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BATH: Aegis 9 Arrested in Snowstorm at BIW Destroyer’Christening’

Sat, Apr 1, 2017

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Aegis 9 Arrested in Snowstorm at BIW Destroyer ‘Christening’

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The Aegis 9 were arrested at 10:00 am this morning in a snow storm at Bath Iron Works (BIW) in Maine during a ‘christening’ of another destroyer outfitted with so-called ‘missile defense’ systems.

Amazingly BIW decided to still hold the event out-of-doors even though there was a wet driving snow coming down.  Reports from the inside of the shipyard were that many of the chairs at the ceremony were empty – except for the snow on them.

The protest called for the conversion of BIW to build commuter rail systems, solar, wind turbines and tidal power systems.  This kind of sustainable technology development would employ many times more people than building warships does.  See the studies that reveal these facts here

Following processing all were released after paying $60 bail and have to appear in West Bath District Court on May 16 at 1:00 pm for arraignment.

The ‘Aegis 9’

1. Lisa Savage – Solon, 60 years, School teacher
2. Jason Rawn – Lincolnville, 45, War tax resister
3. Bruce Gagnon – Bath, 64, VFP (Veterans For Peace & Global Network)
4. Natasha Mayers – Whitefield, 70, Artist
5. Bob Dale – Brunswick, 92, VFP former Navy pilot
6. Mike Tork – Cape Cod, MA, VFP former Navy Vietnam vet
7. Mark Roman – Solon, 69, Woodworker
8. Russell Wray – Hancock, 61, Artist
9. Jessica Stewart – Bass Harbor, 37, Catholic Worker activist

About 35 activists from around Maine braved the harsh weather this morning to come to the protest.  Thanks to all those who came – and to those who wanted to but couldn’t make it.  We hope to see you next time.


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