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Star Wars Returns!

 

 

 "We have this one chance, this one moment in history, to stop the weaponization of space from happening."
Bruce Gagon, coodinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

This powerful documentary reveals how the United States is moving to make space a new arena of war. It presents military documents declaring the U.S. intention to "control space" and from space "dominate" the world below. It exposes U.S. development programs now underway to produce space-based laser weapons. And, it shows how the George W. Bush administration and, especially, its Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, is pushing ahead rapidly with Star Wars--that far more than "missile defense" is involved. It tells how, at the UN, because of the U.S. program for space warfare, a vote was recently held to reaffirm the Outer Space Treaty--the basic international law which sets aside space for "peaceful purposes." Some 163 nations voted yes. The U.S. abstained. Star Wars Returns explores the international opposition to Star Wars. It spotlights the strong challenge to Star Wars being made at the grassoots level worldwide by the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power In Space.

This is not a picture from your kid's sci-fi comic. It's an illustration from a report by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's Space Commission. The report advocates circumventing the intent of international laws (notably, the Outer Space Treaty of 1967) that seek to keep space free from war and urges that the President "have the option to deploy weapons in space." National Missile Defense, begun as Star Wars under Reagan, is just one layer of this much larger scheme to "control" space and "dominate" the earth, in the words of the report. "The United States is seeking to turn space into a war zone," maintains the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space (www.space4peace.org).

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For more information on this important issue visit these links:

Karl Grossman
Star Wars: Protecting Globalization from Above
Special to CorpWatch
January 18, 2002

Press Release, May 21, 2001
“STAR WARS RETURNS” IS RELEASED

Karl Grossman
WEAPONS IN SPACE: A MEDIA BLACK-OUT
Presentation at Press Freedom Conference
San Francisco, April 28, 2001

Karl Grossman
U.S. MILITARY MOVES TO "CONTROL SPACE" AND BE "ENFORCEMENT ARM FOR THE GLOBAL ECONOMY"
Presentation at Technology and Globalization Teach-In
New York City, February 24, 2001

Karl Grossman
Presentation to Members of the British Parliament
Member, Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace of the International Association of University Presidents and the United Nations
London, May 3, 2001

Karl Grossman
Disgrace Into Space
The Ecologist
March 2001

Karl Grossman
Arms Race in Outer Space?
Philadelphia Inquirer
Sunday, March 18, 2001

Karl Grossman
Beyond National Missile Defense, Bush Team Envisions Space Weaponization
ECAAR, Economists Allied for Arms Reduction

United States Space Command

US Space Command Long Range Plan

US Space Command Vision 2020 (pdf version)

Third UN Conference Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (pdf version)

UN General Assembly Resolution: Prevention of An Arms Race In Outer Space (pdf version)

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