Peninsula Peace & Justice notes


Minutes for Organizational Meeting
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
Blue Hill Public Library
Steve, Dud, Connie, Harry, John


Connie has a DVD of a recent documentary film to share: The nuns, the priests, and the bombs, which she acquired from Helen Young for possible screening by PPJ. The action of the Plowshares group is focus of film. Steve will borrow it for taking a look.


On December 20th, we will have Hugh Curran giving a talk he presented recently in a conference in Malta, reflecting work on tolerance and non-violence. Judy will be preparing a press release for Hugh’s talk by the end of this week and forwarding it to Steve to send out to media, after Hugh approves it.


We observed that feedback on the Peace On Earth banners has been unusually strong. One sign is loose and will be attended to soon.


Judy will prepare a financial report by early January. We have happily received around $100 in donations over the past month.


Dud lauds a new book, Common sense for the 21st Century, by Roger Hallam, one of the co-founders of Extinction Rebellion. Steve reported on his recent visit to an XR meeting in Belfast, and on Fridays for the Future rally in Orono on 12/6/19, on the Ecosattva group developing at the UU church in Ellsworth, and on last Friday’s FFF event on Blue Hill Bridge. We also talked about the Climate Change Net meetings and teams stemming from Reversing Falls Sanctuary’s work to address global warming.


Our next organizational meeting is scheduled for the Bass Room, in the Blue Hill Library, at 12:00 noon on the second Wednesday of next month, January 8, 2020. (The library is closed on January 1, the first Wednesday of the month.)


— Notes by Steve Benson 

Peninsula Peace & Justice
P.O. Box 1257
Blue Hill ME 04614

Steve Benson, POBox 1257, Blue Hill, ME 04614


“The dialectical tension between humans and their environments produces the cultures and technology 
we need to thrive. A change in the tension will change the people, and the environment.”

— Susan Bodnar, in “Wasted and Bombed: Clinical encounters of a changing relationship to the earth,” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, vol. 18 (2008)

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