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'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Monday, April 01, 2013

ASSORTED NUGGETS



  • I taped another edition of my public access TV show this morning and had Richard Rhames from Biddeford, Maine on as my guest.  In my ten years of doing the show Richard has been my guest more than any other person.  He's a vegetable farmer and long-time activist in the state and he's been doing public access TV in his community for more than 20 years.  We talked about corporate agriculture killing small farms; 10-years since Bush II launched shock and awe against Iraq and the impact of US wars on the people; Obama's drone kill list; the drone bill now in our state legislature; our right-wing Gov. LePage trying to kill public education; and austerity cuts to social progress in the US.  He was wearing a button that said, "The meek are getting ready" so of course I had to ask him what that meant.  Should have the show up here on the blog in a week or so.  
  •  We had history made yesterday on this blog.  For the first time ever the page views on the blog from another country surpassed those in the US.  The hit counter that comes with the blog tracks which countries are visiting.  The results yesterday were as follows:

1. China

2. United States

3. Ukraine

4. United Kingdom

5. Poland

6. Russia

7. France

8. Romania

9. South Korea

10. Germany

I'd love to know who actually looks at the blog.  Let me welcome all those who pay a visit here.  Drop me a line sometime at globalnet@mindspring.com and say hello.
 
  • Baseball season begins today with my team, the Baltimore Orioles, playing their first game on Tuesday.  They had 13 losing seasons in a row until last year when the miraculously made the play-offs.  They set a record for the most one-run wins since the late 1800's - so really it was an improbable season and one that many baseball wags predict will not be repeated anytime soon.  So my love of baseball, a fine distraction from the woes of the world, will keep me occupied during the coming months.  Let's wish the O's well.

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