-based weapons, the nuclear rocket, and nuclear power for NASA's space missions. As the DoE expands its production of space nuclear devices workers at Los Alamos and other labs are facing increased contamination.
NO NMD! NO TMD!
This is the time of year that Congress makes decisions about how they will spend taxpayer dollars in the next fiscal year.
While some in Congress are calling for a delay in deployment of National Missile Defense (NMD) they support moving toward deployment of Theatre Missile Defense (TMD) as soon as possible and a "robust" research and development (R & D) program for Star Wars.
In order to increase pressure on Congress the Global Network urges you to contact your Senators and Congressperson during the week of April 1-5. Write a letter to the editor as well. Demand an end to Star Wars and the waste of our tax dollars! Fund human needs not space weapons!
Please pass this message on to others as well
(See: call-in reports )
Action for Peace
Oak Ridge, TN
Come to the last full-scale operating nuclear weapons production plant in the United States, the Y-12 Plant in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Say "NO!" to US global domination and nuclear weapons .
President Bush has declared 2002 to be a "war year". We join together to make a stand for peace.
There will be marching, dancing, music,
nonviolence training, food, excellent speakers, a chance to network, and
for many a moment of action .
No Star Wars: International Space Organizing Conference & Protest
2002 marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Network. Join us as we celebrate this landmark and strengthen our commitment to preventing a new arms race in space.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), the only person in Congress to vote against the call for war in Central Asia, will be a keynote speaker. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who has introduced legislation
to ban weapons in space, has been invited to also deliver a keynote address. Representatives from peace groups worldwide will be in attendance to share their work to stop Star Wars.
Included will be a protest at Lockheed Martin (Sunnyvale) where work is underway on the space-base laser, airborne laser, Theatre Missile Defense (TMD), and new satellites for space war
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Vandenberg May Days:
From Protest to Resistance
Non-Violent Resistance Camp & Backcountry Action
@ Los Olivos, CA
From San Luis Obispo to Los Olivos
From Santa Barbara to Los Olivos
Bicycle Ride Event
Arms Are For Hugging, Not For Waging War
6 am San Luis Obispo to Vandenberg Air Force Front Gate
Contact: Clayton Whitt,(805)783-1040, firstname.lastname@example.org ,
If you love to ride the hills from San Luis Obispo to Vandenberg AFB, and feel that Arms Are For Hugging, and Not For Waging War, join us as we engage in this spirited bike ride to send out hugs to a world full of pain and war. The ride starts at Broad Street and Santa Barbara Street at the fire station. We will leave at 6 am Saturday morning May 18.
The ride will be sagged and open ended for any who wish to join us as we travel down Hiway 237 to Price Canyon Rd to Pismo Beach, and down the beautiful breathtaking Hiway 1 to the front gates of Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Bicycle Ride: arms are for hugging not waging war
Armed Forces Day: anti-war rally
No Nukes North Peace Camp
(Goodbye ABM, Hello Missiles)
Fort Greeley, Alaska
You are all cordially invited to Peace Camp at Fort Greely, Alaska.
June 12 - 16th, 2002
(See here also)
Bruce & Carol will lead a 4 hour brisk walk from Whitby to Fylingdales on Saturday morning (optional!)
at the National Security Agency
We peace and justice advocates have been gathering at Fort Meade's National Security Agency every 4th of July since 1996. We are here to unmask the covert and overt role of the agency, far removed from public scrutiny, and bring to light its illegal and harmful past and present practices. The secret endeavors lead to a path of killing, destruction and domination.
Justice is the only means of security. It is an ethical imperative that money wasted on spying and warmaking be diverted to satisfy the basic needs of all people of the world. We are interdependent as one human family.
Despite our many concerns, we are here to condemn the NSA's involvement with Star Wars and the Space Command Vision for 2020, which calls for domination of the heavens. NSA listening stations will be used in "Ballistic Missile Defense," which is draining the treasury of billions of dollars. Total estimated spending for Star Wars, so far, is about $200 billion. The Pentagon budget for 2003 will be about $393 billion, with close to $8 billion for Star Wars, a system that will never work.
