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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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

PREPARING FOR WAR & PEACE

Holding a sign in Omaha, Nebraska a few years ago....Iran attack still remains a deep concern for all of us

  • A Nationwide Day of Protest has been called for February 4 to express outrage against the mounting drumbeat for war on Iran. Many activists are bringing resolutions before their towns or cities that declare opposition to an Iran war. How can we afford more war? Why does the oligarchy want another war?
  • I taped another edition of my public access TV show today. My guests Natasha Mayers and Ed McCarten played Constance and Herman Dollagrabber - representatives of the 1% and stars of the play I wrote just for my TV show. In the show I ask them questions about the growing economic divide across the nation and their feelings about class warfare. The play, done in one taping with no editing, has a surprise ending. Should have it up on the Internet in about a week. Natasha and Ed really got into their parts - costumes, jewelry, make up, props - the whole works.
  • I worked on the first draft of my speech for the Global Network (GN) annual conference that will be held on Jeju Island February 24-26. I'll use bits of it when I also speak on Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii as well. I leave for Hawaii on February 17 and will meet GN chair Dave Webb (England) and board member Lynda Williams (California) there for those events.
  • I heard today that the delegation from Japan and Okinawa will number up to eight people for our conference on Jeju. GN board member Atsushi Fujioka, a professor of economics, will be guiding the delegation to Jeju for their first visit. There are 108 U.S. military bases in Japan and Okinawa so folks there have much experience resisting these imperial outposts. The U.S. currently has 82 military bases in South Korea.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

82 "bases" or facilities? There is frequent word play with such statistics. I would challenge you to provide a list of even 40 such "bases"

2/1/12, 5:20 PM  
Blogger Bruce K. Gagnon said...

Trying calling the Pentagon.....they've got the details and the staff to dig it all up. We pay for it after all.

2/2/12, 2:44 PM  

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