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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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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Space Week Final Events List



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


  • 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,  aspatt2016@gmail.com
  • Alice Springs, Australia (Oct 2) Joint Cavalcade to gates of US Spy base at Pine Gap 9:00am - 12:00pm, aspatt2016@gmail.com
  • Andover, Massachusetts (Oct 6) Vigil in front of Raytheon, 7am - 8am, 350 Lowell St.  Friends Meeting Lawrence, Merrimack Valley People for Peace. Contact: brian@quirk.ws 978-685-1389.
  • 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
  • Berlin, Germany (Sept 30 – Oct 3) ‘Berlin Congress 'Disarm! for a Climate of Peace: Creating an Action Agenda’ at Technical University. Sponsored by IPB, WILPF, Pax Christi and others.    https://www.ipb2016.berlin/event/ipb-world-congress-berlin/
  • Berlin, Germany (Oct 8) Nationwide demonstration Down with Weapons! Cooperation Instead of NATO Confrontation, Disarmament Instead of Welfare Cuts http://friedensdemo.org/aufruf-zur-demonstration-am-08-10-2016-in-berlin/
  • Caracus, Venezuela (Oct 6) Protest by International Solidarity Committee (COSI), roso_grimau@yahoo.es
  • 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, oxonpeace@yahoo.co.uk
  • Fort Meade, Maryland (Oct 8) The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore will go to the National Security Agency to protest illegal surveillance and its involvement in drone strikes at 11 AM.  We will be promoting a pardon for Edward Snowden.  Rides will be available. Contact Max at 410-323-1607 or mobuszewski at Verizon dot net
  • Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea (Oct 1-2) Distribution of leaflets about space week during the Jeju Peace festival  armha2013@gmail.com
  • Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea (Oct 7) A Concert in remembrance of US invasion of Afghanistan at Gangjeong Peace Center, Gangjeong village  armha2013@gmail.com
  • Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea (Oct 1 to 8) Picketing, educating, expressing solidarity with space week at Navy base where ‘missile defense’ systems will be ported onboard US Aegis destroyers  armha2013@gmail.com
  • Gimcheon, South Korea (Oct 1-8) Nightly candlelight vigil against US deployment of THAAD ‘missile defense’ system near their community.
  • Kiruna, Sweden (Oct 8) Women for Peace will organize a manifestation in the centre of town against drones. evannakristin@gmail.com
  • 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: raj8@intnet.mu
  • Digapahandi, Orissa State, India (Oct 4) Seminar at Bijoy Patnak, Government Women's College, Mr. Haraprasad Rath, Organiser  ratha.haraprasad@gmail.com
  • Digapahandi, Orissa State, India (Oct 6) Demonstration and Discussion at Chaamundi College, Mr. Haraprasad Rath, Organiser  ratha.haraprasad@gmail.com
  • Fairbanks, Alaska (Oct 8) F-35 is a theft! Direct action at Eielson Air Force Base. The protest will focus on our local governments' addiction to militarism as a tool for economic development with a special focus on the plan to station two squadrons of F-35s here. Contact: 907-687-6606 or mulford.rob@gmail.com
  • Fresno, California (Oct 7) Tabling & leafletting at CSUF Cineculture Film Class ilsasso2003@yahoo.com
  • RAF Fylingdales, North Yorkshire, England (Oct 1) Demonstrate against US Missile Defence and space-based warfare, 12-3 pm, Yorkshire CND  info@yorkshirecnd.org.uk   
  • King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (Oct 8)  Brandywine Peace Community will hold  an anti-war 'REACH-OUT' to our neighbors.  Lockheed Martin, 230 Mall Boulevard (corner of Mall and Goddard Boulevards, behind the King of Prussia Mall) Noon – 2 pm. Lockheed Martin is the world's #1 war (including killer drones) and nuclear weapons profiteer.  Nuclear weapons and use are still the central threat of U.S. global empire.  Music by Tom Music. Come with a whole lotta noise and love for people and the planet in the face of the presidential election madhouse. For more information: call (610) 544-1818, www.brandywinepeace.com/events.
  • Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (Oct 1) Protest at Gibson @ Truman Street SE from 10 am to Noon. Kirtland does Research & development on directed energy beam weapons, lasers, microwave, rail guns and others technologies in the war to defend freedom and liberty for American corporations.  They want to put big killer lasers on aircraft soon. In addition KAFB operates a special satellite control system for global war that also enables drone attacks around the world on a moment’s notice.  Kirtland houses one of the largest offensive cyber warfare centers that hacks into other nation’s computer systems. Sponsored by Stop War Machine and others. citizen@comcast.net
