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....

My Photo
Name:
Location: Brunswick, Maine, United States

I'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Monday, October 03, 2011

ASIA-PACIFIC CONFAB IN DC

Click on poster for better view


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

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home