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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WHAT IS THIS?



No, it's not a run-a-way spacecraft from the outer limits. But it does have something to do with space.

It is the Raytheon-Boeing X-Band radar that sits atop a converted sea-based oil-drilling platform and will be used to help direct the Pentagon's "missile offense" program.

The $900 million X-Band radar was just towed into West Seattle (Washington state) for repairs before it heads back out into the Pacific Ocean where it will do its work.

You can find more information here about the radar.

There appears to be an effort underway by activists in the Seattle area to organize protests against this expensive and provocative system that is driving a new arms race into space.

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