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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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

A Veteran Against War

The film follows the story of S. Brian Willson, a Vietnam veteran and trained lawyer, whose wartime experiences transformed him into a revolutionary non-violent pacifist.  In 1986, Brian and several veterans fasted for more than 40-days on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol to protest against the war in Central America.

Then on September 1987, Brian and other Veterans Peace Action team members sat on the tracks to protest the Naval weapons train carrying missiles and bombs bound to be used against peaceful civilians in Central America.

The train did not slow down for the protesters on the tracks. Instead the order was given for the train to speed up. Brian tried to get off the tracks but the speeding train struck him, cracked his skull, and tore off both his legs.

Today, Brian continues his efforts to fight for peace on his prosthetic limbs. Please join him on his story and stop illegal American wars and other covert military actions waged against peaceful sovereign states and citizens internationally. 

See more about how to donate for production of the film here


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