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, August 14, 2011


Peace activist Rain Jung walks down the farm road leading to the peace camp. This is where the battle to prevent the naval base construction is taking place. This road was once lined with vibrant greenhouses and farms. Now it is often a place where riot police clash with nonviolent peace activists and environmentalists. Jung offers commentary on the unlawful arrest of activist Sung-Hee Choi, the environmental damage caused by Samsung and other issues. For more information visit

Interview and film editing by Matt Hoey

"For any person of common sense, building a naval base on Jeju sounds absurd. The island, designated by the central government as `Peace Island' in 2005, is home not only to its 530,000 residents but also to nine UNESCO-designated Global Geo Parks, three World Natural Heritage sites and a Biosphere Reserve."

From the Korea Times on 8.12.2011


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