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.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


It's been very rewarding for me to see my two youngest sisters (I have five sisters) getting into these issues on Facebook. One of them wrote yesterday that she wants to go door-to-door in her community in Colorado and drop literature opposing the Obama war in Afghanistan. I told her once we get our literature done I will get it to her.

My other sister has been doing lots of research and posting various sites on her Facebook page. This morning she had the clip from the Obama team daily news briefing where press secretary Robert Gibbs is asked by renowned journalist Helen Thomas if Obama's Afghan-Pakistan war plan has anything to do with oil pipeline routes. He plays dumb and says he has never heard of that before and then goes on to repeat the standard George W. Bush line that this is all about, "19 men hijacked four planes and murdered nearly 3,000 people on Sept 11, 2001." Helen then said that is what the last administration kept saying, are you going to do the same? His response, "That's why we are in Afghanistan right now."

Same, same........

You can see the Gibbs news confab here

The question by Helen Thomas starts at 14 minutes.

No doubt at all that this administration is fully working for the oil corporations and the military industrial complex. All that talk about Obama being different is blather.

Our only alternative is to pressure the House of Representatives to cut funding. Several sources yesterday reported that registered Democrats all over the country are already saying they are not going to vote for Democrats in the next election. The Dems in the House will either stop this war or they will suffer big time at the polls.

The next step is to create options for people when they go into the voting booth. We need to organize more 3rd party candidates to run against these Democrats who excuse endless war. Now is the time to get started.

Info Alert: In most post yesterday I tell the story about the right-wing "Dems" who had the phony conference call. Look at the comments below that story and see that poster Jim did some more research on these groups....excellent work....see it here


Blogger Serifo said...

Indeed just like president Bush , Mr. Obama used scare tactics to gain public support for the deployment of the extra 30000 US troops to Afghanistan ! Acording to him , I quote : " In the last few months we have apprehended extremists within our boders , who were sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Paquistan to commit acts of terror ".

12/3/09, 8:55 PM  

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