Voices of Conscience
(Ret.) Ann Wright
Friday, Apr 7, 20179 a.m. - Protest at Redstone Arsenal as a part of 25th Anniversary of Global Network Against Weapons in Space
Contact Bruce Gagnon
Fri Apr 7 - Sun Apr 9: 10 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church conference on Small Arms, Drones
Church Center, New York City
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017Sat Apr 8 - Sun Apr 9: 9 a.m. - Speak at the 25th Annual Conference of Global Network Against Weapons in Space
Contact Bruce Gagnon
Pivot Toward War: US Missile Defense and the Weaponization of Space
25th Annual Space Organizing Conference & Protest
April 7-9, 2017
Join us for the 25th anniversary of the Global Network at this important conference and protest in the community known as the Pentagon of the South.
Huntsville is the home of the Redstone Arsenal and the Space Commands directorate for missile defense. Huntsville is the manufacturing site for the PAC-3, SM-3 missile defense (MD) systems while the controversial THAAD is built in another part of Alabama. Redstone Arsenal was the place where after WWII Nazi rocket scientists were brought by the U.S., using their scientific and technological expertise to help create the US space and weapons programs. The GN had a similar meeting in Huntsville in 2001.
The US is currently encircling Russia and China with MD systems based on Navy Aegis warships (SM-3 interceptor missiles) and with ground-based launchers (PAC-3 and THAAD). These systems are the shield that would be used to pick-off Russian or Chinese retaliatory strikes after a Pentagon first-strike attack. MD systems were previously banned by the US-Russian Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty because they are destabilizing and give one side an advantage. George W. Bush pulled the US out of the ABM Treaty in 2001 and since that time the US MD program has been on steroids.
This conference, to be held in the heartland of the conservative south, will be a great opportunity for peace groups everywhere to learn more about the role of US MD systems which could be key triggers to start WW III. Help the growing global movement against MD and space weapons build greater opposition to these destabilizing programs.
We invite peace groups worldwide to become co-sponsors of this timely conference and to send representatives to join the protest at Redstone Arsenal on April 7 and the conference on April 8-9.
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652
Brunswick, ME 04011
Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. - Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, Apr 29, 201710 a.m. - Mobilization on Climate Change, Militarism
Sat Apr 29 - Sat May 6: Trip to Cuba for Conference on Abolition of Foreign Military Bases
Saturday, April 29 Arrival in Holguin on Jet Blue
Sunday, April 30 Santiago - Tomb of Fidel Castro - city tour, etc
Monday, May 1 May day parade in Santiago
Tuesday May 2 Trip to Baracoa to see the impact of Huracan Matthew and the recovering process
Wednesday, May 3 Baracoa
Thursday, May 4 Guantanamo conference
Friday, May 5 Guantanamo conference
Saturday, May 6 Caimanera - Base - Press conference
Sunday, May 7 Return to the US
Thursday, May 4, 2017Thu May 4 - Sat May 6: Fifth Conference on the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases
The conference is sponsored by the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples (MovPaz)and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples
Friday, May 5, 2017Fri May 5 - Sat May 20: Participate in Christian Peacemaker Team (CPT) trip to Kurdistan, Iraq
Contact Rev. Winston
CPT's delegations will be based in Sulaimani, in the KRG. Delegates will meet with representatives of non-governmental organizations, human rights groups, displaced persons, and government officials. They will gain a perspective on the challenges facing people in northern Iraq and the impact there of violence in other areas of Iraq and along the borders of the KRG. The delegation will participate in the work of CPT's longer-term project (LINK: http://www.cpt.org/work/iraq) of reporting on human rights abuses and supporting local reconciliation. Some physical rigors may be involved.
CPT has had a presence in Iraq since October 2002, first in Baghdad and since November 2006 in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Monday, May 15, 2017Mon May 15 - Wed May 17: Meeting with Womens Boat to Gaza group for Nakba Day
Contact Jea Escanilla
Friday, May 19, 2017Fri May 19 - Fri May 19: 6 p.m. - Speak on Womens Boat to Gaza - Never Silent Until Our Sisters Are Free
Contact Ellen Hansson
Saturday, May 20, 2017Sat May 20 - Sat May 20: 6 p.m. - Speak on Women's Boat to Gaza
Contact Gerd von der Lippe
Tuesday, May 23, 2017Tue May 23 - Thu May 25: Speak on Resistance to War at NO to NATO events
Contact Ludo De Brabander
Wednesday, May 24, 2017Wed May 24 - Sat May 27: Women Cross the DMZ conference
Contact Women Cross the DMZ
Wednesday, Aug 9, 2017Wed Aug 9 - Sun Aug 13: Speak at Veterans for Peace Annual Convention-Education Not Militarization
Friday, Sep 8, 2017Fri Sep 8 - Sun Sep 10: 9 a.m. - Speak at Assassin Drone Protests at Ramstein Air Base
Contact Reiner Braun
Media coverage of 2016 Protest at US Air Force Base at Ramstein, Germany
Anti-drone rally at US air base Ramstein draws thousands | News ...
Jun 11, 2016 - A nine-kilometer (5.5-mile) human chain was later formed to demand limits on the use of the base. Protest at US air base ni Ramstein, Germany.
Demonstrators form human chain near US base in Germany | Fox News
Jun 11, 2016 - Protest organizers contend that the Ramstein Air Base is used to relay flight control data for lethal drone strikes. They are calling for the base, ...