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Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.
Between 1983 "1998 Bruce was the State Coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice.
He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign (launched 72 pounds of plutonium into space in 1997) that was featured on the TV program 60 Minutes.
Bruce has been featured by artist Robert Shetterly in his collection of portraits and quotes entitled Americans Who Tell The Truth. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Dr. Benjamin Spock Peacemaker Award.
In 2003 Bruce co-produced a popular video entitled Arsenal of Hypocrisy that spells out U.S. plans for space domination. His latest video, shot in 2006, is entitled The Necessity of the Conversion of the Military Industrial Complex.
In 1968 Bruce was Vice-chair of the Okaloosa County (Florida) Young Republican Club while working on the Nixon campaign for president.
Bruce is a Vietnam-era veteran and began his career by working for the United Farm Workers Union in Florida organizing fruit pickers.
(14 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 5, 2015 This Is a Declaration of War
This project has been set up with criminal precision. After all the CIA and the Pentagon have had alot of practice over the years. This is what Washington does best.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, August 26, 2011 TWISTED UP BY A SUPER COUP D'ETAT
The new Congressional "Super Committee" has already been bought and paid for by the military industrial complex - Republican and Democrat alike.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, June 21, 2008 Star Wars or Social Progress
Commander at Kirtland AFB in New Mexico calls for defunding social progress to pay for high-tech weapons.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 28, 2010 U.S. LOOKING FOR A FIGHT
Obama's war team pushing North Korea into a corner with war games directed at them each month since last July.
SHARE Sunday, December 28, 2014 Exploding Navy Budget Threatens Food Stamps
The cost overruns in Navy shipbuilding are massive. The profits for the weapons corporations are huge. But even with the Pentagon's damn near total control of the federal budget there is still even more $$$ needed for the expensive Navy warships, new fighter jets, satellites, and launch vehicles the military industrial complex wants to build.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 12, 2015 Militarization of America - We've Become a Failed State
Our country has become a failed state. Our children's future is bleak. Rank-and-file liberals don't have much to say. Obama has been a god-send to the corporate oligarchy. He has kept his base in check. Hillary Clinton would do the same.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 19, 2014 US Prepares to Sell Saudi Arabia Warships to Help Take Down Iran
Most interesting of all is that US shipyard workers would be building warships for a brutal and unforgiving monarchy that is known for making ISIS look like amateurs. Saudi Arabia is one of the last places on earth where capital punishment is a public spectacle - carried out in what is called Chop Chop Square in Riyadh.
(18 comments) SHARE Monday, December 13, 2010 THE WARNING HAS BEEN GIVEN
Keep an eye on Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank (Skull & Bones member at Yale) if you want to know where the power strucutre is heading...read my analysis on his latest piece called "Obama finally stands his ground"....against the left
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 25, 2010 LOOKING FOR A FIGHT
U.S. war "games" began today in Yellow Sea angering China and North Korea.... on 60th anniversary of "ceasefire" of Korean War. U.S. military operations in Persian Gulf and Costa Rica indicate Obama and Pentagon looking to pick a fight.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 11, 2015 Neocons Plan: Chaos and Regime Change in Russia
What is the plan? Continue to expand US-NATO bases up to the Russian border including Ukraine. Deploy so-called "missile defense" systems that are key elements in Pentagon first-strike attack planning. From eastern Ukraine US cruise missiles could reach beyond the Urals, where Russia's main nuclear forces are located.
(6 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 5, 2015 Where Do These Warships Go?
It should be remembered that following the collapse of the former Soviet Union US Secretary of State James Baker promised Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, that NATO would not expand "one inch" to the east toward Russia. The Native Americans always warned that "the Great White Father in Washington speaks with a forked tongue".
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, June 13, 2014 Kiev Uses White Phosphorus Bombs
Such collective punishment of civilians is against all established laws of war, and expressly forbidden by the Geneva and Hague Conventions.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 20, 2008 PROTESTING AEGIS IN MAINE AND SOUTH KOREA
Another Aegis destroyer was "Christened" in Maine and on the same day activists went underwater in South Korea to hold banners in the coral reefs opposing a planned Navy base where the Aegis would be deployed. A new arms race is underway in the Asian-Pacific.
