For Immediate Release
Keep Space for Peace Week Protests Planned Worldwide
INTERNATIONAL - On October 4-12 a week of
local protest actions to Keep Space for Peace will be held
Each fall the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear
Power in Space organizes Keep Space for Peace Week: International Days of Protest to Stop
the Militarization of Space. These
events are intended to help educate the public about the need to prevent the
arms race from moving into the heavens.
According to Global Network
Coordinator Bruce Gagnon, "The space week protests represent the largest
grassroots global expression against moving the arms race into space. With current U.S. plans to deploy Star
Wars radar in the Czech Republic and 'missile defense' deployments in Poland, a
new costly and destabilizing arms race in space is underway. The U.S. has long said that it intends
to 'control and dominate' space and 'deny' other nations access to space giving
it the ability to control the Earth.
The Pentagon calls it 'Full Spectrum Dominance.' As the U.S. and NATO now move eastward
to militarily surround Russia with space technology we see the emergence of a
new Cold War that will only benefit the global war machine and make life more
insecure for all the people."
The October 4-12 actions are
being co-sponsored by the Women's International League for
Peace & Freedom and Europe
for Peace and will be endorsed by groups all over the world. Protests are expected at city centers,
U.S. embassies, key space related factories and military bases in the U.S.,
throughout Europe, Latin America, Australia, India, and the Asian-Pacific
region. Educational forums will be
held inside churches, schools and colleges, and space related videos would be
Czech activist, Dana
Feminova, a leader of Europe for Peace says, "Here in Europe we can see and feel
the rising tensions as the U.S. deploys space warfare systems near Russia and
attempts to drag our governments along into this new Cold War. We've been here before and do not want
to return. We are working hard to
build opposition to Star Wars by educating the people on this continent and
beyond. Keep Space for Peace Week
gives us a chance to unite with people all over the world. We must act now while we still have
The list of Space Week
protest sites will be regularly updated. To see the list of actions
check the web sites of any of the sponsoring groups or www.space4peace.org
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