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.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

'Light em up'



National guard and Minneapolis Police Department sweeping a residential street. Shooting paint canisters at people on their own front porch. Yelling “light em up”.

This is what the US military has been doing to innocent people all over the world for many years.  Now the chickens are coming home to roost.

We know that many local police departments across the US are being trained by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) who are famous for the way they brutally treat Palestinian people.

Instead of pausing, arresting the four cops who killed George Floyd and prosecuting them for murder, the US corporate oligarchies who run this country are going full-speed-ahead to shut down the growing protests.  They refuse to learn anything in this moment.

Their ultimate goal is to pit the American people against one another as the corporate fat cats steal the national treasury and resources of the nation.  We are heading into Neo-feudalism.

This macho attitude of brute force will only make matters worse.  They will kill more innocent people and further alienate legions of people in this country and around the world. 

The US has been using this aggressive, violent militarization since this nation was founded.  First they massacred the native people, then brutally suppressed slaves brought to this nation from Africa, attacked the civil rights and anti-war movements, and shut down the Occupy movement using these same ugly tactics.  

All of this violence will only hasten the collapse of this nation.  America is again showing the world that we are not the 'exceptional' nation that Washington claims we are, but are in fact a cruel, psychopathic, violent country that has no conscience nor any moral compass.

All of us must reject this militarization of the police and the fascistic attitude toward the citizens who dare publicly stand to say 'Stop the killing of black people across this land'.

Bruce 

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