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'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.

Friday, October 13, 2006

HELLO FROM LONDON

Have a six-hour layover at London airport so thought I'd post a quick hello. Trip to India went very well. Should be home by afternoon on Oct 14.

Folks in India worked us hard and especially in Nagpur where we spent four days. They were taking us to at least 3 events a day at local colleges/universities/medical schools as well as community events. Got to speak to a huge number of medical students which was quite great. One group of 11 medical students took a 12-hour train ride to Nagpur so they could come to two days worth of my speaking events. The organizer of my entire trip who lives in Nagpur has undertaken to help organize a national students peace group and he felt my presence was quite helpful in reaching alot of students.

MB and I fly into Boston and then take the train back to Maine.

India is an amazing experience with just staggering poverty and at the same time a kindness that you will find hard to duplicate in many other places. I will need to sit on the trip for a few days before trying to write a report.

Of course the big story was the North Korea nuclear test and the utter hypocrisy of the U.S. lecturing them and Iran about developing nukes while America works on new generations of nukes and Star Wars on top of that.

Hope you are all well.

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