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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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

MOANA NUI CONFERENCE TALK


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This is my talk on November 10 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Moana Nui 2011 conference that was organized by a partnership between Pua Mohala I Ka Po and The International Forum on Globalization.

This panel that I was part of was called: MILITARIZATION & RESISTANCE IN THE PACIFIC.

The Pacific basin has been a frequent victim of military domination by global powers, fighting for regional political and economic control. 66 years after the end of World War II hundreds of U.S. military bases still spread from Hawaii across the Pacific to Guam, and many other Pacific islands, with dozens more in South Korea and Japan, and one on Diego Garcia (Indian Ocean), all directed at presumed threats from China.

Local peoples are outraged. Popular resistance in Guam, Okinawa-Japan, Jeju Island-South Korea, and elsewhere demands removal of U.S. occupying forces. Similar movements exist in Hawaii, where about 25% of total land area is devoted to military purposes, from nuclear ports to training areas to missile sites.

Ikaika Hussey, Craig Santos Perez, Christine Ahn, Suzuyo Takazato, Lisa Natividad, Bruce Gagnon, Kyle Kajihiro, and Mayumi Oda were speakers on this panel.

You can watch some of the audience Q & A and my response here

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