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.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Missile Defense is Offensive



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Speakers & Music 


  • Reece Chenault (National Coordinator, U.S. Labor Against the War, Kentucky)
  • Judy Collins (Vine & Fig Tree, Alabama)
  • Bruce Gagnon (Global Network Coordinator, Maine)
  • Subrata Ghoshroy (Program in Science, Technology, and Society, MIT)
  • William Griffin (Veterans For Peace, Georgia)
  • Huntsville Feminist Chorus (Alabama)
  • Joy Johnson (Green Party of Madison County, Alabama)
  • Ken Jones (VFP, North Carolina)
  • Tarak Kauff (Veterans For Peace, New York)
  • Rev. Seonghye Kim (Co-chair Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment, South Korea) 
  • Hyun Lee (Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea & Militarism in Asia & the Pacific, New York)
  • Joe Lombardo (UNAC, New York)
  • Tiara Rose Naputi (Chamorro diaspora from Guam, Assistant Professor, Dept of Communication, University of Colorado)
  • Agneta Norberg (Swedish Peace Council, Stockholm)
  • Yasuo Ogata (Co-chair World Conference against A & H Bombs and former Member of Parliament, Upper House, Japan)
  • Lindis Percy (Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases, England)
  • J. Narayana Rao (Global Network board member, India)
  • Jason Rawn (Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center)
  • Tulsi Das Shrestha (Vice-President, Global Network Chapter Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • Mary Beth Sullivan (PeaceWorks, Maine)
  • David Swanson (World Beyond War, Virginia)
  • Regis Tremblay (Filmmaker, Maine)
  • Dave Webb (Global Network Board Convener & Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, UK)
  • Lynda Williams (Physics faculty, Santa Rosa Junior College, California)
  • Col. Ann Wright (US Army retired, diplomat) * Keynote speaker


Conference Sponsors   

  • Alachua County Green Party (Florida)
  • Gainesville Iguana (Florida)
  • Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
  • Greater Brunswick (Maine) PeaceWorks
  • Green Party of Madison County (Alabama)
  • Maine Natural Guard
  • Maine Veterans For Peace, Chapter 1
  • Nashville (TN) Greenlands
  • North Alabama Peace Network
  • Selma (Alabama) Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation
  • Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea & Militarism in Asia & the Pacific
  • United National Antiwar Committee
  • US Peace Council
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 99, Asheville (NC)
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 14, Gainesville (FL) 
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 174, Jacksonville (FL)
  • Veterans For Peace, Chapter 170, Savannah (GA)
  • Veterans For Peace National
  • WorldBeyondWar.org

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