Movement to Stop Militarization of Space

From: J. Hughes (
Date: Wed Oct 04 2000 - 08:13:24 MDT



For Immediate Release Contact: Bruce Gagnon (352)

There are now 63 actions planned in 16 countries and 38 U.S. cities for the
October 7 "International Day of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space."

October 7 events will be the largest worldwide expression opposing the
movement of the arms race into space ever held.

"Our goal is to create a worldwide grassroots democratic debate about the
need to keep space for peace. The October 7 events show that there are
growing numbers of people who want to prevent a new arms race in space,"
said Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons &
Nuclear Power in Space.

In addition to the expected resumption of National Missile Defense (NMD)
program testing in early 2001, the Pentagon is now preparing to begin
testing of the Space-based laser (SBL) program. The $30 billion SBL, the
real Reagan-era Star Wars plan, will be tested at either Cape Canaveral AFB,
FL.; Redstone Army Arsenal in Huntsville, AL.; or the Stennis Missile
Testing Center in Mississippi.

"Taken together, the NMD and Space-based laser program reveal that the U.S.
Space Command's intentions to 'control and dominate' space are not idle
threats," Gagnon said. "The aerospace industry views space as a new market
and they are working hard to push the arms race into the heavens. With
deployments of these programs the U.S. will have total military domination
of space and the earth below."


1) Adelaide, Australia
2) Albuquerque, N.M. (Lockheed Martin - Oct 6)
3) Amherst, MA
4) Ann Arbor, MI
5) Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)
6) Asheville, NC (Downtown at Vance monument)
7) Baku, Azerbaijan
8) Bathe, Maine (Oct 5)
9) Beale AFB, CA (Space Command Radar Facility)
10) Berlin, Germany (Bundestag vigil)
11) Boone, N.C.
12) Brookfield, CT
13) Bucharest, Romania (American Embassy)
14) Buckingham Peace Fair (Bucks County, PA)
15) Cambridge, England
16) Cape Canaveral AFS, FL (Key launch facility)
17) Chicago, IL (Kluzynski Federal Building)
18) Colorado Springs, CO (Space Command HQ)
19) Concord, N.H. (State Capital - Oct 6)
20) Copenhagen, Denmark (Parliament)
21) Edwards AFB, CA (Flight testing center)
22) Flic en Flac, Mauritius
23) Fort Bragg, CA
24) France
25) Fylingdales, England (NMD Radar)
26) Greece
27) Hartford, CT (Oct 4)
28) Holland, MI
29) Huntsville, AL (Army TMD directorate)
30) Kalamazoo, MI
31) Kathmandu, Nepal (U.S. Embassy)
32) Kirtland AFB, N.M. (Key laser development center - Oct 6)
33) Leicester, England
34) London, England (U.S. Embassy)
35) Los Angeles AFB, CA (Space-based laser directorate)
36) Madison, WI
37) Mays Landing, NJ (Rep. Frank LoBiondo's office - Oct 6)
38) Menwith Hill, England (NMD Ground Relay Station)
39) Nevada Test Site
40) New York, N.Y. (Wall Street - Oct 6)
41) Northampton, MA
42) Osaka, Japan
43) Oslo, Norway (Delegation to Parliament)
44) Oslo, Norway (U.S. Embassy)
45) Pathanamthitta, India
46) Penn State University
47) Redfield, Kansas
48) San Francisco State University Planetarium (Cosmic Cabaret)
49) Schwaebisch Gmuend (Germany)
50) Seattle, WA (Boeing Corporation)
51) Seoul, Korea (TMD deployment sites)
52) Stockton, CA
53) St. Paul, MN (Lockheed Martin)
54) Sunnyvale, CA (Lockheed Martin)
55) Sydney, Australia (TMD testing expected in western Australia)
56) Tokyo, Japan
57) Toronto, Canada (Oct 14 at U.S. Consulate)
58) Tucson, AZ (Raytheon)
59) Valley Forge, PA (Lockheed Martin)
60) Vandenberg AFB, CA (Key launch facility)
61) Vancouver, Canada
62) White House, Washington DC
63) White Sands Missile Test Range, N.M.


* Abolition 2000
* Alaska Community Action on Toxics
* Arab Coordination Center of NGO's (Egypt)
* Association of Contemplative Sisters
* Atomic Mirror (Port Hueneme, CA)
* Azerbaijan Women & Development Center
* Border Women's Group (El Paso, Las Cruces, Juarez)
* Brandywine Peace Community (Swarthmore, PA)
* Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (UK)
* Capitol Region Council of Churches (Hartford, CT)
* Caribbean Project for Peace & Justice (Puerto Rico)
* Central Coast Peace & Environmental Council (San Luis Obispo, CA)
* Centre for Community Development & Environmental Research (Nepal)
* Civil Network for a Peaceful Korea (Seoul)
* Citizens for Peace in Space (Colorado Springs, CO)
* Coalition for Peace & Justice (Linwood, NJ)
* Don't Waste Connecticut
* Earth First Journal
* Earth Protector (St Paul, MN)
* Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice
* Global Peace Walk 2000
* Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
* Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (New York, N.Y.)
* Grandmothers for Peace Int'l (Elk Grove, CA)
* Grandparents for Peace (St Augustine, FL)
* Great Neck SANE/Peace Action (NY)
* Greek Committee for Int'l Detente & Peace
* Greenpeace
* High Desert Catholic Worker (Valyermo, CA)
* Impact Press (Orlando, FL)
* International Center for Peace & Justice
* International Institute of Concern for Public Health (Toronto, Canada)
* International Network on Disarmament & Globilization
* Jonah House (Baltimore, MD)
* Le Mouvement de la Paix (France)
* LIFPL (Paris)
* Los Angeles Catholic Worker (CA)
* Mauritius Action for Disarmament & Peace
* Medical Association for Prevention of War (Western Australia)
* Mendocino Nuclear Peace Action Group (CA)
* Movement for Life & Peace (Buenos Aires)
* Nevada Desert Experience
* New Mexico Liberation Movement
* North American Water Office (Lake Elmo, MN)
* Norwegian Peace Alliance
* Nukewatch
* PACE (Canton, CT)
* Pacific Campaign for Disarmament & Security (Japan)
* Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (Fiji)
* Paradigm Research Group
* Pax Christi Australia
* Pax Christi Florida
* Pax Christi USA
* Peace Action
* Peninsula Peace & Justice Center (Palo Alto, CA)
* People for Nuclear Disarmament (Australia)
* Polk County Citizens for Peace & Justice (Lakeland, FL.)
* Post Cassini Flyby News
* Prairie Island Coalition (Minneapolis, MN)
* Proposition One Committee (Washington DC)
* The Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee
* The Progressive
* Reality News Network (West Palm Beach, FL)
* UNPLUG Salem Campaign (Linwood, NJ)
* U.S. Peace Council
* Vandenberg Action Coalition (CA)
* Veterans for Peace
* War Resisters League
* WILPF (Asheville, NC)
* WILPF (Canada Section)
* WILPF (Peninsula Chapter, CA)
* WILPF (Santa Cruz, CA)
* WILPF Int'l Secretariat (Geneva)
* Women for Peace (Germany)
* World Peace Council

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 90083
Gainesville, FL. 32607
(352) 337-9274

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Dr. J. Hughes
Changesurfer Radio

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