(11 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 21, 2015 Pushing for War with Russia in the Senate
The US does not give a damn about the people of Ukraine. Instead the US-NATO are acting as military agents of corporate capital who want control of Ukraine for the following reasons:
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 20, 2008 AMERICA'S RULING CLASS
We are still living in a nation ruled by the elite - ever since the first days of the "founding fathers"
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Space Technology's Role in Corporate Destruction of the Planet
We have become an occupied nation. The corporate oligarchy that runs the show in Washington uses space-based technologies to spy on us and to direct all warfare on the planet. In a way, you could call today's expensive military satellites the "triggers" that make the high-tech weapons like drones and missiles work.
SHARE Wednesday, February 18, 2009 MORE ON MILITARY BASES CONFERENCE
Activists from around the US and the world will gather in DC for No US Bases conference at the end of the month. Here are the key issues.
(18 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Corporate Colonization of the Left Message Has to Stop
With climate change and austerity budgets staring us in the face the independent left cannot cower in the face of these mainstream Democrat party operatives that serve as leaders of local non-profit groups but in essence have become "gate keepers" for the oligarchy as they help reduce our public discourse to the lowest common denominator that does not ultimately challenge the system.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Climate Change & Militarism: Arctic Arms Race
The Arctic region is loaded with oil and natural gas and with extreme melting of the ice the oil corporations are itching to get at it. But look at a map to see which country has the largest land border with the Arctic... it is Russia. Thus we see this intense US-NATO move toward militarization.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 25, 2011 Moving from a War Economy to a Peace Economy
Behind every question about how to get the United States back on track and improve the lives of average Americans (the so-called 99 percent) lies the necessity for economic conversion--that is, planning, designing, and implementing a transformation from a war economy to a peace economy.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, December 27, 2010 NAVY MAKES THEIR MOVE TODAY ON JEJU ISLAND
Navy today begins to pour concrete over rocky coastline on Jeju Island in South Korea to build base for US warships to surround China coastline...villagers are fighting for the rocks, the water, the fish, and the coral.
(19 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 11, 2011 AMERICA'S VIOLENCE CONTRADICTION
We weep and wail and wring our hands when domestic terrorists kill innocent people, as was done this past weekend in Tucson, Arizona. But each and every day our kids all over the nation are being brainwashed about the joys of violence, the thrill of war, the glory of killing the "enemy" and few blink an eye.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 16, 2015 U.S. on Wrong Side of History
Obama announced that that he would streamline weapon sales and increase joint military exercises with Bahrain (home to US Navy Central Command and the Fifth Fleet), Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as part of an "iron-clad commitment" that the United States will help protect them against their neighbor and rival Iran.
SHARE Saturday, May 26, 2012 Missile-Defense: Is it Working?
The mere threat of missile defense as a key element in Pentagon first-strike attack planning is a loaded and cocked gun pointed at the heads of Russia and China. Both of these nations have to assume the worst-case scenario and prepare and plan to respond. Perception informs and creates reality.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 5, 2008 VICTORY BUT BIG CHALLENGES AHEAD
I hope Obama delivers the changes he has promised. I hope the public understands that their role in bringing real change has just begun. I hope that Obama supporters are in this one for the long haul.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 18, 2010 STONES IN KASHMIR & OBAMA'S ARMS SALE
Obama going to India to sell $10 billion worth of weapons in an already unstable region....conflict in Kashmir not likely on his agenda as US prefers to view endless conflict regions as good source for more weapons sales
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 2, 2011 NEXT PLUTONIUM SPACE LAUNCH SET
NASA's next plutonium launch (with 10.56 pounds of the deadly nuclear fuel on-board) is set for November....a launch failure could be catastrophic....
