28 June 2001

Open Media Pamphlet Series / Seven Stories Press and Westside Peace Action

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A free public talk / book release / video screening with
KARL GROSSMAN celebrating the publication of his new book

7:00 P.M. Thursday, June 28, 2001
West Park Presbyterian Church
165 Amsterdam Avenue
Corner of W. 86th St.
Manhattan, New York

Karl Grossman cuts through George W. Bush's schtick about "missile defense," and confronts how the United States is moving forward--in violation of international treaties--to militarize space. Basing his research on excerpts from government documents, Grossman outlines the U.S. military's space doctrine; its similarity with the original Star Wars scheme of Ronald Reagan and Edward Teller; and the space-based lasers it plans to deploy in its mission to "dominate" earth.

"The consequences of the proposed National Missile Defense, designed to enhance the United States 'first strike' capability, are alarming enough: nuclear conflict, more likely, a new nuclear arms race, the destruction of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Yet it is just the precursor to the even more frightening scenario that Karl Grossman sets before us: an all powerful United States using space to dominate a unipolar world to further its own interests. Real security is mutual and will be based on trust and equality in a mulitpolar world. None of us will be free until we are all free."

Dave Knight, chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, United Kingdom

KARL GROSSMAN has specialized in investigative reporting for more than 35 years. Honors he has received include the George Polk, the James Aronson, and the John Peter Zenger awards. His reporting on the use of nuclear power and plans to deploy weapons in space has been cited six times by Project Censored. Grossman is the author of many books, including "The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program's Nuclear Threat to Our Planet" and "Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power." Grossman is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York, Old Westbury, where he teaches investigative reporting. He lives in tranquil Sag Harbor, New York.

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