IN SPACE" IS LAUNCHED|
28 June 2001
Open Media Pamphlet Series / Seven Stories Press and Westside Peace Action
For further information call 212 222 3232
A free public talk / book release
/ video screening with|
KARL GROSSMAN celebrating the publication of his new book
WEAPONS IN SPACE
7:00 P.M. Thursday, June 28, 2001
West Park Presbyterian Church
165 Amsterdam Avenue
Corner of W. 86th St.
Manhattan, New York
Karl Grossman cuts through George W. Bush's schtick about "missile defense," and confronts how the United States is moving forward--in violation of international treaties--to militarize space. Basing his research on excerpts from government documents, Grossman outlines the U.S. military's space doctrine; its similarity with the original Star Wars scheme of Ronald Reagan and Edward Teller; and the space-based lasers it plans to deploy in its mission to "dominate" earth.
"The consequences of the proposed National Missile Defense, designed to enhance the United States 'first strike' capability, are alarming enough: nuclear conflict, more likely, a new nuclear arms race, the destruction of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Yet it is just the precursor to the even more frightening scenario that Karl Grossman sets before us: an all powerful United States using space to dominate a unipolar world to further its own interests. Real security is mutual and will be based on trust and equality in a mulitpolar world. None of us will be free until we are all free."
Dave Knight, chair, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, United Kingdom