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Lenten Vigils for Disarmament at BIW

March 21, 28, April 4

we will gather at Bath Iron Works from 11:30 – 12:30, and we will continue every Saturday of Lent.
We will gather across from the BIW administration building on Washington Street.

We stand against the building of these guided missile warships [cruise missiles and ‘missile defense’ interceptors] here in Maine. We stand together to witness to our absolute need to stop war and our preparations for war. We stand with the innocent, the voiceless, and those grieving because of our failure to see the true costs of war.

Lent is a time to fast from our culture of excess by resisting the temptation of militarism. We need to stand together to express our opposition to this ongoing crime against peace which is the building of these guided missile warships here at BIW.



Saturday, March 21 -- 11:30 - 1:00

Join CODEPINK at Bath Iron Works/General Dynamics for a street theater performance

CANTEEN ANNIE AT THE BOMB FACTORY is part of the national mobilization for peace.

Get on the CodePink Bus leaving Monument Square in Portland 10:30 am
Brunswick, 11:15 a.m at the train station
Return to Brunswich by 1:30, to Portland by 2Information: 207-399-7623 It's handicap accessible.

Event is part of nationwide Spring Mobilization for Peace
and Smilin' Tree Disarmament Farm's Lenten Vigil at BIW

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March 20: Voices from Jeju Island -- Meet Leaders from South Korean Navy Base Struggle

7 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington Street, Bath

Hosting two dynamic young people who have served as leaders of the Ganjeong village Navy base campaign...
They have been peacebuilders in conflict areas across Asia and for the past several years, on the support team
on Jeju Island. For eight years villagers and supporters have daily resisted the devastation of their 500-year-old
fishing and farming village for a Navy base to host US aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and destroyers used
to surround and contain China.

fmi: 443-9502

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Join us for three days of black empowerment and dialogue
Hear the words of James Evans Muhammad, Joseph Jackson and Miss LPK
Join in the public forum
March 19th, 2015 from 6 – 10 pm at the Hampton Inn in Saco, Maine

Black Lives Matter Rally
Monument Square Portland
Friday March 20th
1 pm to 4 pm

Black Lives Matter Meeting
Portland Public Library
1 pm to 4 pm

For more information 207-423-8744

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Occupy Oxford Hills Presents:
Peter Kellman Remembers Selma - and the March to Montgomery
3 PM, Sunday, March 22, 2015
First Universalist Church, 479 Main Street, Norway, ME
Food and socializing follow discussion.
FMI: Tom Whitney at 743-2183, or call 583-6304.
Donations toward expenses will be appreciated .

Peter Kellman of North Berwick, Maine, was in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago, on March 21, 1965,
the day thousands of civil rights activists and their supporters marched from there to Montgomery, the state capital

Veteran labor leader, political activist, and writer Peter Kellman was in the thick of things in Selma.
He stayed on in the state for more than a year. In Sumter County he worked with the
Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to build political participation.
Peter has prepared a short history of what he saw and did in Alabama which will be available at the event.
We’ll discuss what happened 50 years ago. Unsettling questions remain, like:
Is non-violent protest always workable? And, does voting fix things? What does Selma mean for us today?

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Militarism and the Root of the Problem

April 10, Curtis Library in Brunswick, 7 PM

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April 11, 5 to 7 p.m.
The annual Empty Bowl Supper to support teachers' salaries and nutrition for 120 students of the elementary school in Morne Rouge, Haiti
Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church Hall, Sherman and Mellen Streets in Portland.
Donation $10. Parking on the street and in the PROP lot at Cumberland and Mellen.

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Monday, April 13: Global Day of Action on Military Spending

coincides with release of annual world military expenditure figures by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

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April 15: Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center urges GO TO YOUR POST OFFICE
and make known to the public that about half of every tax dollar goes to pay for militarism and war.

For information rosc@psouth.net 207-525-7776

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Celebration oif Peace, Love and Community
with Peace Action Maine
May 16
at Woodfords Club in Portland

Peace Action Maine

The state’s largest peace organization has worked for 25 years to promote peace through grassroots organizing, citizen education, and issue advocacy.


President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Senator Susan Collins
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

One Canal Plaza, Suite 802
Portland, Maine 04101

Senator Angus King
159 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

383 US Route 1, Suite 1C
Scarborough, ME 04074

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
2162 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

2 Portland Fish Pier Suite 304
Portland, Maine 04101

Congressman Bruce Poliquin
426 Cannon House Office Building
Washington DC 20515

179 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, ME 04240

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