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'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. She's running as a Maine Green Independent Party member and needs to gather 2,000 petition signatures of registered Greens during that period. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

IT'S ALL ABOUT CORPORATE MINING



Obama is promising $100 million (as he goes after Social Security and Medicare) to launch a mission that is aimed at helping scientists capture asteroids. This mission is really about testing the technologies to fly to an asteroid and prepare to mine them.  The taxpayers are paying for this research and development phase and when it becomes technically possible to carry out the missions the process will be privatized.  Thus the public finances the aerospace industry start-up costs and gets very little in return.

I've noticed Al Jazeera is increasingly more conservative by touting the US line on issues.  During the past couple of years I've cut back on using their news reports as they are becoming captives of the corporate agenda.  The slant on this video is just one illustration.

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