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....
- Name: Bruce K. Gagnon
- Location: Bath, Maine, United States
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
These images were created during the rally on Monday at the state capital in Augusta, Maine. Artists from around the state once again gathered during the protest to ask people there to envision how our war $$ could be spent here at home.
These are some of the offerings made that day.
As we organize here in Maine we've been trying to reach out beyond our normal confines. So two years ago we began working with artists on this campaign and now they are making and distributing posters across the state from some of the images that have been created. Art helps the public "see" the issue in a different kind of way. Many people, myself included, are visual learners and these images can often say more to a person than hours of speeches ever could.
We are lucky in Maine to have artists like Natasha Mayers, Kenny Cole and Robert Shetterly to work alongside.