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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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Monday, September 15, 2008


October 4 – 12, 2008

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

October 4 – 12 Local Actions (List Now in Formation):

* Baltimore, Maryland (Oct 3) Peace vigil by Jonah House at the new Northrop Grumman weapons production plant in Linthicum Heights (1570 W. Nursery Rd) at 11:00 am or (410) 233-6238

* Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 4) Vigil across from administration building on Washington Street 11:30 am Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm 207-763-4062

* Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 18) Veterans for Peace march & rally at Aegis destroyer “Christening” featuring Granny D. Aegis is outfitted with "missile defense" systems. Assemble Waterfront Park on Commercial St. at 9:00 am

* Boston, Massachusetts (Oct 4) Vigil and leaflet at Park Street train station (Park Street at Tremont) with WILPF at 2:00 pm

* Boston, Massachusetts (Oct 11) Posters and leafleting at regional anti-war mobilization on Boston Common

* Cambridge, Massachusetts (Oct 2) Showing newly revised space video “Space4Peace” at Central Sqauare Library by WILPF and Cambridge Peace Commission 6:45pm

* RAF Croughton, England (Oct 4) Demonstration at U.S. Space Communications Base

* Damascus, Syria (Oct 11) Public meeting on space issues at cultural center

* Fylingdales, England (Oct 11) Demonstration at U.S. Star Wars radar facility by Yorkshire CND

* Grand Rapids, Michigan (Oct 5) Marywood Campus Health Center presentations by Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert

* Grand Rapids, Michigan (Oct 6) Aquinas College presentations by Ardeth Platte and Carol Gilbert

* Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (Oct 7) Film showing of Arsenal of Hypocrisy space video at the Just Us Café

* Hampton, Florida (Oct 5) FCPJ’s “Remember our Roots” Day on the coalitions’s land. FCPJ was a co-founder of the Global Network

* Kirtland AFB, New Mexico (Oct 4) Demonstration at Space War Center Truman Gate in Albuquerque (505) 401-4808

* Las Vegas, Nevada (Oct 4) Peace Concert and Fair

* Menwith Hill, England (Oct 4) Demonstration at NSA Spy Base in Yorkshire

* Nagpur, India (Oct 6) Space issues forum at Dharampeth Science College

* New York, New York (Oct 3) Joel Landy’s musical presentation at The Yippie Museum Café will include space issues

* New York, New York (Oct 6) Protest at L-3 Communications, a prime contractor in space Command, Control and Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, 600 Third Avenue (at E. 39th) 12:00-1:30 pm

* Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 7 & 9) Demonstrations at Quest Center, home of annual aerospace Strategic Space & Defense convention

* Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 7) Former editor of Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Mike Moore, speaks at Creighton University about his new book The Twilight War: The Folly of US Space Dominance 3:30 pm

* Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 8) Former editor of Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Mike Moore, speaks at University of Nebraska-Omaha in Milo Bail Student Center about his new book The Twilight War: The Folly of US Space Dominance 7:00 pm

* Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 8) “Die-In” CD/Nonviolent direct action at Quest Convention Center during annual aerospace Strategic Space & Defense convention

* Penny Farms, Florida ( Oct ) Forum at Penney Memorial Church

* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Oct 2) Peace Concert at Temple University

* Portland, Maine (Oct 6) Showing newly revised space video “Space4Peace” and talk by Mary Beth Sullivan at Meg Perry Center 7:00 pm

* Prague, Czech Republic (Oct 8) Protest happening tour in front of Russian, Chinese and U.S. embassies 11:00 am (CET)

* Queensland, Australia (Oct 4) Demonstration at University of Queensland’s Center for Hypersonics technology

* Saco, Maine (Oct 5) Showing newly revised space video “Space4Peace” at First Parish Congregational UCC 9:00 am

* Santa Rosa, California (Oct 7) War in Space presentation at Santa Rosa Junior College Newman Auditorium by Physics Instructor Lynda Williams

* Sunnyvale, California (Oct 24) Vigil at Lockheed Martin weapons production plant

* Toledo, Ohio (Oct 4-12) Daily space issues leafleting at Lucas County Courthouse

* Tucson, Arizona (Oct 4) Showing newly revised space video “Space4Peace” and Raging Grannies will sing at Martha Cooper Library at 2:00 pm

* Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (Oct 4) Nonviolent resistance at Lockheed Martin, the world's largest weapons corporation and space weapons contractor

* Vandenberg AFB, California (Oct 11) Vigil at front gate of Star Wars missile launch base 1:00 pm (831) 206-5043

Use this link to view the Space Week poster

and this link to see the flyer


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