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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.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Jesse supporting Lisa

Former Minnesota independent governor Jesse Ventura is supporting Lisa Savage in her attempt to get on the ballot in Maine for the November US Senate race against Susan Collins.

Ventura has a TV show on RT and has been a long time anti-war activist.  He's also one of the leading experts in the nation on the JFK assassination.

Jesse is a former Navy Seal and turned against US wars during Vietnam.

He's a very outspoken man and sets a good example for all of us.

I've read several of his books and was impressed with his positions on the key issues of our time.

One of my favorite stories about Jesse was one I saw him tell on C-SPAN TV.  He had just been elected governor of Minnesota in 1999 and got a call from the CIA.  They asked him for a meeting and he said sure, where are you?  They replied, "We are in the basement of the Minnesota capital building."

He reported that when he went into the meeting they had one question - "How did you do it?"  Meaning, how did you escape our radar and get elected by beating the two corporate mainstream political parties?

Jesse came away thinking that the CIA (which is supposed to work outside the nation, not inside it) runs the country (the Deep State) and tries to control everything.  In the case of his win in Minnesota the CIA was not pleased that they were not on top of that one.

Just goes to show how things actually work in the US of A.



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