Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PHONES TO DRONES



Global Network board member Loring Wirbel (Citizens for Peace in Space) speaks during Keep Space for Peace Week forum in Colorado Springs.

Citizens for Peace in Space and the ACLU sponsored a forum at Penrose Library called "From Drones to Phones high tech warriors break the law" on Tuesday October 8, 2013.

This is part 1 in which Loring Wirbel explains the budgets and technology involved.

"The U.S. intelligence gathering apparatus now includes civilians throughout the world as potential enemies. Everyone is considered a possible obstacle to having the most efficient "kill chain" possible."
"Full Spectrum war knows no bounds." - Bill Suzlman

"The forum stressed that many lesser-known intelligence and military agencies as big or bigger than NSA - National Reconnaissance Office, Joint Special Operations Command, Cyber Command - remain secret with missions that are just as scary. They need to brought into the light." - Loring Wirbel

During the week of October 5 - 12, dozens of groups around the world who make up the Global Network of groups dealing with space issues organized various activities.
See: http://www.space4peace.org/ to view the list.

On Friday October 11, they held a vigil outside Schriever AFB, the home of the Space Warfare Center and think tank for current and future high tech war planning and execution.

On Saturday October 12 they held a vigil at Minuteman III nuclear missile silo N-8 in Weld County Colorado. N-8 is one of 49 such sites in Colorado on 24/7 alert. They joined groups from Denver.

You can watch part 2 here

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