Keep Space for Peace Week

International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space

October 3 - 10 2009

No Weapons in Space!
Stop U.S. First-Strike Star Wars Deployments
in Poland and Czech Republic!
Convert the Military Industrial Complex!
Fund Human Needs!

See: From Space, No One Can Watch You Die

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October 3-10
(list in formation)

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct 3) Protest at Kirtland Air Force Base (Truman Gate) 11:00 am
  • Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 10) Vigil across from administration building on Washington Street 11:30 am  Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm & Maine Veterans for Peace   (207) 763-4062
  • Brunswick, Maine (Oct 4) Public talk and video about use of space technology for directing UAV (drone) attacks in Afghanistan/Pakistan war, Curtis Memorial Library, 7:00 pm
  • Burlington, Vermont (Oct 6) Drones protest at Democracy statue, 199 Main Street, 3:00 pm   WILPF
  • Burlington, Vermont (Oct 6) Educational program 4-6 pm at Fletcher Free Library, 235 College St., Keep Space for Peace film and talk about US use of drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan   WILPF
  • Busan, South Korea (Oct 9) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at YMCA Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence -
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 7) Public talk by Fr. Louis Vitale on morality of UAVs and standoff warfare
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 8)  Bannering at Schriever AFB
  • Creech AFB, Nevada (Sept 25-30) Peace encampment to ground the drones at key UAV base  Code Pink

  • RAF Croughton, England (Oct 3) March to, and demonstration at, main gate of U.S. Space Communications Base, 12-3pm   Speakers: Bruce Kent, Susan Clarkson & Chris Cole
  • Damascus, Syria (Oct 4) Issue news release in Arabic and web postings, Dr.Ghassan Shahrour
  • Fort Meade, Maryland (Oct 10) Protest at National Security Agency (NSA) Pledge of Eesistance-Baltimore
  • RAF Fylingdales, England (Oct 10) Walk and vigil at the gates
  • Groton, Connecticut (Oct 5) Vigil at Groton Electric Boat shipyard Atlantic Life Community
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia (Oct 6) Film Screening and Discussion of Arsenal of Hyopocrisy,  7:00 - 9:00 PM  Just Us! Café, 5896 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax Peace Coalition
  • Incheon, South Korea (Oct 15) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at Christian Solidarity for Life and Peace, Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence
  • Jalgaon, India (Oct 9) Talk on space issues at North Maharashtra University
  • Jalgaon, India (Oct 10) Talk on space issues at Nutan Marathi College
  • Kimhae, South Korea (Oct 13) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at YMCA, Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

  • Leeds, England (Oct 8) "Robot Wars: The Role of Drones in Current War Fighting" a lecture by Prof Noel Sharkey at 7pm, Lecture Theatre LTB3, Leeds Metropolitan University City Campus.

  • Mahrashtra, India (Oct 5)  Talk on space issues at University and MGM College of Computer Science
  • Menwith Hill, England (Oct 3) Demonstration at NSA Spy Base in Yorkshire  Sponsored by CAAB, Yorkshire CND & York Against the War and -
  • Molesworth, England (Oct 3) Demonstration at 'RAF' Molesworth with Leicester CND, contact  A. Cheetham 0116 2705604

  • Mumbai, India (Oct 2)  New book called “World Without Wars” to be released.  Book will include chapters on space organizing issues.
  • Mumbai, India (Oct 7) Talk on space issues at Mumbai University Department of Eurasian Studies
  • Mumbai, India (Oct 8) Talk on space issues at S.E.S. College, New Mumbai
  • Olympia, Washington (Oct 3 & 4) Tabling to preserve space for peace at Traditions Cafe 12-4 pm

