Star Wars Returns Press Conference

September 9 2001

By Karl Grossman

The latest U.S. moves to make space a new arena of war--the return of Star Wars--will be outlined at a press conference beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, September 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

The press conference will feature Alice Slater, president of the Global Resource Action Center for the Environment, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power In Space and founder of Abolition 2000, and Karl Grossman, author of the just-published book "Weapons In Space" and writer and narrator of the television documentary "Star Wars Returns" which is now airing throughout the U.S.

Slater will show how "missile defense is a misnomer," that the U.S. space military program is a "provocative, aggressive program by the United States to weaponize space and dominate the world."  And she will explain how the program can be stopped.

Grossman will distribute U.S. military and government documents acknowledging the U.S. plan is to "control space" and from there "dominate" the earth below, explain the roles of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and General Richard Myers, just-named chairman of the chiefs of staff and former U.S. Space Command commander-in-chief, detail connections between the Bush administration and aerospace corporations promoting Star Wars and explain how the plan violates the intent of the basic international law on space, the Outer Space Treaty.

The "Star Wars Returns" press conference is sponsored by the Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA). For further information, contact Sam Husseini at IPA @ 202-347-0020.

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