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Stop the Pentagon Takeover of Space

Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space organizes the 2018 Annual Global Network Conference is in Oxford, England on June 22-24. The aim of the conference to resist nuclearization and weaponization of Space. That is why it will also include a protest at the major US/NATO military space communications and control centre at nearby “RAF” Croughton.

The organizers write: “The push for global domination relies heavily military satellites for surveillance, communication, command and control and the planning and execution of exercises and wars. However, military satellites require ground – based stations to send and receive information/commands – so a global military presence requires an extensive network of various bases and space centres. The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space has campaigned to raise awareness of these issues, to help coordinate actions at related ground based installations and to “Keep Space for Peace” for 25 years. In 2018, we will be holding our Annual Space Organizing Conference in Oxford, England. This will also include a protest at the major US/NATO military space communications and control centre at nearby “RAF” Croughton.

Why are we visiting ‘RAF’ Croughton?

Croughton is an American military and intelligence communications base on the border of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. It is a major hub in the US global electronic communications, control and surveillance network which serves the interests of the US military and intelligence services regardless of the location and the mission objectives.

Croughton handles a huge portion of US military communications in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East and is used to route vast amounts of data captured by Washington’s network of listening posts in diplomatic premises back to America for analysis by the CIA and the NSA. A secure fibre-optic link between Croughton and the US air base at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti helps to co-ordinate drone strikes over Yemen.

The US is now spending over Ј200m to transform the base into one of its largest intelligence hubs outside the US to become a new centre for counter terrorism operations in Africa.”

Global Network consists of Abolition 2000; Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament; No to War No to NATO network; Oxfordshire Peace Campaign; The Peace Report; Stop the War Coalition; International Network against Foreign Military Bases; Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, UK Veterans for Peace.

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