  • Oslo, Norway (Oct 14) Keep Space for Peace seminar featuring Karl Grossman & Roman Dolgov  at Litteraturhuset 6:00 pm
  • Portland, Oregon (Sept 30 and Oct 7) Vigil and leafleting on need to demilitarize space at 12 noon on Pioneer Square, corner of DW Morrison and Broadway, downtown Portland. WILPF. Barbara Drageaux,
  • Portland, Oregon (October 3) Workshop on "Collateral Damage: The Impact of the Military on Both the Economy and Ecology - What Can We Do About It in Oregon?" with a focus on Keeping Space for Peace - Carol Urner, Georgia Pinkel, Barbara Drageaux, Raging Grannies. WILPF contribution to a four day conference on the current Economic and Ecological crises. 3:15-4:45 , First Unitarian Church, SW Main and 12th. WILPF, Georgia Pinkel,
  • Portland, Oregon (October 4) Signing of letters to Oregon Senators and Representatives requesting leadership in support of negotiations in the United Nations on treaties to Prevent an Arms Race in Outer Space (PAROS) to be hand delivered to Washington D.C. offices. Multnomah Friends Meeting, S.E. 42nd and Stark. Carol Urner,
  • Portland, Oregon (October 9) Speak at pre-march rally re drones as weapons directed from space now slated for manufacture in Oregon. What can we do about it? 5 pm, Pioneer Square S.W. Yamhill and Broadway, contact Carol Urner at

  • Sacramento, California (Oct 8) Leafleting for International Week of Protest of Militarization of Space, 1:00-1:00 pm, Cathedral Square, 11th and K St.,  Co-sponsored by Sacramento Area Peace Action, Sacramento Valley chapter of WILPF, and Grandmothers for Peace International. Call 916-448-7157
  • San Francisco, California (Oct 11) CodePink peace walk on the Golden Gate Bridge to Ground the Drones
  • Seoul, South Korea (Oct 16) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at Lifepeace Fellowship,Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence
  • Seoul, South Korea (Oct 18) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at Saegil Institute for Christianity and Culture Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence
  • Stockholm, Sweden (Oct 17) Sweden in NATO and the use of Space Conference with Claudia Haydt, Jan Tamas, Dave Webb, Kirsti Kolthoff, and Ingela Maertensson.  Sponsored by Women for Peace, WILPF, No to EU, PAND Sweden, Swedish Peace Committe. Swedish Peace Council, World Peace March and Swedish Womens Left Association<
  • Sydney, Australia (Oct 8) Space video showing at University of Sydney Seminar Rm 365 Education Facility)  6:30 pm  WILPF and AABCC. For more info, ring Stefania 9960 2952; Denis 0418 290 663

  • Sydney, Australia (Oct 9) Space for Peace stall at Town Hall, 12:30-2:00 pm  WILPF and AABCC. For more info, ring Stefania 9960 2952; Denis 0418 290 663
  • Tacoma, Washington (Oct 7) Vigil & leafleting outside U.S. District Courthouse focusing on Keeping Space for Peace (12 - 1 PM) before the Federal Trial of Nicole Scott, who has twice been arrested for trespassing on Federal property during nonviolent actions at Trident submarine base Bangor.  Sponsored by Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action (   Courthouse information at:  Contact for more info.

  • Tokyo, Japan (Sept 26) Talk on space issues and new National Defense Program guidelines
  • Tucson, Arizona (Oct 3) Tucson WILPF Branch event "Ground the Drones!" 2 pm at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat.  Speaker & video to promote awareness of two local businesses involved in Drone warfare:  Raytheon Missiles (which makes drones) and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base that trains pilots.

  • Tucson, Arizona (Oct 8) Peace Vigil at Raytheon Missile Factory from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Herman's Road entrance, on Nogales Highway (3rd traffic light south of Valencia on Nogales Highway, extension of 6th Ave. south),  Jack or Felice at 323-8697 or

  • Valley Forge/King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (Oct 10) Noon - Peace in Space/Peace on Earth!  Vigil at Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards  Brandywine Peace Community

  • Vandenberg AFB, California (Oct 3) Vigil at front gate of Star Wars missile launch base, noon. Dennis Apel  (831) 206-5043

  • Washington DC (Oct 5) No good war, No good drones protest at White House, gather at McPherson Square (15th and I Streets NW) at 10 a.m.
  • Washington DC (Oct. 9) Noon-1:00 pm Vigil at White House, sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Contact Art Laffin, 202-360-6416


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.

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