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.

Monday, November 07, 2011


Tomorrow I fly to Honolulu, Hawaii to speak at the International Forum on Globalization conference on People of the Asia-Pacific. I will speak on a panel called: Militarization & Resistance in the Pacific. Obviously I will talk about the Jeju Island Navy base fight but will also put that effort into the larger strategic picture of U.S. military attempts to contain China.

There will be a great batch of speakers at this event and they are paying my travel there. It should be a great experience.

I lived on the island of Oahu for 15 months in 1973-74 while in the Air Force. I spent alot of time in the water while living in Hawaii and was lucky I never drowned when body surfing in the big waves on the north shore.

Hawaii has been a U.S. military colony and a corporate agri-business plantation for many years. But the independence movement there has been strong for a long time and appears to be growing. Here is a video from the movement.


Blogger by said...

Brilliant communication strategy. I am going to find time to watch all of these, not only for the info, but to find out why they are so effective.

11/19/11, 8:31 PM  

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