Bruce Gagnon of Gainesville, Fla., will be the speaker at the NW Iowa Peace Links meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Primghar Community Center.
Gagnon serves an international community of Star Wars resistors and as coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.
He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign that drew enormous support and media coverage around the world and was featured on the TV program, "60 Minutes."
From 1983-1998, Gagnon was coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice and has worked on space issues for the past 14 years. In 1987, he organized the largest peace protest in Florida history when over 5,000 people marched on Cape Canaveral in opposition to the first flight test of the Trident II missile.
Project Censored named a story on space weaponization by Gagnon as the 8th Most Censored story in 1999. He has traveled to England, Germany, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Japan, Greece and throughout the U.S. in his work to alert people about the planned weaponization of space and activate them against it.
Gagnon is a Vietnam era veteran who began his activist career by organizing fruit pickers in Florida for the United Farm Workers Union.
His appearance in Primghar is part of a tour which includes Minneapolis, Minn. and Sioux Falls, S.D.
The meeting is open to the public.