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The High North and International Security Conference

June 27- 29, 2013, Kiruna, Sweden

Welcome to the land of the Midnight Sun in Northern Sweden!  Welcome to take part in a two-day conference and listen to a gathering of experts who will educate you about how space is used in global warfare.  2013 marks the 21st year of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.

International authors and activists will give lecturers about how the North has developed to be one of the most important places for space warfare, how satellites and drones are used, and inform you about the dangerous National Missile Defence, the Galileo installations, radars and more. You will also be educated about the many NATO war exercises taking place in the North at the largest training field for war, called NEAT, which surrounds the City of Kiruna. Samic people will be present to tell about the impacts of these war exercises on their lives.

We have to be knowledgeable and take action. For that purpose we will have a vigil at Esrange - the world biggest space ground station a couple of miles outside the City of Kiruna.

q       Global Networks members and speakers will stay here:   

q       Kiruna Airport is located 10 km from the Centre. Buses are running. There are direct flights to Kiruna from Stockholm and Copenhagen.

q       There is no registration costs, the conference is free.

q       People have to pay for lodging. We expect people from the whole North. (See hostel list below)

q       Everyone have to pay $50 for one dinner and 2 lunches.

q       Breakfast will be available at the Malmfältets logi & Konferens, Campingvägen 3


Conference Programme:

Thursday June 27th

Arrival at Kiruna Airport. Coach to Kiruna. Speakers will be collected at the airport by Women for Peace.

17.00 - 20.00 Registration: Malmfältens logi and Conference, Campingvagen 3.

Gathering and snacks.


Friday, June 28th

8.00    Registration.

9.30    Gun-Britt Mäkitalo, Women for Peace,

            Siw Holma, parliamentarian for the Left Party

            Bruce Gagnon, Introduces the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

10.00  Bård Wormdal, Space Installations in the North - author, The Satellite War.

10.45  Representatives from Esrange or IRF inform about the space activities.

11.30  Questions and discussion.

12.30   Lunch

14.00  Departure for Esrange.

19.00  Dinner at Malmfältens Logi and Conference.


Saturday, June 29th

9.30  Lectures about Space-related issues:

National Missile Defence, Drones, Galileo, Esrange and so on.....Bruce Gagnon (US) Dave Webb (UK) Regina Hagen (Germany) and others not yet confirmed.

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Workshops about important issues. India-ESA Space Cooperation, War games - impact on the Samic Society, The Race for Arctic resources and more.

16.30 Gathering and discussion.

Dinner-place to be confirmed.


Sunday, June 30th  

9.00  – 13.00 Global Network yearly membership meeting (all are welcome)


Details about the conference/Visa letter requests: Agneta Norberg,      


Kiruna Hostel                               

Malmfältens logi & Conferens 

Tommy´s House                         

Youth Hostel Point North         

Yellow Hostel                               



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