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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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NEW SPACE GUYS IN TOWN

Loring Wirbel from Citizens for Peace in Space, and a Global Network board member, is featured in a great scene from the new documentary Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space.

He takes the film crew on a whirlwind driving tour of Colorado Springs to show the growth of aerospace industry corporations in the city that is a key player in the Star Wars program.

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Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

And they cut the bus service. Turned off a third of the street-lights. Consolidated (cut) about 20% of the public schools, so far. Banned people from being poor in public (homeless camping) and took the trash cans out of all the parks, including the park they call "America the Beautiful Park".

AND THEN, still gave all these multi-billionaire Corporations tax breaks that would make Reagan blush. So they would relocate here. Where they were going to relocate anyway because it's a "Strategic" location and the reason Zebulon Pike was here, illegally as an armed member of the United States Army, hundreds of miles into Spanish Territory, making maps of the place. And told the Spanish officers that he was "lost" and didn't know where he was.

But our noble and fine and of course, Good Businessmen in City Hall HAVE to bribe them to come where they were already coming.

The Jackassery knows very few bounds.

That and the only major corporate money in town is from people wanting to KILL other people. All in all, it was a wonderful place.
Did I mention more than a few times the Wonderfully Smart business fellers who run this town also are trying to sell new homes on top of a Toxic Waste dump?

Nice. And, of course, the only corporations moving here are ones who make money from KILLING other people.

8/24/10, 11:49 PM  
Blogger Loring Wirbel said...

Yeah, the magical thing about our town is it's like Whack-A-Mole: whenever the military or evangelical elements are slightly less annoying than usual, then you can be certain the libertarian elements will be popping up in other domains. This is why there is such a market for marijuana dispensaries in Colorado Springs.

8/25/10, 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Brother Jonah said...

Yeah, I put links to this on notmytribe in a short pictorial essay about the Bus Service rally we had last friday.
Might help somewhat.

One thing about it, we seem to be drawing some heat from the Local WingNuts so at least we know they're reading it.

Kind of like, when you're on a long hike or march, and you get a tiny little wee microscopic miniature small little piece of rock in your shoe..

Yeah. we do exactly that to them. They'll interrupt the Rage Talk long enough to tell us they think we're insignificant, then rant and rave for many thousands more words about how badly our insignificant protests cheeses them off.

8/26/10, 9:50 AM  

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