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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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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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

History lesson: What do you know about Palau?

 


The Making of a Nuclear Free Palau produced by The Ecological Options Network.

In 1984 during my first trip to Japan for the August 6-9 Hiroshima & Nagasaki commemoration events I saw this film one evening during a film showing that was part of the peace conference I attended.

The story is basically about the US government forcing the residents of the small Pacific island of Palau to allow US nukes there even though Palau had declared itself a 'Nuclear Free Zone'.

One scene that has stayed with me over the years is then President Ronald Reagan beaming into the humble island homes of residents on Palau. How is that for imperial reach?

I'll let you watch the film to see the context in which Reagan was trying to persuade the citizens of Palau.

Needless to say I am thrilled to see this film again and share it with others.

It's an important history lesson and informs us as the US-NATO attempt to militarily encircle China and Russia in the Pacific region.

Bruce

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