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.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

GN board member interview in Hawaii trying to stop space radar



Physics teacher Lynda Williams (California) has been doing alot of good work in Hawaii recently to help make people aware of growing Pentagon plans for a 'missile defense' radar that could be deployed on Oahu in the Hawaii islands.

Lynda is a long-time board member with the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.

Lynda is also an entertainer who mixes that skill with her teaching.


Friday, February 21, 2020

You gotta laugh....before you cry



Obama calls on Jimmy again

Jimmy Dore is a self-described 'jag-off comedian who does a show from his garage' in Los Angeles

He does politics on the side......

The real Joe Biden exposed



Certainly a must watch.

Biden is a corrupt corporate hack and does not deserve any consideration for president.

This excellent video lays it all out.

Biden will likely blame Russia for creating this video........

Bruce

Thursday, February 20, 2020

More for the Pentagon & less for workers and the poor


In the proposed 2021 budget the Pentagon would control 55% of the discretionary federal budget. By 2030, the Trump budget would give 62% of the discretionary budget to the Pentagon.

This budget takes aim at millions of Americans who have fallen through the cracks of our winner-take-all economy, slashing Medicaid and food stamps and eliminating low-income heating aid and other programs at the same time that it throws billions more into the pockets of powerful military contractors.

In proposing cuts to domestic spending paired with a growing Pentagon budget, the President’s budget disregards the will of the American people. A majority of Americans support shifting Pentagon spending to domestic priorities, yet the president’s budget does the opposite.

This should be called neo-feudalism.

Rattle your chains while you still can.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

War crimes by the 'exceptional nation'



This is the story about the man under the hood in Iraq being tortured by the US military.

Warning: Some viewers may find this content distressing

The bit at the end by Hollywood celebrity Ellen DeGeneres was after she caught lots of flak for hanging out with, and declaring her admiration for, George W. Bush who ordered this torture of Iraqi people.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

A man that can't be forgotten



This super-rare conversation is between Ali and Irish broadcaster Cathal O'Sannon.

And it has never been broadcast on American TV.

Originally shared on the RTE Television Archive website.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Climate change update


Just a small sampling of the weather changes this winter in Maine.

Not as cold - not as many below zero temps.

The best way to characterize this winter is 'up and down'.

One day it is quite cold and the next will be quite warm.  This is likely why so many Mainers have been sick this winter for longer times.

Our bodies can't adjust to the weather which jeopardizes our immune systems.  Everything is out of whack.

Expect more of this in the coming years.  That means more illness, ticks not dying off in the winter due to insufficient freezes which adds up to more Lyme Disease and the like.

It also means bugs from the south that attack the trees won't be killed off in the winter and our forests in Maine will be severely impacted.

And what are the politicians doing about all this?  Little to nothing.

What should they be doing?  Here is a short list:

  • Convert the war machine, which is the biggest industrial polluter on earth, to build sustainable technologies.  This process would actually create more jobs.
  • Build a commuter rail system reaching every corner of Maine getting us out of our fossil fuel burning cars.  This process would also create more jobs.  Old-timers in Maine remember when there was once a passenger rail system throughout the state.
  • Put solar every place possible in Maine instead of continued emphasis on industrial centralized electrical production.
  • Quickly develop the offshore wind power program (it's being done in many places around the world).  The Gulf of Maine has the most wind capacity of any place in the continental US.
  • Cancel one expensive destroyer at Bath Iron Works and use the money to weatherize homes all over the state.  Another job producer
I'm sure you could offer many suggestions as well - I'd love to hear them.  The point is that we are facing a climate crisis - a climate catastrophe - and we need action and leadership now!

Demand it for the sake of the future generations.

Bruce 

Great new Lisa Savage for Senate campaign video



Video by Brian Leonard and Eric Herter

Check out Lisa's web site at  www.lisaformaine.org

Please help us share this video widely.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday song