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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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.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Blocking Navy Base Destruction Gate on Jeju Island

The peace delegation of nine people from the Puget Sound region of Washington State has arrived in Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea to protest the construction of a Navy base for US warships.  Soon after arriving they joined the daily destruction gate blockade.

Jung Joo writes:

Our friends, Fr. Bix and a buddist monk Gilberto came to visit again and brought their friends this time. They had awaited to visit Gangjeong again since their last visit in the fall of 2013. Fr. Bix couldn't make it this September for the Catholic conference because of his health issue. He has lost 60 % of his eyesight after the recent surgery for glaucoma. He is in his mid 80's and has difficulty in walking and moving. But he is so excited and happy to be able to be here with us. He keeps saying that he feels better here because he receives good energy from beautiful Gangjeong people. He is truly a living history of nonviolent resistance action. My deep gratitude to him...


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