Protests Planned Worldwide
KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE WEEK
PROTESTS PLANNED WORLDWIDE
On October 4-12 a week of local protest actions to Keep Space for Peace will be held worldwide. Each fall the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space organizes Keep Space for Peace Week: International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space. These events are intended to help educate the public about the need to prevent the arms race from moving into the heavens.
According to Global Network Coordinator Bruce Gagnon, "The space week protests represent the largest grassroots global expression against moving the arms race into space. With current U.S. plans to deploy Star Wars radar in the Czech Republic and 'missile defense' deployments in Poland, a new costly and destabilizing arms race in space is underway. The U.S. has long said that it intends to 'control and dominate' space and 'deny' other nations access to space giving it the ability to control the Earth. The Pentagon calls it 'Full Spectrum Dominance.' As the U.S. and NATO now move eastward to militarily surround Russia with space technology we see the emergence of a new Cold War that will only benefit the global war machine and make life more insecure for all the people."
The October 4-12 actions are being co-sponsored by the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom and Europe for Peace and will be endorsed by groups all over the world. Protests are expected at city centers, U.S. embassies, key space related factories and military bases in the U.S., throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, India, and the Asian-Pacific region. Educational forums will be held inside churches, schools and colleges, and space related videos would be extensively shown.
Czech activist, Dana Feminova, a leader of Europe for Peace says, "Here in Europe we can see and feel the rising tensions as the U.S. deploys space warfare systems near Russia and attempts to drag our governments along into this new Cold War. We've been here before and do not want to return. We are working hard to build opposition to Star Wars by educating the people on this continent and beyond. Keep Space for Peace Week gives us a chance to unite with people all over the world. We must act now while we still have time."
The list of Space Week protest sites will be regularly updated. To see the list of actions check the web sites of any of the sponsoring groups or www.space4peace.org
Note to Editors & Assignment Desks: Actual Pentagon Space Command plans for "control and domination" of space can seen by clicking:
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