Keep Space for Peace Week

International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space

October 4 - 13 2007

No Weapons in Space!
Stop Star Wars Research & Development!
Convert the Military Industrial Complex!
Fund Human Needs

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
Women’s Int’l League for Peace & Freedom
(Reaching Critical Will website -
WILPF information on "Keep Space for Peace Week" is available here and an information fact sheet is available as 30KB Word document - here)

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Actions | Speakers | Entertainers

October 4-13
(list in formation)

  1. Albuquerque, N. M. (Oct 6 Protest at Northrop Grumman for their war profiteering and militarization of space) Bob Anderson

  2. Albuquerque, N. M. (Oct 7 Space video showing at Guild Cinema) Bob Anderson

  3. Ashland, Oregon  (Oct 8 Showing of Arsenal of Hypocrisy, discussion and legislative action at Peace House, 6:00 pm with pot luck) Jill Mackie

  4. Asheville, North Carolina (Oct 12 Unitarian Church presents Movie Night           A SPACE 4 PEACE  at 7:00 PM.  This video depicts how our “Defense Department” plans to not just militarize space, but to weaponize space for offensive and commercial purposes.)  For more: Lew Patrie - (828) 273-2229 or 299-1242

  5. Australia  During Keep Space for Peace Week Australian WILPF is communicating with the Foreign Minister to urge him in strongest terms to support negotiations for Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space, and not to cooperate with the U.S. missile defense program or with its plans for space domination. The WILPF national co-coordinator is running for the Senate in the hope of positively influencing national policy on this and similar issues.  Cathy Picone

  6. Bath, Maine (Oct 6 Vigil at Bath Iron Works 11:30-12:30) Jack Bussell

  7. Bellevue, Nebraska (Oct 11 Protest at Northrup Grumman aerospace facility)

  8. Boston/Cambridge, Massachusetts (Oct 4 Space video and presentation by Mary Beth Sullivan from the Global Network 6:45 PM, Central Square Public Library, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA)  WILPF    Call 617-244-8054

  9. Brdy, Czech Republic(Oct 20 Int’l Meeting Against Missile Defense radar in Czech Republic)  Ivona Novomestska

  10. Canberra, Australia (Details not yet provided) Benjo Keaney

  11. Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 8 Bannering at "Camp Casey", corner of Dale St & Nevada Ave at noon) Bill Sulzman

  12. Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 12 vigil outside the west gate of Schriever Air Force Base from 3-4 pm) Bill Sulzman

  13. Croughton, England (Oct 6 March & Rally at U.S. Space Communications Base, 12:00 – 3:00 pm) Oxfordshire Peace Campaign

  14. Damascus, Syria (Oct 13 Public Meeting at Damascus Center) Ghassan Shahrour, MD

  15. Darmstadt, Germany (Oct 13 Spy Base Dismantlement: bannering and speeches celebrating the announced dismantlement of the U.S. spy base in Darmstadt) Darmstädter Friedensforum
  16.  Faslane, Scotland (Oct 1 “Big Blockade” of Faslane Naval Submarine Base. This will be the culmination of the Faslane 365 year of actions against Trident, Britain’s weapon of mass destruction)  Brian Larkin
  17.  Florence, Oregon (Oct 6 Demonstration on Hwy 101 to a Keep Space for Peace theme.  We'll have signs and leaflets. Starting time is 1pm)  Stuart Henderson
  18. Ft. Myers, Florida (Oct 3 & 10 Vigils on behalf of lost American and Iraqi lives and to Keep Space for Peace, Corner of McGregor and Colonial, 4:30-5:30pm) Arlyne Goodwin<
  19. Fylingdales, England (Oct 6 Fylingdales Action Network will deliver a letter to the Commander of Fylingdales U.S. radar facility pointing out the dangers to world peace of the developing of a missile shield for America.)  Jackie Fearnley
  20. Geneva, Switzerland: (Oct 10  WILPF plans to issue a statement, on the 40th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty, urging demilitarization of space,  negotiation of new treaty terms on banning weapons in space and  Prevention of a Arms Race in Outer Space. It will go to delegations and governments involved in treaty negotiations in Geneva and New York: namely the General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament in New York, the Fourth Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna, and  the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.) Contact:

