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, June 11, 2014

MILITARIZED IN NORTH DAKOTA



North Dakota is home to a growing cluster of drone research, business and military interests. Aerospace companies, universities and state government helped secure North Dakota's position as one of six drone test sites across the US.

The eagerness of so many states to test and base drones indicates just how desperate local communities are these days for investment by the federal government.  Sadly the only government agency with any money is the Pentagon.  

Can be no doubt that the US is now a militarized culture.

The way we counter this reality is by demanding the conversion of the military industrial complex to sustainable technologies like solar, wind, rail, and more. 

The great abolitionist Frederick Douglass said:

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

 

So what is our demand?

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