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'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. She's running as a Maine Green Independent Party member and needs to gather 2,000 petition signatures of registered Greens during that period. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Nazi's march in Ukraine to oppose peace plan



Smoke over Maidan, torchlight processions in Kiev, and an ultimatum to newly elected President Zelensky. This is how Ukrainian nationalists demand the cancellation of the formula for peace in Donbass.

They marched in support of the UPA [see below **] and several thousand people were in the government quarter covering the walls of the presidential administration building with spray paint and stickers.

** The massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia, was a genocide carried out in Nazi German-occupied Poland by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (the UPA) with the active and frequent support of the local Ukrainian population against the Polish minority in the area of Volhynia, Eastern Galicia, parts of Polesia and Lublin region, beginning in 1943 and lasting up to 1945. The peak of the massacres took place in July and August 1943. Most of the victims were women and children. UPA's methods were particularly brutal, with many of the victims being tortured and mutilated, and resulted in 40,000–60,000 Polish deaths in Volhynia and 30,000–40,000 in Eastern Galicia, with the other regions for the total about 100,000.

The killings were directly linked with the policies of the Bandera faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-B) and its military arm, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, whose goal as specified at the Second Conference of the OUN-B on 17–23 February 1943 (or March 1943 according to other sources) was to purge all non-Ukrainians from the future Ukrainian state. Not limiting their activities to the purging of Polish civilians, the UPA also wanted to erase all traces of the Polish presence in the area. The violence was endorsed by a significant number of the Ukrainian Orthodox clergy who supported UPA's nationalist cause. The massacres led to a wider conflict between Polish and Ukrainian forces in the German-occupied territories, with the Polish Home Army in Volhynia responding to the Ukrainian attacks.

Today those who glorify the UPA are attacking fellow Ukrainian citizens who live in the eastern part of the country (the Donbass region) near the Russian border.  The Nazis hate their Russian ethnic fellow citizens and want them all dead.

These Nazi death squads are armed, trained and directed by the US-NATO.  See here for proof.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Hillary makes it up as she goes along....


The Washington Post reports:

In a conversation on former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe’s podcast, Clinton suggested the Russians are leveraging a number of top U.S. politicians. She suggested Russia had kompromat on Trump. She accused 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein of being a “Russian asset.” And she suggested Russia might back Gabbard as a third-party candidate.

“They’re also going to do third-party again,” Clinton said. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on someone who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

Clinton did not provide any evidence for her claim, though a spokesman later insisted to CNN, “This is not some outlandish claim; this is reality.” Gabbard, though, has previously ruled out an independent campaign.

The “again” referred to Stein, whom some Clinton supporters have accused (rather baselessly) of serving as a spoiler for Clinton in 2016. Stein got around 1 percent of the vote in the three decisive states — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — but exit polls showed most of her voters wouldn’t have supported either Clinton or Trump if Stein weren’t running.

Clinton then flat-out labeled Stein a “Russian asset.”

“And that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she’s also a Russian asset,” Clinton said. “Yeah, she’s a Russian asset — I mean, totally. They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate. So I don’t know who it’s going to be, but I will guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most needed.”

Clinton and the Democrats keep trotting out this tired line because they have no other issues to run on in 2020.  They don't support Medicare for All, they want to keep the war$ endlessly going, they are not serious about dealing with climate catastrophe, they are corporate agents of Wall Street and the military industrial complex.

So in order to 'excite' their dwindling base of supporters they need to create the 'wow fear' of Putin and Russia taking over our beloved 'democracy'.  Clinton hopes her party members will forget the cheating her campaign did to deny Bernie Sanders the nomination in 2016.  She hopes her base will forget the feeble campaign she ran in the last election when she virtually ignored the nation's rust belt where legions of Democrats have lost their jobs due to corporate automation, downsizing and offshoring.  Thus many of those formally loyal Democrats voted for Trump - and Clinton blamed it on Putin and Jill Stein.

Give me a frickin break!

Anyone who falls for this BS needs to have their head examined.

What amazes me the most is that the media keeps giving Clinton coverage for these absurd meanderings.  Why doesn't Hillary just fade into the sunset.  The Clinton 'dynasty' is done. 

Bruce 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Understanding the Syrian war



Ben Norton and Aaron Maté discuss how Israel supported al-Qaeda and other Salafi-jihadists in Syria, in the occupied Golan Heights.

