ALONG THE AXIS OF PEACE: Global Resistance to U.S. Military Bases and Space-based Weapons

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ALONG THE AXIS OF PEACE:

Global Resistance to U.S. Military Bases and Space-based Weapons

February 18, 2012

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Art Auditorium

UH Manoa

FREE

From Vandenberg, California to Kwajalein Atoll, Kaua’i to Jeju, South Korea, Okinawa to the UK, the U.S. global network of military bases and space-based weapons systems seeks to attain “full-spectrum dominance” over the planet. But grassroots movements are resisting through dynamic local-global networks of solidarity.

An international panel of activists and scholars will discuss the local, regional and global ramifications of the U.S. missile defense programs and expanding U.S. militarism in the Asia-Pacific region, resistance against U.S. military bases in Hawai’i, Okinawa, Korea and the UK and the far-reaching implications of the militarization of space.

Lynda Williams is a physics educator at Santa Rosa Junior College in California and a board member of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

Jamie Oshiro is an activist with the Hawai’i Okinawa Alliance, a group that conducts education and action in solidarity with anti-bases struggles in Okinawa as well as Hawai’i.

Dave Webb is the National Chair of the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, a former space physicist for the UK Ministry of Defence and a recipient of the Pax Christi Award.

Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, an Air Force Veteran, and member of Veterans for Peace.

Kyle Kajihiro (Moderator) is an organizer with Hawai’i Peace and Justice and DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina.

Contact: 808-988-6266 • info@hawaiipeaceandjustice.org • www.dmzhawaii.org

Sponsors: University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Department of English, Department of American Studies, and Department of Political Science, the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Hawai’i Peace and Justice, and DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina.

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