Peninsula Peace & Justice notes

Wed, Nov 8, 2017



Minutes for Organizational Meeting

November 1, 2017, at 6:30 pm

Blue Hill Public Library

Peter, Steve, Judy

We learned about Peter and Judy’s recent experience meeting with Cristina Escobar and her husband in Brooksville. Escobar, a leading young television journalist in Cuba, was guest interviewed last week on Jennifer Rooks’s public radio show. We also discussed the United Nations vote on the United States embargo against Cuba, which included many incisive statements by nations around the world, condemning the embargo.

 We agree to show They Live (John Carpenter, 1988) on Buy Nothing Day (an alternative to Black Friday), November 24, an International Day of Protest against consumerism. This fiction thriller shows what happens when “aliens take over earth and force consumerism down people’s throats for the sole purpose of profit,” according to Reddit. Steve will send out publicity and see if he can arrange a special guest speaker. Peter will create a poster.

We continue to think about screening the new Greg Palast movie on voter suppression, sometime in the coming months; Bonnie and Judy will take a look at it to consider our showing it. We also might show Zero Days, a 2016 documentary about the Stutnex virus and cyberwarfare’s developing risks and prevalence.

It is not likely that anyone in our area will be able to afford to get and share the film Birthright: A War Story, so that is tabled for now. 

Our next organizational meeting is scheduled for Howard Room, in the Blue Hill library, at 6:30 p.m., on the first Wednesday of next month, December 6, 2017. 

— Notes by Steve Benson 

Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1515
Blue Hill ME 04614


Steve Benson, POBox 1257, Blue Hill, ME 04614

“I know what the world has done to my brother and how narrowly he has survived it. And I know, which is much worse, and this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen, and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, that they have destroyed and are destroying hundreds of thousands of lives and do not know it and do not want to know it. One can be, indeed one must strive to become, tough and philosophical concerning destruction and death, for this is what most of mankind has been best at since we have heard of man. (But remember: most of mankind is not all of mankind.) But it is not permissible that the authors of devastation should also be innocent. It is the innocence which constitutes the crime.” 
― James BaldwinThe Fire Next Time

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