  21. Halifax, Nova Scotia(Oct 9 Film screening: Arsenal of Hypocrisy Dalhousie University Student Union Bldg, Room 303, 8:30-9:30 pm) Tamara Lorincz

  22. Hillsboro, Oregon (U.U. Community Church Program Promoting global security and keeping weapons out of space, 10:00 am) Celeste Howard

  23. Jalgaon, India (Oct 4-5 Space weaponization talks at North Maharashtra University; Indian Women for Peace & Development; Young Lawyers of Jalgaon Bar Association; and Rally of College Students) J. Narayana Rao

  24. London, England (Oct 14 weapons issue workshop at annual CND National membership conference)

  25. Menwith Hill, England (Oct 13 Demonstration at NSA Spy Base, Yorkshire 12:00-4:00 pm) Lindis Percy

  26. Menwith Hill, England (On-going Women’s Peace Camp at nearby Lay-by) Helen John

  27. Mississippi (Oct 12 Vigil at Stennis Space Center with Pax Christi New Orleans)  Paul Troyano

  28. Monterey, California (Sept 19 WILPF slide show on the US militarization of outer space - 6:30 to 8:30 at the Monterey library.  Special discussion of the role of Onizuka Space Station in Sunnyvale, (known as the Blue Cube), Vandenberg Space Command and the role of the world wide network of satellite tracking stations) MacGregor Eddy (831) 206-5043

  29. Nagpur, India  (Oct 2 Dharampeth Science College, All India Peace & Solidarity Organisation, Talk on Importance of Declaration of 2nd October as day of Non- Violence, 11.00am)   Yugal Rayalu

  30. Nagpur, India (Oct 6-8 Space weaponization talks at Rally at Gandhi Statue; Meeting with students at S.F.S. College; Rally of Indian Women for Peace & Development; Students of Mahila Mahavidyalaya) J. Narayana Rao

  31. Nairobi, Kenya (Oct 12 People's Parliament will hold public discussions on the issue of peace and the militarization of Space. Discussions will tie in with the proposed establishment of the AFRICOM command center by the USA in Afrca. The main event will be held at the Jeevanjee Gardens Park.) Wangui Mbatia

  32. Naples, Florida (Oct 5 & 12 Vigils on behalf of lost American and Iraqi lives and to Keep Space for Peace, Corner of U.S. Hwy 41 and Pine Ridge, 4:30-5:30pm) Arlyne Goodwin

  33. New York City (Oct 11 Joel Landy presents Keep Space for Peace musical review at TheYippie Museum and Cafe
    9 Bleecker Street at Bowery, 8 - 10 pm)

  34. Omaha, Nebraska (Sept 24 Speech at Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha by Norman Solomon on Transformation of StratCom, 7:00 pm)

  35. Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 5 Speech by Bishop Thomas Gumbleton & Bruce Gagnon at Creighton University on StratCom's Role in Militarization of Space: An Update and Christian Response, 3:30 pm)

  36. Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 6 Annual Nebraskans for Peace Conference at First United Methodist Church featuring Gumbleton and Gagnon, 10:00 am)

  37. Omaha, Nebraska: (Oct 6 WILPF participatory workshop on the aerospace corporations and StratCom, including gathering specific data on aerospace corporations in Nebraska, and on working for conversion to a peace economy.  WILPF and Peace Economy Project at Nebraskans for Peace conference) Carol Urner

  38. Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 9 Protest at Strategic Space & Defense Conference at Qwest Center, 5:00 pm)

  39. Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 10 Protest & Die-In at Strategic Space & Defense Conference at Qwest Center, 7:30 am)

  40. Oslo, Noway (Oct 12 demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy led by WILPF-Norway) Dagmar Karin Soerboee

  41. Ottawa, Canada (Oct 4 Former astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency, Captain Marc Garneau, will hold a news conference followed by a luncheon briefing for parliamentarians calling for a re-invigorated and coherent national Canadian policy on space.)  Steven Staples, Rideau Institute

