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GLOBAL NETWORK MEMBERSHIP CALLS FOR
PROTEST ACTIONS ON/BEFORE NEXT BMD
TEST SET FOR JUNE 26

At the Washington DC meetings of the Global Network the membership called
for groups worldwide to organize local protest actions on/before the next
scheduled test of the BMD system.  The Pentagon is planning the next test
from Vandenberg AFB, CA. and Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific on June 26.

Already activists from around Vandenberg have pledged to organize such an
event and also Global Network members in New York City and Colorado Springs
(home of the U.S. Space Command) have said they will organize actions too.
Global Network affiliates in England, around U.S. spy base Menwith Hill, are
expected to participate as well.

The June 26 BMD test will be watched by governments and media worldwide
since the Pentagon is saying that this test will determine the direction
they recommend to President Clinton to take in relation to the early
deployment of BMD.

Because of the enormous scrutiny the June 26 test will have it is an
opportune time for those opposing to send a global message that we want to
keep space for peace.

Please discuss this request in your community and advise us if you intend to
organize a protest on/before June 26 so that we can alert the international
media to the whole array of protests planned.

This is one of the most important actions to come this year.  If allowed to
go forward, the BMD system will kill any chances for nuclear disarmament.

We hope to hear from you soon.


In peace,



Bruce K. Gagnon
Coordinator
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
PO Box 90083
Gainesville, Fl. 32607
(352) 337-9274
http://www.globenet.free-online.co.uk