So today, we carry "Star Wars" balloons, as examples of a more cost-conscious and just as effective form of missile defense. To those of us living in Baltimore, a city in desperate need of funding for social services, we recognize that money for war should be diverted towards the needs of the people, especially the poor.
Many are discouraged by an endless "war on terrorism," as more money goes for bombs at the expense of human needs and the environment. In the process of warmaking, the government is shredding the Bill of Rights, as civil liberties are becoming a forgotten ideal. Most recently, the Bush belligerents adopted a "strike first" policy and a provocative new nuclear weapons doctrine, which will surely lead to nuclear proliferation and more terrorism.
Few citizens, however, are daring to Speak Truth to Power.
Nevertheless, we must confront the endless arms race, hypocrisy, threats, and superpower terror. We must preempt a Bush government that grows more out of control by the day by resisting at the National Security Agency and other government sites engaged in imperialistic adventures.
We will continue with our efforts to challenge the NSA, which we find unacceptable and undemocratic. Its operations, hidden under the cloak of secrecy, cannot provide real security. The Bush administration and its willing partner, the National Security Agency, offer perpetual war, insecurity, and instability. Our way, a nonviolent affirmation of equal justice for all on the planet, offers the only realistic chance for humans and nations to live together on this Earth. Consider joining us.
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Independence from America Day
Menwith Hill, UK
'YES' to INDEPENDENCE! ... 'NO' to STAR WARS! ...
Annual Independence FROM America Demonstration and
At the Main Entrance to the Base
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FYLINGDALES STAR PEACE CAMP
Most people are unaware that 'RAF' Fylingdales is a US Space Command Ballistic Missile Early Warning Base.
On July 4th we shall be outside the base, alongside the main Whitby - Pickering Road (A169) with banners reminding them that it is a USA base and that its development for the USA 'Star Wars' programme is likely -
unless people stop it.
A walking Prayer to End Nuclear Weapons
4th Annual Peace Pilgrimage to Oak Ridge
Peace Pilgrimage Schedule
Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance
PO Box 5743
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
August Desert Witness
at Nevada Test Site and nearby Peace Camp
Nevada Desert Experience invites you
to its August Desert Witness in the blistering summer heat of the Mojave Desert at the Nevada Test Site. We will design a creative prayer-action to commemorate Hiroshima Day and to protest
the Bush Administration’s wanting to return to full-blown nuclear weapons testing at the Test Site.
Gather at Carnegie Park at Fourth and "J" Streets in downtown Livermore, CA.
Sisters on Pilgrimage
Contemplation in Action
Peterson A.F.B., Colorado Springs
Our Catholic faith has nurtured in us a deep conviction of the preciousness of all life, of the unity of the human family as well as love of our homeland and so impels us to pray and act for radical change of heart in our society. Currently, as the lone super power, the United States' priorities, based on a perceived need to maintain and enhance its position of world domination, dictate that our society's best resources of mind and matter be focused on war execution and planning; on exploiting the riches of earth and space to meet our immediate needs; and on manipulating the economies and politics of other nations to our advantage. The resulting suffering cries to heaven.
Come to this place where current wars are executed and future wars are planned. Come to prayerfully participate -- either in
solidarity with or as an actor in a action of civil resistance at Peterson A.F.B.
Family Spirit Walk for Mother Earth
From Los Alamos National Lab
To the Nevada Test Site
(Nagasaki Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day)
This pilgrimage from the home of weapons of mass destruction to their testing grounds is nearly 800 miles through New Mexico, Arizona, Utah & Nevada--the homelands of indigenous peoples in North America.
Our effort is for a positive change in the direction of U.S nuclear weapons policies.
Starting with Christopher Columbus 510 years ago the Europeans began an extended encounter with the indigenous peoples of this continent. This interaction and cultural clash resulted in much violence and damage to the way of life for all human families and other creatures in the Americas and elsewhere. The scientific exploits of the nuclear cycle continue to harm people in the USA and elsewhere.
