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. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Days in Crimea, Russia

Singing about the history of Komsomol's 100 years, construction of new towns, achievements in sports, and other deeds of the former Soviet Union during 100th anniversary celebration of Young Communists League in Sevastopol, Crimea.

Trying my hand at knocking over wood blocks with very heavy steel pole - got them! This was at the Livadia Palace in Yalta where FDR, Stalin and Churchill met to divide up the post-WW II spoils.  If it was good enough for FDR then it was good enough for me.

I spoke with two English classes at a public school in Yalta.  They are very sharp kids and I recognized several of them from Regis Tremblay's film where he interviewed some of these same kids.  I told them they are now famous all over the world!  They are happy to again be part of Russia.  I learned that right after the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991 the people of Crimea voted to rejoin Russia but it didn't happen until 2014.

This was in the square where the people of Sevastopol, Crimea turned out in 2014 to declare they wanted to vote to rejoin the Russian Federation after the US sponsored coup d'etat in Kiev, Ukraine put in power many of the Bandera Nazi followers who predominate in western Ukraine.  The US is arming, training and directing these death squads to kill Russian speaking Ukrainian citizens in eastern Ukraine (Donbass) today. (Notice the full moon behind me.)

Photos and video by Tanya Bukarina. 


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