Tag Archives: Space Symposium

Pissing match with trickle-down theory

Oh dear, is this really the best antiwar argument we’ve got? The share of federal spending which goes to war-making IS astounding, and should give the common citizen pause, but how does it speak to the average weapons industrialist attending … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs is belly of space beast

What’s that up in the sky? It’s a mini-me space shuttle with no windows, a former NASA project now entirely USAF. Amateur space object trackers have located the X-37B, the US military’s super secret unmanned space shuttle. What’s so secret … Continue reading

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How to get on the terrorist watch list

Impersonate an astronaut? Criticize defense contractors? I have no idea. But at the airport, welcome to the tertiary security check delay, where they dust your hands for potential explosive residue. “Dust” in an antiquated term relating to the dust detectives … Continue reading

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Now we need gun control in space

Asked if we were having fun, I answered: “Absolutely — we’re the only astronauts who don’t answer to the Pentagon” or weapons contractors.

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Broadmoor Space Symposium to show kids the marvel of death squad drones

COLORADO SPRINGS- America’s biggest war profiteers convene on the Broadmoor tonight through Thursday (April 12-15) to celebrate selling weapons in space. And seriously, they’re inviting your kids. Under the guise of the wonders of space explorations, bus loads of local … Continue reading

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Which would you find more insulting?

COLORADO SPRINGS- I’m not sure which is the more insulting, being accused of murder, or being likened to a hayseed Howdy Doody with nothing between his ears. However cold-blooded the death merchants may be, calling them murderers to their faces … Continue reading

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Space Symposium grand finale not a dud

COLORADO SPRINGS- According to local sources, this year’s grand finale of the Broadmoor Hotel’s fireworks display, marking the final evening of the National Space Symposium, was not a dud. It simply never came. Observation was complicated by last year’s unusual … Continue reading

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Y’all are murderous mercenary profiteers

Photos by Ryan. Broadmoor Hotel Marie Pattie Eric Convention Center Custom bus murals sponsored by ITT Our point exactly.

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National Space [Weapons] Symposium

REMINDER! The military-industrial complex converges this week on the Broadmoor Conference Center, in the guise of “Space Symposium 2009.” The biggest mercenaries, profiteers, mass-murderers and top brass will gather over cocktails in the late afternoon, after weapons exhibitors have set … Continue reading

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Silly warmongers, space is for kids

Once again the Colorado Springs peace community has the unique opportunity to protest the annual Space Symposium hosted at the Broadmoor. First, the event provides unparalleled access to the upper echelons of the US military industrial for-profit killing machine. And … Continue reading

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Things to do in March

MAR 2009 2- Edward Prescott: Economic Integration of Sovereign States, Gaylord Hall, CC, 7:30pm 4- Russell Hittinger: the Modern State: Devolution or Subsidiary, Gaylord Hall, CC, 3:30pm 5- Bill Ayres, Derrick Jensen FORBIDDEN EDUCATION, Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, 7pm 6- … Continue reading

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Defense Industry belligerance mindset

Mark’s amusing Space Symposium Billy Bad-Ass video is getting traction. As the CPIS delegation is enroute to Omaha, KRDO Channel 13 talked to Mark and I about Tuesday morning (and Wednesday morning 2006). The man who blind-sided our costumed Darth … Continue reading

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Protest of Space Profiteer Arms Sellers

Citizens for Peace In Space and representatives from the Global Network turned up to protest the annual space profiteering convention. Continue reading

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National and international visitors join in

The Monday noon vigil was bolstered by our out-of-town guests, we had all corners and medians covered. Join Citizens for Peace in Space to protest the Broadmoor 24th National Space Symposium later today!

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CPIS against Space Weapons Symposium

Reminder: Citizens for Peace In Space will be protesting the Space Symposium held annually at the Broadmoor. As usual the event is 99% about space weaponry. Come see all the smarmy businessmen (suntans and loafers) and their military meal tickets … Continue reading

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We lose they lose

Protesting at the side of the street does seem futile at times, it certainly seems so just thinking about it. But out there catching each others eyes, you’re reminded of its mysterious power, particularly when you’re shown to what extent … Continue reading

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Get thee to the Broadmoor! ASAP!

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2006 9:00am Contact: Bill Sulzman (719) 389 0644 Activists challenge the blocked sidewalk at the Broadmoor Colorado Springs, April 12, 2006 — At 11:30am, TODAY, April 12, members of Citizens for Peace in Space and … Continue reading

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Call to arms, Broadmoor, 11am Thursday

On Monday Citizens for Peace In Space greeted attendees of the week-long 23rd Annual Space Symposium held at the Broadmoor. It’s the annual gathering of the world’s leading war profiteers. The corporations who hold the contracts to put weapons in … Continue reading

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Space Symposium protest 2006 part 3

Day 3: Wednesday Was it because I hadn’t had any non-violence training? Is that why everyone jumped in to enforce a stand down from my assailant? Our protest was just getting started, I was holding half of a banner in … Continue reading

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Space Symposium protest 2006 part 2

Day 1: Monday On Monday we stood, nearly two dozen of us at the corner of Lake and Lake Circle, we sang our song to an Oscar Meyer melody, we held banners, we blew our whistles and we handed out … Continue reading

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Stopping arms in space

It’s called the 2006 Space Symposium, and this year it is seeing a record number of attendees. But the participants are not space explorers, they’re arms manufacturers. Space exploration is for NASA I guess, the symposium is about coordinating the … Continue reading

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