Keep Space for Peace Week
International Week of Protest to
Stop the Militarisation of Space
Close U.S. Bases Worldwide
No to NATO
Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing
End Privatization of Foreign/Military Policy
Convert the Military Industrial Complex
Deal with climate change and global poverty
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LOCAL ACTIONS (list in formation)
Keep Space for Peace Week co-sponsored by: Anti-naval base Committee of Gangjeong village, Jeju Island,
South Korea; US Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea & Militarism in Asia & the Pacific; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom; Global Action Against
Military Bases; NoDalMolin (Italy).
- Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct 18) Showing John Pilger’s new film The Coming War on China at Peace Center at 6:00
- Andover, Massachusetts (Oct 12) Vigil from 7:00-8:00 am in front of Raytheon, 350 Lowell St.
(Rte 133) Organized by Merrimack Valley People for Peace, Friends Meeting Lawrence & VFP
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 7) Vigil across from administration building on Washington Street (Navy Aegis destroyers
outfitted with “missile defense” systems built at BIW) 11:30-12:30 am Smilin’
Trees Disarmament Farm (207) 763-4062.
- Bath-Brunswick, Maine (Oct 13-21) 6th Maine Peace Walk
will focus on conversion of Bath Iron Works with twice daily vigils at the
shipyard and door-to-door leafleting. Sponsored by many groups in Maine and
- Bath, Maine (Oct 21) Finale event of Maine Peace Walk with music/speakers/food at Waterfront Park in downtown Bath from noon til
2:00 pm. email@example.com.
- Belfast, Maine (Oct 7) Put up space week posters and hold ‘Stop Militarization of Space’ signs on Resistance Corner.
Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County firstname.lastname@example.org
- Berkeley, California (Oct 7) Gar Smith Book Release: Militarism & the War on the Environment at 7:30 PM at Berkeley
Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (194 Cedar St). A long-time activist with rich experience in a range of movements, Gar will analyze the devastating
consequences of the military-industrial complex on the environment. Gar brings an urgent focus on the damage military violence inflicts on regional—and
global—ecosystems. He will be joined by Haley Pederson of CODEPINK: Women for Peace and Paul Cox of Veterans for Peace.
- Brunswick, Maine (Oct 12) Showing of new film Village versus Empire by South African filmmaker about new Navy base on Jeju
Island that is porting US warships viewed through the eyes of Shaman artist Dohee Lee. Sponsored by PeaceWorks
at the Frontier Café & Cinema. 7:30 pm Tickets $8. email@example.com.
- Brunswick, Maine (Oct 17) Maine Peace Walk will walk to nearby Brunswick and hold pot luck supper and evening program on impact of
Bath Iron Works on the local environment, economy, ports-of-call overseas and the need for conversion of the shipyard to build appropriate sustainable
systems. Hosted by Unitarian Church, supper at 6:00 pm. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 9) Vigil at Peterson AFB at 3:30 pm.
A copy of the recent UN treaty banning nuclear weapons will be presented to base
personnel. Peterson AFB is home to Air Force Space Command.
- Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 10) Vigil at Schriever AFB at 3:30 pm. Again a copy of the UN treaty will be
presented to base personnel. Schriever is home of the 50th Space Wing of the Air Force Space Command provides command and control for over 170 warning,
navigational, and communications satellites. Also housed at Schriever AFB are the Missile Defense Integration & Operations Center and the Air Force Warfare
Center. Schriever AFB is the main control point for the Global Positioning System (GPS).
- Creech AFB, Nevada (Oct 5-12) San Francisco CODEPINK is planning a
week of resistance at Killer Drone Base.
- USAF Croughton, England (Oct 7) March & Rally at U.S. satellite communication and intelligence base. Space communications,
drones, bomber guidance, missile defence and command & control functions. (Also will be the site of Global Network’s 26th annual meeting in 2018) 12-4 pm.
Oxfordshire Peace Campaign, email@example.com.
- Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona (Oct 10) Vigil at Craycroft Road entrance (at Golf Links Road) from 7:00 – 8:00 am. Remotely
piloting UAV's from the base that are firing guided bombs and missiles and killing more civilians than targeted "terrorists" in Afghanistan, Iraq Syria,
Pakistan and possibly more sovereign nations. A-10 warplanes that train at the base are responsible for the vast majority of radioactive Depleted Uranium
ammunition - estimated at well over 400 tons - used in Iraq since 1991. More info: 520-323-869.
- Fort Meade, Maryland (Oct 14) The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will go to the National Security Agency to
protest illegal surveillance and its involvement in drone strikes at noon. Our main message will be to call for the immediate release of Reality Winner, the
NSA whistleblower. Those interested in joining the action should contact Max at 410-323-1607 or
- Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea(Oct 7-14) Picketing, educating, expressing solidarity with the people of Seongju and
Gimcheon against THAAD, in front of the Jeju navy base, sponsored by the Anti-naval base committee, Gangjeong Village
- Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea (Oct 14) Discussion on the "Keep Space for Peace week and military industry’, as a part
of an event on the issue of Military Industry organized by People Making the Jeju,
Peace Island to Be Demilitarized. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Gimcheon, South Korea (Oct 7-14) Nightly candlelight vigil against US deployment of THAAD missile defense system near
their community (Gimcheon train station). The Gimcheon nightly candle vigil hit its one year anniversary on Aug. 20, 2017.
