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:
The Pentagon and multinational corporations are privatizing outer space, placing profit over people. Laws are being implemented in order to benefit billionaires, compromising decades-long international treaties. Exporting American capitalism, colonizing Mars, privatizing asteroids and other celestial bodies are all a continuation of Westward Expansion, Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism. We must fight back to keep space for peace before it’s too late!
Board Members of the Global Network launch the first episode of a new monthly live stream, Space Alert! Bruce Gagnon, Tarama Lorincz and Dave Webb from the Global Network discuss US-NATO space issues and more!
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?
GN Panel at the “Space Education and Strategic Applications Conference”, October 15-16 2020
Organised by the Policy Studies Organization
Moderator: Dave Webb, Chair for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in the UK, VP of the International Peace Bureau, and patron of Scientists for Global Responsibility.
Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space
Karl Grossman, State University of New York/College of Old Westbury
Aruna Kammila, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, India
Tamara Lorincz, Ph.D. candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School for International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University
How can we confront the rapidly increasing militarization and possible weaponization of space?
When the US Space Force was established last year, President Trump said that it marked “a big moment” and that there was “going to be a lot of things happening in space. Because space is the world’s newest war-fighting domain.” A new generation of space weapons – episode 2 of Reagan’s Star Wars – is In the cards. The U.S., Russia, China and India have extensive military space programmes and tested ASAT’s and the UK, France, NATO, Japan and South Korea have either established or are working towards their own military Space Forces.
Keep Space for Peace Week gives us an opportunity to focus on the challenges presented by the rush to exploit space. GN Convenor Professor Dave Webb introduces a panel of GN experts: Professor Karl Grossman (U.S.), Tamara Lorincz (Canada), Sung-Hee Choi (South Korea), Denis Doherty (Australia) and GN Coordinator Bruce Gagnon (U.S.) to discuss ways in which we can face these challenges.
Webinar bringing together key activists from the US and the UK to discuss the latest news and views on ‘star wars’, missile defence, space weapons, and the on-going campaign to prevent a war in space.
𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲: 𝟭𝟳𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗳. 𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗯 (Chair of CND UK) in conversation with 𝗕𝗿𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗚𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝗻 (Coordinator, Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space US) & 𝗟𝘆𝗻𝗱𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗲𝗿 (Activist and Science-educator, California, US).
It’s almost 40 years since Ronald Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ speech proposed the ‘Strategic Defense Initiative’ – a ground, air and space -based missile defence systems to prevent a missile strike on the US. Now space is congested with around 2,000 satellites being used by business and the military to extend their global reach. New launches take place almost every day. Elon Musk’s Space X company is setting up a global 5G system from space and has been granted permission to launch another 12,000, and perhaps as many as 30,000, satellites in low Earth orbit in the next few years. There are plans to set up bases on Mars and the Moon and to mine the asteroids for rare metals and minerals. Space has become big business and those business interests are concerned about the safety of their investments.
Therefore, an increasing number of states are now following the US and forming their own “Space Force”. The US, Russia, China and India have already tested anti-satellite weapons. Military space planes and hyper-sonic missiles are being developed for early deployment. Satellites are already integral components of armed drone strikes, global surveillance and eavesdropping, dual use missile defence-offence systems and much more.
One accident or mistake resulting in the loss of a key space component could initiate a nuclear war.
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.
Today the Military Industrial Complex is marching towards world dominance through Space technology on behalf of global corporate interest. To understand how and why the space program will be used to fight all future wars on earth from space, it’s important to understand how the public has been misled about the origins and true purpose of the Space Program. You may now order the newly produced video called Arsenal of Hypocrisy that features GN Coordinator Bruce Gagnon, Noam Chomsky and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms race into space. The one-hour production features archival footage, Pentagon documents, and clearly outlines the U.S. plan to “control and dominate” space and the Earth below. The video spells out the dangers of the Bush “Nuclear Systems Initiative” that will expand the use of nuclear power in space by building Project Prometheus — the nuclear rocket. Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon, warns that a war in space would create massive bits of space junk that would create a mine field surrounding the Earth making it virtually impossible to launch anything into the heavens. Mitchell calls space a fragile environment that must be protected. Noam Chomsky talks about how the U.S. intends to use space technology to control the Earth and reminds the viewer that the U.S. refuses to negotiate a global ban on weapons in space. He also speaks about the role of the media in suppressing this important issue. The video contains archival sound of President Dwight Eisenhower in 1961 warning the American people about the power of the military industrial complex. Arsenal of Hypocrisy was produced by filmmaker Randy Atkins from Gainesville, Florida. New York International Independent Film and Video Festival 2004