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 1, 2015 Fighting to Save Okinawan Nature and Culture
There is much talk about whether the Okinawan delegation to DC will be successful in changing US policy. Considering that Obama won't even answer letters from elected officials on Okinawa does not give one much confidence that US policy is likely to change anytime soon. But don't be fooled by inside-Washington baseball. The real change is taking place in the hearts of people on Okinawa, in Japan, and throughout the world.
(8 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 7, 2015 U.S.-NATO Threaten Wider War in Ukraine
US-NATO are counting on Russia to continue to defend the beleaguered civilians in eastern Ukraine and intend to use that fact to expand their international campaign to demonize Putin and Russia. The US-NATO endgame is 'regime change' in Russia.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 10, 2008 SPACE MOVEMENT - WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?
The weapons corporations are now creating and funding a "space movement" to help them lodge America's dwindling tax dollars from our pockets. Which side are you on?
(13 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 19, 2009 U.S. CATCHING HELL ON FOREIGN POLICY
Around the world people are organizing to stop the US empire. Here are some important examples of these efforts. We need to be in motion with them.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 24, 2009 CZECH GOVERNMENT FALLS OVER STAR WARS RADAR
After two years of intense campaigning the forces of peace prevail and the Czech government falls after refusing to end their support for the US Star Wars radar.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 8, 2011 GLOBAL NETWORK STATEMENT ON JAPANESE NUCLEAR DISASTER
The Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan tragically demonstrates, again, the dangers of nuclear power, an energy source that must be abandoned--as a clear and present threat to life. Instead of promoting nuclear power expansion globally the nuclear power industry should be dismantled or converted to a green technology industry.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 23, 2009 TRIP REPORT - FLORIDA & PORTUGAL
This report covers my recent speaking trip to Florida & Portugal where I saw a real political party in action. One that fights for the people!
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 6, 2012 Remembering the Other Weapon of Mass Destruction
Since we are remembering the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki this week I thought we also should remember the origins of another weapon of mass destruction - biological weapons.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Million$ to Mar$
The trip to Mar$ is in the works and nuclear reactors for engines are the likely power source. Elon Musk says millions will take the ride.....
(44 comments) SHARE Saturday, January 24, 2009 OBAMA FIRES FIRST DEADLY SHOTS
Four days into the job Obama launches attack on Pakistan killing 21, including civilians. Not a good way to start "hopeful" dialogue.
SHARE Thursday, August 19, 2010 PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY
Fast rising pay and benefits in the armed forces have lifted many military towns into the ranks of the nation's most affluent communities....
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 3, 2016 Obama's Nuclear Summit - It Wasn't....
The ultimate goal of the Obama summit was to reinforce the notion that the US still runs the world. The US wants a unipolar world - but the multi-polar world is here to stay.
(30 comments) SHARE Friday, November 28, 2014 Shut It Down!
The Galleria Mall in St. Louis was shut down today as hundreds of black and white activists walked chanting through the enormous shopping center on "Black Friday".
(4 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 12, 2008 HISTORY MADE TODAY IN CHICAGO
Greens nominate Cynthia McKinney on first ballot in Chicago. She then picks reknowned activist Rosa Clemente to run as her V-P. A revolutionary campaign is leaving the station. Will progressive activists step into history and join this earth shaking train?
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 10, 2009 OBAMA'S FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE
Reflections & comments as I listened to Obama's first news conference. Best question of the night was from Helen Thomas.....
