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.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

MONTH OF DRONE ACTIONS NATIONWIDE



Washington's overseas drone strikes and their surveillance use at home has long attracted the attention of activists. Groups across the U.S. political spectrum say the strikes breach American law and hurt the country's international standing. Now a month-long anti-drone campaign has kicked off, with a protest in Manhattan.

Here in Maine our drone effort is focused on trying to get the state government to pass a bill to require law enforcement agencies to obtain a legal warrant before using drones for domestic surveillance.  Even this will be an uphill struggle for us because the Maine Attorney General does not want to limit the state police.  Additionally a small company in Maine, wanting to make drones, promises those golden words - jobs - and thus some politicians in Augusta are against any serious restrictions against drone use across the state.

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