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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in China to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Summit. It is the first time an Afghan leader attends this annual event, designed to be a counterweight to Western influence in the region.

China and the other Central Asian leaders have expressed concerns over the security vaccuum that will be created by the departure of Western forces in 2014.

Having watched NATO sustain a war that has cost billions of dollars and lasted more than a decade, China and Russia are aware of the dangers of becoming too involved on Afghan soil.

But since China is eager to maintain good ties with Afghanistan, whose territory contains an estimated 1 trillion dollars in minerals, the country will likely be made a regular guest to this annual summit.


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