ISIS also apologized after accidentally attacking the IDF.

Pentagon is spending $1.25 Trillion annually on War



The Pentagon has the largest carbon boot print on Mother Earth.

Cut the military budget.  Use those funds to deal now with climate crisis.

In its latest budget request, the Trump administration is asking for a near-record $750 billion for the Pentagon and related defense activities, an astonishing figure by any measure. If passed by Congress, it will, in fact, be one of the largest military budgets in American history, topping peak levels reached during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And keep one thing in mind: that $750 billion represents only part of the actual annual cost of our national security state.

There are at least 10 separate pots of money dedicated to fighting wars, preparing for yet more wars, and dealing with the consequences of wars already fought. So the next time a president, a general, a secretary of defense, or a hawkish member of Congress insists that the U.S. military is woefully underfunded, think twice. A careful look at U.S. defense expenditures offers a healthy corrective to such wildly inaccurate claims.

See the rest of this important story here

Busy time in Kathmandu


Since arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal it has been non-stop action.  Yesterday the Nepal Chapter of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space organized a talk for me in a meeting room at the hotel where I am staying.  More than 40 people attended and the response to my description of the U.S. attempt for 'control and domination' of space was met with great concern.

Shreedhar Gautum (University professor and chair of the GN chapter here) organized the meeting which was attended by the former Nepal ambassador to Russia and a well respected nuclear scientist.  They both made opening remarks about the need to rid the world of nuclear weapons and war.


Today I was taken to the home of Prabhu Yadav (Professor of English and GN member) for a king's feast for lunch prepared by his wife.  I was able to meet Prabhu's two children and following the wonderful meal I was taken to a private English language school to speak to a large group of students from 10-16 years old.  They had many good questions including 'What is area 51?' and 'Does God exist?'  So I was challenged by these young folks in a big way.


Following the talk to the students I returned to my hotel for a short rest and was joined for supper by Satya Shah who is the director of the NGO called Social Development Path in Nepal.  This NGO is also a member of the Global Network and works to help deal with the enormous poverty and social needs of the rural people.  Satya sent two of his staff to the recent space law conference in Visakhapatnam, India that the Global Network co-sponsored.

During our dinner together I asked Satya how climate change was impacting Nepal.  He told me that drought was becoming a serious problem in the southern part of the country and that rice and wheat production will soon be dramatically impacted.  The government is doing little he said to help deal with this massive coming climate catastrophe.  Likely the people from the south would head to the big cities like Kathmandu which already faces serious problems with over population, pollution and poverty.


In the morning I will have a breakfast meeting here at the hotel with Prabhu and his mentor who has expressed the desire to meet me.  After lunch time I will be picked up by Shreedhar and Tulsi Shrestha and taken to the airport for my 24-hour trip to Moscow.

Last night Tulsi (a retired local doctor) invited Shreedhar, another man, and myself to his home for dinner where we ate mountain goat (a once a year delicacy during the current Festival of Lights).  Tulsi (which means basil) told me that the mountain goat is good for the health as the animal only eats pure grasses and herbs high in the mountains of Nepal.

Tulsi came to Huntsville, Alabama in 2017 for a Global Network meeting and protest at the Army's Redstone Arsenal where the Nazi rocket scientists were brought at the end of World War II to create the US space program.  Today the 'missile defense' program is largely headquartered there.  On that occasion Tulsi was the only person from Nepal that was granted an entry Visa by the US government - several others from the Nepal GN chapter were denied the right to attend.  Shreedhar explained that the US embassy staff in Kathmandu told him that a professor like him should not attend such an event in Alabama because we would be holding a protest at Redstone Arsenal.

I will leave Nepal more than impressed by the very generous hospitality shown by everyone I have met here.  They are a kind and giving people who treat guests with an abundance of love and  friendship.  Even though Nepal is by western standards a 'poor nation' they are rich in many ways that people in my country could learn much from.

Bruce

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

My first day in Nepal


What a great experience I had as I arrived in Nepal today.

My plane from Delhi, India was an hour late taking off and I knew it would create problems for my friends in Kathmandu, Nepal who were going to meet me at the airport.

In 2016 four of our board members from the Global Network attended a space conference in Visakhapatnam, India and then went onto to Kathmandu to speak at several colleges in that city.  (You can see a report on that amazing journey here.)

