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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

'Someone Else is Controlling Our Fate, We're Tired of It'



Video of Maine Peace Walk panel discussion at Unitarian Church in Brunswick on October 17.

Panelists include:

Joyakgol – South Korean peace activist from Jeju Island who has been working for the past 20 years to stop US base expansion in his country.  He also works to protect the endangered Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins who daily circle Jeju Island and are now threatened by the new Navy base.
Destroyers built at BIW have begun to port at the new base.

Leslie Manning – Quaker activist will speak about budgets as moral documents and the need to build political support for cutting the bloated Pentagon budget.

Ed Friedman – Local environmental activist will discuss BIW’s impact on the life in the Kennebec River.

Mary Beth Sullivan – Social worker from Bath will speak about how conversion of BIW is possible and could create more jobs by building rail, solar, wind and tidal power systems to help deal with climate change.


Video production by Peter Woodruff and Martha Spiess

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