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.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

SOLIDARITY TRIP TO THE MILITARIZED ISLANDS

Nine Catholic priests climbed over the fence and made their way onto the rocks by the sea in Gangjeong village to protest Navy base construction yesterday. They were all arrested.


Global Network 2012 Space Organizing Conference in Hawaii and Jeju Island, South Korea


The Global Network has been invited to hold our 20th anniversary conference in Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea. The event will happen on Feb 24-26, 2012.

The Gangjeong village is now in the middle of a tragic fight with the Navy to stop the construction of a base that will port Aegis destroyers, outfitted with "missile defense" (MD) systems, and aircraft carriers.

These Aegis MD systems are being tested at the Pentagon's Barking Sands Pacific Missile Defense testing facility on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. So we have decided that we will invite people to join us in Hawaii for a mini-conference prior to going to Jeju Island.

We would like to extend an invitation to all Global Network members and supporters to consider attending either or both of these events with us. The schedule for the Hawaii leg of the trip is just below (Feb 18-22).

What: GN mini-meeting in Hawaii with peace groups on the way to Jeju Island.

Where: Honolulu Friendship House (we have reserved sleeping and meeting accomdations there)


Schedule:

Sat, Feb 18th: Arrive, dinner together

Sunday, Feb 19th: Tour, protest, and swim

Monday, Feb 20th: Conference at the Friendship House

Tuesday, Feb 21st: Go to Kauai early, meeting, protest

Weds, Feb 22nd: Return to Honolulu and leave for Jeju

Please let us know if you have interest in joining us on this trip. Our friends in Hawaii and Jeju Island are very isolated and we want to join them in a show of solidarity as they work to end the militarization of their island homes.

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
207-443-9502
globalnet@mindspring.com

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