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

Sunday, December 03, 2023

Revisiting the House of Peace



On Friday Mary Beth and I drove to Ipswich, Massachusetts for an overnight visit with friends John and Carrie who run the House of Peace.

John and Carrie Schuchardt co-founded The House of Peace in 1990. During these 33 years the House of Peace has welcomed more than 500 refugees from 30 countries, including Haiti, El Salvador, Vietnam, Cuba, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, the Congo, and Syria. Also during these years war burned and maimed children have stayed at the House of Peace while they were able to receive treatment from Boston-area hospitals.



While we were there for this visit they had a program about El Salvador and the terrible conditions that country is currently experiencing. We met one man who came to the House of Peace as a refugee in the 1980's from El Salvador and lived with Carrie and John for three years though high school. He had some sad stories to tell. The featured speaker was a woman from El Salvador whose mother long ago founded a human rights organization which she now runs.

See another more detailed blog post I wrote last time we visited the House of Peace by clicking here 


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