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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, June 21, 2011

FIGHTING TO SAVE THE CORAL




Villagers are trying to stop the barges from taking measurements as they prepare to begin the dredging that will destroy the coral reefs off Jeju Island.

The sea floor will be dredged in order to extend the piers far from shore and to allow the huge U.S. Aegis destroyers and aircraft carriers to port there once the base is completed.

Global Network board member Sung-Hee Choi's trial has been postponed again until June 29 as she remains in jail for holding a banner while trying to block Navy base construction.

An interesting article was posted on the Jeju Island support Facebook page this morning called Endless War Wastes Money - and Lives written by former U.S. Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC). It is obvious that he is paying attention to what is going on in the Asia-Pacific these days as he mentions the struggle on Jeju Island. He writes:

Now I have come across Zbigniew Brzezinski's 1997 book, "The Grand Chessboard," describing Eurasia, including the land mass of Russia and China. Brzezinski writes: "For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia. ... Now a non-Eurasian power is pre-eminent in Eurasia -- and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained."

Thus, the U.S. policy of encirclement of Russia and China. Apparently, it's being implemented with President Obama promising missiles for Poland; establishing a naval base with South Korea on Jeju Island; and staying in Afghanistan.

1 Comments:

Blogger MacGregor said...

The man in the wetsuit is Brother Song, a very gentle man. When he is able to talk to the construction workers he is sometimes able to get them to stop the work. He is now in the hospital recovering from the beating. please explain what is happening and join our facebook group
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6/21/11, 1:41 PM  

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