Dear Friends Who Want to Keep Space for Peace,
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA)
will be holding its 2009 National Convention in Washington, D.C. this coming
Seven UNA-USA Chapters and/or Divisions are co-sponsoring a resolution on
the enhanced threat that U.S. Strategic Command near Omaha, Nebraska now
constitutes to peace and international rule of law. Specifically, the
resolution addresses StratCom's new mission of offensively launching
first-strike nuclear and conventional attacks, the command's ongoing
pursuit of new generations of nuclear weapons, and its central role in
militarily dominating outer space.
We have gathered support from UNA-USA chapters from Colorado, New Mexico,
Washington, California and Montana, and intend to have a sizable contingent
of delegates at the convention who will advocate for the resolution.
Passage of the resolution would oblige the national UNA-USA office to
educate UNA-USA members -- as well as alert the World Federation of United
Nations Associations (WFUNA) -- about the menace StratCom now poses. This
educational campaign could be a critical first step toward starting to rein
in StratCom's new-found war-making power.
The three Word documents are:
They explain in detail the
danger StratCom now represents and, accordingly, the need for a resolution
to start spotlighting this new threat. Having the support of a established
institution like the U.S. branch of the United Nations Association would, of
course, be a huge boon to our organizing efforts -- and our ultimate goal of
'keeping space for peace.'
Please forward this message (with the supporting documents) to anyone you
know who is a member of UNA-USA (or, for that matter, WFUNA) to alert them
of the importance of supporting the StratCom resolution. Ordinarily, each
chapter or division sends a couple of delegates to the National Convention.
We want to make sure every one who attends the
National Convention is apprised (and, if possible, supportive) of the
Thanks for your help.
Advisory Board Member,
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
State Coordinator, Nebraskans for Peace
Member, Nebraska Division UNA-USA