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

Sunday, May 07, 2023

Protest at Maine's busiest traffic intersection

 

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We gathered more than 40 people yesterday in Portland, Maine at our state's busiest traffic intersection. We all agreed that there were more honks, waves and peace signs than we'd ever seen before and we've been holding these statewide peace protests frequently since the US-NATO proxy war began in Ukraine in 2022.

(Our next one will be May 20 in Belfast, Maine at 1:00 pm on Rt 1 at the Hannaford store. Then again on June 24 we will meet at 1:30 pm at the foot of the Lewiston-Auburn bridge next to the veterans memorial.)

One TV station showed up and the Portland Press Herald sent a reporter who did a decent story although the comments below it are indicative of how much the non-stop anti-Russian propaganda has taken hold with many. 

I am rather suspect though about comments after such news articles because I know for a fact that the Pentagon has warehouses full of GI's sitting at computer terminals and they are assigned states and newspapers where they are to monitor articles and trash anyone who has an alternative view to the government's warmongering/corporate domination line. So I always take the comments with a grain of salt - usually I just ignore them.

I had a conversation with a Canadian friend today who told me all about the US-NATO-Canada orchestrated campaign across academia in her country to demonize anyone who shows the slightest recognition that the war in Ukraine is a proxy war on Russia created by western powers. And they are now slipping China into the demonization story there as well. Anyone who dares to stand up to this is labeled as a Putin-ista, trashed and put on fancy looking lists with 'similar agents'. She's been publicly speaking out at these events and is catching some hell but she can handle it.

I think the US-UK-NATO and the rest of the western warmongers are getting nervous because the global tide is accelerating against their 'regime change plan' to topple Moscow and Beijing. This desperation leads them to clamp down on their vaunted 'free speech and democracy'. (Similar to British royalty's crack down in London as many anti-royalists tried to protest the coronation of Charles the Spoiled. He's afraid of his own 'subjects'. That is one so-called kingdom that needs to fall.)

Anyway my hope is that the still many people on 'the left', who are more concerned about what someone might say about them, are unwittingly helping promote WW3 which would indeed end in a red hot flash. These folks need to meet the Wizard of Oz and get a heart and some courage. The times call for it.

Sponsors of the gathering included PeaceWorks of Greater Brunswick, Maine Natural Guard, Communist Party of Maine, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, Maine Green Independent Party, People‚Äôs Party of Maine and Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats (COAST). 

Thanks to MB Sulllivan for the photos above.

Bruce

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