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'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. She's running as a Maine Green Independent Party member and needs to gather 2,000 petition signatures of registered Greens during that period. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Monday, October 03, 2011

ASIA-PACIFIC CONFAB IN DC

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I will be attending this Asia-Pacific conference at American University in Washington on Oct 21-22. I've been invited to speak on one of the plenary panels during the event. Some great speakers will be there and we are excited that a representative of the Gangjeong village from Jeju Island will also be attending.

Why discuss peace in Asia and the Pacific the U.S. is still at war in Afghanistan and Iraq?

* Because the focus of Pentagon planning and spending has moved from Europe and the so-called “Arc of Instability” to preparations for 21st century wars in Asia and the Pacific.

* Because the center of the global economy and much of human development shifts from the West to the East.

* Because the struggle for dominance – as well as historic tensions and resource competition in Asia and the Pacific - have generated regional arms races, growing U.S.-Chinese military tensions, threats, and armed confrontations.

* Because alternatives are possible, and here in the U.S. job creation and meeting urgent community and human needs requires moving the money from preparations for Asian & Pacific wars to building our future.

See more about the conference here

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