Getting Caught Up with Odds & Ends
|New CIA disclosures reveal that Vladimir Putin used dolphins to help sneak up on the Democrat National Committee (DNC) in order to steal their secrets on behalf of Trump.|
- Since getting home from Okinawa I've been as busy as a one-armed wall paper hanger. I had lots of lovely mail to get caught up with - including many gifts coming in for the Global Network as we hit our 25th year of operation. Thanks to all of you who have been donating. These donations give us confidence that our supporters appreciate our hard work and think we are heading in the right direction - especially as we face a new president who no one knows for sure what he will actually do once in office.
- I'm also working on my statements and testimony for our coming Zumwalt 12 trial here in Bath Superior Court on February 1-2. The group is taking this trial very seriously and putting great effort into making our statements to the judge and jury as clear as possible about why we risked arrest at Bath Iron Works in June 18, 2016 during the 'christening' ceremony of the latest Zumwalt 'stealth' destroyer.
- I am also increasing my efforts on the Global Network's 25th annual space organizing conference that will be held in Huntsville, Alabama on April 7-9. Our brochure is printed and will be in the mail on January 20 - inauguration day. We've had our first registration come in from a Veterans For Peace member in Tennessee - someone we don't even know. I've heard from GN board members in India, Sweden, Norway, England and the US that are going to be at the event. It's very exciting. You can see the conference brochure here
- I've been enjoying the healthy debate on the No to NATO email list serve during the past couple of weeks. The discussion, mostly from those in Europe, has gone back and forth on whether peace groups there should focus their upcoming inauguration protests on Trump or keep them directed at the US military empire and the expanding NATO war machine. Several European peace group leaders have made the point that Trump isn't even in office yet but that is has been Obama who has been directing the massive US expansion of NATO up to Russia's borders including the current movement of hundreds of tanks and other military vehicles to new US military outposts in Poland and beyond.