Greenland Can Help Global Security by Saying No to Star Wars

Expedition Underway

Feature story - March 8, 2002
In early March, 2002, five Greenpeace campaigners, two sleds, 16 dogs and 400 kilograms of equipment set off on an expedition across the ice of West Greenland. Thule early-warning radar base in Greenland will play an integral part of the controversial Star Wars missile defense system.

In early March, 2002, five Greenpeace campaigners, two sleds, 16 dogs and 400 kilograms of equipment set off on an expedition across the ice of West Greenland.

The plan is to visit as many towns and villages in the Diskobay area as possible - to find out how local people feel about U.S. plans to use the Thule early-warning radar base in Greenland, as part of their controversial Star Wars missile defense system.

Weather conditions permitting, the team will travel between 400-600 kilometers over the next four weeks, braving temperatures from -15 to -45 degrees Celsius, to reach isolated communities and collect their testimonies on video.

Greenpeace plans to take these testimonies to decision makers in Washington later this year, and to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Conference in New York in April.

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