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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Thursday, August 22, 2013


The Jeju City cathedral was packed. Here supporters hold various signs. In front a sister holds a sign that says, "The Peace of Gangjeong is our Peace."

  • Our Space Alert newsletter is done and set to go to the print shop.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  Nancy Randolph always does a great job of laying it all out.  We should have it posted online in the next day or so and folks will be able to see it in full color.  Won't likely get printed for another week or so which makes me crazy but there is little I can do about that.
  • I am doing a radio interview tonight at 8:00 EST on KPFA-FM in Berkeley, California.  Oliver Stone will do a 10-minute pre-recorded spot that will air first and then another Berkely area activist and I will come on the show.  We will be discussing Jeju Island, South Korea and Obama's "pivot" into the Asia-Pacific.
  • I had to post the photo above of the cathedral crowded with Nuns and Priests as well as faithful Catholics and Gangjeong supporters.  Jeju Bishop Kang Woo-il lead a mass demanding the release of Dr. Song Kang-Ho and Jesuit Brother Park Do-Hyun in late July. The two were recently arrested and imprisoned since July 1st for exposing massive environmental violations by the main Gangjeong naval base construction companies, Daelim and Samsung.
  •  In between work on the newsletter this week I've been outside dealing with a large pile of tree branches that needed cutting into small pieces for winter wood stove kindling.  Then today I walked into the nearby woods and gathered two large shopping bags more of small sticks for fire starting.  It's kind of like a meditation for me knowing that each small twig helps bring us warmth in the cold of winter. 


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