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. @BruceKGagnon

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pick the forbidden fruit.....


Crimean woman at Tatar restaurant
near Yalta
surprised to meet Americans
gave us much love, encouragement
and thanks
for picking the forbidden fruit

In Moscow
Dr. Elena Veduta
Head of Strategic Planning & Economic Policy Department
Moscow State University
tells us the American economy
is stupid.
All systems are centralized these days
The question is what are their aims and results?
People speak in slogans, but not the mechanism
to organize the economy.
The Soviet Economic plan
came into shape from 1927-1932
but it was a huge country
and they didn't have computers to
collect and categorize
needed economic data.

Leonid tells us
the Ukraine story,
once the most prosperous Soviet republic.
Birthplace of Christianity in Russia.
Turkey regularly invaded Russia via Crimea.
In 1768 Catherine the Great
consolidated Russian control of Crimea,
Navy base created there in city of
Sevastopol.
Since the fall of Soviet Union
Crimea was neglected by Kiev.
But the people of Crimea always
wanted to return to Russia.
After the 2014 US orchestrated coup
in Ukraine,
the people of Crimea practiced democracy
and voted 98% to rejoin Russia.
They picked
the forbidden fruit.

Former TV news personality
and band member
Constantin
says
that without mobilizing an
oppressed and exploited class,
there is no way we can defeat capitalism.
One of the most effective tools
of propaganda today
is irony and satire.

At the Simferopol, Crimea
round table discussion
one speaker says,
A bridge has two sides,
meaning both countries
US and Russia
need to approach dialogue
in good faith,
something lacking in
Washington.
There are 175 different ethnic cultures
living in Crimea today.
Global Network signed cooperation
agreement with NGO called
House of Friendship
that works to strengthen these ethnic groups
in order to preserve their culture.
It's a weaving together
rather than domination
of one over the other.
A lesson for all.

A Ukrainian-Russian's
take on MAGA....
MSGA
Make Socialism Great Again

Bruce

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