Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Saturday, August 27, 2005


The Lewiston office window of Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins sported an anti-war sign for six hours on Friday. Inside the office we read the names of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq and an equal number of innocent Iraqi civilians. A high proportion of the Iraqi names were children and elderly. We are demanding that the senator hold a public town hall meeting on Iraq in the state. Her staff has advised us that she does not feel comfortable with large crowds.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Yogimus said...

War may not be the answer, but it sure can make the questions go away.

8/27/05, 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Yogimus said...

War may not be the answer, but it sure can make the questions go away.

8/27/05, 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Yogimus said...

oops

8/27/05, 5:40 PM  
Blogger Vic Jacobs said...

War may not be the answer, but those who say "War is not the answer" sure have a hard time coming up with a viable answer of their own. Or understanding the question, for that matter.

8/28/05, 12:52 PM  
Blogger Stephen said...

I agree with Vic.

There will be no more viable answer than 'War,' just as long as the question remains 'How can the wealthiest and most powerful fraction of the world's population best maintain the unjust order that benefits us?'

8/28/05, 10:41 PM  
Blogger Vic Jacobs said...

Ooh, aren't you clever, Stephen.

How 'bout this one:

Q: "What does pacifist appeasement inevitably lead to?"
A: "War."

Your turn!

8/28/05, 11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where the hell do you get "Unjust" from? Who makes the rules of justice you follow?

8/29/05, 12:37 AM  

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