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.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

CUT THE CARDS

Priests cut Samsung credit card in half during mass at Navy base destruction gate

  • Last night in Santa Monica students from the community college tried to speak with the board of trustees who are preparing to privatize the public institution but they were pepper sprayed and a couple of them were taken to the hospital. The students were demanding that the college trustees move their meeting to a bigger room that would allow students to attend the meeting. The trustees refused and held their meeting in a small room that would not accommodate more than a couple students. When a large group of students tried to enter the room police hit them with the pepper spray. The trustees are planning to increase tuition by 300% for the most popular classes which will create a two-tiered system that will allow only those students with more resources to be able to get the best education. Randy's partner Cris Guiterrez was there with the students last night and was shaken by the experience.
  • Working Assets is a progressive telephone and credit card company that donates some of its profit to organizations doing good work. But they run their credit card through the Bank of America. Recently MB and I cut our Working Assets credit cards in half and cancelled our membership with them in protest of their association with Bank of America. It's good to see that in South Korea the movement against Samsung is growing. Samsung not only makes electronics but they also are a huge construction corporation and have many other business operations. Cut the cards from these bad corporations!
  • Yesterday while cruising the San Diego harbor we learned that the Navy has named a big supply ship after Cesar Chavez and another after civil rights legend Medger Evers. Totally disgusting!
  • Today is the day 44 years ago that MLK was killed. We all need to stay committed to his vision of a world without war and with justice for all.

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