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.

Monday, September 21, 2015

A Day Full of Arts & Analysis

  • MB and I just had a wonderful lunch with former Mainer Ken Jones and his wife Melody.  They lived in Portland for many years and Ken is a member of Veterans for Peace so we've been to many protests together.  They recently retired from the University of Southern Maine and moved to North Carolina - our loss, their gain.  Ken stays in touch online and we share many interests and political insights so it was a pleasure for the four of us to talk 'Deep State' politics while eating along the river today at the Kennebec Tavern.  A bit breezy but a beautiful bright day otherwise.
  • This banner above was kindly delivered to our house yesterday by Natasha Mayers and Suzanna Lasker from the Maine political artists group ARRT! (Artists Rapid Response Team) that regularly meets to make banners for various political causes across the state.  They made this one for our upcoming peace walk (Oct 9-24) that will focus on the Pentagon's impact on the oceans. Beautiful job as always.
  • I just emailed around the latest version of the Global Network's Keep Space for Peace Week list of local actions planned so far during October 3-10.  I'm sure we'll be adding some more before space week actually happens.  We are always grateful to those who support our efforts each year to highlight a different aspect of the Space Command's plan for 'Full Spectrum Dominance'.  
  • I sent all the pieces for the next edition of the Global Network's newsletter Space Alert to the woman who does the layout for us.  I always dread getting started on the newsletter but once I get in gear I just push on thru as the process of determining what goes into the publication is demanding and exciting.  I love to learn new things and its rewarding to try to find ways to show the connections between Washington's endless wars and how space warfare technology fits into that larger program.  The amount of $$$$ wasted on the Space Command's goal to 'control and dominate' space is staggering.  This particular edition will carry a cartoon created years ago while in Florida called 'Pyramids to the Heavens'.  Long-time Florida artist friend W. B. Park created 30 years worth of space-related art work for the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice and the Global Network.  His work is timeless and I keep recycling it.  In fact the next issue of Space Alert will carry two of his political cartoons - both dripping in satire and deep truth.


Blogger Zinn Reader said...

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9/21/15, 4:19 PM  

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