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.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

BACK HOME - BACK TO WORK

Above is a view of the place called 5-islands in Georgetown, Maine near where MB and I just spent some days away from it all. We had a relaxing visit there in a cottage and we had a chance to kayak, swim, walk on the beach, read, and actually take naps - something I rarely do. We had lunch at 5-islands which is an active lobster fishing wharf where they have a small kitchen that serves fresh fish lunches. It's a popular off-the-beaten-track summer tourist spot. The view is spectacular and the food is almost as good.

Yesterday afternoon we came home and jumped right back into things by picking up the GN's Space Alert! newsletter at the printer. Then in the early evening we had our 2008 Keep Space for Peace Week poster and flyer delivered to us from another printer. So I spent the better part of the night stuffing these things into envelopes to send to the GN's international mailing list.

Today we will be participating in the annual midcoast Peace Fair put on the our local peace group called PeaceWorks. MB was up early to get to the Brunswick green to help get things set up. I will find myself sitting at a table passing out literature and inviting people to play a No Bases card game that MB made up to teach folks about all the military bases the U.S. has around the planet. I'll also be leading a discussion group about how to stay motivated and focused in the midst of all the bad news - should be interesting to see what is on people's minds.

It looks like heavy rain today though so the Peace Fair will be impacted. Luckily they have big tents so we will have some shelter from the storm. Best take my swim fins, mask and snorkel.

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