Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Global fast against weapons in space

In May, two Czech peace activitst began a three-week hunger strike to protest plans to install a US radar military base in the Czech Republic. When their strike ended, other activists continued the fast. Their actions have led to a global on-day fast called for Sunday, June 22. You can let organizers from the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space know you're participating by emailing

At their website ( you can read about international resistance to the proposed expansion of US space weaponry to the Czech Republic, and find out which corporations are players in the space/arms race, thanks to Reaching Critical Will, a project of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Bruce Gagnon, secretary/coordinator of the Global Network, fasted for two weeks in solidarity with Czech hunger strikers, reminds participants that fasting "is a political act." Please make sure other people--neighbors, elected officials, newspapers--know what you're doing and why.

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