On our last night in Kathmandu we had dinner with a large group of professors who asked if they could create a Global Network chapter in Nepal.  We of course loved the idea and it was done.  Professor Shreedhar Gautam became the president of the chapter.  Since that time delegations from the chapter have tried to attend our annual meetings in Huntsville, Alabama and Oxford, England but could not get Visas.  But this past spring, when we organized our Russia Study Tour, four persons from the Nepal GN chapter made their way to Moscow and we embraced them as long lost family.

Since I was coming to India anyway, I suggested that after the space law conference was concluded there, I could pop up to Nepal and meet with our dear friends once again.

So early this morning I left Visakhapatnam, India and flew to Delhi and then changed planes for Kathmandu.  Our plane was not only delayed out of Delhi, but once I arrived in Kathmandu I was stuck in the Immigration/Customs area for two hours getting through that cumbersome process.  I knew that being over three hours beyond when I was to arrive would likely cause problems for Shreedhar who was going to meet me at the airport and take me to a hotel.

So once I finally got out of the airport of course there was no one there to pick me up.

I looked around for awhile and decided just to wait and see what happened.  A nice young taxi driver approached me and asked if there was anything he could do to help me.  I told him my situation - and also explained that I am one of the few people in today's techno world that refuses to use a cell phone.  He helped me get online on my laptop and I sent Shreedhar and email explaining the situation.

Next the cab driver went on his phone and did a search for Shreedhar that took some time but he finally found him and sent him a text.  But there was no response to either of us.  By now it was getting dark - I was tired and a bit hungry, which is not unusual for me.  So I decided I should just get a hotel room for the night and would keep working on making contact with Shreedhar.  So I asked the friendly taxi driver if he could take me to a decent, mid-priced hotel near the airport.  He of course said yes and drove me to a perfect place nearby.  He got me settled in and I asked him how much he wanted for his extraordinary services.  He said, "Just give me what you would like."  He obviously was not out to take advantage of me, he sincerely was trying to help me and on the way to the hotel he explained that one should be kind to tourists that come to their fair city.  I told him I thought he was a good man.  He smiled in return.

Well needless to say I was quite generous with him.  I got tucked into my room, a quite nice place for only $40 a night and ordered a well-deserve Nepalese beer and a mushroom pizza from room service.  Soon after the beer arrived there was a knock on the door.  It was the cab driver who had Shreedhar on his phone.  They had finally made contact.  He had returned to the hotel and handed me his cell phone.

Shreedhar wanted to come and pick me up and take me to the hotel he had booked for me but I said no, I'll stay here tonight and move to that hotel tomorrow.  He told me he has organized a gathering of his folks tomorrow night at the other hotel so we'd meet then.  He was sending our friend Prabhu Yadav to pick we up in the morning to escort me to the correct hotel.

When we came to Kathmandu in 2016 we made our first stop at one local university.  We were taken to a room with several professors.  The first thing they did was greet us with the words 'Namaste' which means “I bow to the divine in you".  It was clear that the college was not in the best condition and my western mind wondered about the capacity of such a challenged institution.  But as soon as the professors began speaking to us I realized that these people were on a spiritual dimension I rarely, if ever, see at much fancier 'higher educational institutions' in the United States.

So even though today had its obvious challenges - it turned out to be a deeply enriching experience for me.  So on my second trip to Nepal I am again confronted with a touching reminder that there is a world outside of the western way of being that still remains real and connected to things that matter in life - hospitality, friendship, honesty, spiritual connection and much more.

America might have alot of money, much nicer buildings, an enormous military budget and the like.  But what it lacks is something I have experienced in Kathmandu, Nepal - a richness of spirit that most Americans long to experience.

I am glad to be here and be touched by this place.

Amen.

Bruce

Monday, October 14, 2019

4 Ways to End Climate Chaos




Election Protection, No Nukes, Defund the Military, Kill King CONG

By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News
 
The Greta/AOC generation is marching for our place on this planet.

We can all turn off lights, get off plastic, go vegan, ride bikes, sail the Atlantic, demand eco-straws, solarize our homes.

