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. We must all do more to help stop this western corporate arrogance that puts the future generations lives in despair. @BruceKGagnon

Friday, March 24, 2023

Urgent request for support



Dear friends,

I hope this letter finds you doing as well as can be expected during these trying and dangerous times.

I will get right to the point. Usually we only send 1-2 requests for donations to the Global Network mailing lists each year. But at this time there is an urgency.

Since the founding of the GN in 1992 we’ve had a strong base of financial support. But many of our long-time donors have passed on in recent years. Our usual financial cushion is beginning to ebb away and we need to ask for your help now.

Two months ago I told our board that I would take a pay cut so that we can continue to pay our two part-time staff. They both do such important work running our social media operation and making our monthly space-related videos. We can’t afford to lose their excellent efforts.

I’ve never made a lot of money in this job with the GN. I’ve always wanted longevity more than big pay. But now we must ask for your immediate help to keep our work going.

I understand that the global economy is on shaky ground. We are simply asking for a bit of help.

The Global Network dues structure has always been to pay what you can best afford, between $10-$100. If everyone on our mailing list would just kick in $10 then this current situation would be alleviated. Could you please help?

You could send a tax-deductible donation to the GN at our P.O Box 652, Brunswick, Maine 04011. Or you can donate online via our secure website link here

I promise you that, just as during the last 31 years of the GN efforts to prevent war in and from space, every penny sent to us will be put to good use.

Thanks so much for listening. We send you our best wishes.

In peace,

Bruce K. Gagnon


                                31 years of international work
The GN was founded in 1992 to build an international base of support to prevent the arms race from moving into space.

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Blogger Regis said...

Happy to help with what little I can. The Global Network - Bruce - made my trip to Jeju and the making of my film, The Ghosts of Jeju, possible. That trip and film changed the trajectory of my life.

Going to Jeju, I found my Voice and I have learned that with a voice comes responsibility. I have tried to live up to that responsibility by following the example of my friend, Bruce Gagnon.

The GN also helped finance both of my trips down through the Pacific to make my second feature film, Thirty Seconds to Midnight.

I can never repay the GN for my life changing epiphany. But, I am especially grateful for the close friendship Bruce and I share to this day.

Bruce is unique and rare in that he has spent his entire adult life organizing groups large and small advocating for Peace all over the world. There is no other person or organization that I know of that has demonstrated the energy, passion, loyalty, resilience, and longevity that characterize the life of my friend, Bruce Gagnon.

3/25/23, 3:48 AM  
Blogger Bruce K. Gagnon said...

Thank you brother & comrade Regis for these very kind words and your donation that appeared this morning.

I treasure our long friendship and the good work we have done together.

And I so respect your move to Crimea and the excellent work you do today to help people around the world see Russia through clearer eyes.

3/25/23, 6:59 AM  

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