Peace On Earth, And Space Please Prime Minister!
Christchurch, New Zealand.
VIA OVERNIGHT MAIL
Office of the Prime Minister,
Sunday, 10 March 2002
Dear Prime Minister Helen Clark
I am writing to formally request that you support and sign the Space Preservation Treaty. There are only a few months remaining before the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty will be abrogated by the U.S. Administration on June 13, 2002. At that time, there will be a legal void and no effective international barriers to the weaponisation of space. This Space Preservation Treaty will replace the ABM Treaty, and will be signed in a World Interactive Treaty Signing (WITS) event to which you will soon be invited.
The Treaty states that each nation-state "shall implement a ban on space-based weapons, implement a ban on the use of weapons to destroy or damage objects in space, and immediately order the permanent termination of research and development, testing, manufacturing, production, and deployment of all space-based weapons of such State Party." The World Treaty is compatible with H.R. 3616, the Space Preservation Act of 2002, introduced by U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich.
The Treaty and legislation allow for activities including "space exploration, space research and development, testing, manufacturing or deployment that is not related to space-based weapons, or civil, commercial, or defence activities (including communications, navigation, surveillance, reconnaissance, early warning, or remote sensing) that is not related to space-based weapons or systems." The Treaty creates a world space peacekeeping agency to monitor, verify and enforce the space-based weapons ban. The legislation calls for the U.S. President to "work toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing an international treaty banning space based weapons…" which, with the Space Preservation Treaty’s space peacekeeping agency, will provide a verifiable and feasible way to end the arms race before it escalates into space. The result will be the continuation and expansion of the cooperative world civil, commercial and military space program minus the mandate to weaponise space. The ban on space-based weapons will free the industry and stimulate a new space economy with profits, new jobs and training programs, with R&D of safe and clean technology, products and services that can be applied directly to solving urgent human and environmental problems. Security and defence systems will be built with the intention of enhancing communication and observation, to consciously apply technology, and to share vital information worldwide. Stopping the weaponisation of outer space is the first step, but the vital step necessary so that we can transform the space-based weapons R&D programs and industries into cooperative world space R&D programs and industries that will cap the arms race and free all leaders to provide the greatest of benefits to all on earth.
A copy of the Space Preservation Treaty and the U.S. legislation is available on http://www.peaceinspace.com. The Treaty incorporates the wording of adopted U.N. space treaties and international proposals, and is compatible with the wording and purpose of U.S. H.R. 3616.
Most nation-state leaders favour a ban on space-based weapons (General Assembly Resolution 55/32 of January 3, 2001). Canada, Russia, and China have called for a treaty banning space-based weapons. Canada first called for a space-based weapons ban in 1982 and again in 1998 and 1999. Russia on September 28, 2001 stated, "Russia invites the world community to start working out a comprehensive agreement on the non-deployment of weapons in outer space and on the non-use of force against space objects. As the first practical step in this direction, a moratorium could be declared on the deployment of weapons in outer space pending a relevant international agreement. Preventing the deployment of weapons in outer space forms an important part of the set of measures designed to ensure strategic stability." China introduced the prototype of a similar Space Preservation Treaty on June 6, 2001.
You and other sovereign nations can approve and sign a freestanding World Treaty now.
You can register this Space Preservation Treaty with the U.N. as repository and form a world space Peacekeeping agency to verify and enforce the ban and cap the arms race. We have only one time in history when we can get this ban on space-based weapons signed into law, before the U.S deploys such weapons. Deployment can take place under the guise of it being "MERELY testing." We have only a small window during the next short weeks in which the decision can be made. We believe that if you invite the world leaders to join you they will sign.
My letter is part of a worldwide educational initiative in which we, world citizens, are requesting you, and all nation-state leaders, to sign the Space Preservation Treaty.
Please send your personal letter stating your intention, that you are willing to sign the Space Preservation Treaty. When your letter is received, you will be sent an official invitation to participate in the World Interactive Treaty Signing (WITS) event in May, which will be globally televised.
Your response will be posted on http://www.peaceinspace.com.
Please copy your educational letter of agreement to sign the Space Preservation Treaty to:
Dr. Carol Rosin,
ICIS, PO Box 25040,
Ventura, CA. 93001,
PH ++805-641-1999 FAX 805-641-9669 or firstname.lastname@example.org www.peaceinspace.com
Thank you. Time is of the essence.
This has been another Mild Green Initiative.
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