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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, February 22, 2019

What is a sovereign nation?



Putin's message to the Federal Assembly on the 20th of February included a number of interesting statements including a comment on Russia's existence as a state and sovereignty. According to Putin, Russia cannot exist without its sovereignty.

That of course means that Russia refuses to sign on as a corporate appendage and surrender its natural resources - which of course explains why Moscow is on the US-NATO shit list.

The United Nations charter backs up what Putin is saying about sovereignty.  Every country should be free from the shackles of corporate domination.  But sadly Mr. Big thinks he can take down anyone who dares stand up to Washington-London-Paris-Brussels.

Everyday I read another story of another country that the US-NATO are destabilizing in order to install a puppet government that will do the bidding of Mr. Big.  Just today I read this one about the goings on in Macedonia.  See it here

The article includes these words:

The way things are shaping up down south (viewed from Belgrade) the tiny, helpless, beleaguered new Balkan state of Macedonia could be the trigger for a wider regional conflict. It is well to remember the adage of veteran politician Franklin Delano Roosevelt, especially in the present context: If it turned out a certain way, it is probably because that is the way it was planned.

Both the present-day authorities and the opposition which until two years ago ruled the country are under the command of the US Embassy in Skopje and ambassador Jess Baily.
I have no doubt that the US is a failed state and a collapsing empire.  That is what makes it so dangerous.  Washington is wrecking havoc all over the planet as it desperately tries to hang onto empire by hook or by crook.  The mobster-like knee smashing that the US is doing to ensure it gets its way is causing lots of pain and chaos.

Trump's announcement that Washington was taking down the sovereign Venezuelan government has the support of most Democrats in the Congress.  While Trump says he wants out of Syria the Democrats are pressuring him to stay there - largely as a base to force regime change in Iran and help Israel expand its reach.

Master of Space

Trump's call this week for a 'Space Force' must first be approved by the House of Representatives which is controlled by the Democrats.  We all need to apply pressure on Congress not to fund a new arms race in space.  The Pentagon has long said that who ever controls space will control the Earth below - on behalf of corporate interests.  Russia and China won't stand aside and allow the US to 'control and dominate space' - something the aerospace industry understands as they line up with their silver cup in hand ready to rake in even more profit$.

So the US collapse will fall hard on the world.  The dark side is pushing endless war and next war in the heavens.  Many people have given up hope.  The activist menu is already full: climate change, growing global income disparity and poverty, declining health of our Mother Earth - and now we add Star Wars into the equation.  Who can cope with it all?

Global Network co-founder Karl Grossman (journalist and professor) and I were on the Loud & Clear radio/podcast show this morning talking about the weaponization of space.  I told the story how years ago the aerospace publication Space News editorialized that the industry was sending their lobbyists to Washington to secure a dedicated funding source for 'everything space'.  They said it was the 'entitlement programs' that are Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and what is left of the already tattered social safety net.  These are the programs the war machine has targeted for defunding in order to move the money into their greedy coffers.

The public has to connect the dots here - want to save Social Security?  Then you'd better help kill a space arms race or else plan to move in with your neighbors when you get older.  Stop the endless wars if you want to have Medicare when you hit 65 years old.

Sadly the global media has been comfortably secured inside Mr. Big's hip pocket.  Few options are available to critics of this corporate criminal syndicate as the playing field shrinks and democracy is drowned.

Carry the light

But we still have our mouths to speak and our hands to hold banners and our legs to march.  We must step up these activities and not allow ourselves to be silenced.

Inside of our hearts beats the love for one another and our beautiful spinning planet Earth. Let that love continue to carry us forward.  Become the light in the darkness.

Bruce

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