But four gorillas block our way to survival. They demand a next step of mass action far beyond anything we can do as individuals:

1) ELECTION PROTECTION: Big corporations have stolen our democracy. When Jeb Bush ripped Florida 2000 for brother W, the corporate Democrats did nothing but rant at Ralph Nader. But Jeb was ALWAYS going to get George exactly the votes he needed. Trumputin did it in 2016. In 2020, stripped voter rolls and flipped vote counts could again steal the Electoral College. Our Mother Earth DEMANDS universal hand-counted paper ballots, easy and open registration, fair access to the polls, and much more. This year Al Gore should shift his climate organizing to election protection – and do it with Ralph.

2) NO NUKES: Reactors are killing us all. They (430 worldwide, 96 in the US) spew heat, radiation and carbon. Chernobyl killed more than a million people and cost more than a trillion dollars. Fukushima is poisoning the Pacific. More will explode. Radwaste is out of control. Fantasy designs (thorium, fusion, etc.) are absurd. All existing reactors can be replaced with cheaper, cleaner, safer, more reliable, and more job-producing solar, wind, batteries and LED/efficiency. DO IT NOW!! Before the next one blows!

3) MILITARY MADNESS: America’s imperial military (Earth’s worst polluter) wastes trillions. We need our soldiers here installing wind turbines, solar panels, batteries, efficiency/LED lighting, planting trees and hemp. The trillions wasted on worthless weapons (War is a racket!) must instead ride us to Solartopia.

4) KILL KING CONG (Coal, Oil, Nukes & Gas): WE need to own and run the fossil-nuke corporations. The “free market” is a myth. A handful of billionaires suck up our cash. Why do we bail them out while they kill us and our planet?
Corporations are not human. They care about nothing except money. We need to control, own and reshape these industrial death machines.
We need to tax heat, carbon and radiation. Plant a trillion trees and an ocean of hemp. Fund Solartopia with the military budget. Own/control these “too-big-to-fail/kill-us-all ” corporations. 
NOW! 

~ Harvey Wasserman's The People's Spiral of US History: From Deganawidah to Solartopia will be out October 1 at http://www.solartopia.org. Harvey hosts California Solartopia at KPFK/Pacifica 90.7 fm, Los Angeles, and Green Power & Wellness at prn.fm.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

My speech at India space law conference



Space Law must be respected, upheld and strengthened

By Bruce K. Gagnon
Coordinator
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

This is a very important and timely conference and the Global Network is happy to be part of this historic event.

I say historic because this is the first, that I am aware of, space law conference that has a purpose to promote the idea,  as Dr. Aruna Kammila says, “Explore but don’t exploit”.

In the 1997 US Space Command document entitled ‘Vision for 2020’ they wrote, “Historically military forces have evolved to protect national interests and investments – both military and economic.  During the rise of sea commerce, nations built navies to protect and enhance their commercial interests…..Likewise, space forces will emerge to protect military and commercial national interests and investment in the space medium due to their increasing importance.”

This quote from the US Space Command is quite instructive.  We know that during the 15th century and beyond the European powers created the global war system in order to control resources and markets in what they called ‘the New World’.  This was essentially the seed of the competitive, dog-eat-dog system that the world suffers from today.  India has a very close understanding of that history.

In 1996 two organizations called United Societies in Space and The World Bar Association published a book called Space Governance.  They created these organizations in order to re-write space law – particularly the two United Nations treaties – the Moon Treaty and the Outer Space Treaty that declared that the celestial bodies were the province of all humankind.  The treaties stated that no individual, no corporation, no country could lay claim to the heavenly bodies.

These treaties were smartly attempting to prevent the global war system from carrying the bad seed of war, greed and environmental degradation into space.


International space law is a subject presently thoroughly dominated by leaders of the aerospace industry who are more than eager to privatize space to the benefit of corporate sponsors and wealthy individuals.

The aerospace industry has established space law departments at various universities around the world and are busy trying to rewrite United Nations space law that was established by the Outer Space Treaty and the Moon Treaty.

Both of those treaties also state that celestial bodies and their resources are “the common heritage of mankind and that an international regime should be established to govern” their extraction.

Currently no such international agreements exist.  In fact, during the Obama administration a bill passed the Congress and was signed into law giving US corporations and individuals the legal authority to make land claims on the moon and asteroids.  This violates existing UN space law and will surely cause conflict in the future.

What is sorely needed at this time is a body of legal experts who wish to explore this celestial privatization issue from the point of view and interests of all humankind.

