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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Location: Brunswick, Maine, United States

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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I am not witnessing a flurry of emails this morning from peace activists expressing their outrage over Obama's coming Afghanistan that due to the holiday tomorrow or because they have been taken in by his deceptive sleight-of-hand of appearing to be critical and thoughtful, but them caving in anyway? Ah, the magician at work again.

In the mid-coast Maine area we will be holding a protest on Wednesday (the day after his expected surge announcement) at the Brunswick downtown mall (green) at 5:30 pm. I know other such events are planned around Maine as well. I hope they will be held nationwide - even worldwide.

For readers living in NATO countries - this just means more war for your nation as well. How much longer can we all let this madness go on?

With that said, happy Thanksgiving wishes to all of you here in the US and Canada.

We will be having about 17 folks at our house tomorrow and will begin the dinner with the following ritual:

"A single twig breaks, but the bundle of twigs is strong."
- Tecumseh

Imagining a new way of recognizing our strength as kin and community at the Thanksgiving table, we are asking each guest to bring a small stick (and maybe a piece of ribbon, yarn or string of choice), taking time to bind them together with prayerful ritual as an offering that becomes a beautiful centerpiece.


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