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.

Friday, September 24, 2010


October 2-9, 2010

International Week of Protest to
Stop the Militarization of Space

- No Missile Defense
- Stop the Drones
- Convert the Military Industrial Complex
- Bring Our War $$ Home

Local Events (List now in formation)

1. Agra, India (Oct 13) Bruce Gagnon speaks with local activists about space issues

2. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct 2) Protest at Kirtland AFB, Truman Gate, 10:00 am-noon

3. Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct 2) Showing of Pax Americana & the Weaponization of Space, Guild Theatre, 1:00 pm

4. Argentina - Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space will show in a Cordoba cinema during space week

5. Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 9) Vigil across from administration building on Washington Street, 11:30-12:30 am Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm (207) 763-4062

6. Bhopal, India (Oct 11) Bruce Gagnon speaks with local activists about space issues

7. Bradford, England (Sept 27-Oct 8) U.S. Missile Defence Exhibition at Bradford Library, Yorkshire CND

8. Bradford, England (Oct 5) Showing Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, Desmond Tutu House, 2 Ashgrove, Bradford, Yorkshire CND

9. Chile - Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space will show in 5 cinemas across the country during space week

10. Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 8) Vigil at noon outside the office of the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council. Theme will be opposition to current dependency on military spending, especially Star Wars and Cyber War spending with a strong suggestion that we move the money to other endeavors

11. Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 8) Demonstration at 3:30 pm outside the gates of Schriever AFB, home of the Space Warfare Center and numerous other Star Wars programs

12. Duluth, Minnesota (Oct 7) Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space showing at Labor Temple, Andy Anderson (218) 724-1891

13. Florence, Oregon (Oct 9) Showing Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space at Siuslaw Public Library, 4:30 pm

14. Fylingdales, England (Oct 4) Guided walk to launch the new guide to Fylingdales U.S. radar facility. Bring weatherproof clothing and sturdy footwear. Meet Ellerbeck Car Park, A169, near Whitby. Yorkshire CND

15. Fukuoka, Japan (Oct 3) Public forum on space weaponization at Salon de Sofia, 2:00 pm,

16. Jalgaon, India (Oct 4) Round table discussion of space issues in the Nutan Marathi College

17. Jammu, India (Oct 15) Bruce Gagnon speaks with local activists about space issues

18. Jeju Island, South Korea (Oct. 2) During one-day Island of Peace march, screenings including ‘The Life and Peace Village, Il-Gangjeong is Alive’ (produced by Kim Min-Soo) and ‘Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space’ (translated in Korean) in the Joongduk coast, Gangjeong village where the struggle against the Jeju naval base plan has been going on, 7pm. Contact Go Gwon-Il and

19. Leeds, England (Oct 6) Showing Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space at Leeds Metropolitan University, Yorkshire CND

20. Menwith Hill, England (Oct 2) Demonstration at NSA Spy Base in Yorkshire, Sponsored by CAAB

21. Nagpur, India (Oct 3) Demonstration in the Railway Colony

22. Nagpur, India (Oct 7) Space issues meeting in the Matru Seva Sangh Institute of Social Work

23. Nagpur, India (Oct 9-11) National conference on Achieving a Nuclear Weapons and Missile Defense Free Asia

24. New York City, New York (Oct 7) Noon educational event in local park

25. North Andover, Massachusetts (Oct 4) Bruce Gagnon speaks at Merrimack College about Raytheon’s role in Star Wars, John Schuchardt (978) 356-9395

26. Omaha, Nebraska (Oct 16) Nebraskans for Peace annual peace conference will feature Mike Moore & Loring Wirbel on “The New StratCom's de facto motto: Warfighting Is Our Vocation”

27. Oslo, Norway (Sept 27) Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space film showing with panel discussion to follow, Literary House, 6:00 pm

28. Oxford, England (Sept 25) Pax Americana and the Weaponisation of Space film showing at East Oxford Community Centre, 8.00 pm,

29. Prague, Czech Republic (Oct 9) Demonstration in the Wenceslaw Square against demanded USA military base and anti-rocket center in the Czech Republic, Citizens Initiative No Bases

30. RAF Croughton, England (Oct 2) Rally at U.S. communication base, noon-3:00 pm, Oxfordshire Peace Campaign,

31. San Francisco, California (Oct 10) Codepink March and Rally on Golden Gate Bridge, noon, walk eastern walkway and meet in middle. Keep Space for Peace, Stop Drone Warfare

32. San Jose, California (Oct 8) Program on Drones=Terrorism and showing of Silent Screams video, WILPF, at San Jose Peace Center 7:00 pm

33. Seattle, Washington (Oct 8) "Keep Space For Peace!" is the focus, featuring street theatre by The Loose Nukes and music by the Seattle Raging Grannies to raise awareness of and stop the militarization and weaponization of space, with a special focus on local military aerospace contractor Boeing. 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, at Westlake Plaza, 4th and Pine. Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

34. Spain – Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space will show in 47 cinemas across the country during space week

35. Srinagar, India (Oct 17-19) Bruce Gagnon speaks with local activists about space issues

36. Tokyo, Japan (Oct 8) Symposium: How to construe the military plan under the Democratic Party of Japan 6:30 pm at PPS Conference Room

37. Tucson, Arizona (Oct 1-4) Workshops on “Space war business” during Southwest Catholic Worker gathering

38. Tucson, Arizona (Oct 4) Vigil at Raytheon during Southwest Catholic Worker gathering

39. Tucson, Arizona (Oct 9) WILPF forum and action meeting from 2-4 pm in the Himmel Park Library including film 'A Space for Peace'

40. Uruguay - Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space will show in 3 cinemas across the country during space week

41. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (Oct 9) Nonviolent resistance at Lockheed Martin, the world's largest weapons corporation and space weapons contractor, noon

42. Vandenberg AFB, California (Oct 6) Vigil at Vandenberg AFB main gate 4:00-5:00 pm

43. Washington DC (Oct. 1) Bruce Gagnon speaks at Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House on space issues, 7:30 pm, Art Laffin, 202-360-6416

44. Washington DC (Oct 4) Vigil at the Pentagon from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Art Laffin

45. Washington DC (Oct 8) White House vigil from Noon - 1:00 p.m. Art Laffin,

Keep Space for Peace Week is co-sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom and the International Network for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases.

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