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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Location: Bath, Maine, United States

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.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

THE "S" WORD


Socialism - let's count the ways:

  • Social Security
  • Medicare/Medicaid
  • Public schools
  • Food stamps
  • City recreation facilities (public parks, ball fields, tennis courts, swimming pools, skating rinks, etc.)
  • Sidewalks
  • Fire and police departments
  • Taxpayer funded professional sports stadiums
  • Public water and sewer systems
  • Homeless shelters
  • Federal student financial aid for college
  • After school programs for children
  • Publicly funded day care centers
  • Public highways
  • Public libraries
  • Public museums
  • Public snow removal
  • Public access TV programming
  • Publicly owned air waves
  • Free health care in the military
  • Bailouts for big banks, hedge funds, and insurance corporations
  • Welfare for the military industrial complex
  • Welfare for agribusiness corporations

I am sure I have left out many examples, please feel free to add more in the comments.

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