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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Wednesday, October 23, 2013


  • Word comes today from Jeju Island where a dedicated Catholic activist supporter of the village struggle against the Navy base was hit by a big construction truck and carried to an emergency room of a hospital. No word yet on extent of injuries.  It is just a matter of time before someone gets seriously injured or killed the way the police and naval authorities are ramping up construction and repression of the people. Boycott Samsung - the lead construction contractor for the Navy base.
  • I met for lunch today with Nicholson Baker and Tom Jackson .  Nicholson is writing an article about the Obama pivot into the Asia-Pacific and some of the key weapons technologies being deployed there.  Nicholson is an author and composer.  He is the person who wrote the incredibly moving Jeju Island song that is featured in the beginning of the documentary film The Ghosts of Jeju.
  •  I am getting caught up with my neglected administrative work load following the end of the peace walk.  I also have alot to do around the house and garden to prepare for winter.  This morning I took a car load of junk to the city dump and for the last two days have been stacking wood given to us by our two neighbors on either side of our house.  Stacking wood is one of my favorite outdoor tasks - I can actually see some real results after a few hours of work.


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