Four Days of Protest Events
No Star Wars

April 14-17, 2000
Washington DC


Speakers to include:

Aurel Duta (For Mother Earth -- Bucharest, Romania)
Loring Wirbel (Citizens for Peace In Space, 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 (Professor of Physics, CUNY)
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)
William Thomas (Proposition One Committee)


The military is now pushing hard to get approval to deploy the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system "as soon as technically feasible". President Clinton will receive a recommendation from a Pentagon panel before June 2000 on the BMD deployment question. The BMD program is made up of two components -- National Missile Defense (NMD) which is intended to protect the continental U.S. and the Theatre Missile Defense (TMD) which would be limited to protecting troops in regional battlefields. It is possible that the Pentagon will recommend deployment of the TMD system first.

Deployment of the expensive and destabilizing "missile defense" program is the first step in the reinvigoration of Star Wars. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and TRW now hold a joint contract to build space-based lasers that would be the follow-on technology to BMD. The Pentagon is also developing
anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons that would be used to "knock out" competitors satellites in space. The U.S. sells the BMD system as "defensive". The U.S. Space Command, committed to space "control and domination", has other plans. BMD is truly a Trojan horse, a way to get public support for the deployment of offensive systems in space. Space weapons must be opposed if we are to be successful in preventing the creation of an arms race in space.

Join with people from around the world as we gather in Washington DC during these four days of protest events to call upon President Clinton and
Congress to cancel plans to revitalize Star Wars. In order to prevent the weaponization of space we must develop an international constituency that can build the movement to keep space for peace.

Each year since 1992 the Global Network has brought people together who are working worldwide to stop the nuclearization and weaponization of space. We expect the April 14-17, 2000 meetings to be our biggest, and most important, ever. Please join with us!


APRIL 14 (Friday): Demonstration at the Treasury Department (next door to the White House) from noon until 2:00 pm. This non-violent event will address the enormous waste of our tax dollars on Star Wars development. Following the rally at the Treasury Department we will move to the White House to deliver our message to President Clinton.

APRIL 15 (Saturday): This important day long conference, entitled Star Wars Revisited: An International Conference on Preventing an Arms Race in Space will be held at American University in Washington DC. The educational event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, music and a supper party that evening.

APRIL 16 (Sunday): Join with the membership of the Global Network as we discuss international strategies for our campaign and prepare for the lobby day on Monday.

APRIL 17 (Monday): Make advance appointments with your Congressional delegation and join our Keep Space for Peace lobby day. Participate in our day long vigil on the Capitol steps (east side) as well.


The registration fee for the April 15 conference Star Wars Revisited: An International Conference on Preventing an Arms Race in Space will be on a sliding scale between $15 - $50 (pay what you can best afford within that range.) Lunch and supper will be provided as part of your registration fee.

High school and college students will pay $5 each. American University students will not have to pay a fee.

The April 16 international strategies meeting and lobby preparation will be free of charge. (Lunch will be on your own that day.)

We will send you a full schedule of events upon receipt of your registration. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE.


We will be happy to provide a list of moderately prices hotels in the Washington DC area if you request it.

Home hospitality will be available on a very limited first-come, first-served basis. Inquire early. If you can make your own local housing arrangements please do so.


Let us know if you need a ride to Washington DC and we will try to link you up with others.

American University (April 15-16) is very near the Tenleytown-American University metro stop on the Red Line. A shuttle runs every hour from the metro stop to American University on the weekends. American University is located on Nebraska Ave. in northwest Washington DC.


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I/we will participate in the April 17 Keep Space for Peace lobby day. We will make appointments with our Congressional delegation before we come to Washington DC.

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