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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'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Zumwalt arrives in Hawaii - protest next one at BIW April 27

This is one of the three new Zumwalt 'stealth' destroyers made at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine.  The ships cost $7 billion each.

The 3rd Zumwalt, to be named after former president LBJ, will be 'christened' in Bath, Maine on April 27. A protest will be held at the shipyard starting at 8:30 am.

How could the billion$ wasted on these warships been better used? Wouldn't it be a great idea to build commuter rail systems, tidal power and offshore wind turbines instead of these boondoggle war ships?

The Gulf of Maine has more wind capacity than any other place in the US.  Thus building wind turbines for the Gulf of Maine would dramatically help us reduce the coming hard impacts from climate change.

Our #1 enemy is not China, Russia, Iran or Venezuela.  It is global warming.

Help us demand the conversion of BIW to build sustainable technologies that will help give the future generations a chance to live on our Mother Earth.

Write a letter to the editor of your local paper demanding the conversion of BIW.  Write to our congressional representatives making the same demands.

Come and stand with us at BIW on April 27.  Let others know as well.



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