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: Bath, Maine, United States

With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Friday, July 30, 2010


  • Obama has shown once again his magician capabilities by with one hand pulling back the proposed George W. Bush missile offense deployments from the Czech Republic, but then with the other hand now saying that the U.S. will put a "missile defense center" into that country. Luckily the Czech resistance will respond quickly and make it tough on their new government which actually came into power after the former government was toppled due to their support for the previous Bush "missile defense" deployment plan. This whole thing just goes to show how serious the U.S. is about militarily surrounding Russia.

  • Our local newspaper, the Times Record, wrote an editorial yesterday entitled "$7 Billion a Month?" It calls into question the spending on endless war and quotes our two members of the House of Representatives that voted against the $33 billion war supplemental earlier this week. The editorial concludes with this: "More money for war means less for our real needs. Perpetual war is wrecking our economy." It is obvious that our Bring Our War $$ Home campaign is having an effect. See the full editorial here

  • On the brighter side, we picked our first ripe tomatoes (several of them) yesterday from the garden. I've lately been watching on-line videos about the care of tomatoes and have picked up some tips that have allowed me to get our first harvest much earlier than ever before.

  • Noise report: They are now drilling the rocky ledge under our street directly in front of our house in order to put the new sewer lines in the ground. My head feels like a wire is loose and every time I move my head something is rattling around inside my brain housing.


Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

Hey, if you don't have like eleventy-bazillion things that can't be accomplished without your physical presence come to the springs for a week. Go camping, look out over the Military Industrial Complex. That's if you can get somebody to watch your 'maters.

There's a few people in town who aren't bought and sold by the Army.

7/31/10, 11:02 AM  

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