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, January 07, 2013


  • I am doing a half-hour live TV program from Iran on PressTV today about US-NATO PAC-3 (Patriot) "missile defense" systems that are being deployed on the Turkey-Syrian border.  The US, Germany, and Netherlands are sending troops and interceptor systems to "de-escalate the crisis".  But the truth is that the US-NATO have been funding and arming the so-called resistance by the Al-Qaeda fundamentalists who are trying to topple the Syrian government.  I think the cartoon above illustrates the story quite well.
  • It's going to be a busy week.  Tomorrow there will be a rally in our state capital Augusta, Maine as the legislature kicks off their next session.  The newly formed Maine Alliance for the Common Good will hold a rally outside and inside the capital building beginning at noon.  People from many different organizations will be gathering together making the point that our democracy has been drowned by corporate power and money.  Budget for all....Why Not? will be the theme.
  • On Thursday I will be taping the next edition of my public access TV show called This Issue that plays on 10 stations across Maine.  My guest will be Bob Klotz who is one of the leaders of the fast growing group called 350.0rg that is working on climate change.  They organized the big event in Portland a couple of months ago that drew a huge crowd as part of the national “Do the Math” tour and nationwide divestment campaign around climate change.
  • The links between Libya, Syria, Iran and climate change I hope are obvious to the reader.  It's all about fossil fuels.  


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