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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Location: Bath, Maine, United States

Monday, June 16, 2014


Climate Change & Conversion Theme

At the July 4 parade in Bath, Maine local peace and environmental activists will merge to bring our joint concerns about climate change and conversion of the war machine together.  Artists are now designing props and posters that we will carry during the parade to show the large audience the deadly connection between climate change and militarism.

The Pentagon has the largest carbon boot print on the planet.  In addition the Pentagon controls the vast part of the federal discretionary budget thus inhibiting the funding of real alternatives (solar, wind, rail, conservation, etc)  that are needed for us to even have a meager impact on climate change.  Studies show that we’d also get more jobs doing this.

We will gather right after 9:00 am at the corner of North and Lincoln Streets... just along the cemetery.  It’s mostly a downhill walk and then we’ll have vehicles to shuttle you back to the start.  We suggest parking at the Addams-Melman House (212 Centre St) and invite folks for a pot luck lunch and conversation there after the parade.

Hope you can join us.


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