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 grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

COVERAGE OF JEJU PEACE ISLAND RALLY




Some photos and video from the big rally in Gangjeong village yesterday. More than 1,000 people came from around the island and from the mainland to stand with the villagers. The police turned out in huge numbers to hassle the people and attempted to take the long sticks on which the big puppets were carried. The police had demanded that the festival not be allowed to address the villagers opposition to the Navy base.

The arrogance of the Navy and the South Korean government is so extreme that they think they have the right to control what the people think and say. It is quite evident that the South Korean right-wing government does not understand the meaning of the words freedom and democracy.


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