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

Gas tanker truck tries to rundown protesters in Minneapolis



Thousands of peaceful protesters were occupying an interstate bridge in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota when a gasoline tanker truck came barrelling down the road toward them.

People quickly scattered and it appeared that one lone brave protester sat in front of the truck forcing it to stop.

The driver of this truck has to be one sick fool and deserves to spend many years in jail for attempted murder of these peaceful folks.

It seems that Minnesota has some serious issues that it needs to address rather than blaming the protesters - a very mixed group of black and white folks calling for justice in the case of the killing of George Floyd by four white cops.  All four of those cops need to be charged with murder.

America is one very crazy country.

Bruce


'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 

'Charge the cops'



Tamika Mallory (a Black Lives Matter leader), Stephen Jackson (former NBA star) and Jamie Foxx (actor) speak passionately at rally for Greg Floyd who was murdered by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

They are demanding that all four cops involved in the murder be arrested and charged.

Protests against the Floyd killing are not only happening all across the US but are spreading internationally to cities like Berlin, London, Toronto and more.

There is also growing evidence that undercover police have been in part responsible for some of the violence (window breaking and starting fires) in Minneapolis.  This is standard operating procedure at big protests as the power structure understands that they can turn public opinion against the protests by instigating violence.


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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Racism in America - "The good old days"



Just watched this documentary film called '13th' on Netflix.

Highly recommend it.  You will be changed after viewing this important film.

Timing couldn't be more perfect.

Bruce

Big revelations in this video - the plot thickens.....



As the protests widen to cities all over the nation, new video and information reveals that the cops who killed George Floyd knew him.

New video also shows that Floyd was not resisting arrest.

All four of the cops should be charged with murder.

This crime against Floyd is once again inspiring athletes in the sports world to speak out.   See video below.


We need to break away from the two mainstream political parties


Friday, May 29, 2020

How does RCV work?



We have Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in our November election in Maine.  No more spoilers - you get to vote for who ever you really, truly believe in.

Just what we all need!

Thursday, May 28, 2020

U.S tries to sneak 'missile defense' system into South Korean village under virus lockdown



Here is Soseong-ri, Seongju, main land of Korea.

Thousands of policemen are invading Soseong-ri for the resumption of THAAD base construction.

About 100 police bus are surrounding this small village of around 100 households.

Currently, residents and citizens are gathering for protest.

The Moon Jae-in government has prohibited rallies due to corona virus 19. Now the government is mobilizing policemen for illegal THAAD base construction.

The above news comes from the No THHAD situation room on the spot.

By Sung-Hee Choi 

Inside view from behind the war curtain



In a post-Memorial Day video Jimmy Dore interviews Major Danny Sjursen (Ret.) about his recent experiences in the US Army.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Where is the justice in America?





Police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, fired tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber bullets at protesters demanding justice for George Floyd, a Black man who died this week after officers kneeled on his neck and killed him during an arrest on minor charges.

Breaking U.S. sanctions



The US sanctions against Venezuela and Iran (as well as many other nations that Washington wants to topple) have thrown them together.  Tehran and Caracas are working in solidarity in defiance of threats from the US.

China, Cuba and Russia have also been assisting Venezuela in many ways since Washington's attempted series of coup measures have been taking place in the last few years.

There is growing evidence that all the recipients of aggressive US policies around the globe are teaming up as they understand that if one nation falls to the imperial antics of Washington, then they all become weaker and have less chance to survive.

Washington's self-assured arrogant sense of 'entitlement and exceptionalism' is slowly but surely creating the conditions for the collapse of the US economic and military empire.

The days of the bully on the block are slipping away.  Nations wish to be left alone to decide their own future.  Democracy is supposed to be about the people deciding what kind of government they wish to have.  Washington has no right to interfere.

International law dictates that one nation may not interfere in the affairs of another sovereign nation.  International law is something that sadly the US does not honor or respect.

My first real experience with this reality of America exerting its power on another weaker nation was Vietnam while I was in the Air Force during the early 1970's.  Since then I've witnessed and worked against countless other cases of Washington's immoral and illegal actions to force regime change against countries it does not like.

The US (and its NATO) allies wish to control the entire world. Those days are over.

You can sign a petition opposing US sanctions here

Bruce 

Walking thru the radiated forest of Belarus during virus



Whilst wandering through a remote radiated forest in Belarus I saw an old gate post and then soon after stumbled into an abandoned cottage where the inhabitants had seemingly left in a hurry leaving their belongings behind.

Well I did what anyone would do; opened a bottle of Soviet champagne and took a look through the things I had found.

By Bald and Bankrupt