Keep Space For Peace: Protest at Vandenberg AFB

On Saturday, September 25, 2004, there was a protest at Vandenberg Air Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County as part of the International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space.

Background information:

An International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space will take place from September 25 to October 2. Helen Calidicott is the keynote speaker on September 25 at the Front Gate Protest Rally at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County. At 11:30 there will be a 3 mile march to the front gate starting at the Hwy 1 on-ramp at Vandenberg Village.
The Bush Administration (after abandoning the ABM Treaty that outlawed missile defenses) plans to deploy missile defense interceptors before the next election as the next step to controlling and dominating space. Fifteen interceptors (that have yet to be proven effective) will be put into the ground at Ft. Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg AFB, California. We oppose the development of the proposed “shield” from behind which pre-emptive strikes can be launched. Help build support for a U.N. sponsored ban on weapons in space.

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“This Place Needs to Be Shut Down.”
– Dr. Helen Caldicott

For more information and audio, see:

Dr. Helen Caldicott on Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power, and Nuclear Waste

Crossposted at Indybay.

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.