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International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space - October 3–10, 2009
Local Events (List now in formation)

* Albuquerque, New Mexico (Oct 3) Protest at Kirtland Air Force Base (Truman Gate), 11:00 am stopthewarmachine@comcast.net
* Bath Iron Works, Maine (Oct 10) Vigil across from administration building on Washington Street, 11:30 am Smiling Trees Disarmament Farm & Maine Veterans for Peace (207) 763-* Brunswick, * Maine (Oct 4) Public talk and video about use of space technology for directing UAV (drone) attacks in Afghanistan/Pakistan war, Curtis Memorial Library, 7:00 pm ssternli@gwi.net
* Busan, South Korea (Oct 9) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at YMCA, Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence armha5156@gmail.com
* Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 7) Public talk by Fr. Louis Vitale on morality of UAVs and standoff warfare lwirbel@aol.com
* Colorado Springs, Colorado (Oct 8) Bannering at Schriever AFB lwirbel@aol.com
* RAF Croughton, England (Oct 3) March to, and demonstration at, main gate of U.S. Space Communications Base, 12-3pm Speakers: Bruce Kent, Susan Clarkson & Chris Cole oxonpeace@yahoo.co.uk
* Damascus, Syria (Oct 4) Issue news release in Arabic and web postings Dr.Ghassan Shahrour ghassan.dr@gmail.com
* Fort Meade, Maryland (Oct 10) Protest at National Security Agency (NSA), Pledge of Eesistance-Baltimore mobuszewski@verizon.net
* Groton, Connecticut (Oct 5) Vigil at Groton Electric Boat shipyard, Atlantic Life Community
* Halifax, Nova Scotia (Oct 6) Film Screening and Discussion of Arsenal of Hyopocrisy, 7:00 - 9:00 PM Just Us! Café, 5896 Spring Garden Rd., Halifax Peace Coalition hfxpeace@chebucto.ca
* Incheon, South Korea (Oct 15) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at Christian Solidarity for Life and Peace, Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence armha5156@gmail.com
* Jalgaon, India (Oct 9) Talk on space issues at North Maharashtra University jnrao36@rediffmail.com
* Jalgaon, India (Oct 10) Talk on space issues at Nutan Marathi College jnrao36@rediffmail.com
* Kimhae, South Korea (Oct 13) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at YMCA, Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence armha5156@gmail.com
* Mahrashtra, India (Oct 5) Talk on space issues at University and MGM College of Computer Science jnrao36@rediffmail.com
* Menwith Hill, England (Oct 3) Demonstration at NSA Spy Base in Yorkshire, Sponsored by CAAB & Yorkshire CND info@yorkshirecnd.org.uk
* Mumbai, India (Oct 2) New book called World Without Wars to be released. Book will include chapters on space organizing issues. prof.leorebello@gmail.com
* Mumbai, India (Oct 7) Talk on space issues at Mumbai University Department of Eurasian Studies jnrao36@rediffmail.com
* Mumbai, India (Oct 8) Talk on space issues at S.E.S. College, New Mumbai jnrao36@rediffmail.com
* Oslo, Norway (Oct 14) Keep Space for Peace seminar featuring Karl Grossman & Roman Dolgov at Litteraturhuset, 6:00 pm institute@craniosacral.no
* Seoul, South Korea (Oct 16) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at Lifepeace Fellowship, Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence armha5156@gmail.com
* Seoul, South Korea (Oct 18) Bruce Gagnon speaks about space issues at Saegil Institute for Christianity and Culture, Korea Committee for the World March for Peace and Nonviolence armha5156@gmail.com
* Stockholm, Sweden (Oct 17) Sweden in NATO and the use of Space Conference with Claudia Haydt, Jan Tamas, Dave Webb, Kirsti Kolthoff, and Ingela Maertensson. Sponsored by Women for Peace, WILPF, No to EU, PAND Sweden, Swedish Peace Committe. Swedish Peace Council, World Peace March and Swedish Womens Left Association agneta.norberg@gmail.com
* Tokyo, Japan (Sept 26) Talk on space issues and new National Defense Program guidelines ppsg@jca.apc.org
* Tucson, Arizona (Oct 3) Tucson WILPF Branch event "Ground the Drones!" 2 pm at Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat. Speaker & video to promote awareness of two local businesses involved in Drone warfare: Raytheon Missiles (which makes drones) and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base that trains pilots. patbirnie@greenbicycle.net
* Valley Forge/King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (Oct 10) Peace in Space/Peace on Earth! Vigil at Lockheed Martin, Mall & Goddard Boulevards, Noon Brandywine Peace Community brandywine@juno.com www.brandywinepeace.com

International Confe­rence, Ahmedabad, India, January 2010: "Nonviolent Livelihood Struggle and Global Militarism: Links & Strategies.

War Resisters' Interna­tio­nal is cooperating with Indian partner organisations for an international conferen­ce investigating the links between local nonviolent livelihood struggles and global militarism, including war profiteering. This parti­cipatory conference will bring together campaigners from all over the world to analyse the role of states and multinational corpora­tions in depriving local com­munities of their sources of livelihood, and learning from the experience of nonviolent resistance at various levels – from the community to the global – and at various phases, from preventing displacement to planning for return.
On a broad level, the conference aims to raise awareness both of the range of threats that global mili­tarism poses to local com­mu­nities and of the possi­bilities for nonviolent resistan­ce. 
On the international level, the conference aims to be a meeting place for those defending commu­nities against globalised forces and those working against various elements of global militarism.

The conference will take place at Gujarat Vidyapith (University), which was founded by Mohandas Gandhi in 1920. It is co-organised by War Resisters' International, Gujarat Sarvo­daya Mandal, and Sampoor­na Kranti Vidyalaya ('Institu­te for Total Revolution').
The
Conference will last from 22-25 January 2010, followed by a WRI Business and Council Meeting on 27-29 January. For more information on the conference go to (http://wri-irg.org/node/7901) or contact the WRI office at: info@wri-irg.org