- Kalkar & Essen, Germany (Oct 3 & 7) A demonstration on Oct 7th in Essen against the annual NATO Joint Air and Space
Power Conference (for strategic planning of air warfare, including nuclear) will be preceded by a demonstration on Oct. 3rd at the German military base &
NATO Command Center in nearby Kalkar. Major peace organizations of the Rhein/Ruhr regions (including Pax Christi, WRI, and Easter March) have issued the call for
these actions. A national planning meeting of German peace organizations will follow in Essen on Oct 8. More information:
www.demo-kalkar.de and www.no-natom-krieg.de.
- King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (Oct 7) Noon, Keep Space 4 Peace meet-up at Lockheed Martin, 230 Mall Boulevard (Mall &
Goddard Boulevards). L-M builds the remote-controlled drones, the satellites
that direct the drones, and the Hellfire missiles fired from drones. www.brandywinepeace.com.
- Kyoto, Japan (Oct 7) Dismantle U.S. X-band missile defense radar base and remove out of Kyoto. A gathering for the
solidarity with people of Okinawa and Korean's anti-THAAD movement, 13:00-15:00, Citizen's Action Centre Higashiyama Ward, and 15:30-17:00 Demonstration march
to Koto City Hall. Contact: 090-1590－9469 (Mr. Yamamoto).
- Largo, Florida (Oct 7) Pax Christi Tampa Bay and Peace First will demonstrate at the Young-Rainey Star
Center on corner of Bryan Dairy and Belcher Roads in mid-Pinellas County, site of a Raytheon plant (map
here). Raytheon is the prime contractor for THAAD’s ‘missile defense’ radar, and is the
fourth largest weapons contractor in the world. email@example.com.
- Madison, WI (Oct 11) Madison Pledge of Resistance and other groups organizing action at Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s office,
asking her to withdraw her support for F-35 Fighter Jets coming to be housed in Madison, and to disavow the program being continued anywhere else. This
boondoggle will cost $1.45 trillion before it is over. Sen. Baldwin’s office - 30 West Mifflin Street, Suite 700, Madison at 4:00 pm. We will gather on the
sidewalk outside the office before going in. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Menwith Hill, England (Oct 10) Demonstration at U.S. NSA/NRO Spy Base in Yorkshire. 6-7:30 pm. Sponsored by Yorkshire CND and
the Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign outside the main gate. email@example.com.
- Mumbai, India (Oct 10) World Without Wars and Star Wars. Dr. Leo Rebello, World Peace Envoy, to address and listen to 100 invited
Peace Activists and We are the World Believers. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Nagpur, India (Oct 7) Space Week Awareness Programme at the M. S. Institute of Social Work, Ms. Suparna Deshpande will
- Nagpur, India (Oct 8) Space Week Protest demonstration organised by the Railway Pensioners Organisation and members of
the Global Network. email@example.com.
- Nainpur, India (Oct 10) Space Awareness presentation by J. Narayana Rao at Government High School and Gyan Jyoti College.
- Nainpur, India (Oct 11) Space Awareness presentation by J. Narayana Rao at Adarsh High School and
Railway Junior College. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- New York, New York (Oct 7) An 11:30 am vigil at Washington Square Park followed at noontime with a solemn procession
along University Place to Union Square. There we will join the already-in-progress Yemen vigil on the steps at 14th Street. The message will
cover the 16th anniversary of the Afghanistan invasion, the threats to North Korea, weapons in space and all current U.S. wars and so-called "missions." WRL
has set up a FB event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/870146323141701/.
- Parvatipuram, India (Oct 14) Awareness Talk. Raja Hindi Training College. Manchi Palli Sriramulu is the organiser.
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Oct 7) Silent vigil in Center City representing the deaths of those killed by drones. As street
theater, we remain silent, wearing masks and black clothing. Please come out for one hour to let people on the street know we do not support ENDLESS WARS,
using U.S. DRONES, other powerful weapons and U.S. military on the ground and in space. Meeting at 12th & Arch Street from 11:45 am to 12:45. Call Marge Van
Cleef at 203-804-3013.
- Seongju, South Korea (Oct 7-14) Nightly candlelight vigil against US deployment of THAAD missile defense system near their community (a parking lot across from the
Seongju County Office) The Seongju nightly candle vigil hit its one year anniversary as of July 13, 2017.
