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.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Conversion creates more useful jobs


Although no public jobs can be created and no bridges repaired as long as all that money goes for unworkable Rube Goldberg Star Wars systems, not to mention cost overruns and plain corruption, [President Bill] Clinton will have to overcome his natural southern affinity for all things military.  Conversion is the name of the only game we have left.  Conversion from war to peace.  Instead of Seawolf submarines, he must build bullet trains (my advice to Jerry Brown, who dramatized it on television and won the Connecticut primary).  The same workforce that now builds submarines has the same technology to build trains.

~ Gore Vidal in GQ November 1992

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Anonymous Ellen Thomas said...

Support Eleanor Holmes Norton's bill, HR-2419, the "Nuclear Weapons Abolition and Economic and Energy Conversion Act"!!!! https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2419/text

To send a letter to your Representative, go to bit.ly/prop1petition. Follow up with a phone call!

Here are the Representatives who have signed on already: Jim McGovern, Ilhan Omar, Barbara Lee, Sheila Jackson Lee, Jan Schakowsky, Rashida Tlaib.

5/19/20, 10:29 AM  

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