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

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


I rode my scooter to Brunswick today for a 5:00 pm protest at WalMart in support of the boycott of SodaStream carbonation devices or other products made by this company.

SodaStream manufactures these machines within an Israeli settlement in occupied Palestinian territory. These settlements are illegal under international law and are obstacles to peace.

We began in front of the doors into WalMart and after a few moments their staff told us to leave.  We just ignored them and they called the police.  It took another 20 minutes for the cops to arrive and during that time we keep a moving picket line between the two primary entrances of the store and handed out quite a few flyers to their customers.  Once the police arrived they told us we had to move to the public sidewalk out by the main road which we did.

There were just more than 20 of us out along the roadway and I stood by the lane where cars turned into WalMart.  So we had good visibility and it felt good to be doing something as Israel continues its barbaric rampage against the virtually defenseless Palestinian people.


Blogger Lisa Savage said...

Thank you Mainers for being there on the July 9 international day of BDS action!!!

7/11/14, 1:51 AM  

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