To honor the victims of nuclear violence and celebrate INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY, there will be a 2-month walk from Los Alamos National Laboratory to the Nevada Test Site this Summer and Autumn. This pilgrimage for peace and an end to nuclear violence will be a journey where European Americans, Native Americans, and contemporary Europeans will walk together. The destination is the US nuclear weapons test site in Nevada--in the heart of Western Shoshone territory, adjacent to Yucca Mountain (the proposed site for radioactive waste from all civillian nuclear power plants in the USA).
We'll start the Walk upon the sacred grounds of the Tewa Peoples' ancestors, and continue through other lands shared by indigenous peoples including Dine (Navajo), Zuni, Hopi, Supai, Havasupai, Moapa, Paiute, & Newe (Shoshone). Such are the present day areas of New Mexico, Arizona, Utah & Nevada.
This Walk is a physically challenging endeavor, and will hopefully be a unified journey of the Spirit, mind & body. Ergo we need to take care of each other along the way. Please bring your own camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, eating utensils & containers, water bottles, toilet paper, etc.).
Support drivers provide fresh water & food.
COST - It's a major commitment to join this group for two months and to live in nomadic community. Please notify everyone you know that you are committed to joining this prayer-action for peace, and enlist the support/sponsorship of an organization or group (such as a club, union, service organization, political group, local church, etc.). This way you represent more people and are responsible to your affiliate group when you return home to spread the word about the pilgrimage. While nobody will be turned away for lack of funds, we are asking individual walkers to raise $225 as a standard contribution for expenses during these two months on the Family Spirit Walk.
Family Spirit Walk For Mother Earth: www.angelfire.com/retro/nuclear
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Keep Space Safe: Midwest Regional Weapons in Space Conference
Hosted by Peace Education Project of Peace Action-Wisconsin
Marquette University~Todd Wehr Chemistry Building
Begins 8:15 with conference registration and ends at 5:00 with a social hour.
Public Meeting at St Robert's Conference Centre,
FREE ADMISSION - ALL WELCOME
Central Coast Peace and Environmental Council
invite you to share an evening with Dr. David
7 p.m., Cal Poly State Univ.,
Business Rotunda Bldg. 3, Rm 213,
Free parking in front of campus Busines lawn,
The Cal Poly Progressive Student Alliance and Central Coast Peace and Environmental Council are pleased to offer a dynamic and esteemed speaker for our Keep Space for Peace Week activities. Our speaker will fill your tool box with education and strategy in preparation for a world in need of peace.
Dr. Hafemeister, Professor Emeritus, Cal Poly Physics, and member of the prestigious National Academy of
Sciences, has spent his much of his professional
Dr. Hafemeister has just returned from Moscow and has much to share on the implications of President Bush's withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty as well as the current status of arms control.
Many thanks to the following endorsers: Military Globalization Project, Tri-Valley CARES, Citizens for Peace in Space in Colorado Springs, and Vandenberg Watch.
October 3 and 10 bannering and leafletting in downtown Colorado Springs (corner of Bijou and Nevada) 4:30 - 5:30
October 12 Bannering at the gates of Peterson AFB noon - 3pm.
October 13 Rally at Acacia Park Bandshell 1 - 2pm.
Contact: Bill Sulzman email@example.com
(See Action Report )
Having seen the number of local actions double in 2001 (115 actions in 19 countries) the Global Network is calling for a week of events in 2002. In addition to local protests at key space installations, groups are urged to organize events throughout the week that would include things like visits to political leaders, community teach-ins, meetings of religious leaders, visits to local schools, media work, and public displays. Help us build this vital global movement to stop the nuclearization and weaponization of space. Working together we can create a new consciousness about protecting space from the bad seed of war!
From the Front Line - Star Wars and Globalisation
International Conference on Missile Defence
and the Militarisation of Space
With Bruce Gagnon, Stacy Fritz and other speakers from Greenland and Yorkshire - the Front line of US Missile Defence
With Workshops and a demonstration against the Boeing sponsored Research Laboratory at Sheffield University.
