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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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Thursday, June 07, 2012

A REIGN OF TERROR

  • All the celebration of the Queen of England's 60 year reign of terror is enough to make one sick.  It's particularly sad to see the media in the U.S. going ape shit over the queen considering that this country was supposedly founded in opposition to the monarchy.  What a waste of money the monarchy is and a terrible distraction from building a real democracy that is controlled from below rather from the top.  The queen has spent the last 60 years promoting war to benefit the global oligarchy.  Enough already.

  • The Pentagon's plan to surround China continues at an accelerating pace.  Last month, U.S. Marines rebuilt and restored the 8,000-foot runway at the abandoned North Field air base on the island of Tinian and subsequently engaged in a military exercise in coordination with nearby U.S. forces based in Guam. Incidentally, the Tinian airbase is where the B-29s that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki took off from in 1945.

  • On Saturday we have our next meeting of the Maine Campaign to Bring Our War $$ Home.  It will be held in Augusta from 1-4 pm.  It's an important meeting for us as we see efforts growing by both political parties in Washington to resist cuts in Pentagon spending.  All the doors to traditional activist reform are being slammed shut in our faces both in Washington and in our state capitals.  We've got to talk more with each other locally about how to deal with this arterial blockage of democracy.  

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bruce, refreshing to read this. Here in the UK a sizeable portion of the population became flag waving idiots, but many people don't want these royal leeches, or don't give a monkey's about them. You wouldn't know that from our 'impartial' broadcast media though. The BBC emulated their North Korean counterparts over the weekend, drip-feeding gushing praise for our own unelected dynasty. The queen, as you rightly say, is an obstacle to democracy and plays a key role in normalising and promoting war.

6/7/12, 7:36 PM  

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