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.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Love Not War

  • Russia sends another humanitarian aid convoy to eastern Ukraine to help the people who keep getting shelled by the US-NATO puppet regime in Kiev.

The US has promised Kiev an additional $335 million in security aid to help Ukraine boost its military strength.

US Vice President Joe Biden held a luncheon with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is currently visiting Washington as part of a nuclear summit comprising more than 50 world leaders. Poroshenko seized the rare opportunity to touch base with Obama administration officials.

At the same time, Kiev also heavily relies on a financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Having received $6.7 billion from the fund’s $17.5 billion bailout package in 2015, the third tranche has now been stalled.

Plagued by corruption and deep political crisis, Kiev has been failing to fulfill reforms to unlock the next tranche of the loans worth $1.7 billion. To secure its lenders’ confidence, Ukraine must implement reforms and made scant progress in stamping out corruption.
  • Washington and the IMF want Kiev to continue selling off Ukrainian national assets to international capital.  Joe Biden got his son appointed to a Ukrainian oil corporation - the west wants to drill for fracked gas in eastern Ukraine.  Monsanto and other agri-business giants want their hands on Ukraine's rich farming soil for GMO crops.  And of course the US-NATO would like to have a permanent military presence in Ukraine (US Special Forces are currently training Ukraine's Nazi-infused Army in the western part of the country) particularly as a deployment site for 'missile defense' interceptors that would help take out a Russian retaliatory response after a Pentagon first-strike.


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