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1 +====Launching into space enables and necessitates multiple vectors of colonialism and imperialism—Displacement of indigenous and black communities, surveillance, drones, streamlined imperial wars, mining and economic colonization. Shutting down space centers is a necessary response to violence operationalized by American and Chinese imperialism. ====
2 +**Durrani 19**, Haris Durrani, JD/PhD candidate at Columbia Law School and Princeton University, "Is Spaceflight Colonialism?," Nation, 7-19-2019, https://www.thenation.com/article/apollo-space-lunar-rockets-colonialism/ PBM UMKC
3 +In 2017, protesters occupied the Guiana Space Centre in Kouru, French Guiana,
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5 +nations consolidating power against marginalized communities within their borders and throughout the Third World
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8 +====The infrastructure for space launches solidifies colonial relationships—it necessitates on-earth frontiers that become prisons and waste dumps. Exploration leaves behind an analysis of the local environment which replicates social Darwinism. ====
9 +**Klinger 19 **Julie Michelle Klinger, Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, (2019): Environmental Geopolitics and Outer Space, Geopolitics, DOI: 10.1080/14650045.2019.1590340 dw
10 +Reaching outer space requires Earthly infrastructure, which means that space launches have concrete footprints
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15 +====Plan: The United States federal government should establish a national space policy that substantially increases cooperation with the People's Republic of China to end the use and launching of space traffic. ====
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18 +====The plantext is neither a starting point nor endpoint of our method — The aff is an application of global pressure—demanding the end of launches is leverage for indigenous protest movements to win broader fights, refocusing the distance of space on the political relations of specific, place-based colonialism. ====
19 +**D'Auria and Fernholz 17**, Peter D'Auria, freelance journalist and English teacher, Tim Fernholz, journalist, covers space, the economy and geopolitics for Quartz, "How a handful of South American protestors took Europe's space program hostage," Quartz, April 2017, https://qz.com/960817/how-a-handful-of-south-american-protestors-in-french-guiana-took-arianespace-and-europes-space-program-hostage/ PBM UMKC
20 +The Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana—a tiny territory wedged into
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22 +in French Guiana, the space center will stay blocked," he said.
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25 +====But this does not mean abandoning the law entirely—legal challenges undermine the normative predatory legal consensus, allowing opposition to take hold. ====
26 +**Durrani 19**, Haris Durrani, JD/PhD candidate at Columbia Law School and Princeton University, "Is Spaceflight Colonialism?," Nation, 7-19-2019, https://www.thenation.com/article/apollo-space-lunar-rockets-colonialism/ PBM UMKC
27 +But subsequent efforts to get the international community to consider spaceflight itself as a resource
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29 +more recently turned neoliberal) and the conditions of the quilombolas in Alcântara.
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