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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Location: Brunswick, ME, United States

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

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Advent peace vigils at BIW


Gangjeong villagers on Jeju Island, South Korea held a vigil last year in solidarity with a protest at BIW. Destroyers built in Bath often port at the new navy base on Jeju.  People have been holding protests there everyday for the past 13 and a half years.  (click on the photo for a better view of their signs)

Please join us for the Advent Vigil for Disarmament beginning on Saturday, November 28, and continuing on the Saturdays in Advent, (December 5, 12, and 19). We will gather in front of the Administration Building at Bath Iron Works on Washington Street in Bath from 11:30 to 12:30, and we will walk down to the Gate to leaflet the workers at the shift change.

General Dynamics continues to build Aegis guided missile destroyers here in the BIW shipyard. These warships launch precision guided cruise missiles which kill indiscriminately. This constitutes a crime against humanity. It is time to set aside technologies that only enslave us to wars that never end. Advent is our time to prepare for the return of the Light into the world, to prepare for peace. It is not possible to continue to build these warships, and, at the same time, create a disarmed world. 

So in the spirit of love and nonviolence, we stand together in hope and joy in opposition to war and all of the violence and terror it creates. Please wear masks, maintain social distance guidelines, and bring signs to say No! to the production warships in Maine, and Yes! to the creation of a world without war.

Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm


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