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....

My Photo
Location: Bath, Maine, United States

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Keep Space for Peace Week Local Events List Growing

October 1-8, 2016

Keep Space for Peace Week
International Week of Protest to
Stop the Militarization of Space

No Missile Defense
Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing
Stop the Endless Wars
No to NATO
End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy
Convert the Military Industrial Complex
Deal with climate change and global poverty

List in formation

  • Alice Springs, Australia (Oct 1) National Conference Pine Gap: Serving US Militarism for 50 Years – Time for Independence? Panels include: Pine Gap & US Base in Darwin, Security Threat to Australia?; War with China?; Mass surveillance; Nuclear and Drone warfare; Arms Manufacturers; Regional Arms race threat to peace. The Chifley, Alice Springs Resort, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm,
  • Alice Springs, Australia (Oct 2) Joint Cavalcade to gates of US Spy base at Pine Gap 9:00am - 12:00pm, 
  • Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 1) Vigil across from administration building on Washington Street (Navy Aegis destroyers outfitted with “missile defense” systems built at BIW) 11:30-12:30 am   Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm (207) 763-4062
  • Boston, Massachusetts WILPF will organize protest
  • Caracus, Venezuela (Oct 6) Protest by International Solidarity Committee (COSI),
  • Chandrapur, Mahrashstra State, India (Oct 7) Power Presentation on Space for Peace at Shantaram Pothdukhe Law College
  • USAF Croughton, England (Oct 1) March & Rally at U.S. satellite communication and intelligence base. (Space communications, drones, bomber guidance, missile defence and command & control functions.)  12-3 pm. Oxfordshire Peace Campaign,
  • Port Louis, Mauritius (Oct 1-2) LALIT 2nd Action Conference called “Diego Garcia: 50 Years’ Occupation & Banishment, 50 Year’s Struggle”.  Topics include: The secret history of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia and its role as a key installation in the Air Force’s Satellite Control Network.  Contact:
  • Digapahandi, Orissa State, India (Oct 4) Seminar at Bijoy Patnak, Government Women's College, Mr. Haraprasad Rath, Organiser
  • Digapahandi, Orissa State, India (Oct 6) Demonstration and Discussion at Chaamundi College, Mr. Haraprasad Rath, Organiser
  • RAF Fylingdales, North Yorkshire, England (Oct 1) Demonstrate against US Missile Defence and space-based warfare, 12-3 pm, Yorkshire CND    
  • Maine Peace Walk (Oct 11-26) Stop the War$ on Mother Earth, Penobscot Nation on Indian Island to Kittery Naval Submarine shipyard in Kittery, More info at
  • Menwith Hill, England (Oct 4) Demonstration at U.S. NSA/NRO Spy Base in Yorkshire.  Sponsored by CAAB   
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (Oct. 5) At the weekly peace vigil on a bridge spanning the Mississippi River between Minneapolis/St. Paul, Women Against Military Madness will hold signs about stopping the provoking of Russia and China. From 5:00-6:00 p.m. during rush hour traffic.  On Oct. 8 a coalition of peace groups in the Twin Cities will rally with a focus on Afghanistan because it is the 15th anniversary of the U.S. war on that country; there is sure to be an anti-drone presence.
  • Nagpur, India (Oct 2) Dharna (Squatting Demonstration)  J. Narayana Rao, Coordinator
  • Niscemi, Sicily (Oct 2) Protest march at US space warfare communications base by No MUOS campaign
  • Regina, Canada (Oct 8) Panel discussion against Canada joining the U.S. ballistic missile "defence" system. The venue is Meeting Room 208, Research and Innovation Center, University of Regina at 2 p.m. Speakers include: David Gehl, Dr. Stephen Moore, and Dr. William Stahl. Sponsors: Regina Peace Council, Making Peace Vigil, and PeaceQuest Regina. Info contact: Ed Lehman 306-718-8010 or
  • Seattle, Washington (October Dates TBD) Leafleting against the Trident nuclear weapons system, at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor and communities around Puget Sound. Contact Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action ( at 
  • Sunnyvale, California (Sept 26) Vigil at Lockheed-Martin (Fifth Street & L-M Way) at noon.  Lockheed profits from war. Its web site lists over 400 products designed to meet the needs of today's “warfighter.” These range from Hellfire, PAC­3 and Javelin missiles the F-16, F-22, F-35 and F-117 fighters, military satellites, integrated defense systems, and dispensers for cluster bombs. Sponsored by Pacific Life Community.  
  • Tucson, Arizona (Oct 4) Peace vigil against drones piloting at Davis-Monthan AFB, Craycroft Road entrance, 7:00am Contact  or 520-323-8697 
  • Tucson, Arizona (Oct 4) Speech by John LaForge ‘Dangerous, Useless, Expensive: Why Eliminate Land-Based Missiles’ at Himmel Library (1035 N. Treat Ave), Contact  or 520-323-8697  
  • Vadso, Norway (Oct 10-11) National conference called ‘Military Intelligence as a democratic blind zone’.  Event will discuss NSA-cooperation with Norway 1952-2016. In Vadsø is a huge US space Communications-Intelligence station near the Russian border. Event held at Scandic Vadso Hotel.  For more information contact 
  • Volk Field, Camp Douglas, Wisconsin (Sept 27) Vigil Against Drones 3:30-4:30, Gates of Volk Field, an Air National Guard Base where they train personnel to operate the Shadow Drone. The monthly vigil at Volk Field is a legal vigil where we will be on public property.  It will be a solemn vigil, remembering the victims of US drone attacks. For information  or 


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home