Keep Space for Peace week – the week of actions called by the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space – is between 5 October and 12 October.
This year, the theme of the week is against NATO. US/NATO military bases, war games, and weapons have been deployed to Russia’s border in Eastern Europe. The continuing development of ‘missile defence’ systems and the planned deployment of space weapons are creating a new arms race and expanding warfare to space.Tensions are rising and a nuclear WWIII could start in a flash. In such a war, space technology would be instrumental in directing all military operations.This year’s Keep Space for Peace actions are a call for the de-escalation of US-NATO war preparations near the Russian border and a return to serious disarmament negotiations.
A number of events and actions are planned across Yorkshire, as our county is on the frontline of US missile defence, thanks to the US bases at Menwith Hill and Fylingdales.
8 October – Keep Space for Peace demonstration at Menwith Hill, 6 – 7:30 pm, Tuesday 8 October, at the Main gates of NSA/NRO Menwith Hill, HG3 2SW, speakers to be confirmed.
Yorkshire CND will provide transport to the demo from Bradford/Leeds – please contact the office if you would like a space.
12 October – Keep Space For Peace in Harrogate.
Public meeting with speakers and refreshments organised by Menwith Hill Accountability Campaign and Yorkshire CND. Dave Webb (as Global Network convenor) will speak on how Menwith fits in the US global military spread and the idea of a space force.
At 7 pm, Harrogate Friends Meeting House, 12a Queen Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5PP (wheelchair access and hearing loop).
Contact 01765 600928 firstname.lastname@example.org (Sarah Swift).
Watch the new Keep Space for Peace Film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3I52v1OTL8
Yorkshire CND are also working on a short film about Fylingdales and its role in space-based warfare. We hope to launch during Keep Space for Peace Week so keep an eye out on our website, facebook and twitter for news.