RE: BDN Article, Gubernatorial candidates see eye to eye — mostly — on Maine’s proposed east-west highway, July 20, 2014 by Mario Moretto
I sent the following email to the reporter about a couple glaring inaccuracies in the most recent BDN article about the gubernatorial candidates positions on the EWC, and decided to share it with you all as well. From my observations, most of the reporters from the BDN are repeatedly making the same errors. [...]
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The indigenous peoples who have lived in what is now called “Maine” for over 10,000 years, are under attack by the State of Maine. The fishing rights of the Passamaquoddy and the Penobscots, and agreements recognizing the tribes as sovereign nations, are being attacked or denied by lawmakers in the Maine State Legislature, Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Patricia Aho. This is what genocide looks like today.
Perhaps not coincidentally, the land [...]
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Mathias Deming is a highschool student who sought to learn more about the East-West Corridor and produce a film about it. Mathias describes the film as, “A short documentary about the proposed east/west corridor in the state of Maine. East/west ME highlights major hopes and concerns that surround this very controversial topic . The film follows me as I learned about the corridor, interviewing various people with a variety of viewpoints and ideas. The hope is that this film will [...]
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By Chris Buchanan
Update as of June 8, 2014: Eastern Maine Development Corporation receives $187 million federal grant “to develop a strategic plan following the loss of rail service and paper-making jobs.” Link to article. What is happening here is for-profit corporations like Mobilize Maine, and non-profits corporations that have joined forces with them, are using federal money to privatize regional and statewide development planning.
The following article was originally published on May 6, 2014. Since then, we [...]
Continue reading Regional Planning for Washington County suddenly contradicts itself to prioritize EWC
Start viewing at 4 minutes in to see Jackson and Cain share their opinions about the EWC. Click here for video.
Att the Democratic Convention in Bangor, Jackson gave a speech about why he wants to go to Washington. The article and video of Jackson’s speech are available at this Portland Press Herald blog.
Link to Original Article.
05/23/2014 Reported By: Susan Sharon Frustrated by what they say is the failure of legislative and political efforts to stop the proposed east-west highway, a small group of grandmothers is taking matters into its own hands. The grandmothers have started holding monthly vigils in front of Cianbro headquarters. Cianbro is the Pittsfield-based construction firm that wants to build a 220-mile-long closed access toll highway that would stretch from Calais to Coburn Gore. As Susan [...]
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Link to orginal BDN article, “20th Annual Hope Festival held at Orono,” and slide show.
ORONO, Maine — The 20th annual Help Organize Peace Earthwide (HOPE) festival was held Saturday, April 26, at University of Maine in Orono.
The festival is held each year to celebrate Earth Day and all the good work being done my more than 60 organizations working to take care of the earth and each other, according to a press release.
Continue reading Defending Water for Life / STEWC at Hope Festival, 2014
Back in 2011, we were made aware of this article which links the World Bank with several transnational corporate entities, including Nestle, to private water worldwide, but especially targeting countries with a lower socioeconomic status. I was then informed by an expert source that it was not being spearheaded by the World Bank, but rather the World Economic Forum.
Then the other day, Nickie Seckera of Community Water Justice, who has been resisting Nestle’s expanding empire over the [...]
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