Videos are produced for the GN regularly and are made available on our Youtube page.
Mainly produced by GN Board Member Will Grifin of “The Peace Report”, including:
As much as any place around the world the current situation in Ukraine could be a trigger for nuclear war. With the recent construction of US Aegis-Ashore ‘missile defense’ bases in Romania and Poland as well as current deployment in the Black Sea of Navy Aegis destroyers with MD systems on board, it seems crucial that world citizens should have a greater understanding of the current crisis in Ukraine. This documentary produced by Oliver Stone will help everyone sort through the many elements of this confusing and important story.
Raytheon is the 4th largest weapons contractor in the world. Recently, a former Raytheon board member and retired four star general, Lloyd Austin, was appointed as the Secretary of War under the Biden Administration, further highlighting the revolving door between the Pentagon, the war industry and Congress. The Global Network has long opposed operations involving Raytheon. We must continue the fight against Raytheon!
Bruce Gagnon (coordinating the Global Network since 1992) will discuss the recent creation by the US of the Space Force to give the US ‘control and domination of space’. He will also update us on a recent federal legal action that the GN is part of that contests the launching of tens of thousands of satellites into space. The impacts from these launches are multi-fold including impacts on bird, bee, and bug life from 5G wireless radiation directed from space, further ozone depletion due to toxic exhaust from rocket launches, loss of night sky which is angering astronomers because of thousands of blinking satellites and the deep concerns over crowding of Earth orbits which will exacerbate the already huge problem of space debris.
Bath Iron Works is a major shipyard in Bath, Maine which manufactures destroyers and cruisers for the US Navy. What if they began producing products that help sustain life rather than destroy it?
The Global Network’s latest video focuses on the continual struggle from Jeju Island, Korea against the militarization of the island as well as US imperialism on the peninsula. The Global Network was invited to hold our annual conference in Gangjeong Village in 2012. The village is where a naval base has been constructed, destroying fishing and farming lands which has been a fundamental source of life for the local villagers for hundreds of years. In addition, a 2nd airport is being constructed in the name of tourism but will actually be used by the militaries of both South Korea and the US, and many islanders see it has a continuation of the militarization of their home lands. The Naval Base and the 2nd Airport are being pushed forward in undemocratic ways where local villagers have not given their consent for such exploitation. Jeju’s struggle is a perpetuation of foreign powers imposing militarization and imperialism onto the local people since the 1948 April 3rd Uprising and Massacre, where 30,000-60,000 people were killed and further dividing the Korean Peninsula. The Global Network stands in solidarity with the people of Jeju and Korea who oppose militarization and stand for peace and justice.
Trump signed an executive order to allow corporations and citizens, aka billionaires, to begin mining the moon. In addition, they want to use nuclear reactors to fuel spacecraft so they can mine Mars in the future. Corporations already dominate Earth, and it isn’t enough for them. They want more. So, now they want to dominate Outer Space.
Since 2001, the US military emitted over 1.2 billion metric tons of greenshouse gases into the atmosphere. 400 million metric tons of that figure is directly related to the wars.
Powerpoint presented as an introduction to the Global Network at the 2018 conference in Oxford.
Hunstville, Alabama is the home of the “Missile Defense” industry. Some people call it the Pentagon of the South.
Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space is a documentary film by Denis Delestrac with a music score by Amon Tobin. The film deals with the issue of space weapons and their politics, featuring interviews with several key United States military personal, academics such as Noam Chomsky and others, including Martin Sheen. The film won the Best Documentary award at the 2009 Whistler Film Festival and has been selected in a number of international film festivals.