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, July 02, 2014

ON THE HOME FRONT


  • I made this pesto yesterday with some garlic scapes from our garden and from the garden of a local farmer friend.  I mixed in olive oil, walnuts and some lemon juice as well.  Very good and quite spicy.  Got to do something with the stuff coming our of the garden so this made good sense.
  • Mary Beth (home with a rare mid-week day off) trimmed my hair and beard today - it's been hotter than normal this week and I needed some relief.  If this heat continues I just might shave the whole beard off.  I can grow it back next fall.
  • The sky is turning dark and you can hear what sounds like a bowling alley in the heavens.  A tropical storm is heading up the east coast and coming our way.  The garden will appreciate the deluge.
  • I have to drive south to Biddeford tonight though, likely through the storm, to tape an hour-long public access TV show with my friend Richard Rhames.  I recently had him on my show and now he is reciprocating.  He calls his long-running show "Out in Left Field".  Richard grows vegetables for a living on his family farm and finds it hard to make a living these days with the agri-business take over of food production.
  • Friday is the July 4 parade here in Bath and local peace and environmental activists will gather around 9:30 am to prepare our participation in the annual event.  We will carry art props, signs, and banners under the theme of climate change and conversion.  How can we expect to deal with the harsh reality of climate change unless we immediately begin to turn toward alternatives like rail systems, solar, wind turbines and the like?   Continuing to flush our tax dollars down the hole of endless war preparation will surely give us the kind of results that in the end led to the collapse of the Aztec empire.

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