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The Best Things In Space Ain't Free, An Update on the Privatization and Militarization of Space

In celebration of Keep Space for Peace Week, the Santa Cruz branch of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom hosts a town meeting on the militarization and privatization of space.
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There is little public discussion of the United States government’s firm intention over the past several decades to establish dominance over the planet by the use of military satellites and weapons in space. On Thursday evening, September 16th, Bruce Gagnon, founder and director of the Global Network Against Nuclear Power and Weapons in Space, will be the featured speaker at a town meeting on the privatization and militarization of space. In addition to discussing how satellite technology and weapons in space affect current Earth-bound warfare, he is expected to discuss the military and corporate motivations that lie behind some of NASA’s recent successes such as the Mars landing and the Cassini probe of Saturn.

Gagnon is a senior fellow and a member of the advisory board of Dr. Helen Caldicott’s Nuclear Policy Research Institute. He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign, which brought attention to NASA’s use of plutonium to power the Cassini space probe. His research on the weaponization of space was named as one of the top ten most censored stories of 1999 by Sonoma State University’s Project Censored.

This event will be held at the Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St. in Santa Cruz, September 16th, 7pm. It is sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and the Resource Center for Non-Violence. It is free to the public and will include refreshments and a special performance by the Raging Grannies.
 
 


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