FRIDAY, APRIL 14 (Demonstration at Treasury Department - next door to White House -- from 12:00 to 3:00 pm)

Speakers to include:

· Aurel Duta (Bucharest, Romania Singer)
· Bill Sulzman (CPIS, Colorado)
· Bruce Gagnon (Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space)
· Carol Miller (Association of State Green Parties)
· Carol Moore (Wash DC Area War Tax Resistance)
· Dennis Brutus (South African poet)
· Dr. Michio Kaku (New York)
· Ellen Barfield (WILPF U.S. Section)
· Gordon Clark (Peace Action)
· Holly Graham (Tacoma, WA. Singer)
· Lindis Percy (Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, England)
· Victor Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)

SATURDAY, APRIL 15 (Star Wars Revisited: An Int'l Conference on Preventing an Arms Race in Space at American University - Ward Bldg.)

8:30 - 9:30 am Registration begins in Ward Bldg basement

9:30 - 10:00 Welcome by Karl Grossman & Abdul Aziz Said
(Director, Center for Gloal Peace, American University)

10:00 - 10:30 Keynote by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) Keep
Space for Peace: Creating a New Consciousness Toward Space

10:30 - 12:30 Military Space Panel

· Andy Lichterman (Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, CA.)
· Dr. Grigori Khozin (Professor, Russian Diplomatic Academy, Moscow)
· Helen John (Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp, England)
· Loring Wirbel (Managing Editor for Communications, Electronic Engineering
Times, Colorado)

12:30 - 12:45 Concluding Reflections on Ballistic Missile Defense

· Cheong Wooksik (Civil Network for a Peaceful Korea, Seoul)
· William Hartung (World Policy Institute, New York)

12:45 - 1:45 Lunch (We provide brown bag)

2:00 - 2:30 Keynote by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) The Need for an
International Ban on Weapons in Space

2:45 - 4:30 Future Nuclear Powered Space Missions Panel

· Dr. Helen Caldicott (Matcham, Australia)
· F. R. Sarker (Bangladesh Astronomical Society, Dhaka)
· Karl Grossman (Professor of Journalism, SUNY)
· Regina Hagen (Darmstadter Friedensforum, Germany)

4:45 - 6:30 Alternative Visions Panel

· David McReynolds (Socialist Party Candidate for President, New York)
· Dr. Carol Rosin (Founder, Institute for Security & Cooperation in Outer
Space, Ventura, CA.)
· Dr. Rashmi Mayur (Int'l Institute for Sustainable Future, Bombay, India)
· Patricia Mische (Pax Christi USA, Ohio)

7:00-10:00 pm Supper & Music by Holly Graham, Lynda Williams
& Michael Scott Miller (Supper
prepared by Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House)


SUNDAY, APRIL 16 (GN Strategy Meeting & Lobby Planning at AU)

9:00 -9:15 AM Welcome & History of GN by Karl Grossman

9:15 - 9:30 Introductions

9:30 - 10:30 Coordinators Report & Other Sharing
Reports on Local Space Organizing Activity

10:30 - 11:30 Lobby Day Discussion and Plan
· May 1-15 Int'l Call-In Days to Oppose Star Wars

11:30 - 2:15 Lunch on your own (Time available to
attend IMF/World Bank protests in downtown DC)

2:15 - 3:00 Small Groups Int'l Strategy Discussion

3:00 - 4:00 Reports from Small Groups & Discussion

4:00 - 4:15 Break

4:15 - 5:00 October 7, 2000 Int'l Day of Protest to
Stop the Militarization of Space Planning

5:00 - 7:00 Decision on next GN meeting, BOD elections, Review of
Budget, and GN's U.N. representative


MONDAY, APRIL 17 (Lobby Day on Capitol Hill)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm GN Lobby Day HQ at FCNL Office (245 Second St NE)

9:00 - 4:00 pm Day long vigil begins on east steps of Capital

We urge people to pre-arrange appointments and to spend the day visiting
your Representatives and Senators. When everyone is finished we ask you to
check back in at our HQ so we can get feedback on your visits. Thank you
for helping us to build the movement to prevent the nuclearization & weaponization of

Bruce K. Gagnon
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 90083
Gainesville, Fl. 32607
(352) 337-9274



Contact: Bruce Gagnon (352) 3379274

SUNY Journalism professor Karl Grossman and Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space Coordinator Bruce Gagnon will receive Sonoma State University's "Project Censored" awards for articles they wrote in 1999 on the issue of space weaponization and the Ballistic Missile Defense system. Both stories were chosen as the 8th Most Censored story of last year.

Both Grossman and Gagnon will be featured speakers at major peace in space events now scheduled for Washington DC on April 1417.

· On Friday, April 14 the Global Network (GN) will organize a major protest at the Treasury Department to highlight the waste of billions of taxpayer dollars on Star Wars research & development by the Pentagon and aerospace corporations.

· On Saturday, April 15 the GN will hold an International Conference on Preventing an Arms Race in Space at American University. Speakers will include Rep. Dennis Kucinich (DOH) and Sen. Tom Harkin (DIA).

· On Sunday, April 16 the GN will hold an International Peace in Space Strategy Meeting at American University (participating will be activists from around the world who work on space issues.)

· On Monday, April 17 Keep Space for Peace lobby day will take place on Capitol hill.

"In order to enforce corporate globalization the U.S. Space Command has been given the job of space control and domination. Space will become the military instrument by which the corporations will attempt to hold down the 'havenots' in order for the 'haves' to continue their control of markets and resources," said GN Coordinator Bruce Gagnon.

The GN is made up of over 100 affiliate groups around the world and was founded in 1992. Each year the organization meets in a different part of the world in order to promote the need for an international ban on weapons in space.

Check the website of the GN at:

P.O. Box 90083 Gainesville, FL 32607 (352) 3379274