Final Declaration from the Kyoto
Conference on Space and Peace
(August 2, 2015)
The United Nations was
established in 1946 after the Second World War to “Save the succeeding
generations from the scourge of wars, which twice in our life time has brought
untold sorrow to humankind”. The UN visualized establishing a New International
Order. But the US and the erstwhile European colonial countries have joined
together and instead of a New International Order, they have brought a “New
20th Century witnessed wars, aggressions, and assassinations in Asia,
Africa and Latin America. The imperialist countries formed the NATO military
alliance which is being used to indulge in attacks on sovereign nations and
committing war crimes which go unpunished. Even the UN is being side tracked as
NATO expands its mission as the primary resource extraction service for
Instead of allowing an
alternative social order to capitalism to be developed the US engaged the USSR
in a nuclear arms race. US has established approximately 1,000 military bases
throughout the world. It was largely responsible for boosting global military
expenditures to more than 1.75 Trillion US Dollars. Along with allies like Saudi
Arabia and other Arab monarchies the US has over the years fostered the growth
of Taliban, Al-Qaida and terrorism throughout the Middle East, Central Asia and
parts of Africa.
Missile defense systems,
key elements in Pentagon first-strike attack planning, have been deployed around
Russia and China. This has helped deal a death blow to hopes for global nuclear
disarmament as both those nations have repeatedly warned that they cannot afford
to reduce their nuclear retaliatory capability at the same time the US deploys
the ‘shield’ on their doorstep.
the beginning of the 21st Century the United Nations made another
attempt to herald a “New International Order” by adopting the “Millennium
Declaration” and the Millennium Development Goals. All UN members have accepted
to eschew violence and follow peaceful co-existence ushering disarmament and
development. But again the US and many European partners have created a “New
Lies have been spoken in
the governments of US & Britain and also in the UN Security Council about
the non-existent nuclear weapons in Iraq. War in Afghanistan, invasion of Iraq,
attacks on Libya, and drones attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and other nations have
led to the killing of many innocent people.
Having directed a coup
d’état in Ukraine the US has helped create a deadly civil war on Russia’s border
that appears designed to destabilize the government in Moscow.
NATO has been extended
up to the borders of Russia violating post-Cold War promises to the former
Soviet Union that the western military alliance would not move ‘one inch’
eastward. The US-NATO are today sending troops and heavy military hardware to
NATO members Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Georgia all along or near
the Russian border. These provocative
developments could be the trigger for WW III.
refusal to negotiate a ban on weapons in space at the UN has left the door open
for continued development of offensive and destabilizing space technologies like
the military space plane and Prompt Global Strike systems. US military satellites offer global
surveillance to the Pentagon and allow for targeting of virtually any place on
The recently announced
Obama ‘pivot’ of US forces into the Asia-Pacific is intended to give the
Pentagon the capability to contain and control China. More airfields, barracks, and ports-of-call
are needed for US military operations in the region thus we see expansion of
existing bases, or construction of new bases, in places like South Korea,
Okinawa, Guam, Philippines, Australia and more.
We stand in solidarity with those local and national movements that
resist these US base expansions.
Particularly as we meet
in Kyoto, Japan we declare our strong opposition to the US deployment of a
“missile defense” X-Band radar system in the local prefecture that is
provocatively aimed at China.
This Kyoto Conference declares our opposition to the dangerous spread of
global militarization, on behalf of corporate domination, which cannot be
allowed to continue as we see the coming ravages of climate change and growing
global poverty. We must all work to
realize the UN ideal to “save the succeeding generations from the scourge of
wars”. This can only happen with a powerful and unified global movement for
peace, justice and environmental sanity.
call for the conversion of the global war machine so that all life on our
spaceship Earth may live and flourish in the years to come. We recognize the need for bold and determined
action now to ensure that another world may in fact be