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Vandenberg’s Role in US Global Domination

Implications of US “Pivot” into the Asia-Pacific

 22nd Annual Space Organizing Conference

March 14-16, 2014      

Santa Barbara, California

Conference Program

Friday, March 14

2:00 pm Hospitality lounge & Conference registration at La Casa de Maria Retreat Center (800 El Bosque Rd, Santa Barbara). All guests should check in at the registration office, and then proceed to Casa San Ysidro.

3:30 pm Leave for Vandenberg AFB

4:00 – 5:30  Vigil at Vandenberg AFB

6:00 – 7:30  Dinner at Casa San Ysidro house

-         Welcome by Dennis Apel (Guadalupe Catholic Worker House)

-         Music by Holly Gwinn Graham (Olympia, Washington)

8:00 – 9:30 Showing of Ghosts of Jeju documentary film

Saturday, March 15

7:30 am  Breakfast at Casa San Ysidro house

9:00 – 11:00 Introductions and local updates

11:15 – 12:00 Presentation by Bard Wormdal (Norwegian journalist) on his book The Satellite War

12:00 – 1:30  Lunch and awards

3:00 - 4:00 Presentation by Tamara Lorincz (Canadian activist) on Conversion & Demilitarisation

5:15 – 6:15 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm Move to Trinity Episcopal Church (1500 State Street)

7:00 – 9:00 Community program at Trinity Episcopal Church (free and open to public)

-         Welcome by David Krieger (Nuclear Age Peace Foundation)

-         Dennis Apel (Guadalupe Catholic Worker House)

-         Dave Webb (GN Chairperson, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Leeds, UK) 

-         Andrew Lichterman (Western States Legal Foundation)

-         Christine Hong (Korea Policy Institute and US Santa Cruz)

-         Mary Beth Sullivan (Social worker & peace conversion activist, Bath, Maine)

-         Music by Tom Neilson & Holly Gwinn Graham

Sunday, March 16

7:30 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 12:00  Global Network annual membership meeting (Election of board, coordinator’s report, budget review, strategy & planning discussion, next meeting decisions, 2014 Keep Space for Peace Week theme)

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Check out of retreat center


□Please sign me up for a sleeping space at the retreat center on March 14 & 15.  Enclosed is _________ (Pay what you can best afford between $50-$150)  Meals are included.

□Please send me local hotel information in the Santa Barbara area.

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 652
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 443-9502  (blog)

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth.  ~Henry David Thoreau


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