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.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura (an Independent) debates torture on the popular TV show "The View".

Not long ago I saw Ventura on C-SPAN promoting his new book. He told a remarkable story about getting a call from the CIA soon after getting elected as governor. They told them they wanted to talk with him. He said, "Sure where are you?" They told him, "In the basement." So Ventura went down into the basement of the state capitol and the CIA asked him, "What do you plan to do as governor?"

Quite telling I'd say........

Ventura said that politics is like his old business, professional wrestling. After a no-holds-barred match the opposing wrestling "enemies" would go out drinking together. He said he thought there was no real difference between the Democrats and Republicans these days.

I think Ventura is right about that one.


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