5/29 panel "Connecting Our Struggles: Corporations or Communities?"


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Four panelists from across Maine will discuss Corporations and Communities at Odds
Belfast, Maine – Four Mainers opposing harmful corporate practices in their communities will discuss their work as part of a panel discussion,”Connecting Our Struggles: Corporations or Communities?” on Wednesday, May 29, from 6-8pm at the Belfast Free Library. This event is free; all are welcome.
Nickie Sekera of Community Water Justice; Matt Wagner of No to NECEC opposing the CMP NECEC Corridor; Ellie Daniels of Local Citizens for SMART Growth (LCSG); and John Banks, Natural Resources Director for the Penobscot Nation, will address the all-too-common tensions between corporate interests in extracting profits from community and environmental resources and a community’s desire to protect and preserve their identity and assets.
As people everywhere are grappling with the threats of catastrophic climate disruption, and the challenges of dwindling resources and economic pressures at state and local levels, the competitive push for economic development frequently gives greater rights to industry while stifling citizen voices, disregarding threats to the environment, and diminishing democratic rights and processes within communities.
This timely panel discussion will be facilitated by Dawn Neptune Adams of the Penobscot Nation, a water potector, activist, racial and social justice consultant, and journalist.
The evening is co-sponsored by Local Citizens for SMART Growth and the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County.
LCSG works to support local regenerative and sustainable food systems. The organization opposes large industrial-scale aquaculture and agriculture, while supporting the restoration of healthy bio-diverse fisheries in Penobscot Bay and striving to include citizen voice at the local level in land-use and economic planning decisions.
The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County works for peace and justice in our community, our nation, and our world. It presents monthly films and forums focusing on social, political, and racial justice, gender equality, climate change, and peace.
For more information, please contact Jason Rawn at rawnjason@gmail.com
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5/29 panel "Connecting Our Struggles: Corporations or Communities?"


Please share widely; fb event post: https://www.facebook.com/events/460316431403564

Four panelists from across Maine will discuss Corporations and Communities at Odds

Belfast, Maine – Four Mainers opposing harmful corporate practices in their communities will discuss their work as part of a panel discussion,”Connecting Our Struggles: Corporations or Communities?” on Wednesday, May 29, from 6-8pm at the Belfast Free Library. This event is free; all are welcome.

Nickie Sekera of Community Water Justice; Matt Wagner of No to NECEC opposing the CMP NECEC Corridor; Ellie Daniels of Local Citizens for SMART Growth (LCSG); and John Banks, Natural Resources Director for the Penobscot Nation, will address the all-too-common tensions between corporate interests in extracting profits from community and environmental resources and a community’s desire to protect and preserve their identity and assets.

As people everywhere are grappling with the threats of catastrophic climate disruption, and the challenges of dwindling resources and economic pressures at state and local levels, the competitive push for economic development frequently gives greater rights to industry while stifling citizen voices, disregarding threats to the environment, and diminishing democratic rights and processes within communities.

This timely panel discussion will be facilitated by Dawn Neptune Adams of the Penobscot Nation, a water potector, activist, racial and social justice consultant, and journalist.

The evening is co-sponsored by Local Citizens for SMART Growth and the Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County.

LCSG works to support local regenerative and sustainable food systems. The organization opposes large industrial-scale aquaculture and agriculture, while supporting the restoration of healthy bio-diverse fisheries in Penobscot Bay and striving to include citizen voice at the local level in land-use and economic planning decisions.

The Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County works for peace and justice in our community, our nation, and our world. It presents monthly films and forums focusing on social, political, and racial justice, gender equality, climate change, and peace.

For more information, please contact Jason Rawn at rawnjason@gmail.com

  

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Howard Zinn on The Problem of Civil Disobedience


If you have a few minutes, it’s always worth reading Howard Zinn.

The short video with Matt Damon is also quite good.

Thanks to Transcend for providing this today. — JR






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film: The Human Element, Blue Hill May 31


BLUE HILL — On Friday, May 31, 7 p.m., at Blue Hill Library, Peninsula Peace & Justice will screen a 2018 documentary, “The Human Element,” from the producers of “Chasing Ice,” “The Cove,” and “Racing Extinction.” 

 

Award-winning photographer James Balog focuses his investigatory lens on the complex relationship between humans and nature, showing shifts within the elemental forces that shape our world — Water, Air, Fire, and Earth. 

 

He also highlights subjects who are often overlooked victims of climate change. Outside Magazine says, “This film could make Coal Execs care about the planet.”

Discussion will follow the film, to include an update on the Climate Convergence Conference coming to Blue Hill in July. 

The film is open to the public and free, refreshments included. For info call 326-4405.



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P.O. Box 1257
Blue Hill ME 04614


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May 15 (Wednesday) is 5G protest day (+ free documentary this weekend)


If you don’t know what 5G is (unlikely), read on. If you know and aren’t extremely worried about it, read on. If you know and are, read on. 🙂 You can also take a look at