- Soseong-ri, Seongju, South Korea (Oct 7-14) Soseong-ri in Seongju is located just next to Gimcheon. It is
a small village lived by around 160 people - mostly elderly women and men farming melons. The residents and their supporters have been protesting day and
night since the former Lotte Skyhill Country Club site in Soseong-ri was discussed as the planned THAAD deployment site in August, last year. A radar and
two launchers of THAAD system were forcefully deployed in the former LCC on April 26, this year. Still they are continuing their struggle to stop more
deployment of four launchers. Beside their 24 hour vigil, they hold a regular rally every Wednesday in front of Soseong-ri village hall which started on Nov.
- Sydney, Australia (Oct 13) No ‘Missile Defence’ Rally at the Defence Plaza 270 Pitt St at noon. Australian Anti-Bases Campaign & Independent &
Peaceful Australia Network. email@example.com.
- Vandenberg AFB, California (Oct 4) Keep Space for Peace vigil at space warfare base at the Main Gate from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm.
For information contact Dennis Apel at 805-343-6322.
- Visakhapatnam, India (Oct 9) Workshop on 'Peace Communication' at Dept of Journalism & Mass Communication of
Andhra University as part of Global Network's Peace week. Organizing Team: Dr. Challa Ramakrishna, HOD, Journalism Dept and Mr. Krishnaveer Abhishek Challa,
Soft Skills Trainer of AU. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Washington DC (Oct 10) The Pentagon: Tuesday at 7-8 AM. Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Keep Space for
Peace Week vigil where we will hold signs with that theme. email@example.com.
- Washington DC (Oct 13) The White House: Friday at 12 Noon –1:00 PM. Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Keep
Space for Peace Week vigil where we will hold signs with that theme. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Weld County, Colorado (Oct 7) Vigil at Nuclear missile silo N-8 in Weld County at 1 pm, the
site of historic plowshares action 15 years ago by Sisters Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert.
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.
- Robert Anderson (Political Science professor, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, N.M., co-founder of Stop the War Machine)
www.stopthewarmachine.org (505) 858-0882
- Frida Berrigan (Arms and Security Initiative, New America Foundation, New York City) (212) 431-5808 ext. 200
- Jackie Cabasso (Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, CA)
email@example.com (510) 839-5877
- Helen Caldicott (President, Nuclear Policy Research Institute) (202) 822-9800
- Frank Cordaro (Phil Berrigan Catholic Worker House, Des
Moines, Iowa) (515) 282-4781 www.DesMoinesCatholicWorker.org
- MacGregor Eddy (WILPF, Salinas, CA) (831) 206-5043
- Craig Eisendrath, Ph.D. (Senior Fellow Center for International Policy, Philadelphia, PA) (215) 413-1461
- Stacey Fritz (No Nukes North, Fairbanks, Alaska)
- Bruce Gagnon (Global Network, Brunswick, ME) (207) 443-9502
- Joseph Gerson (Director of Programs for AFSC New England. Author of "Empire and the Bomb: How the US Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World.", Cambridge, MA) (617) 661-6130
- Regina Hagen (INESAP, Darmstadt, Germany)
- William Hartung (New America Foundation, New York City) (212) 431-5808
- Dominique Lalanne (Abolition 2000, Paris, France)
- Andy Lichterman (Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, CA) (510) 839-5877
firstname.lastname@example.org. His blog can be read at
- Dr. Hannah Middleton (Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, Sydney)
- Agneta Norberg (Swedish Peace Council) +46 8 6856362
- Geov Parrish (Author, activist, Seattle, WA) 206-547-4619
- Lindis Percy (Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, Harrogate, England)
- J. Narayana Rao, (All India Peace & Solidarity Organization, Nagpur, India)
- Tim Rinne (Nebraskans for Peace, Lincoln, Nebraska)
- Richard Sanders (Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade, Ottawa, Canada) (613) 231-3076
- Alice Slater (Global Network Advisory Committee, New York City) (646) 238-9000
- Bob Smith (Brandywine Peace Community, Swarthmore, PA) (610) 544-1818
- Dagmar Sorboe (WILPF, Norway) +47 22 49 48 84
- Steven Staples (Rideau Institute on International Affairs, Ottawa, Canada)
- Mary Beth Sullivan (Global Network, Brunswick, ME) (207) 443-9502
- Bill Sulzman (Citizens for Peace in Space, Colorado Springs, CO) (719) 389-0644
- Carol Urner (Portland, Oregon,
of the DISARM! Dismantle the War Economy Committee of the Women's International
League for Peace and Freedom-WILPF) email@example.com
- Dave Webb (Convenor of the Global Network and Chair of CND, England)
- Don Whitmore (Seattle, WA)
- Lynda Williams (Santa Rosa, CA Physics educator, science
entertainer, space ecology advocate)
firstname.lastname@example.org (707) 542-2791
- Loring Wirbel (Citizens for Peace in Space, Colorado Springs, CO)
LWirbel@aol.com (719) 481-3698
(These fine singers/songwriters have space songs and other good political music)