Weekend Voices 1/26/08

Executive Producer/host: Amy Browne

Topic: Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space co-founder Bruce Gagnon’s 2006 keynote speech at the 2006 WERU Full Circle Fair, Blue Hill, Maine

Bruce Gagnon is the Coordinator and co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, a long time activist, author and film maker. He organized the largest peace protest in Florida history in 1987 at the first test flight of the Trident II nuclear missile. 10 years later he organized the Cancel Cassini Campaign. Project Censored has twice named his stories among the most censored of the year (1999 and 2005). In 2005 his book Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire was published. Gagnon’s work has been published in Earth Island Journal, National Catholic Reporter, CounterPunch, Z Magazine, Space News, and many others, nationally and internationally. He is a member of the National Writers Union and a former farm workers union organizer. His videos include 2003’s Arsenal of Hypocrisy and The Battle for America’s Soul (2005) which have been shown extensively on Free Speech TV. Gagnon also hosts a local cable show and publishes a newsletter.
For more information: www.space4peace.org or 207-729-0517

Also features music by Ethan Miller and Kate Boverman, who performed at the 2006 Full Circle Fair FMI: www.riotfolk.org