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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Location: Brunswick, Maine, United States

I'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. She's running as a Maine Green Independent Party member and needs to gather 2,000 petition signatures of registered Greens during that period. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

At long last my book, Come Together Right Now - Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire, is at the printer. Can order it directly from the Global Network for $16 (covers s/h). Send check to PO Box 652, Brunswick, ME 04011. Should be printed in the next couple of weeks. The endorsements on the left side are hard for you to read. They are from Journalism professor Karl Grossman, Daniel Ellsberg who released the infamous Pentagon Papers, Sr. Ardeth Platte the Dominican nun in prison for her act of disarmament, and Dr. Helen Caldicott. Wish me luck with the book.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Hillary Clinton has been hanging out with Republicans a lot lately, like Newt Gingrich. Just this past weekend she was at the last evangelical rally held by Billy Graham. In fact the Rev. Graham said that her husband should become a preacher while Hillary "runs the country." A couple questions. Why would the Rev. Billy Graham, long associated with right-wing Republicans, have the Clinton duo sitting in the front row of his last big event? Why did Bill recently hang out for a weekend with George H.W. Bush and the word is they are big friends these days. Just today on CNN I heard a Republican party leader say that the Democrats should listen to the "hawk" Hillary on the Iraq war issue. Has the power structure made a decision to make Hillary the next president? Are they now redefining Hillary to the conservative base by having her hang out with Gingrich, Frist, Bill Graham, etc.? Could a fix be on the way? Keep posted.