Sixth Maine Peace Walk for Conversion, Community and Climate
The Maine Greens are co-sponsoring the Sixth Maine Peace Walk for Conversion, Community and Climate, October 13-21. Please get involved if you can and share.
The walk will largely be centered in Bath and concentrate on the serious need to convert Bath Iron Works (BIW) to peaceful and sustainable production.
Morning and afternoon vigils will be held at BIW to bring the conversion message directly to General Dynamics (owner of BIW) executives and shipyard workers. During each day, walkers will go door-to-door in Bath to drop flyers at houses and businesses in the community. During the evenings, public film and music events will be featured.
A special guest will attend from Jeju Island, South Korea, where a Navy base has been built in a 500-year-old fishing and farming village where the villagers worship their relationship to nature. Gangjeong village was torn apart to construct the Navy base, but for the past 10 years, daily non-violent protests have been held and continue to this day. The warships built in Bath are already porting at this new Navy base.
We welcome everyone to join our peace walk for an hour, a day, or more, and to help in any way you can. Accepting our present condition of endless war for fossil fuels is a dead-end street, that if not reversed will lead to our collective demise. We must have a conversion that begins with our hearts and extends to the timely task of totally reorienting our national production system.
Peace Walk Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 207-443-9502