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 23, 2014 The Objective Facts
The US-NATO like to claim that their missile offense deployments increasingly encircling Russia and China are intended to protect against possible nuclear strikes from Iran or North Korea. Iran and North Korea though are the bogey-men. The real prize is the final corporate takeover of the Russian and Chinese economies, and in the case of Russia, the world's leading supply of natural gas.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 24, 2008 JFK'S CONVERSION FROM WAR
The new book on JFK by James Douglass is part history, part mystery, and part moral lesson. It is a must read if you want to understand politics in the US today.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Rocket Launch Hypocrisy
The self-righteous, hypocritical bullshit is heating up on the US, Japanese, and South Korean side. Even the United Nations is involved. They are all once again lecturing and threatening North Korea about launching a rocket into space.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Looking for Trouble with China
Imagine just for a moment if China, or any other country, began moving 60% of their military forces within shooting range of the US Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Imagine if that same country was establishing military bases in Mexico or Canada. The US government would be freaking out. Then further imagine that same country flying spy plane and bombers up along our coast.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 4, 2009 KEEP WATCH ON CENTRAL & SOUTH ASIA
US supply base for Afghan war in Kyrgyzstan might soon be closed. US plans to surround China and Russia and control Caspian Sea resources are causing major power bloc moves in the region.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 21, 2008 EUROPEAN SOCIAL FORUM: IT'S ALL ABOUT NATO
Participating at ESF in Sweden reveals major European activist outrage about expanding NATO under the control of the US. Bush out to surround Russia and is creating war tensions throughout the continent.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 10, 2009 DRONE MAN LECTURES ON PEACE
Deep in his heart the magician knows he did not earn this peace prize. He knows it is just another part of the constructed public relations campaign to hide the western world's rape and pillage of the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa for diminishing supplies of fossil fuels and rare and precious minerals
SHARE Thursday, May 19, 2011 PROTEST LEADERS ARRESTED ON JEJU ISLAND
Eight leaders of protest movement opposing Navy base construction on Jeju Island, South Korea have been arrested. One activist, already in jail for blocking a construction truck, is now on his 45th day of hunger strike. We need your help.
(8 comments) SHARE Friday, December 3, 2010 NEW ORGANIZING STRATEGY IS NEEDED
Recent Republican victories across the nation call for new organizing strategies by the left....not the usual Washington DC black hole "legislative games" that now dominate progressive movement building
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 5, 2013 Techno-Utopianism Seminar Report
Jerry Mander urged us "not to be afraid to get rid of something that is destroying us and the natural world." Vandana Shiva insisted we must "talk about the new slavery" to corporate technology. One participant suggested that we have been a "nation of hustlers" that has become "a nation of thugs who use technology for global domination."
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 23, 2008 LOST IN SPACE: NASA AT 50
Journalist Karl Grossman lays out the story behind 50 years of NASA. Today the Pentagon calls the shots at the space center.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 1, 2014 Four 'Missile Defense' Sites Chosen for Study
Pentagon selects Maine, Ohio, Michigan and New York as potential basing sites for new ground-based 'missile defense' site. The $5 billion program begins with Environmental Impact Statements.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 7, 2009 Mr. Big is Calling
The military is moving to take over our public schools. Mr. Big has all the dough these days. It is about creating automatons for the oligarchy.
SHARE Tuesday, December 2, 2008 Mr. Jones, We got a Thing Going On
One MSNBC reporter said Obama's foreign policy will be similar to that of George H.W. Bush. Correspondent Chuck Todd reported that Gen. Jones is a close buddy of John McCain and was likely picked for his new role because Secretary of Defense (DoD) Robert Gates insisted on having Jones be part of the team if Obama wanted Gates to remain at DoD.
SHARE Thursday, March 15, 2012 Three VFP Leaders Denied Entry onto Jeju Island
Right-wing South Korean government greets 3 VFP leaders with their photos and puts them on plane back to U.S. - not welcome on Jeju Island where Navy base is being built that will port Pentagon's warships to surround China
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Boxing in the Bear
A key bit that must continually be inserted into discussions about Ukraine is NATO expansion and US "missile defense" deployments encircling Russia.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 15, 2009 NEW SPACE WAR FILM JUST OUT
Two weeks ago the new film called Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space opened at film festivals in Montreal and Amsterdam.
SHARE Friday, January 1, 2010 COURAGE TO END TOTAL WAR
The corporate oligarchy is now doing under Obama what it could not accomplish under Bush. Total war. It's going to take great courage on our part to change things.
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, December 1, 2008 A Bit Left of Bush
TV news commentator Chris Matthews of MSNBC described it well. Obama's new "National Security team" is "a bit left of Bush." Mr. Obama's "change and hope" seems to be in favor of corporate capital and not the rest of us.
