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.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


The Democrats in Congress will largely go-along with this whole war expansion....they will speak a few words of concern but in the end they will fold and vote in favor of more money for war.

Isn't it time for local activists around the country to pull out of the two war parties (even if you just become an Independent) and begin building alternative electoral challenges to these folks who are committed to endless militarism and war?

Look at this unemployment map of the US here

Click on the play button and watch the sad but amazing escalation of unemployment in this country during the past couple of years. How are we ever going to create jobs in this country when so much of our national treasury is wasted on military spending? How can we replace all those millions of jobs that have gone overseas unless we cut military spending and make serious investments back in this country?

Tell me now, which Democrats (besides Rep. Dennis Kucinich and a couple of others) are talking about seriously cutting military spending and creating real jobs in the US? I'll tell you what Democrats are doing, they are competing with each other to put more military production in their congressional districts because they know that militarism is what we are going to be doing in the future and they want to get in line for the Pentagon gravy train. It's called security export.

I refuse to be horse-whipped by these deceitful Democrats.

Kucinich has just announced that he will be "circulating two privileged resolutions which will trigger debate and votes on a timely withdrawal of U.S troops from Afghanistan and Pakistan....Yesterday, with the US Secretary of Defense at his side, the President of Afghanistan declared that his country’s security forces will need financial and training assistance from the United States for the next 15-20 years....We cannot afford these wars. We cannot afford the loss of lives. We cannot afford the cost to taxpayers. We cannot afford to fail to exercise our constitutional right to end the wars."

Let's see what members of his war party do on this many in the House will stand up to their party leadership?

Don't hold your breath.


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