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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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stirring Up More Chaos in Europe

A convoy of US Army military vehicles, mostly IAV Stryker armoured personnel carriers, departed the military base in Tapa, Estonia Saturday. The 1,770 km (1,100 miles) tour through six European countries (Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Germany) will end at Vilseck in Germany.

The trek is being called the "Dragoon Ride," after the unit’s name – the Dragoons. The tour is aimed at demonstrating strength and solidarity to US and NATO allies in eastern Europe, according to U.S. Army Europe spokesman Lt. Col. Craig Childs.

Notice in the video an American GI showing a little kid the heavy machine gun.  This is how the US does international promoting killing and war.

Activists in the Czech Republic are threatening protests.  In an interview with Sputnik, Eva Novotna, press-secretary of Ne základnám ("No" to bases) organization denounced the decision of the Czech government to allow the US convoy to travel across the country as a "naivety bordering on stupidity."

"It is a provocation, a demonstration of force and an attempt to split the Czech society into two implacable camps," Eva Novotna underscored. 


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