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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Location: Bath, Maine, United States

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, August 03, 2012

NEARING THE END


  • The people are nearing the end of the grand march on Jeju Island.  On August 4 the east and west teams will meet in Jeju City on the north side of the island.  They will hold a concluding rally and concert to celebrate a job well done. 
  •  Tomorrow in Brunswick, Maine will be the 8th annual Peace Fair on the town green.  It's an all-day event and I will be there staffing a table about the Global Network and the Maine Campaign to Bring Our War $$ Home.  Last night we showed The Welcome film at a local cinema as a kick-off to the fair.
  • My next trip comes on August 8 as I head to Miami, Florida to attend the Veterans for Peace convention.  I'll be doing two workshops around the themes of Obama's "pivot" into the Aisa-Pacific and the Jeju Island Navy base fight.  My old friend Barbara Buck (who helped me do logistics on peace walks in Florida starting in 1987) will pick me up at the airport and I will stay at her home.  Will be great to see her again.
  • Then when I get home its full-bore toward organizing the protest at the Air Force Thunderbirds airshow in Brunswick on August 25. Maine Veterans for Peace is holding a march and vigil outside the former Navy airfield in town where the airshow will be held.  We have a chance to reach tens of thousands of people with our message:  Stop recruiting our children for war!

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