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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I'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Monday, April 03, 2006

IT'S ALL ABOUT BUSINESS!


Bill Sulzman (above) picked me up at the Colorado Springs airport last night at 12:30. I had sat in the Chicago airport for 7 hours due to a huge storm that hit the midwest. By the time I got to sleep it was 2 am so you could say it was a long day for me.

Bill said that 300 people had turned out in Denver last night to see the premier of the new documentary about the three nums (Ardeth Platte, Carol Gilbert and Jackie Hudson) who have all just recently gotten out of jail for their disarmament action a couple years ago. I should see them tonight when they come to Colorado Springs for a second showing of the film. Don't know the name of the film yet.

So the fight truth decay tour is underway. The local paper reported this morning that "thousands" are expected for the National Space Symposium that begins today. Display booths in the arms bazaar will be going for $5,200 each and the registration fee is $1,200 each. You know the taxpayer will be covering those fees as all this money flowing into the aerospace industry is your tax dollar at work.

According to Steve Eisenhart, a senior V-P of the Space Foundation, "It is where the industry comes together. It is all about business."

Yeah well said Mr. Eisenhart. It is about business alright. The business of moving the arms race into the heavens. The business of profiting off a new arms race in space. The business of destroying social progress in American so our tax dollars can be moved into the coffers of the military industrial complex. It's all about business. The business of control and domination.

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