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, November 03, 2011

VIOLENCE & COMPOST



  • I've watched some video of the Black Block anarchists (or was it Masked Agent Provocateurs) smashing and spray painting windows in Oakland yesterday. In the video you could see some of the Occupy folks trying to stop the violence. It's now been proven that in several cities across the U.S. the police have been placing provocateurs into the Occupy encampments so it wouldn't surprise me in the least if this was also happening in Oakland as well - especially after the police took a public relations beating for their warlike raid on the Occupy Oakland encampment last week.


  • Here in Maine Occupy efforts are underway in Portland, Augusta, and Bangor. There will be a march on Saturday in Augusta (the state capital) and I plan to go. It begins at 2:00 pm. At 10:00 am that same morning in nearby Brunswick an Occupy solidarity event will be held that will include a protest outside of the local office of Bank of America.


  • I worked outside in the garden again for five hours today. We have two dozen raised garden beds and I turned the soil in each one and then was able to spread fresh soil that we made in our compost bins into each of the beds. Then I raked up a bunch of maple leaves that refilled the compost bins to begin the process all over again. During this time I was continually finding more fallen twigs from our recent storm which I picked up and put into big barrels that we keep in our shed for kindling. We go through alot of kindling in the course of the winter and that is one job I take very seriously.

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