Next weekend in Montreal, Canada a conference is being held called ‘Strategic Space Law’ where representatives from the aerospace industry, the US military and others are gathering.  They will be discussing topics such as space governance, development of a space-industry strategy, space situational awareness, space traffic management, space weapons, cybersecurity law, law of space commercialization, insurance programs for space investors, governmental affairs strategy and more. 

Today there are over 2,000 active satellites in orbit and the number of nations directly involved in launching or operating satellites has grown substantially in recent years. The parking spaces in orbits above the Earth are getting full and conflict will be increasing around the issue of who has the right to fill these orbital parking spots.  Currently the US military occupies many of these orbital parking spaces.

The private launch company called SpaceX was recently given permission by the US government to launch 11,943 mini-satellites to form the expansive Starlink broadband network, designed to provide worldwide high speed internet access by ensuring that at least one satellite is always above the horizon for anyone on Earth.


Alice Gorman, an internationally recognized leader in the field of space archaeology and senior lecturer at Flinders University in Australia, said earlier this year, "One of the issues that we have with the space junk problem is that we don't know precisely where a lot of objects are. When you try to model these millions of bits of stuff circling around the Earth in order to make space safer for functioning satellites, it's just so complex; it's a really difficult task.”

So obviously when you launch nearly 12,000 new mini-satellites into this unregulated mess in Earth orbit the problem only gets worse.

Amateur sky watchers have started sharing images of those mounting numbers of satellites in night skies, igniting an uproar among astronomers who fear that the planned orbiting clusters will wreak havoc on scientific research and trash our view of the cosmos. “This has the potential to change what a natural sky looks like,” said Tyler Nordgren, an astronomer who is now working full-time to promote night skies. And SpaceX is not alone in filling the skies.  Other companies, such as Amazon, Telesat and OneWeb, want to get into the space internet business. While private companies see major business opportunities in low-Earth orbit and beyond, many sky lovers fear that space will no longer be “the province of all mankind,” as stated in the Outer Space Treaty.

Even nations that have no direct involvement in launching or operating satellites rely heavily on space infrastructure: for television, cell phone, radio, banking, communications, transport, agriculture, and especially for modern military operations.

Yet, those satellites are under increasing threat from hundreds of thousands of pieces of space debris. Furthermore, some countries (US, Russia and China) already possess the ability to destroy or disrupt satellites and other nations (like India) have plans to develop those same anti-satellite capabilities.

Outer space is becoming more contested, congested and competitive. In addition the global security situation generally is less certain. Ballistic missiles, as the means of delivery of nuclear weapons, involve space flight and ballistic ‘missile defense’ also relies on space-based infrastructure. Thus, space is a key element in global security, yet it is also increasingly being militarized and weaponized.

There is a real danger that outer space will become the next war zone. A conflict in space could have devastating implications for the space systems of all nations and for modern society on Earth.

Therefore, in order to avoid potentially devastating conflicts, there is a dire need for a global discussion about of enforcement of existing space treaties like the Moon and Outer Space Treaty.  We also need new treaties that would allow for the banning of new emerging space weapons technologies.


For more than 25 years Russia and China have annually introduced a new treaty to ban all weapons in space at the United Nations.  It is called PAROS – Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space.  Each year a resolution calling for the new treaty overwhelmingly passes the General Assembly in New York City – with the US and Israel voting against. Then the treaty resolution is sent to the UN’s Conference on Disarmament at Geneva but the US and Israel block its development.  All through both Republican and Democrat administrations in Washington the US says, “There is no problem in space, thus there is no need for a new treaty.”  It is obvious that the aerospace industry views space as a new market for maximum profits and thus are the force behind blocking the treaty.

At the same time the nuclear industry also views space as a profitable new market.  The nuclear industry dreams of nuclear-powered mining colonies on the moon, Mars, asteroids and the like.  The little rover driving around Mars today is powered with a plutonium generator.  Nuclear reactors on rockets are envisioned for travel to Mars.  Those same nuclear reactors could be used to power orbiting battle stations just above Earth.  There is currently no true legal regulation on any of this and the aerospace industry wishes to keep it that way.

In 1989 the US Congress published a study called Military Space Forces: The Next 50 Years.  The study begins with this quote: ‘Who rules circumterrestrial space commands Planet Earth; Who rules the moon commands circumterrestrial space; Who rules L4 and L5 (lunar libration points) commands the Earth-Moon System.’

