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

I grew up in a military family and joined the Air Force in 1971 during the Vietnam War. It was there that I became a peace activist.

Thursday, September 11, 2014


On that day
in 2001
in dentist office
TV on wall
planes into building
controlled demolition
right before my eyes

pulled out
the world atlas
where is Afghanistan?

third building
never hit
small fires
steel framed
high rises
built to withstand
damn near anything
pancake collapse

Had to be
controlled demolition
experts say so
we know it
to be true
we just fear
what happens
when you take
that leap
into this reality

Strategy of Tension
make the people
so afraid
they cry out to
great white father
in Washington
'please protect us'
Crazy Horse
is coming after us

Allows for further
militarization of

our airwaves
our minds
our hearts
become corrupted
forgetting the prophets
call to love
turn the other check
share with one another

Now we only know
and vengeance
so bomb we do
it fuels our economy
the world despises us

a priest in Korea says
America is the evil
of this world.


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