GN 11th Annual International Membership Conference

Melbourne, Australia

May 16-18 2003

Star Wars: International Space Organizing Conference & Protest

2003 marks the 11th anniversary of the Global Network.  This year we will hold our annual event in Australia, where the U.S. wishes to expand its Pine Gap satellite spy base to help direct space warfare. Please try to send representatives from your organization to this important meeting.

See special conference website:

And also see: Conference Report


Draft Agenda for Melbourne, Australia
Hosted by OzPeace

Pre conference activities for those who arrive early (from both overseas and interstate)

Thursday  15 May

  • Trip to giant Alpine forests in the high country about 2 hours out of Melbourne organised by Friends of the Earth

Friday  16 May

  • Action at either Victoria Barracks or Raytheon or Boeing (plenty of places to choose from.

  • Dinner/Social

Saturday  17  May

Organising Conference
Victoria Trades Hall



 Indigenous Welcome, Larry Walsh
9.10  Introduction & Welcome, Jacob Grech, OzPeace
9.30 Senator Lyn Allison, Australian Democrats
10.00 Reports:
  • Dr Michio Kaku, Global Network, US
  • Dr Hannah Middleton, Australian Anti Bases Campaign Coalition
10.30  Workshops (Choose one):
  • Europe & NATO
  • United States & Star Wars
11.30 Reports:
  • Dr Dave Webb, CND, UK
  • Sri Jagadisa, Movement Against Nuclear Weapons, India
  • Adi Ema Tagicakibau , Pacific Concerns Resource Centre, Fiji
  • Neri Javier Colmanares, Philippines Caucus for Peace
12.30  Lunch
13.30 Ali Kazak, Palestinian Delegation to Australia & Pacific Nations
14.00 Workshops (Choose one):
  • Australia/Pacific Islands
  • Asia: India, Korea, Japan
15.00 Tea
15.30 Open Forum
16.30 Summary & Conclusion, Bruce Gagnon, Global Network

Evening – some kind of event – perhaps big fundraiser with bands etc – open to all

See: Co-ordinator's Report

Sunday  18 May

  • Morning Global Network Conference

Monday  19 May

  • Free day in Melbourne with local activists at international guests disposal.

Billets are available in the homes of local activists. Hotel bookings can also be arranged in advance.

All conference related functions would be fully catered – both vegans and omnivores catered for.

Weather in May can be a bit cold, with an average of 8 – 16ēC (47 -62ēF).


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