Monday, August 27, 2007
Listen to PEACETALK tonight at 7:00 pm on KTOO-FM (104.3)!!
Tonight PEACETALK, the VFP-Juneau monthly program on issues of war and peace, will air Stacey Fritz' talk presented here last Monday evening - " Star Wars & the new Cold War: Missile Defense in Alaska". If you missed that talk be sure to listen tonight!! Rich Moniak will host the program in Phil Smith's absence.
Her talk gives an understanding of how the proposed radar being planned for installation at Lena Point fits into the wider program that has been underway for several years in Alaska, - at the Kodiak Launch site and at Fort Greely. She is the founder and coordinator of No Nukes North and a board member of the Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space. NNN is an also an active member group of the Global Network against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space (www.space4peace.org) Stacey is a graduate student at UAF where she studies the impacts of Alaskan and Arctic militarization.
Last Tuesday, the representatives of the Missile Defense Agency met with a group of Lena Point residents to describe the radar installation. But in response to the urging of Rep. Andrea Doll they have agreed to return to Juneau on September 13th (save the date) for a community-wide meeting to better inform the Juneau public about their plans. We will be asking that they be prepared to respond to questions about not just the radar installation but about the entire missile defense system, since the Juneau facility was not included in the environmental assessment of the radar installations and the Juneau public has not had an opportunity to comment on the plans for the Juneau facility or the system of which it is a part.
In the meantime, for a succinct video graphic description and critique of the missile defense system that is happening here in Alaska [Kodiak, Fort Greely, Cordova, Shemya, and elsewhere] see the short 4 minute video prepared by the Union of Concern Scientists. Go to the link on NoNukesNorth.net and click on the link there to watch with Real audio.
Or find it here: http://www.ucsusa.org/global_security/missile_defense/countermeasures-video.html
REGULAR JPPJ meeting on Tuesday, August 28th, 5:15 pm at Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th Street. Call Amy for more information - 586-4409