Bruce Gagnon to speak on Kauai

SUBHEAD:  A talk on trade agreements and militarization that threaten the environment and local cultures of the Pacific.

By Michael Goodwin on 6 July 2013 in Island Breath -

Image above: Bruce Gagnon speaking to packed house at Kapaa Library on 2/21/12 on militarization of the Pacific. Photo by Juan Wilson.

Bruce Gagnon speaking on Kauai

Friday, July 12, 6:00pm

Kapa`a Library, 4-1464 Kuhio Highway in Kapa`a

Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice

Free event.

Bruce Gagnon is Coordinator for Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. Global Network's mission is adherence to treaties binding the U.S. and many countries to apply space technologies for the social and environmental needs of all humankind, and to prevent an arms race into space.

In defiance of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967, the Pentagon has taken aim to develop offensive capability space technologies; anti-satellite weapons, space based lasers, pilotless drone aircraft and the Ballistic Missile Defense system. A component of BMD is Aegis Ashore currently being tested and readied for global deployment at the Pacific Missile Range Facility here on Kauai.

Mr. Gagnon has travelled extensively in the Pacific basin and elsewhere, giving talks and networking at the local level with those who are directly confronted by, and mobilizing to oppose, expansionist threats from dominant powers seeking economic and political control. He will share first hand knowledge of competition for diminishing natural resources, giant corporation driven trade agreements and militarization that threaten the environment, local cultures and democracy, sovereignty of nations and indigenous people's rights.

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: Jeju Islanders protest Navy Base 2/26/12
Ea O Ka Aina: Korean Island of Peace 2/26/12

• Bruce Gagnon is a senior fellow at the Nuclear Policy Research Institute founded by Dr. Helen Caldecott and in 2006 he received the Dr. Benjamin Spock Peacemaker Award. He is an active member of Veterans For Peace.


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