US aims to be “Master of Space”: Militarizing and Profiteering in the Sky
July 20 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
The arms race is moving into space. Since the end of World War II, the US has aimed to “control and dominate” space. In 2019 the Trump administration created the ‘Space Force’ to further operationalize this space control mission. Now, as the US sets it sights on maintaining its global unipolar hegemony, the militarization of space is proceeding more rapidly than ever.
This webinar will address the realities and dangers of space militarization, including how the profiteers of the military-industrial complex drive the process.
Bruce Gagnon has been organizing on space issues since 1982 and co-founded the Global Network in 1992, which he still coordinates. He has spoken around the world and published many articles related to the militarization of space and other issues related to war and peace He has been an activist and organizer almost all of his adult life and blogs regularly at Organizing Notes.
Dave Webb is the Convener of the Global Network board of directors. He is a retired university engineering professor who switched to Peace and Conflict Studies. He was also co-founder and Director of the Praxis Centre (for the study of Information and Technology for Peace, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights) at Leeds Beckett University. He was until recently chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the UK and a Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau.