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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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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

John Pilger sends solidarity wishes for GN confab


Unable to attend the upcoming Global Network conference in Oxford, England the award-winning journalist John Pilger sent his solidarity greetings.  Pilger's most recent film 'The Coming War on China' can be seen here.

You can get more information about the conference on June 22-24 in Oxford here.

'There is a willingness throughout the world to rid space of weapons, especially the prospect of nuclear weapons. Countries, great and small, don't want them - with one exception: the United States. 
In 1967, the US signed a treaty with the Soviet Union and the UK to ban nuclear weapons in space, yet has continued to develop a messianic concept of "full spectrum dominance" that includes the heavens under American control. The dangers of this have never been more evident than they are today, as Washington obsesses with maintaining its reputation as the world's ubiquitous tough guy. 
The thousand military bases the US has built around the world are engaged in planning future wars - from Pine Gap in Australia to the spy base at Croughton near Oxford.
It is our responsibility to alert the world to the urgency of these issues - before small wars lead to world wars, and nuclear war. The enduring activism of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space has never been more vital in the struggle for peace. 
Thank you.'

John Pilger

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