[HCCN] December calendar of events

Larry Dansinger rosc at psouth.net
Mon Nov 15 16:44:24 EST 2010

Newsletter editors,

Here are some calendar items for December (plus a few earlier and/or  

Larry Dansinger

November 27 (+ next three Saturdays): Advent vigil for disarmament  
"We cannot both prepare for peace while we continue to build for  
war"), 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, across from Bath Iron Works administration  
building, Washington St., Bath. Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm,  
763-4062 or Jack Bussell, 772-1442.

November 27: Action to protest Army Regional Recruiting Battalion,  
3:30-5 PM, Portsmouth Shipyard (Main gate, Walker Street), Kittery.  
Jacqui Deveneau, Peace Action Maine, 284-3358 or 772-0680.

November 28: Sustainability Film Festival w/"Dirt: The Movie," "For  
the Next Seven Generations," and more, 1 PM on, Lincoln Street  
Center, 24 Lincoln St., Rockland. Phil Whitehawk, 993-2327 or  
pwhitehawk at fairpoint.net.

November 30: Marc Herold speaks on "White House/Pentagon Lies and the  
Afghan War Today," Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave.  
Portsmouth. David Diamond, info at seacoastpeaceresponse.org or  

December 1: World AIDS Day, with events in various locations in  
Maine, including U-U Church in Brunswick and vigil in Belfast. Maine  
AIDS Alliance, 899-9983 or info at maineaidsalliance.org.

December 2 Fiachra O'Luain and Scott Hamann speak on the Gaza  
Flotilla action last spring and how to support Palestinian and Gazan  
rights, 7 PM, Sacred Heart/St. Dom's church, Portland. Robert  
Schaible, rmschaible at gmail.com.

December 7: "Bucking the Assimilation Trend" program, part of Women's  
Leadership Series, 11:30 AM-1 PM, Public Library, Auburn. (Also same  
program on December 8, CIEE at 300 Fore St., Portland, December 9,  
Bangor Public Library and December 17, Rockland Public Library, all  
from noon-1:30 PM). Maine Women's Fund, 774-5513 or  
thewomen at mainewomensfund.org.

December 9: Rally in support of Sudan independence election (on Jan.  
9), time TBA, Monument Square, Portland. Jacqui Deveneau, 284-3358 or  
Wells Staley-Mays, 409-0778.

December 10: International Human Rights day w/events in various  
locations. Amnesty International, 832-6863 or thesil at midcoast.com.

December 10: Rally for economic human rights, noon-3 PM, corner of  
High and Congress Sts., Portland. Laurel Merchant, 761-7936.

December 15: "The Yes Men" film shown (anti-corporate  
monkeywrenching), 5:30 PM (potluck) and 6:15 PM (film), Free Library,  
Belfast. Meredith Bruskin, 338-5089.

December 18: Action to protest Army Regional Recruiting Battalion,  
3:30-5 PM, Portsmouth Shipyard (Main gate, Walker Street), Kittery.  
Jacqui Deveneau, Peace Action Maine, 284-3358 or 772-0680.

December 19: "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" film shown (entertaining  
Bollywood film with Gandhi theme), 7 PM, Peace and Justice Center, 92  
Harlow St., Bangor. Call 942-9343 or info at peacectr.org.

December 31: Polar Bear Plunge to help fight Global Warming  
(fundraising event), noon, East End Beach, Portland. Stacie, Natural  
Resources Council of Maine, 430-0127 or stacie at nrcm.org.

December 31: Peace Vigil in Market Square, 6 PM (tent.), downtown  
Portsmouth, NH. Wes Flierl, wesflierl1 at netzero.net.


For Human Rights Day, December 10th, the Maine Poor People's Economic  
Human Rights Coalition is urging everyone to write letters to the  
editor and to groups they work with about the importance of economic  
human rights in ending poverty in Maine and the US. They are also  
encouraging people to do two internet searches: One on "economic  
human rights" and the other on "livable wage," as ways to see  
solutions to poverty. Contact: Maine Poor People's Economic Human  
Rights Coalition, 453-2353 or mlightfootlane at gmail.com.

Platypus is a reading group with a focus on preventing the extinction  
of the left and finding a way to understand and resurrect it as a  
viable political movement. Chris McKinnon is trying to get a group  
started in the Augusta area but needs readers for a ten-week series  
of books on bringing the left back to life. To find out more: Chris  
McKinnon, 430-8419 or macionmhuinn at gmail.com.

If five people were recently arrested trying to save Lincoln Lakes  
from a wind farm, then something is amiss with this project. First  
Wind's Rollins Project near Lincoln is expected to endanger wildlife,  
destroy part of Rollins mountain, create large clearcuts, and  
endanger the ecosystem of nearby lakes. Opponents also question  
whether the project is needed if Maine already produces more  
electricity than it uses. To find out more about the project, contact  
Friends of Lincoln Lakes, garnish at yahoo.com or bblake02 at maine.rr.com  
or www.friendsoflincolnlakes.org.

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