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.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

READ TO THE OPPOSITION


Mexico: Student movement reading poetry last week to policemen in the 24 hours occupation of the biggest Mexican TV network, Televisa.

"Thousands of protesters have blockaded the studios of Televisa, Mexico's most popular TV network, accusing it of biased coverage of the 1 July presidential election.

Protests continue after claims TV network was biased and took money for coverage from eventual winner Enrique Peña Nieto."


This reminds me of the wonderful story about pre-revolutionary Cuba.  The cigar workers read the morning newspapers and novels to one another while they rolled Cuba's finest.  They became highly educated and were early leaders of the revolutionary movement against U.S. puppet Fulgencio Batista.  When I visited Cuba on trips we organized at the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice some years ago they were still doing it.

Help to educate the opposition rather than incite them.  A much better strategy for sure.

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