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'm back to work for the Global Network. Will continue to help Lisa Savage for US Senate campaign on my free time. Trying to self-isolate as much as possible. Best wishes and good luck to you all.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New day in Mexico?



We now see a politically experienced president in Mexico - gone are the days when Mexico kowtows to the US.

This will mean a more sovereign economic and foreign policy, says Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research.

It will be quite interesting to watch how far Mexico can go without the direct interference of Washington.  The US has long seen Mexico as their backyard (like much of Latin America) and has repeatedly interfered in politics there.

There can be little doubt that the massive drug trade in Mexico is directly linked to the US and I can't count how many times over the years I've heard or read that agencies like the DEA, FBI, and CIA play a role in those illegal operations.

Any efforts to truly fight corruption in Mexico will inevitably rub up against US mobsters and oligarchies who make big $$$ running drugs.

Got to wish Lopez Obrador the best of luck and hope he is for real.

Bruce

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