GN’s 26th Annual Conference

 June 22 - 24, 2018

Oxford & Croughton, England

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!

Register here !

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (subject to change)

Friday, June 22
Welcome and orientation
 at Friends Meeting House, 43 St Giles’,
Oxford OX1 3LW


Get to know each other, Musical entertainment + light supper

Saturday, June 23

Friends Meeting House, Oxford


Space Conference Registration Begins


Welcome & Purpose of Event


Introduction to the work of the Global Network




Plenary Panel with local organizing reports from around the world




Workshops on “Tying the Global Space System Together”




Discussion, feedback, etc.


19:00 -20:00 Keynote Speeches

     a.    “The Global Military Infrastructure” by Paul Mobbs
     b.     “Space Colonisation”  by Bruce Gagnon

20:00-21:00 Public Lecture - tbd
21:00–22:00 Music by Nick Gill of Oxford Classic Jazz Band
Sunday, June 24

Visit to Croughton. International rally, speeches and explanation of new developments by Paul Mobbs.

14.00-15.00 Friends Meeting House, Oxford - Lunch
15.00- 17.00 Annual Business Meeting of the Global Network – all welcome.




Registration 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 here or contact:


Please book accommodation early - try following one of the following links:

Rooms at Oxford University:

Bed and Breakfast places:

The Oxford Youth Hostel Association (YHA):

Budget hotels:

Limited home hospitality may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

(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.


Please register as soon as possible here:

Protest at Croughton during “Keep Space for Peace Week”

Why are we visiting ‘RAF’ Croughton?

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.

Croughton 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.


More Information:


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.

'Keep Space for Peace', part 2 – USAF Croughton & 'network-centric' war

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 2017.

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 Law.

Abolition 2000; 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


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