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Jan 7, 2013

Focus:Government
Action Request:Various
Location:United States

Week of action against space travel. 

May 19-25, 2013

Space travel is the launch of satellites, space stations, space probes, space shuttles, large rockets and other things into outer space. The money that the United States government is currently spending on space travel should be spent on helping the poor. The United States spends more money on space travel than any other country in the world. In 2010 the United States government spent $64 billion on space travel. Tell Congress to decrease funding for space travel, space exploration, NASA, military space programs and private space programs and increase funding for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health care, disability benefits, retirement programs, unemployment benefits, welfare, aid to the poor, food stamps, food pantries, charities, homeless shelters and affordable housing. Call, email, contact your senators and representatives in Congress between May 19-25. Organize or attend a protest, march or rally against space travel between May 19-25. Donate your money to charities, food pantries, homeless shelters and other organizations that help the poor between May 19-25. Go to the website http://weeknospace.blogspot.com/ to learn more about the week of action against space travel.

This week of action was organized by Low Tech. 

Low Tech's website is:

http://lowtech2.blogspot.com/

In the United States the number of homeless people is growing.

http://news.yahoo.com/hunger-homelessness-rise-u-cities-report-182712758.html

In the United States the number of people living in poverty is growing.

http://news.yahoo.com/us-poverty-track-rise-highest-since-1960s-112946547--finance.html

Around the world the number of homeless people is growing.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/apr/10/20050410-105739-5991r/?page=all

Around the world the number of people living in poverty is growing.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aMi0zYhypiTs

Around the world the number of unemployed people is growing.

http://wsws.org/en/articles/2012/05/pers-m01.html

Around the world the number of starving people is growing.

http://www.irinnews.org/Report/87006/In-Brief-World-hunger-increases-despite-growth-in-food-production

In 2012 the World Health Organization predicted that the number of starving people will continue to rise in the future.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2012/06/climate-change-exected-to-worsen-hunger-as-rio20-begins/1#.UOSXrWB5EzU

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, health care, disability benefits, retirement programs, unemployment benefits, welfare, aid to the poor, food stamps, food pantries, charities, homeless shelters and affordable housing are social programs.

The amount of money that the United States government is spending on social programs is decreasing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/austerity-wall-street_n_1690838.html

The amount of money that governments around the world are spending on social programs is decreasing.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/austerity-wall-street_n_1690838.html

The United States government plans to decrease spending on social programs in the future.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/11/fiscal-cliff-talks-medicare-social-security_n_2113259.html

Governments around the world plan to decrease spending on social programs in the future.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/07/us-britain-politics-idUSBRE8960BH20121007

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-11/23/content_15952134.htm

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/23/us-germany-budget-cuts-idUSBRE8BM06S20121223

http://www.houseofjapan.com/local/japan-to-slash-welfare-budget-from-fy-2013

The United States spends more money on space travel than any other country in the world.

http://www.thespacereport.org/files/The_Space_Report_2011_exec_summary.pdf

In 2010 the United States government spent $64 billion on space travel.

http://www.thespacereport.org/files/The_Space_Report_2011_exec_summary.pdf

In 2010 governments, companies and other organizations around the world spent $276 billion on space travel.

http://www.thespacereport.org/files/The_Space_Report_2011_exec_summary.pdf

The amount of money that governments, companies and other organizations around the world are spending on space travel is increasing.

http://www.thespacereport.org/files/The_Space_Report_2011_exec_summary.pdf

Governments, companies and other organizations around the world plan to increase spending on space travel in the future.

http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/22/business/la-fi-0722-space-race-20110722

In 2011 Americans spent $144 billion buying new technology like electronics. 

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57377104-93/consumer-electronics-spending-hits-$144b-in-2011/

American consumers spend more money on new technology than any other country in the world.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/09/04/business/20080907-metrics-graphic.html

In 2012 people around the world spent $2.1 trillion buying, using and maintaining new technology. 

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=2094015

The money that people spend on new technology should be spent on helping the poor. Instead of using their money to buy new technology people should donate their money to charities, food pantries, homeless shelters and other organizations that help the poor.

Tell everyone you know about this week of action. Pass out flyers for it. Email people about it. Tell people on Facebook, Myspace, Yahoo and other websites about it.

Go here to download a flyer for the week of action against space travel:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/118353472/flyer-no-space

Go here to find out how to contact your senators and representatives in Congress:

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Go here to see a list of some events related to this week of action:

http://weeknospace.blogspot.com/p/some-events-related-to-week-of-action.html

The Facebook page for this week of action is:

http://www.facebook.com/events/583072725042929/

To join the email list for this week of action send a message to:

lowtech1980@gmail.com

To contact Low Tech send an email to lowtech1980@gmail.com

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