Expose the Gap
Demonstration at the Pine Gap Spy Base
Action for Nuclear Abolition,
An international nonviolent resistance to U.S. nuclear policies in Nevada. Together we will build community and take direct action for nuclear abolition. With our Western Shoshone hosts and friends from around the world, we will wise up, rise up, honor and resist.
The events will be organized with the guidance of the Western Shoshone National Council and have a strict policy prohibiting alcohol, drugs, and weapons. Please be respectful of our Western Shoshone hosts and their traditional customs. There will be daily sunrise ceremonies and sweat lodges open to all.
Demonstration at Lockheed Martin Corporation,
3333 Yankee Doodle Road
At the intersection of Yankee Doodle Rd. and Pilot Knob Rd.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please be part of a legal protest against nuclear power and weapons in space at the Eagan, Minn. offices of Lockheed Martin, Monday, October 7 (the anniversary of the U.S. bombardment of Kabul and other Afghan cities).
BRING: Warm clothes, banners, signs, drums, percussion instruments and other noise makers.
Lockheed Martin is the largest war contractor in the world, raking in over $18.5 billion in annual military contracts. L-M recently won the biggest military contract in history: $200
billion to build 3,000 supersonic jets, at $67 million apiece.
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GN Benefit Concert,
Freight & Salvage Coffee House, 1111 Addison St.,
Doors open at 7:30pm - first set starts at 8 pm.
Please come to a benefit concert, in a legendary Berkeley venue, for the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Oct. 7, 2002, Part of the Oct. 4 - 11 Week of International Protest Against Star Wars.
STAR PERFORMERS: HOLLY GWINN GRAHAM, JOEL LANDY AND LYNDA WILLIAMS
Holly Gwinn Graham is a stellar singer-songwriter and actress, and a lifelong peace, justice, and environmental activist. Known for her originality and joy of living, her 8 albums include “True Stories and Cautionary Tales,” “Love Will Lead Us,” “Earth Anthem,” among others. Long associated with the Global Network, she has acted and sung in many countries. Known for his dynamic stage performances, Joel Landy's voice and powerful lyrics often remind people of a young Phil Ochs. "A real live wire!" sites PeteSeeger. Joel performs at demonstrations throughout the country and is seen in New York City every week hosting Songs of Freedom, an award winning cable television show featuring artists and activists celebrating the dignity of human struggle. Lynda Williams, physicist, chanteuse and anti-nukepeace activist, performs multimedia cabaret shows on science and politics. Discoverer of the elusive 'lovon' particle, ( www.lovon.com )Lynda spreads her philosophy on a physics of love across the world to scientists and non-scientists alike.
All 3 performed at the Global Network’s May 2002 conference in Berkeley. If you were there, this is your opportunity to see them again! If you missed them, here’s your chance!
Their new CD featuring songs about “Star Wars” will be available for purchase at this benefit.
TICKETS: $15.50 before the concert, $16.50 at the door. Call (510) 548-1761 for tickets
Demonstration at Kennedy Space Center,
9 a.m. to 12 noon
The Bush administration, the Pentagon, and their corporate allies continue to push hard to move the arms race into space. We can add NASA to the mix. NASA has always been a
“secret” partner to the Pentagon. However, NASA’s new Chief, former Navy Secretary Sean O’Keefe told Congress, “I think it’s imperative that we have a more direct association” between
the Pentagon and NASA.
More Information: please call Mary Beth Sullivan (352) 337-9274, or firstname.lastname@example.org
(See Report of Action)
STOP 'STAR WARS' and STOP THE BOMBING OF IRAQ
Demonstration at NSA Menwith Hill North Yorkshire, UK
12 noon - 4pm
Lots of people needed to voice opposition to the US militarisation of Space and on earth the US military plans to bomb Iraq
COME AND FLOOD THE BASE WITH YOUR PRESENCE
Anni Rainbow and Lindis Percy, Joint Co-ordinators
(See Report of Action)
STOP THE WAR and Showing of 'Keep Space for Peace' Video
12 noon - 4pm
We will first have a demonstration in the city against war in Iraq at 17 .00, and then we will show the video 18.30. We have got a copy with Danish text.