Global Network 12th Annual International Conference

April 23-25 2004

Portland, Maine


Understanding the Role of Space in U.S. Global Domination


All Pictures by

 

Park Ji-ho

and Aurel Duta

Press Release


2-4.00 p.m. Rally at Waterloo Park in Bath - march to Bath Iron Works

Pictures from the demonstration

Letter Delivered to BIW
at the demonstration  - 23rd April


7-8:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Craig Eisendrath
(senior Fellow, Center for International Policy)

lwa.jpg (31362 bytes)
Introduced by Loring Wirbel

lwb.jpg (60129 bytes)

wpe1B.jpg (53826 bytes)

wpe1D.jpg (23464 bytes)
Craig Eisendrath

wpe34.jpg (44843 bytes)

wpe26.jpg (37375 bytes)

wpe24.jpg (28504 bytes)

wpe2E.jpg (52496 bytes)

wpe36.jpg (27984 bytes)

wpe38.jpg (23936 bytes)

  wpe2C.jpg (34977 bytes)

wpe28.jpg (30598 bytes)

Craig's speech

wpe2A.jpg (25699 bytes)
Entertainment from the wonderful
Women Singers Group - "Full Circle"

 


Morning Session

8:00 Conference Registration
Woodfords Congregational Church – Portland, Maine

9:00 Welcome & purpose of conference
(Bruce Gagnon, GN Coordinator and Dave Webb, Yorkshire CND)

9:15-10:30 Plenary Session:
Role of Space in U.S. Quest for Global Empire
  • Stacey Fritz (No Nukes North, Fairbanks, Alaska)
  • Joseph Gerson (AFSC, Cambridge, MA.)
  • Regina Hagen (Int’l Network of Engineers & Scientists Against Proliferation, Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Loring Wirbel (Citizens for Peace in Space, Colorado Springs, CO.)
  • Facilitated by Karen Wainberg (Peace Action Maine)
10:45-12:00 Plenary Session:
Reports from Local Space Organizing
  • Bob Anderson (Stop the War Machine, Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Jack Bussell (Maine Veterans for Peace, Portland)
  • MacGregor Eddy (WILPF, Salinas, CA)
  • Gareth Smith (OzPeace, Byron Bay, Australia)
  • Holly Gwinn Graham (Singer/Songwriter, Olympia, WA)
  • Tamara Lorincz (Halifax Peace Coalition, Nova Scotia)
  • Satomi Oba (Plutonium Action, Hiroshima, Japan)
  • Sri Raman (Movement Against Nuclear Weapons, Chennai, India)
  • Bob Smith (Brandywine Peace Community, Swarthmore, PA.)
  • Dave Webb (Yorkshire CND, Leeds, UK)
  • Facilitated by Cris Gutierrez and Mary Beth Sullivan (WILPF, Maine)

Pictures and extracts from the morning session

Afternoon Session

12:00-1:00 Lunch
(Annual Peace in Space Award)

1:15-2:00 Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Helen Caldicott
(Nuclear Policy Research Institute)

2:15-3:15 Workshop Session I

  • European Perspectives on Star Wars
  • Environmental Consequences of Toxic Rocket Launches
  • Military Satellites: Their Warfighting & Counterinsurgency Roles
  • Creating Space Law to Protect the Heavens and the Earth
  • Theatre Missile Defense: Aegis Role in Foreign Policy
  • NMD Deployment & Testing: Alaskan & Pacific Resistance
  • Deadly Connections: Corporate Globalization, Space Technology & War
  • Playing with Fire: Nuclear Power in Space
  • Civil Liberties & Civil Disobedience
  • Recent Star Wars films and videos
3:30–4:30 Workshop Session II
(Repeat of previous session)

4:45-6:00 Plenary Session: Alternatives, Actions & Strategies to Keep Space for Peace

  • Edward Appiah-Brafoh (Green Earth Organization, Ghana)
  • Lindis Percy (CAAB, Otley, UK)
  • Jesse Leah Vear (POWER, Portland, ME.)
  • Dave Knight (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Kettlewell, UK)
  • Facilitated by Tom Sturtevant (Maine Veterans for Peace)

6:15-7:15 Supper

7:15-9:00 Entertainment & Social

Pictures and extracts from the afternoon session

"Still on Catastrophe's Edge"
by Robert McNamara and Helen Caldicott,
Los Angeles Times

Reports on Conference


GN Annual Membership Meeting
9:00am - 1:00pm

  • Reports

  • Planning

  • Board Elections

Pictures and extracts from the meeting



Home Page