From Americans for Responsible Technology: ——————– Hello all,
Hope you’re well and thriving.
The utility and telecom companies are aggressively rolling out  5G and smart meters, despite a level of public opposition, innumerable reports of adverse health effects, as well as data from respected scientists warning of the harm to all living things. The need for action is urgent.
Here’s a heads up on a protest happening May 15th. This is part of a national “5G Day of Action”. There’s an overview at 5gcrisis.com. Here are the details:
Our event will be at 4:00 pm, in front of the Verizon store at 859 Broadway in Manhattan   It is near 17th Street, near the Patagonia store. We urge people to make a sign conveying their opposition to 5G. There’s plenty to work from!
Here’s another heads up. There’s a new documentary called “Generation Zapped”. I’ve heard great reviews. See the trailer at generationzapped.com/. The filmmaker is making it available for free this weekend to motivate people across the country to participate in the May 15th Day of Action. Here’s how to access the film.
Go to: https://vimeo.com/r/2leC/U0dDZ1dDOE
Note that it will say the code is invalid until May 10th. It will work from May 10th-13th. It will be good for a free 48 hour rental.
If there are any issues with the link, they can also enter the code manually:
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/generationzapped Rent $4.99 Enter code: GenZappedFree
If you’re new to the issues, here are 2 articles very worth reading:
www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-04/5g-worth-risks
www.collective-evolution.com/2019/05/02/stopping-5g-the-may-15th-national-day-of-action/
Spread the word!
Truth & justice must prevail,
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WERU Public Affairs program Carolyn Coe May 7 — Bath Iron Works protests



Carolyn’s show yesterday (link below) includes statements made at the protest on Washington Street in Bath on April 27.
25 were arrested in an act of civil resistance; several of them presented compelling reasons for the action, and articulated the comprehensive campaign to pressure General Dynamics BIW to convert to non-military production.







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Blue Hill ME 04614


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Talk on Community Impacts of Climate Change





May 7, 2019

 

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Steve Benson, PHONE #374-2357

 

 

 

Talk on Community Impacts of Climate Change

 

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, Steve Benson, a psychologist working in Blue Hill, will speak on how a local community can support preparedness for constructive responses to coming crises due to global warming.

 

This talk at The Gatherings, 1208 Surry Rd, in Surry, will focus on how anyone may overcome threats to personal wellness and community relations despite stressors building over time, developing internal and interpersonal decisions that deeply enhance their lives.

 

Benson explains that “rather than just victimizing people, the hardships and crises of climate change can empower everyone to learn, grow, and nurture vital strengths to meet adversities, to survive changes, and to connect meaningfully.” Benson will outline ways to maximize strengths and linkage that can help turn catastrophes into processes of healing and strengthening.

 

After the talk, there will be group discussion for asking questions and sharing ideas and experiences. The gathering, with refreshments, will be free. For more information, call 374 2357, write to stephenbensonphd@gmail.com, or to The Gatherings at surrygatherings@gmail.com
 Steve Benson, POBox 1257, Blue Hill, ME 04614

 

I cannot be free if I am rejecting any part of my experience. — Frank Ostaseski


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ON NOW (10-11): WERU call-in discussing Maine waste management


The following announcement was bounced by the HCCN list because it was posted by a non-member. I didn’t notice this until now. If anyone is reading email at this moment and is interested, tune-in!
——————– *LISTEN/CALL-IN to Radio Special on Efforts to Reform Destructive Waste Policy in Maine*
* Tomorrow [TODAY, NOW]: Wednesday, May 8th, 10-11 am* * Listen: 89.9 FM or **www.weru.org <www.weru.org>* * Call-In: 207-469-0500 *
The Maine Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee is currently considering reforms to state waste policy. We will speak with community activists and advocates about these reforms and the the on the ground realities. Please call in with your questions or comments.
LD 401, An Act To Preserve State Landfill Capacity and Promote Recycling,? would request the accurate tracking and record keeping of waste from its generation to final disposal point, including as landfill leachate discharged into Maine waterways, including Juniper Ridge Landfill leachate deposited into the Penobscot River. It would walk back a 2011 state statute that allows out of state waste to be re-classified as in-state waste. It would also walk back the ability for the state to meet recycling goals by counting construction and demolition debris used as landfill covering and waste biosolids used as agricultural fertilizer. It would strengthen protections for the health of those living in close proximity to waste disposal facilities, including the Penobscot Nation.
The State Department of Environemental Protection is offering up their own bill (LD 112), which will receive a public hearing, Friday, May 10th at 10am.
Guests: Hillary Lister, waste and environmental justice activist Ed Spencer, community resident impacted by Juniper Ridge Landfill, Old Town Dawn Neptune Adams, Penobscot Nation others TBA
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UN Report Warns of Devastating Extinction


In case you missed it…


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‘Ominous’ UN Report Warns Human Activity Has Pushed One Million Plant and Animal Species to Brink of Extinction









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Blue Hill ME 04614


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Peninsula Peace & Justice Notes


Peninsula Peace & Justice 
May 1 2019 

International Day of the Worker


Blue Hill Library, present: Bonnie, Ron, Peter, Dud, Connie, Judy


1. We will invite Maurine and Bob Tobin of Deer Isle to speak about their recent trip to Occupied Palestine either for May 31 or a June date.

2. A Film that we would like to screen (May or June): THE  HUMAN ELEMENT (“National Geographic photographer James Balog shows viewers why we, as a society, can no longer turn a blind eye to the drastically changing world around us.”)  Peter will purchase a dvd copy

3. We discussed an invitation from Kate Harris re: Organizing for community rights; in the Midcoast area, groups are hoping to collaborate in learning about organizing. Bonnie, as representing the Food Sovereignty movement, has said she would like to participate as needed. Bonnie shared information about the Maine Municipal Assn and their negative impact on community organizing.

4. Judy shared a letter she received from Senator Angus King regarding U.S. role in Venezuela. Many points of his letter need to be rebutted. Judy will draft a response for input, and send the approved letter to Senator King with PPJ signatures. 

5. We had an opportunity to view Peter’s slide show: Climate Crisis Demands Conversion, with photos from April 27 civil resistance and arrests at BIW. We thank Sheri for her technical assistance in using library equipment. Peter is updating the video and will make copies to share.

6. Judy brought  “Choctaw meditation” by Steven Charleston for reflection.


notes by Judy R.

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P.O. Box 1257
Blue Hill ME 04614


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