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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The collapsing US military & economic empire is making Washington & NATO even more dangerous. US could not beat the Taliban but thinks it can take on China-Russia-Iran...a sign of psychopathology for sure. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Sunday, February 10, 2008


We asked a couple years ago if we could have a Global Network exhibit inside the Space Technology conference but they turned us down. No surprise.

I spoke in Santa Fe last night to a group of people organized by Veterans for Peace. Tonight I talk at the Peace & Justice Center in Albuquerque. On Monday we will hold a protest outside of the space nukes confab. I'm told the local Raging Grannies will be coming along to sing some new songs they've created just for the occasion.

The newspapers in New Mexico are filled with articles about the Democratic Party caucus last week that totally messed up the voting process. People were standing in lines for two hours waiting to vote after the polls had closed. Then it took 4-5 days to count the vote. The results are still not official. Hillary is leading Obama 49%-48% with 99% of precincts reporting. It appears that there was an effort to limit the vote. Hillary and Bill Clinton watched the Superbowl with New Mexico's Gov. Bill Richardson (who worked in the Clinton administration). There is some speculation that by limiting the vote here on election day it would hurt Obama the most.

Just further evidence to me that the Democrats will play games with the voting process when it benefits them. Both parties are corrupt. It was the Democrats who fought to keep Ralph Nader off the ballot in Maine and other states in 2004. So much for them defending democracy.

Gov. Richardson is considered highly corrupt by peace activists here. He is a major supporter of the military industrial complex which dominates this state.

By the way, I read yesterday that Obama had supported Joe Lieberman's election for the U.S. Senate over the anti-war candidate Ned Lamont in Connecticut in 2006. Obama even went to Connecticut to campaign on Lieberman's behalf. That is revealing. Lieberman is now supporting John McCain for president.


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