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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With a new administration in Washington it will be a challenge to get the 'liberals' to hold Biden-Harris to the few 'progressive promises' they made during their campaign. Biden is bringing back many of Bush & Obama's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

History lesson: GI's resist Vietnam war

 

Produced by BBC

When I joined the Air Force in early 1971, after my training, I was sent to Travis AFB in California for my permanent duty.  It was an airlift base for the war so there was lots of anti-war organizing outside the base gates and inside the barracks.

As it turned out my first roommate was an organizer in the GI resistance movement and meetings would often be held in our room at night. 

I came into the Air Force as a Young Republican for Nixon, but being in that room and reading their newsletter called 'Travesty' changed by life. It was there that I became a peace activist. 

Thus this is one of my all-time favorite documentaries.

Enjoy it.

Bruce

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