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

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Photos from anti-war protest in Belfast, Maine


We had 37 folks join us yesterday for another of our monthly anti-war protests - this time in Belfast, Maine. They came from all over the state.

The response once again was primarily positive along this busy Rt 1 intersection on the edge of town.

One driver, an old man, said to me, "It's good to see someone finally taking a stand'. Because I was positioned on the medium strip in the middle of the road those stopped at the traffic light often rolled their window down to talk with me. Several liked my sign that read, 'No More $$$ for Ukraine: $140 billion so far'. 

Young and old alike passing by affirmed our belief that the American people are coming around and are eager to see this Biden administration neo-con war aimed at Russia shut down. Several motorists mentioned that Washington is wasting their taxpayer dollars which are desperately needed here at home.

In the immortal words of Daniel Berrigan, 'Know where you stand and stand there'.

We are planning several months ahead now - particularly as the Maine summer tourist season swells our roadways with visitors from all over the country and around the world.

Here is our upcoming schedule:

Saturday, June 24
Lewiston, Veterans Memorial Park (Intersection near the bridge, Maine & Lincoln Streets)

Saturday, July 22
Augusta (Civic Center intersection)

Saturday, August 19 
Ellsworth (Intersection High St/Rt 1 & Main St)
Saturday in September, date TBD
Skowhegan (Margaret Chase Smith bridge at confluence of Routes 2 & 201)

Current sponsors are: PeaceWorks of Greater Brunswick; Maine Natural Guard; Communist Party of Maine; Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space; Maine Green Independent Party; People's Party of Maine; Citizens Opposing Active Sonar Threats (COAST), and Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine

~ Photos by Mary Beth Sullivan, Lisa Savage & Maureen Ostensen


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