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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I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Photos from Global Network conference in Oxford

Regina Hagen (Germany) spoke about the current situation with Europe's military space program.
Members of the Oxfordshire Peace Campaign (who hosted the conference) received the GN's 'Peace in space' award.  Each year they are the first to commit to organizing a Keep Space for Peace Week event in their community. It was agreed that Trump's proposal to establish a 'Space Force' would be the theme of space week this coming October 6-13.
The beautiful grounds of the Oxford Friends Meeting House where our GN annual meeting was held. 
The catered food at the event was wonderful and well received by all.
Sung-Hee Choi (South Korea), Angie Zelter and Dave Webb from the UK enjoying the beautiful weather and meeting house garden during a break.

Prabhakar Jalluri (India) and Will Griffin (Pennsylvania)
Lindis Percy (England) with one of her famous upside down American flags.
New GN Advisory Board member Aruna Kammila is a law school professor from India.  She spoke movingly about the need to protect space from greed and warfare.
Yasuo Ogata is a former member of the Japanese parliament and is also a new GN Advisory board member.  He currently serves as the Co-chair of the World Conference against A & H Bombs.
Social worker Mary Beth Sullivan (Maine) was also appointed as a new Advisory Board member for the GN.  She's been active with the group for more than 20 years.
A broader view of the lovely garden at the Oxford Friends Meeting House. 
On the last day of the conference we took a trip to Croughton AFB for a protest and decorated the base fence.  
Tia Patrick (Mississippi) and Reece Chenault (Kentucky) are both with US Labor Against War.  Tia reported on their recent delegation to South Korea to visit farmers resisting deployment of the US THAAD 'missile defense' system in their community.
Three radomes are visible in the background.  The US uses Croughton AFB as a central surveillance and intelligence gathering and relay hub.  The base's role is being expanded.
Some of the group pose for a photo before we left the base.
A more discreet version of 'Yankee go home'  

Photos by Will Griffin and Paul Mobbs (Click on the photos for a much better view)

1 Comments:

Blogger Ariel Ky said...

Thank you for sharing these photos. I appreciate the dedication and sacrifice all of you make to inform people and take action to stop war in space. It is simply a matter of the fate of humanity at stake.

6/27/18, 8:15 AM  

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