CONSERVATIVE INTIMIDATION OF PEACE GROUPS?11/19/02
Bruce Gagnon runs the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power In Space. The small Gainesville-based peace group recently received a letter from the Center for Security Policy, a pro-SDI group based in Washington, DC. The letter demanded the peace group's financial records. Not only was the Gainesville group contacted, the CSP also contacted several other peace organizations around the country. Gagnon says this is an example of pro-military groups trying to intimidate non-violent activists. He says he believes the pro-SDI groups are trying to undermine the campaign to challenge the wisdom of the "Star Wars" program.