STOP CASSINI EARTH FLYBY|
Workshops offered this week at the Haque Appeal for Peace Conference
By Karl Grossman
The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and Peace Action are sponsoring two workshops at the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference to empower people and to provide information they can use to challenge the weaponization and nuclearization of space -- including seeking to stop this summer's planned Earth "flyby" of the Cassini space probe.
The U.S. military's aim to "control space" and the Earth below, to place weapons including lasers in space, are major issues for the peace movement. The use of nuclear power in space is closely linked to the weaponization of space. The U.S. military sees nuclear power as an energy source for high-powered weapons in space.
There will also be strategy sessions between the two workshops.
Workshop # 1 - "Banning Weapons In Space,"
Wednesday, 12 May, between 3:30 and 5 P.M. in Vermeer 1.
(At this workshop arrangements will be made for the strategy sessions -- to be held that evening and during the day Thursday 13 May.)
Workshop # 2 - Screening of the TV documentary, "Nukes In Space 2: Unacceptable Risks,"
Friday 14 May between 9:30 and 11 A.M. in Committee Room 8.
(There will be further strategy-making at this workshop, including on the actions that will be held around the world on June 12 protesting the planned August Earth "flyby" of the plutonium-fueled Cassini space probe.)
Presenters at the workshops include:
- investigative journalist and State University of New York journalism professor Karl Grossman;
- Bill Towe, co-chair of Peace Action and member of the Global Network board;
- Helen John of the Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp;
- Dr. Joan Russow, national leader of the Green Party of Canada; and
- Dr. Rashmi Mayur, long involved with the United Nations in seeking to uphold the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 and preserve space for peaceful uses.
Please, if possible, come to the workshops and strategy sessions.