SHARE Friday, August 31, 2012 Who Will Speak for the Endangered Jeju Coral?
Join Robert Redford, Gloria Steinem, Vandana Shiva and other world leaders in standing with struggling Jeju Island villagers as they resist Navy base construction for US warships.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, April 11, 2016 Nuclear Hypocrisy
Here we have Kerry in Hiroshima with his hands dripping in blood from Syria, Yemen and Ukraine talking about war as a last resort. As the US-NATO are holding war games all along the Russian border he is talking about the need to "rededicate all our effort to avoid war".
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 18, 2008 Keep Space for Peace Week
An int'l week of local protests to build the movement to prevent a new arms race in outer space. See the list of planned events so far.
SHARE Friday, October 3, 2008 FINAL SPACE WEEK ACTIONS LIST
List of worldwide actions to stop a new arms race in space. Space technology today coordinates all warfare on earth. Thus whoever controls space wins all the wars on earth.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, February 26, 2010 JEJU ISLAND HEATING UP AGAIN
The US is turning the right-wing South Korean government into a tool to help militarily surround China...
SHARE Tuesday, February 25, 2014 New War Budget & Strategy Announced by Obama Team
It is important that we all talk more about jobs. It will be hard to cut military spending because of the local jobs issue. We must speak to this fundamental concern that is wrapped in fear, as everyone knows that jobs are scarce these days.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, February 6, 2009 THE REAL GREEN PLEASE
Many progressives are pushing hard for the stimulus but it doesn't adress the real fact that our economy is a hostage of the military industrial complex. Until that happens the sausage making will continue.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 31, 2014 I Hear It Coming
First they came
for the communists
but I was not a commie
so no big deal
Then they came
for the Palestinians...but
(7 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 21, 2009 I WANT YOU TO BE RESPONSIBLE
Obama is organizing a "fiscal responsibility" summit next week. The goal is to prepare the public for more social spending cuts and to get Congress to increase war funding. Rep. Barney Franks will hold a briefing the next day on his call for 25% in Pentagon spending. Which side are you on?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 30, 2011 THE KILLING CULTURE
The killing culture of America.... Democrats like Obama help keep the peaceniks tamed and in their cages. Republican politicians keep their party faithful distracted by whipping up outlandish fears about the U.S. becoming "a secular atheist country" that is potentially dominated by "radical Islamists."
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 10, 2008 DIVIDE AND CONQUER
The corporate elite are turning American against American to deflect the public's outrage as the nation falls apart at the seams.
SHARE Friday, May 27, 2011 MAKING FRIENDS AT BATH IRON WORKS
I'm fasting in solidarity with South Korean villagers who are in jail and hunger striking over construction of Navy base that will destroy their fishing village
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 9, 2014 War Machines Touted as Agents of Mercy
As evidence of this kind and gentle spirit Secretary of War Hagel's public relations team suggested that the amphibious assault landing craft they toured "works well for humanitarian assistance" because it has two medical operating rooms and a six-bed intensive care unit.
SHARE Thursday, January 26, 2012 Pivot Toward Asia-Pacific
Obama is moving quickly to implement his "pivot toward the Asia-Pacific" as outlined in the Pentagon's recent Defense Guidance. This coming massive U.S. military buildup bodes ill for the likes of Jeju Island, Guam, Okinawa, the Philippines, Hawaii and more.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Normalizing Militarized Culture
With our mounting economic and environmental crisis the answer from the ruling oligarchy is more militarization. The photo of Rick Perry is illustrative of that fact. Everything in America is stage managed - an endless public relations campaign -- Disney style. We are being led by this PR campaign to support a particular direction and it ain't for our benefit.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 26, 2010 HOPIUM DRUG WEARING THIN
Obama's announcement that he will propose a three-year spending freeze on all federal programs except for "military, veterans affairs, homeland security, and certain international programs" [read CIA] is just more of the slight of hand we are growing accustomed to seeing from the magician.
