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.

Monday, April 02, 2012

TRAINS NOT WAR


  • I am on an Amtrak train heading south from Los Angeles to San Diego. This morning at 7:00 am one of my (three) interviews played on KPFK radio. The show was heard from San Diego to Ventura which is a huge listening area. David Swanson followed me on the Lila Garrett show. I have to say it was one of the best radio interviews I have ever done - Lila is a real pro and was prepared. She guided me through the interview like few others have done. You can listen by clicking on the April 2 download here
  • I told people that they could find my entire speaking schedule here on the blog. When I got on the train I checked the blog hits counter and found that already today 900 people had visited which means that there was a pretty nice response from the radio show. (I only had 300 hits on Sunday.)
  • Yesterday I did a half hour video interview while in Santa Monica and it should be put up on the Internet fairly soon. I'll post it here ASAP.
  • In my talks I will suggest that the peace movement needs to make a positive transformative demand. We are always saying NO to endless war and wasteful military spending. What is our yes? Studies show that while we do get 8,600 jobs for every billion dollars we put into military production, we'd get 19,675 jobs per billion $$ if we invested our tax dollars building a national rail system. The obvious side benefit would be that we wouldn't have to keep going to war for oil to fill the tanks of our gas guzzling cars. Help us put some elbow grease behind this demand - trains not war!

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