Global Network 12th Annual International Conference

April 23-25 2004

Portland, Maine

Understanding the Role of Space in U.S. Global Domination

All Pictures by


Park Ji-ho

and Aurel Duta

Press Release

2-4.00 p.m. Rally at Waterloo Park in Bath - march to Bath Iron Works

Pictures from the demonstration

Letter Delivered to BIW
at the demonstration  - 23rd April

7-8:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Craig Eisendrath
(senior Fellow, Center for International Policy)

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Introduced by Loring Wirbel

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Craig Eisendrath

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Craig's speech

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Entertainment from the wonderful
Women Singers Group - "Full Circle"


Morning Session

8:00 Conference Registration
Woodfords Congregational Church – Portland, Maine

9:00 Welcome & purpose of conference
(Bruce Gagnon, GN Coordinator and Dave Webb, Yorkshire CND)

9:15-10:30 Plenary Session:
Role of Space in U.S. Quest for Global Empire
  • Stacey Fritz (No Nukes North, Fairbanks, Alaska)
  • Joseph Gerson (AFSC, Cambridge, MA.)
  • Regina Hagen (Int’l Network of Engineers & Scientists Against Proliferation, Darmstadt, Germany)
  • Loring Wirbel (Citizens for Peace in Space, Colorado Springs, CO.)
  • Facilitated by Karen Wainberg (Peace Action Maine)
10:45-12:00 Plenary Session:
Reports from Local Space Organizing
  • Bob Anderson (Stop the War Machine, Albuquerque, N.M.)
  • Jack Bussell (Maine Veterans for Peace, Portland)
  • MacGregor Eddy (WILPF, Salinas, CA)
  • Gareth Smith (OzPeace, Byron Bay, Australia)
  • Holly Gwinn Graham (Singer/Songwriter, Olympia, WA)
  • Tamara Lorincz (Halifax Peace Coalition, Nova Scotia)
  • Satomi Oba (Plutonium Action, Hiroshima, Japan)
  • Sri Raman (Movement Against Nuclear Weapons, Chennai, India)
  • Bob Smith (Brandywine Peace Community, Swarthmore, PA.)
  • Dave Webb (Yorkshire CND, Leeds, UK)
  • Facilitated by Cris Gutierrez and Mary Beth Sullivan (WILPF, Maine)

Pictures and extracts from the morning session

Afternoon Session

12:00-1:00 Lunch
(Annual Peace in Space Award)

1:15-2:00 Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Helen Caldicott
(Nuclear Policy Research Institute)

2:15-3:15 Workshop Session I

  • European Perspectives on Star Wars
  • Environmental Consequences of Toxic Rocket Launches
  • Military Satellites: Their Warfighting & Counterinsurgency Roles
  • Creating Space Law to Protect the Heavens and the Earth
  • Theatre Missile Defense: Aegis Role in Foreign Policy
  • NMD Deployment & Testing: Alaskan & Pacific Resistance
  • Deadly Connections: Corporate Globalization, Space Technology & War
  • Playing with Fire: Nuclear Power in Space
  • Civil Liberties & Civil Disobedience
  • Recent Star Wars films and videos
3:30–4:30 Workshop Session II
(Repeat of previous session)

4:45-6:00 Plenary Session: Alternatives, Actions & Strategies to Keep Space for Peace

  • Edward Appiah-Brafoh (Green Earth Organization, Ghana)
  • Lindis Percy (CAAB, Otley, UK)
  • Jesse Leah Vear (POWER, Portland, ME.)
  • Dave Knight (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Kettlewell, UK)
  • Facilitated by Tom Sturtevant (Maine Veterans for Peace)

6:15-7:15 Supper

7:15-9:00 Entertainment & Social

Pictures and extracts from the afternoon session

"Still on Catastrophe's Edge"
by Robert McNamara and Helen Caldicott,
Los Angeles Times

Reports on Conference

GN Annual Membership Meeting
9:00am - 1:00pm

  • Reports

  • Planning

  • Board Elections

Pictures and extracts from the meeting

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