Later in the study the author underscores the vital character of the L4 and L5 positions on either side of the moon and writes: “Nature reserves decisive advantage for L4 and L5, two allegedly stable libration points that theoretically could dominate Earth and moon, because they look down both gravity wells. No other location is equally commanding……Armed forces might lie in wait at that location to hijack rival shipments on return.”

Thus we find that even in 1989 the US was conceptualizing its plan for ‘full spectrum dominance’ by some day placing orbiting battle stations in space that would enable the Pentagon to deny other nations access on and off the Earth as they saw fit.

One can easily infer that Trumps new proposal to create a separate ‘Space Force’ is intended to give the Pentagon two distinct capabilities: first to control the Earth on behalf of corporate interests and secondly to be the Master of Space by being the gate keeper to the heavens.

The US, dragging the western allies behind them, is preparing for war with Russia and China.  Washington wants India ‘onside’ for obvious reasons of geography, history, and growing economic power.  The US also needs allies with money to help pay for the Pentagon endless war machine that is heavily dependent on very expensive space technology.

Washington wishes to bring India under its ‘Space Command’ so that your military forces will be run through the Pentagon space warfighting satellite program.  A term ‘interoperability’ has been coined to describe the process where all allies must have warfighting systems that can be technically run thru the US Space Command system.  In the end this means the US is controlling the deadly ‘tip of the spear’ because no other nation has all the satellites and ground stations around the globe that give Washington the ability to see everything on Earth, hear everything, and ultimately target every place on the planet.

All the NATO members (and ‘partners’ like Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand) are being brought into the global military alliance to control and dominate the planet on behalf of western corporate capitalism.  That means London-Washington-Brussels-Paris-Berlin running the world.

Russia, China, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba and a few other nations are on the Pentagon’s wish list for ‘regime change’.  They still stand outside full control by the western bankers and militarists.

The recent formation of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) alternative economic institution would loan money to developing countries and not exploit them the way western bankers do using the IMF and World Bank as their tools of domination.  The west is not happy about BRICS and thus we saw the past progressive leader of Brazil was dethroned in a coup essentially orchestrated by Washington.  He was replaced by the fascist President Balsonaro who is allowing the destruction of the Amazon in order to enable expansion of cattle grazing areas for Brazil’s beef industry and other development. Thus the ‘lungs of the Earth’ are being destroyed for corporate profits.

The US-NATO alliance is not happy to see any nation stand up against this long run of western imperialism.  Many nations are calling for a multi-polar world and the US demands to remain as the unipolar leader of the planet.  Washington appears willing to create a global war to defend its collapsing empire.

The US is like a cowboy gambler with a black hat on a Mississippi riverboat playing cards.  The cowboy looks around and sees himself surrounded by those he has exploited for years.  He thinks his only way out is to start shooting – the law of the west.  That, I think, is essentially still the foreign and military policy of the US.  Its part arrogance and part fear that the world has woken up at last and is rejecting the cowboy mentality of ‘full spectrum dominance’.


Growing global poverty and the reality of climate change though are banging on Washington’s front door.  The corporations love for the dollar bill is so great that they cannot see beyond their lust for power and greed.  I call them pirates.

The pirates have buried a chest in the US – it is our national treasury created from the taxes from the people’s hard work.  More than 55% of every federal tax dollar under the discretion of Congress goes to the Pentagon.  America has become a war culture.  Our economy is addicted to military production.  People are increasingly  being indoctrinated that the ‘Russians and Chinese’ are trying to take over the world so we must spend more on weapons for war and we must have the very best space technology system in place to protect ourselves.  We are a paranoid nation – massive guilt and fear comes from our long legacy of genocide and endless war.

We have a wedding in America of the government and corporate power – they are one in the same.  Democracy has essentially been drowned in the United States.

Thus no one anywhere on our Mother Earth should ever listen to the moralistic preaching that comes from Washington about democracy, freedom, peace, or the rule of law.  It’s all Hollywood talk – a scripted propaganda machine that attempts to sell an image to the world.  Fortunately the initial shine has worn off the Stars & Stripes and most people around the globe clearly understand what is really going on.

Again now is the time to build an international consciousness and campaign to protect the heavens from this insane global war system.  India is becoming a leading space power and thus your voices and good hearts are needed to prevent moving this bad seed into space.

The Global Network thanks you for organizing this very important conference and we look forward to further collaboration with each of you. 

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