2005 STAR Global Network 13th Annual International Conference

April 29-30, 2005

Full Spectrum Resistance
an International Space Organizing Conference

Activists from all over the world will be coming to New York for this annual space organizing conference that marks the 13th anniversary of the Global Network. The keynote speaker at the event will be Dr. Michio Kaku (Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. His most popular and best selling books include Hyperspace and Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century).

A key obstacle to global disarmament is U.S. determination to move the arms race into space. With U.S. efforts to create "full spectrum dominance" other nations are saying that they must maintain their existing nuclear forces, or develop new nuclear arsenals, as a deterrent to U.S. plans for "control and domination" via space technology. Hear what activists around the world are doing to build the movement to keep space for peace.

On Sunday, May 1 the GN will participate in the massive international disarmament rally planned by Abolition 2000 and United for Peace & Justice in the city (Central Park) calling for the rapid implementation of the promise of nuclear disarmament.

Please join with us on April 30. This event will be cosponsored by Abolition 2000.

Registration is required.

Conference Agenda

Friday, April 29 (Church Center, 777 U.N. Plaza, 8th Floor)

5:00 – 5:30 pm Registration, Food and socializing

5:30 – 6:30 Introductions and local reports

6:30 – 6:45 Coordinator’s report/financial report

7:00 – 8:00 General space organizing strategy discussion

8:00 – 8:30 Planning for October 1-8 Keep Space for Peace Week

8:30 – 9:00 Board elections, proposals for 2006 GN conference location

Saturday, April 30 (Musicians Union Hall, 322 W. 48th St.)

12:00 pm Registration begins

1:00 – 1:15 Welcome & Purpose of Event (Dave Webb Yorkshire CND, UK)

1:15 – 3:15 Plenary Panel: Local Space Organizing Reports from Key Activists

  • Aurel Duta (For Mother Earth, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Stacey Fritz (No Nukes North, Fairbanks, AK)

  • Atsushi Fujioka (Professor of Economics, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan)

  • Holly Gwinn Graham (Singer/Songwriter, Olympia, WA)

  • Andy Lichterman (Western States Legal Foundation, Oakland, CA)

  • Tamara Lorincz (Halifax Peace Coalition, Nova Scotia, Canada)

  • Lindis Percy (Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, Otley, England)

  • Hyeon Sinae (Civil Network for a Peaceful Korea, Seoul, South Korea)

  • Bob Smith (Brandywine Peace Community, Swarthmore, PA)

  • Mary Beth Sullivan (WILPF, Brunswick, ME)

  • Bill Sulzman (Citizens for Peace in Space, Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Dave Webb (Yorkshire CND, Leeds, England)

  • Linda Williams (Singer/Songwriter, Sebastopol, CA)

3:30 – 5:00 Plenary Panel: Nuclearization & Weaponization of Space Issues and Strategies

  • Karl Grossman (Professor of Journalism, SUNY, Sag Harbor, NY)

  • Regina Hagen (Int’l Network of Engineers & Scientists Against Proliferation, Darmstadt, Germany)

  • Dave Knight (Moderator, Global Network U.N. Representative, Kettlewell, England)

  • Steven Staples (Polaris Institute, Ottawa, Canada)

5:00 – 6:00 Small group discussion and feedback

6:00 – 7:00 Dinner (We provide)

6:50 – 7:00 Presentation 2020 Vision instead of Vision 2020 by German Youth from the Friedenswerkstatt Mutlangen

7:00 – 7:45 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michio Kaku (Professor of Theoretical Physics at CUNY)

8:00 – 8:45 Keynote Speaker: Jenny Jones (Former chair of UK Green Party, Deputy mayor of London 2003-4 & London representative in the Mayors for Peace Campaign)

8:45 – 9:00 Music by Tom Neilson and Holly Gwinn Graham

Sunday, May 1

International Rally for Nuclear Disarmament in Central Park

Conference brochure & registration form:

(download brochure - 184 KB pdf file)

(Report from Conference)

(Other Global Network Activities in 2005)

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