[HCCN] Fwd: A Call to the Peace Movement in Maine

Peter Robbins peter at robbinsandrobbins.com
Mon Oct 5 07:02:50 EDT 2009



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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Herb Hoffman
> A CLARION CALL TO REAWAKE AND REVITALIZE THE
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>  ANTI-WAR/PEACE MOVEMENT IN MAINE
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> Maine had until recently a vibrant anti-war/peace/impeachment  
> movement that seemed to be making a difference.  More recently the  
> movement has dissipated, people are quieter in their expressions,  
> demonstrations tend to draw fewer participants than in the past and  
> Maine is in no way unique.  It is endemic across the country.   
> Calls to mobilize go unanswered.
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> The issues that energized us in the past have not gone away, have  
> not been resolved and in many instances have become more severe in  
> their consequences.  Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, lack of  
> accountability, torture, industrial/military complex domination,  
> health care for all – these are issues which are interrelated and  
> call out for more assertive responses.
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> On November 6, 2009 Mainers will once again have the opportunity to  
> demonstrate our commitment to peace and justice, to an end to war,  
> to recreating a healthy nation.  On that date a Rally will be held  
> on Monument Square, Portland at 5 PM and will feature David
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> Swanson, co-founder of After Downing Street, a leading activist who  
> is well-known in Maine.  The Rally is being co-sponsored by  
> Veterans for Peace – Chapter #001, Code Pink, Peace Action Maine  
> and the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.
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> The Rally is still in the early planning stage and we invite other  
> organizations to join in as co-sponsors.  All organizations and  
> individuals who receive this email are urged to forward this  
> announcement to your organization and individual mailing lists.
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> Immediately following the conclusion of the Rally at 6 PM, David  
> Swanson will go to the Longfellow Bookstore, just a few yards away,  
> and do a Book Signing of his recently published work, DAYBREAK:   
> Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.   
> David will speak about his book and be available for a Q & A.  Plan  
> to attend both events.
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> This is your opportunity to demonstrate that the people of Maine  
> are not going to quietly accept the direction in which our country  
> is headed.
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> REMEMBER     NOVEMBER 6, 2009    MONUMENT SQUARE, PORTLAND    5 PM
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> Contact for the Rally:
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> Herb Hoffman
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> pala at maine.rr.com
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> 207 646-5431
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