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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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Public comment period on 'Space Command'

Public comment period opens for U.S. Space Command alternatives 

Three Colorado bases competing for U.S. Space Command have space for new facilities, according to an environmental assessment offered for comment on July 24.

Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base, both in El Paso County, and Buckley Air Force Base in the Denver area, are among those under consideration for command.

The other bases contending for the command include Vandenberg Air Force Base in California or Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

A 30-day public comment period opened July 24. Click on this link to view the EA.

Email comments, which must be contained in the body of the email and not in attachments, can be sent to

Or mail comments to Russell Perry, HQ AFSPC/A4C, 150 Vandenberg St. Suite 1105, Peterson AFB, Colorado, 80914-4230.

Deadline is Aug. 23.

Key points that could be made in the public comments are:

1) The cost of a new arms race in space will be massive and we are in deep debt - we need to take care of Mother Earth and deal with climate change.

2) Space Force will necessitate huge numbers of rocket launches which pollute the environment and punch holes in the ozone layer.

3) We need to honor the United Nations Outer Space and Moon treaties that established that space should not be an arena of war.  Instead the US should be negotiating a new treaty to ban all weapons in space.  Russia and China for years have been urging the US to join them in doing so.

4) It is clear and obvious that the aerospace industry views space as a new profit center.  The industry has identified the 'entitlement programs' (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and what little is left of the social safety net) as the new funding source to pay for their ambitious and dangerous plans for space control and domination in the coming years.

5) Select none of the proposed sites now under consideration.  We can't afford to expand the 'Space Command' or 'Space Force' - what ever it may be called.


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