  42. <Palo Alto, California (Oct. 21 Keep Space for Peace Event at Unitarian Church, 605 E. Charleston Rd., Speaker: Jackie Cabasso) WILPF Peninsula Branch

  43. Parvatipuram, India (Oct 10 Space weaponization talks at Lions Club and SVD College)J. Narayana Rao

  44. Portland, Maine (Oct 2 Bruce Gagnon speaks on space issues at Peace Action Maine office – 644 Congress St, 7:00 pm)  Daniel Muller

  45. Portland, Oregon (Oct 10 WILPF Keep Space for Peace vigil and leafleting in downtown Portland on the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty) Barbara Drageaux

  46. Primghar, Iowa (Oct 13 Speech by Bruce Gagnon to PeaceLinks, 7:00 pm)

  47. Raipur, India (Oct 9 Space weaponization talks at Lions Club; Meeting of All India Peace & Solidarity Organization along with various Trade Union organizations) J. Narayana Rao

  48. Raipur, India (Oct 4 Lecture against weapons & nuclear power in space)  Ramesh Kothari

  49. Regina, SK, Canada (Ongoing Peace Vigil includes leafleting on the space issues)  Stephen Moore
  50. Sacramento, California (Oct 4 Downtown leafleting by WILPF, Peace Action and others exposing local area aerospace corporations profiteering on space militarization) Ellen Schwartz

  51. Srikakulam, India (Oct 12 Space weaponization talk to All India Peace & Solidarity Organization and Trade Unions) J. Narayana Rao

  53. St. Louis, Missouri (Oct 12 - 14 Peace Economy Project's "Defining Security National Conference to Promote Peace, Cut Military Spending and Fund Real Needs" will include a Global Network discussion of weaponization of space)  Andy Heaslet
  54. Superior, Wisconsin (Oct 9 Lecture by Dr. Helen Caldicott at College of St. Scholastica) Jan Provost
  55. Toledo, Ohio (Oct 4-13 Daily space flyer distribution at County Building, Corner of Adams & Erie from 4:00-5:00 pm)  Roz Marovitz
  56.  Traverse City, Michigan (Oct 5 Joining anti-Iraq demonstration with No War in Space banner; 5 public TV showings of Arsenal of Hypocrisy; GN space week posters all over town)  Carol Still
  57. Tuscon, Arizona: (WILPF film showing and discussion on Keeping Space for Peace. Details TBA)   Pat Birnie
  58. Vandenberg AFB, CA (Oct 13 Vigil at main gate, 1:00 pm) Dennis Apel
  59. Veeraghattam, India (Oct 11 Space weaponization talk at Government Degree College) J. Narayana Rao
  60. Visakhapatnam, India (Oct 13 Space weaponization talks at Meeting in the University Campus and to the Inaugural meeting of the Indian Women for Peace & Development Chapter)   J. Narayana Rao
  61. Washington D.C. (Oct 4 WILPF lobbying in Congress against space militarization, and in support of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, a ban on space weapons, and Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space) Carol Urner
  62.  Washington D.C. (Oct 5 Vigil at White House noon-1:00 pm)  Dorothy Day Catholic Worker
  63. Washington D.C. (Oct 9 Vigil at Pentagon 7:00-8:00am)  Dorothy Day Catholic Worker
  64. West Palm Beach, Florida (Oct 6 Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space, 2-3 pm Corner of Okeechobee Blvd. and Military Trail) Susan Mosley  Palm Beach County WILPF


Please contact these people directly to negotiate speaking dates, travel expenses, etc. during the week of local actions. They all have considerable expertise on the space issue.

(These fine singers/songwriters have space songs and other good political music)


In addition, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is responsible for promoting international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. It serves as the secretariat for the General Assembly's only committee dealing exclusively  with international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space - the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). .It produced a publication on world wide activities during UN World Space Week (4-10 October 2007) which includes all the GN Keep Space for Peace events we could put together. It can be obtained from (but it is almost 5 MB so be warned!). Thanks to Carol Urner of WILPF for coordinating the inclusion of our events in this publication.

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