(9 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 11, 2008 MORE TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN
Secretary of War Gates announces another 20,000 troops to Afghanistan. What will the Democrats do now?
SHARE Monday, January 5, 2009 OUT BEFORE THE SHOW STARTS
Bill Richardson withdraws his name from Obama cabinet. He has a long record of supporting the military industrial complex in NM. Read what activists there say about him.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 29, 2013 The Soul of our Nation - War
An attack on Syria will at the least expend lots of Tomahawk cruise missiles. We've become a killer nation. We have to have endless war, like a drunk needs a drink at the bar, in order for American workers to put food on the tables for their families. What does this say about the soul of our nation?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 25, 2011 Pyramids to the Heavens
The spectacle of a recovering Rep. Giffords and Obama waving to her husband as he blasts off on the space shuttle will bring tears to many eyes and warm feelings in many hearts. The aerospace industry hopes that more support for "everything" space will also result.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 19, 2013 Pushing the Next Pretext
Sometimes I just shake my head in disbelief.... the recent US-China military near hit (the second time in recent months) indicates that our nation is pushing this power trip thing way too hard. This game is being ramped up to create "China fear" in the hearts and minds of the people (here and around the world). China says it is not rolling over. Someone or something eventually has to give way...
SHARE Sunday, April 5, 2009 REFLECTIONS ON THE OBAMA TRIP TO EUROPE
Obama's trip to Europe appears to be about "rebranding" the product of empire...the good cowboy, a good listener, replaces the bad cowboy called Bush. The policies remain much the same.
SHARE Thursday, August 8, 2013 Arsenal of Hypocrisy
Any hopes for real negotiations for serious reductions in nuclear weapons between the major powers will not be possible in this day and age. Why? Simply because Obama, and the Congress, insist on surrounding Russia and China with so-called "missile defense" systems.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 19, 2010 PUTTING IT IN REVERSE
The U.S. is becoming the leader of the category of "quickest economic decline".....our roads are turning to gravel as we fund endless war
SHARE Wednesday, October 15, 2008 ROCKET FUEL OR SAFE MILK?
Perchlorate is a chemical used in rocket fuel that is showing up in drinking water in 35 states. It causes thyroid problems in women and retardation in kids. EPA is refusing to strictly regulate the contaminant. Your comments are urgently needed to EPA.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 22, 2008 REVOLUTION FOR THE RICH
On your knees you serf! We are returning to the days of feudalism. Socialism for the rich and capitalism for everyone else.
SHARE Thursday, April 23, 2009 REPORT ON KOREA PEACE ORGANIZING TRIP
The US is doubling its military presence in the Asian-Pacific and taking land from farmers to expand bases in Korea. Here is a report on a peace organizing trip to Korea.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, July 18, 2008 O-BUMMER
The fresh face of change is a facade I told a friend who called yesterday broken hearted about Obama's vote in favor of the FISA bill. I've been through this one before.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 15, 2008 KINGDOM COME - HIGH AND DRY
Bush went to the Middle East for peace? No. He went as salesman for the weapons industry and came back with a $20 billion deal.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Oppose Brennan Appointment to CIA
On Thursday, John Brennan has his confirmation hearing where the Senate will go through the motions to decide if he should run the Central Intelligence Agency.
(6 comments) SHARE Friday, March 25, 2016 Peace Movement Ebbs & Flows Depending on Which Party is in Office
So here is my prediction. If Hillary gets elected the missing Democratic Party peaceniks (the ones who have Obama bumper stickers on their cars right next to the bumper stickers that read 'War is not the answer') will stay missing. If Trump (or any other Republican) gets elected the ranks of the peace movement will again swell with outraged Democrats who will criticize every drone mission that a Republican president flies.