  • 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  http://vfpmaine.org/
  • Menwith Hill, England (Oct 4) Demonstration at U.S. NSA/NRO Spy Base in Yorkshire.  Sponsored by CAAB   mail@caab.corner.org.uk
  • 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.  beaudmj@gmail.com
  • Nagpur, India (Oct 2) Dharna (Squatting Demonstration)  J. Narayana Rao, Coordinator jnrao193636@gmail.com
  • Nagpur, India (Oct 6) An awareness program "Know the danger of Weaponisation of Space" at National College of Social Work  jnrao193636@gmail.com
  • Nagpur, India (Oct 7) Demonstration to protest against the Weaponisation of Space by the US. Held at Matrusewa Sangh Institute of Social Work.  jnrao193636@gmail.com
  • Nagpur, India (Oct 8) A joint demonstration by Progressive Railway Women's Organisation, S.E.C. Railway Pensioners organisation and Global Network to warn the government of India not to fall into trap of US to join the weaponisation of program.  jnrao193636@gmail.com
  • New Haven, Connecticut (Sept 30) Community vigil and leafletting in front of New Haven City Hall; 12 noon, organized by the Greater New Haven Peace Council  amistadmarder@gmail.com
  • Newport, Rhode Island (Oct 5) Vigil at Gate One of the Naval War College in Newport, RI. on from noon – 1:00 pm. Strict non-violence expected. Holding you all in the Light.
  • Niscemi, Sicily (Oct 2) Protest march at US space warfare communications base by No MUOS campaign sadhusan@virgilio.it
  • Novara, Italy (Oct 2) Protest near the Cameri Air Base where F-35 planes are provided operating support throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.  Protest organized by No MUOS and No F-35.  sadhusan@virgilio.it
  • 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 edrae1133@gmail.com
  • San Francisco, California (Oct. 9) Bay Area CODEPINK Monthly Peace Walk on the Golden Gate Bridge.  Stop Drone Surveillance & Killing: Shut Down Beale AFB & Shut Down Creech AFB. Noon-2pm, Rally & March on the Bridge.   ratherbenyckeling@comcast.net   
  • Santa Rosa, California (Oct 10) Lynda Williams, SRJC Physics Faculty presenting ‘The Gold Rush in Space: The Risks of Mining Asteroids’, Noon – 1:00 pm in Newman Auditorium, Emeritus Hall, Santa Rosa Junior College lyndalovon@gmail.com
  • 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 (gzcenter.org) at info@gzcenter.org
  • Seongju, South Korea (Oct 1-8) Nightly candlelight vigil against US deployment of THAAD ‘missile defense’ system near their community.
  • Stockholm, Sweden (Oct 5) 12.00-13.00. Standing demonstration close to Swedish Parliament with banner "Drones kill". Handing out leaflets. Women for Peace, Swedish Peace Committée, Swedish Peace Council.  lappland.norberg@gmail.com
  • 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 F16, 22, 35 and 117 fighters, military satellites, integrated defense systems, and dispensers for cluster bombs. Sponsored by Pacific Life Community. ehmke@stanford.edu
  • Syracuse, New York (Oct 4) Special "Keep Space for Peace Week" Street Heat outside Hancock Air National Guard Base (a training center for drone operators and a site for piloting drones over Afghanistan). Street Heat is a small demonstration we have Tuesdays from 4:15-5pm at locations throughout the Syracuse area. Also we'll put out the poster and info via our 1800+ person listserv and social media. Sponsored by the Syracuse Peace Council.  carol@peacecouncil.net
  • Tucson, Arizona (Oct 4) Peace vigil against drones piloting at Davis-Monthan AFB, Craycroft Road entrance, 7:00am Contact nukeresister@igc.org  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 nukeresister@igc.org  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 torill@formidlingskraft.no 
  • Vandenberg AFB, California (Oct 5) Keep Space for Peace vigil at space warfare base at the Main Gate from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm.  For info contact me at jdapel@yahoo.com  or at (805) 249-3796.
  • 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 joyfirst5@gmail.com  or blbb24@att.ne
  • Pentagon, Washington DC (Sept 26) 9:00 a.m. Nonviolent Action at Pentagon. Our gathering will begin outside The Pentagon near the top of the Metro subway escalators (the Pentagon stop) next to the bus bay. Bring your signs and banners and join our spirited nonviolent witness against war! We will also be delivering to the Pentagon a petition to close Ramstein Air Base in Germany, as U.S. whistleblowers and Germans together deliver it to the German government in Berlin. http://worldbeyondwar.org/
  • Pentagon, Washington DC (Oct 3) Weekly Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Peace Vigil (7-8 AM) will display Keep Space for Peace signs.  artlaffin@hotmail.com
  • White House, Washington DC (Oct 7) Weekly Dorothy Day Catholic Worker White House Peace Vigil (Noon-1PM) will display Keep Space for Peace Signs) artlaffin@hotmail.com

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