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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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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.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Should cities/states fund the war machine?



Regis Tremblay just finished his 29-minute video about the effort in Maine to defeat LD1781, a $60 Million tax giveaway to General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works, builder of Navy destroyers.

It shares the broader story of the three-month campaign and features teacher/activist Lisa Savage and Bruce Gagnon along with Regis telling the tale.

We are proud that we forced General Dynamics/BIW to work for their welfare check.

The military industrial complex is attempting to normalize the notion that cities and states should have to help pay for endless war.  If we allow that to happen then say good-bye to all social progress and environmental funding.

See an article by journalist Alex Nunes on a similar effort by GD to extract millions from Rhode Island and Connecticut here

Song at start and finish by John Morris.

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