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Star Wars

Neil deGrasse Tyson & Avis Lang, Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military

WW Norton & Company, 2018; 576pp; £19.99

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CAAB counter-surveillance

Looking back over the history of an important peace campaign.

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Iraq war emboldens Bush space plans

Military victory in the Iraq war has emboldened the Pentagon in their claims that space technology gives the US total advantage in time of war.

Czechs continue Star Wars campaign

Young Czech activists Jan Tamas and Jan Bednar, who started a hunger strike on 13 May in protest against a US-Czech agreement siting a “Star Wars” base in their country, suspended their act

Solar power, not Star Wars

In 2005, US Space Command published Strategic Master Plan: FY06 and Beyond, which boldly stated: “Air Force doctrine views air, space, and information as key ingredients for dominating the

Defending our liberties

Up at Menwith Hill the US spy base, Yorkshire Police tried to use the Public Order Act (1986) to forbid demonstrators at the annual “Keep Space for Peace” demo from walking round the base (as usual

Spinning passports, nuclear non-news, and wishful thinking

The Home Office's spin doctors must be feeling pleased with themselves, given the way so much of the media fell for a lot of absolute nonsense just recently.

Keeping space for peace

Peace campaigners are gearing up for the annual international “Keep Space for Peace” week events - calling for an end to the US Missile Defence or “Star Wars” programmes.

Camp against Star Wars

There will be an international action camp against the US surveillance base in Fauske in Norway between 17 and 21 June.

The wonders of the night sky

The US and its allies plan to dominate space militarily and ensure the primacy of western economic and social values. Bruce Gagnon urges us to work to prevent a new arms race now, before it is too late.

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