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.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


In case you don't know - USMC stands for the U.S. Marine Corps. It's nice to know that our president is helping round up poor and working class kids to go join the military to fight endless wars...........the official U.S. jobs program?

In other news on the "Obama Watch" home front, it was announced today that the president has nominated a Republican Congressman from upstate New York to be the next Army secretary.

John McHugh, who has been in Congress since 1993, is the senior Republican on the House Armed Services Committee. At the Pentagon, he'll join Defense Secretary Robert Gates, another holdover from the Bush administration.

I know, I know, some folks will tell me that Obama has a brilliant tactical strategy underway here....he is going to fill his administration with Republican politicians which will then give the Democrats a chance to take their seats in Congress.......huh?????

It's reassuring (I guess) to think that the Republicans will bring the change (from endless war) that the Democrat promised the voters in the last election.

Are you confused yet?

I just had an email from a friend in New Mexico who is a public health care worker. She wrote, "I am doing an informal poll to see how the people I respect feel. Is it better to have a smart president who knows he is doing bad things and does them anyway; or a fool like Reagan and Bush II who do what they are told? I am beginning to think it is easier to have a president more easily disliked - at least by progressives. It is very hard to organize against Obama's bad decisions because so many people "like" him and still have HOPE. What do you think?"

I'd like for each of my readers to please think that one over for awhile and send me your answer.

One if by land and two if by sea.....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man should not wear what he has not earned. He has not earned the title US Marine. therefore should not wear the name.
US Marine Corps Veteran

10/23/10, 8:35 PM  

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