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The Impact of Free Trade Agreements on the People of Maine is the topic of a talk by Representative Sharon Treat (D-Hallowell) on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.
Rep. Treat will discuss two massive new trade agreements currently being negotiated by our government, which will have major impacts on Maine people—the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership. If the agreements pass it will mean that the U.S. government has negotiated away much of the sovereignty and authority of U.S. states and communities to deal with food, water, health and the environment.
Rep. Treat will speak about how the agreements are being negotiated in secret and what ordinary citizens can do to stop them from being fast tracked through Congress. These agreements, like NAFTA before them, increase US trade debt, hurt workers in the US and foreign countries and primarily help the wealthiest. They are used by transnational corporations to limit important health and environmental regulations, including tobacco protections and mining rules, and to keep medicine and healthcare costs high.
Representative Treat is the co-chair of Maine’s Citizen Trade Policy Commission, a legislative body established to assess the impact of international trade policies and agreements on Maine’s state and local laws, business environment and working conditions. Her talk is sponsored by the Maine Fair Trade Campaign, Occupy Maine Bath/Brunswick region, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, the Maine AFL-CIO and Peaceworks of Greater Brunswick.
The event is free and open to the public.
Subject: Dirty Wars opening in Brunswick 7/23
A film I am extremely proud to have produced, Dirty Wars, opens in Brunswick on .
We are playing at Frontier Cafe and Cinema, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.The film features independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, the New York Times bestselling author of Blackwater and now Dirty Wars(the book of the same title as the film).
The film won the Cintematography Prize at Sundance. Variety says it is “astonishingly hard-hitting” and adds: “This jaw-dropping, persuasively researched pic has the power to pry open government lockboxes.” Below is a poster with some of the highlights of this and other write ups we’ve received.
You can see the trailer here: Dirty Wars Movie Trailer
I hope you can help us spread the word about our opening and see the film.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:28 AM)
One of our own. Good luck Anita !!!!
Petition on the followng link….
More info on TPP on the following link….
Just have to share….this action was handled in the perfect way by near perfect people (no one is perfect ). Yes, they stood up to authority and seen by some as being “naughty”, but this protest was done with impressive solidarity as well as showing good will towards Mother Earth. Enjoy the talents of Regis and the good people in this video.
You’re invited !!
Sunday, August 18th 3-6PM
Grace Episcopal Church, Bath Maine FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!!
Just a reminder that on July 4 the Maine Campaign to Bring Our War $$ Home and PeaceWorks will do a drone/NSA surveillance bit in the Bath parade.
We will have puppets, bulging eye headbands, T-shirts, banners and signs to bring the domestic surveillance issue to the public. Bring something creative on this theme if you can. If you don’t we’ll have extras to share.
The parade beings at 11:30 am and we will gather just after 10:30 am by the cemetery (across from the pizza place) on Lincoln and Congress Ave. (Or you can come to the Addams-Melman House at 212 Centre St and leave your car here.)
Following the parade we will have a pot luck picnic back at the Addams-Melman House in Bath. All are invited.
Best to everyone.
Bruce K. Gagnon
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
HAPPY JULY 4TH EVERYONE !!