SHARE Tuesday, June 3, 2014 High Tech Dark Ages
the high tech
are in our minds
to our credit cards
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 30, 2014 Burning Our Bridges
When George Washington's army
entered the country of the Six Nations (Iroquois)
the Seneca called him Hanadaguyus
means "Town Destroyer"
the name destroyer still lives
sailing the empire's sea lanes
SHARE Monday, June 4, 2012 American Exceptionalism to the Rescue
U.S. Secretary of War Leon Panetta is making a tour of the Asia-Pacific where he is pumping up the next military conflict. Yesterday I heard he was in Vietnam trying to close a deal to allow the U.S. Navy to once again have access to the base at Cam Ranh Bay.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 11, 2015 The Stable
and political parties
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 3, 2009 OBAMA PICKS ANOTHER BUSH MAN
Obama picks Se. Judd Gregg for Commerce Dept. Sen. Gregg wants to "fix" Social Security and Medicaid. Who is still being fooled by the "change" and "hope" man?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Would Christ Bless Warships?
Yes god blesses us
because we are his 'exceptional'
we are the world's greatest
and it's greatest people
we have been chosen by god
to carry his mighty sword
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 9, 2008 WHICH WAS IT MR. OBAMA?
Obama has not even been sworn into office yet and he is already denying a BBC story about him promising Poland's president that Bush's "missile defense" deployments will go forward.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Maine Veterans Plan Peace Walk
Maine Veterans for Peace plan a peace walk November 2-11. The walk will focus on the costs of endless war.
SHARE Sunday, September 7, 2008 REPORT ON TRIP TO MINNESOTA
As the limited and over-hyped violence in St. Paul played out I flashed back to Vonnegut's novel Player Piano that told the story about young people who had no role or stake in society destroying the machines as a way to reject the social order and attempt to recreate a new society.
SHARE Thursday, September 23, 2010 THE STRATEGY IS IN THE POLL NUMBERS
New poll numbers reveal that the public has no confidence in our wars....but their minds are fixed on economy & jobs....movements need to connect the dots!
SHARE Thursday, September 11, 2008 BREAD AND CIRCUS
Pigs, lipstick, sex, race, and the social issues replace real issues discussion in the presidential campaign. Right on schedule and according to plan.
SHARE Wednesday, February 5, 2014 22nd Annual Space Organizing Conference
The 22nd annual space organizing conference of the Global Network will be held in Santa Barbara, Ca. from March 14-16. Public forum planned on March 15 at local church.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 7, 2009 NO U.S. BASES CONFERENCE COMING UP
National campaign to close US empire kicks off with conference in DC at end of February. Major speakers coming from around world.
SHARE Thursday, June 5, 2008 LONG HISTORY OF SPACE ARMS RACE
U.S. Star Wars program began with former Nazi scientists. People now pledging to join June 22 global day of fasting against Star Wars.
SHARE Friday, November 21, 2008 BECOMING A BEE
Resistance to monoculture and industrialism! That is the change we need to be fighting for. Learn about Maine's Beehive Design Collective.
SHARE Tuesday, February 28, 2012 International Peace Activists Needed in Gangjeong Village Immediately!
Things moving from bad to worse on Jeju Island, South Korea as villagers fight to stop Navy base construction. I've just returned and was horrified at the level of police oppression of these wonderful people. The base will be a port for U.S. warships that Obama will use to "contain" China.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 25, 2007 The Ruling Class
We see those in Washington continually making decisions that perpetuate the privilege of wealth and power. Words like freedom, patriotism and liberty have become the tools of the elite to control the rest of us and to spread empire.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 29, 2008 THE STATE OF OUR CORRUPT CORPORATE UNION
Bush's last, thank god, state of the union speech calls for "Armies of Compassion" and more of the same claptrap.....Nancy Pelosi is dressed in faded purple.
SHARE Thursday, May 12, 2011 Budgets are Moral Choices
People rally against budget cuts in Maine but not a mumbling word was heard about endless war spending....except for those two pesky signs behind the speakers platform
SHARE Sunday, January 23, 2011 THEY AGREE WITH US - NOW JUST NEED TO SPEAK UP
Even with all the corporate media blathering about the deficit and the need to cut back on "entitlement programs," once again the majority of American people are seeing through the fog. Why though are they still not moving into action?
