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's neo-cons to head his foreign policy. I'll be on this case without hesitation.

Friday, October 05, 2018

No Navy Fleet Week on Jeju Island!


This photo was taken from Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea as the US and South Korea prepare for Navy 'International Fleet Week' which will bring legions of US and its allies warships to the formally pristine waters off Jeju.

The purpose of this naval display is to show China and Russia that the US 'owns the Pacific'.

Protests continue in Gangjeong village just outside the gates of the Navy base that local villagers and their supporters have been campaigning against for more than 11 years on a daily basis.  Even though the base is now operational the peaceful people have not given up and continue to resist the military madness.


As North and South Korea currently meet to reduce the militarization on the Korean peninsula this is the very worst time for the US to organize such a provocative naval display of power.  But obviously the US is doing all it can to torpedo the peace talks between the Korean people - north and south.

The people on Jeju Island were given no warning nor asked their opinion about Fleet Week which is officially scheduled from October 10-14 but obviously has already begun with warships and planes currently encircling the island.

We must all stand in complete solidarity with the peace movement in South Korea as they work to stop aggressive US military operations in their country.

You can sign an international petition statement endorsing the protests against Fleet Week being put by Korean activists here

No Navy base on Jeju Island!  No Fleet Week!  Peace and Reunification on the Korean peninsula!

Bruce 

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