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.

Friday, December 30, 2011


It's called empirical evidence. Verified by the scientific method. There is no denying it. Military spending creates fewer jobs than any other kind of spending.

Boom....that old myth that war is good for the economy has been exploded.

This interview with Robert Pollin at UMASS-Amherst Economics Department shows in clear terms that cuts in Pentagon spending will in fact lead to more jobs being creatied as the money gets moved to education, health care, public transit or other green technology development.

So we have all these politicians talking about jobs - the public is job scared - why aren't the elected officials grabbing onto this evidence and using it to show the voters that this is the way we can create more jobs?

Simple answer....most of the politicians are in the bag. They are essentially operatives for the military industrial complex. Why else would they be ignoring this evidence? Why else would they remain quiet as a church mouse when Secretary of War Panetta screams that cuts in the Pentagon budget will wreak the economy? Why would the Boston Globe, and news media across the nation, trumpet Panetta's words and ignore this truth coming from this study? Why won't our local (liberal - what does that mean anymore?) congresswoman ever talk about this study in public?

It's our job...we are the ones who have to spread this word. We are the citizen journalists....citizen leaders who have to make damn sure that the people learn about this very important information. If we don't do the job it won't get done.


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