SHARE Thursday, November 21, 2013 BIW's Sails Got Trimmed a Bit
Citizens in Bath, Maine force city to cut amount of corporate subsidy is given to shipyard owned by General Dynamics
SHARE Wednesday, April 1, 2009 INT'L SPACE ORGANIZING CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN SOUTH KOREA
The Global Network's annual space organizing conference will be held in Seoul just as the US & Japan threaten to attack North Korean missile launch. The US uses North Korea as an excuse to expand its military in the region to surround China.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 7, 2009 680-10
Palestinians continue to die and Israel has killed as many of its own soldiers as Hamas has. I have to climb out of my fog and do more to help stop the madness.
SHARE Thursday, March 3, 2011 BRING OUR WAR $$ HOME
The Maine Campaign to Bring Our War $$ Home is organizing a rally at the state capital on April 4...we've got to make the links between endless war and economic crisis at home
SHARE Thursday, April 17, 2014 Here and Now
We must struggle,
snort, swear, and swim
in order to protect
the future generations
who cry out to us
in our sleep.
SHARE Friday, November 14, 2008 NOT WAITING FOR GODOT
People are not waiting to see what Obama will do as president before acting. In South Korea activists are calling on Obama to end the dangerous US-South Korea military alliance.
SHARE Monday, February 1, 2010 REGIONAL ANTI-WAR CONFAB A WINNER!
Great organizing energy and speakers at MIT NorthEast regional anti-war confab this past Saturday....people are over Obama's "hope and change" rhetoric
SHARE Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Three More Denied Entry to Jeju Island
In the last couple of days the right-wing South Korean government has denied activists from Okinawa and the US entry to Jeju Island as they tried to offer their solidarity with villagers protesting Navy base construction.
SHARE Wednesday, March 19, 2008 WHO CAN WE TRUST TO OPPOSE THE OCCUPATION?
Congressional Out of Iraq Caucus members declare support for Hillary the war hawk. Corporate war parties rally around endless war and once again kick peace movement in the teeth.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Opposition to "MD" Base in Maine
The Obama administration's announcement that a "missile defense" base on the east coast of the U.S. will now be studied is the perfect example of a corporate-driven "solution" searching for a problem.
The studies have been justified by the supposed "nuclear threats posed by North Korea and Iran".
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, May 15, 2009 Whose War Now?
200 Democrats voted yes to fund Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan wars for rest of 2009. No real debate was had as they spent most of the time kicking around the false issue of Guantanamo prisioners being released onto the streets of America. The war parties won this round......
SHARE Tuesday, July 3, 2007 LET'S PLAY HARDBALL SENATOR!
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL) promises to work hard to ensure funds for NASA's moon base mission. Money likely to come from social security, health care and the like.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 31, 2008 ON THE EDGE OF THE CLIFF
The 2008 presidential "horse race" is scripted and the progressive community is now being pushed over the cliff.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 8, 2008 IT SHOULD NOT BE SO
Tight Senate race in Maine and Democratic Party works overtime to keep Independent anti-war candidate off the ballot - shades of Republican dirty tricks.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 20, 2007 SYSTEM IS BROKEN
People on the street ask how can we change anything when the system is broken.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 17, 2008 LET'S MAKE OUR PEACE WORK MORE RELEVANT
After 5 years of Iraq occupation protests the peace movement needs to say more than No More Blood for Oil....we need a positve economic conversion message that connects to the public.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, February 25, 2008 WE MUST ABOLISH WAR
It is civilians who die in modern high-tech wars. We must call for the abolition of war and the conversion of the military industrial complex.
SHARE Tuesday, January 22, 2008 THINGS NOT WELL IN THE MARKET PLACE
The capitalists call themselves the winners and the rest of us who struggle to survive the losers. The time has come for the losers to take over.
SHARE Thursday, March 13, 2008 HILLARY GETS ROUGH
Supermarket tabloids are now attacking Obama as his "hope campaign" gets out of control. He was supposed to just be the V-P.