STAR WARS Revisited: Trump’s Plans to Make Space the Ultimate Battleground.
Discussing the weaponization of space with Tamara Lorincz and Bruce Gagnon
Uploaded: 10 Oct, 2019
Recording Date: 10 Oct, 2019
Recording Location: CKUW 95.9FM in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Program Title: STAR WARS Revisited: Trump’s Plans to Make Space the Ultimate Battleground.
Description: This episode of the Global Research News Hour, falling on Keep Space for Peace Week, probes the plans by the Trump Administration to militarize and weaponize space and the potential ramifications for escalating a new arms race, with implications for the social welfare and the global environment.
In our first half hour, we get a perspective from Toronto-based academic and peace campaigner Tamara Lorincz, on Canada’s current role in advancing U.S. military agendas including their aspirations with regard to missile defense and dominance in space. She also provides a brief same day report back on a protest she organized outside the NATO Association of Canada office in downtown Toronto.
In our second half hour, Global Research News Hour associate Paul Graham conducts a conversation with Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network Against Nuclear Power and Weapons in Space talks about America’s plans for the development of outer space as a war-fighting theatre. He also details the concerns about the use of nuclear power for space travel, the role of the military in guarding access to the heavens, and the cost of a new nuclear arms race to environment protection, social security and other projects in the public interest.
Host(s): Michael Welch, Paul Graham
Featured Speakers/Guests: Bruce Gagnon, Tamara Lorincz
Credits: interviews by Michael Welch and Paul Graham
NewsType: Weekly Program
Environment > Climate Change
Politics > Activism
Regional > United States
Politics > Elections
Science and Technology > Physical Sciences
Regional > Canada