The push for global domination relies heavily military satellites for
surveillance, communication, command and control and the planning and
execution of exercises and wars. However, military satellites require
ground-based stations to send and receive information/commands - so a global
military presence requires an extensive network of various bases and space
centres. The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space has
campaigned to raise awareness of these issues, to help coordinate actions at
related ground based installations and to “Keep Space for Peace” for 25 years.
In 2018, we will be holding our Annual Space Organizing Conference in Oxford,
England. This will also include a protest at the major US/NATO military space
communications and control centre at nearby “RAF” Croughton.
Come and join us!
Final Programme here
for the space organizing conference is on a sliding scale. Please pay what you
can best afford between £20 - £70. We will send you the detailed conference
program upon receipt of your registration fee.
Register via eventbrite
or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited home hospitality will be available on
a first-come, first-serve basis. Let us know if you’d like a local hotel list – e.g. Oxford Youth Hostel reservations:
(If you live in the Oxford area please contact us if you can provide housing for
others — space for just one person will be appreciated).
Airports: London or Oxford or Luton have good bus connections;
The Friends Meeting House is at 43 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LW - a 20 min walk
from Oxford Railway Station.
Protest at Croughton during “Keep Space for Peace Week”
Why are we visiting ‘RAF’
Croughton is an American military and intelligence communications base on the
border of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. It is a major hub in the US global
electronic communications, control and surveillance network which serves the
interests of the US military and intelligence services regardless of the
location and the mission objectives.
handles a huge portion of US military communications in Europe, North Africa and
the Middle East and is used to route vast amounts of data captured by
Washington’s network of listening posts in diplomatic premises back to America
for analysis by the CIA and the NSA. A secure
fibre-optic link between Croughton and the US air base at Camp Lemonnier in
Djibouti helps to co-ordinate drone strikes over Yemen.
The US is now spending over £200m to transform the base into one of its largest
intelligence hubs outside the US to become a new centre for counter terrorism
operations in Africa.
A site devoted to USAF Croughton (and its outstation, Barford St.
John), the USA's communications and combat support base on the border of
Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. It brings together information about what
Croughton is/does, those working to highlight its role in conflict and the use
of advanced surveillance and weapons technology, and recent reports/articles
which highlight the role of Croughton.
ramblinactivist videos from Paul Mobbs:
'Keep Space for Peace', part 1 – NSA Menwith Hill:
A trip to NSA Menwith Hill, for the 'Keep Space for Peace' week gathering. It's
possible to say many things about this site, and give a technical analysis of
its capabilities, but what concerns me is something relatively simple. Who is
accountable for the acts carried out within the perimeter fence? In this short
film Paul Mobbs takes a look around the site, look at a little of its history,
and document the marvellous Tuesday evening actions that take place here each
week. The last third gives a brief digest of the presentations from the 'Keep
Space for Peace' global event at Menwith.
This video investigates not just USAF Croughton
('RAF' assumes a level of control that does not, in reality, exist), but also
the evolution of the idea of "network-centric warfare" as it has developed at
this site. USAF Croughton is about to undergo a large upgrade to extend its
mission. The new 'Joint Intelligence Analysis Centre' (JIAC) will create an
intelligence hub in Europe that will co-ordinate NATO (but predominately US)
military and intelligence services across the new 'electronic battle space'.
That means not just continuing its existing involvement in various activities
which violate international law and the Laws of War; it will intensify the
capacity of the US to project its power using technology across Europe, North
Africa and the Middle East. The video concludes with a brief snippet from the
'Keep Space for Peace' week demonstration and rally at Croughton in October
USAF Croughton - Keep Space for Peace 2017
This short video was produced ahead of the
march and rally at USAF Croughton on 7th October 2017
to explain the issues behind the operation of Croughton today, and, as part of
the new JIAC development, the site's increased involvement in the future in the
mass surveillance of society, the use of armed drones, and the use special
forces for alleged "counter-terror" operations, in North Africa and the Middle
East. What the USA and NATO enable and support through Croughton is, quite
simply, 'state terror'. Outside of identified war zones, what the US and its
NATO allies are doing in the regions affected by the operation of Croughton is
an abuse of people's human rights, and arguably a violation of International
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; No to War No to NATO network; Oxfordshire
Peace Campaign; The Peace Report; Stop the War Coalition; International Network
against Foreign Military Bases; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom,
UK Veterans for Peace