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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Audio recorded by Carolyn Coe

    Bruce Gagnon on the “US Pivot to the Asia-Pacific” and ties with BIW here in Maine

    Bruce Gagnon is well known in Maine as the co-founder of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, and as an active member of Veterans for Peace. He is also a senior fellow at the Nuclear Policy Research Institute and a member of the “Working Group for Peace and Demilitarization in Asia and the Pacific” and has traveled extensively in the area.
    He spoke in Deer Isle on August 3rd at an event sponsored by Island Peace and Justice, Peninsula Peace and Justice and Americas Who Tell the Truth. The topic was the “Pivot to the Asia-Pacific”. Gagnon talked about the U.S. military presence in the region, U.S. relations with N. Korea, S. Korea, Japan, China, and Russia, and ties with Bath Iron Works here in Maine

    Note: An excerpt from this talk aired on a previous edition of Maine Currents

    Maine Currents- independent local news, views and culture, every Tuesday at 4pm on WERU-FM and weru.org

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne
    Contributing Producer: Carolyn Coe
    Engineer: Matt Murphy

    Segment 1: Produced by Carolyn Coe. we hear from members of Veterans for Peace from this area who recently toured US military bases under construction in Japan and South Korea. FMI: www.vfpmaine.org

    Segment 2: Interview and call in segment with local farmer and food rights activist Heather Retberg, about a proposed “right to food” amendment to Maine’s Constitution that will likely be taken up by the legislature next week. FMI: www.facebook.com/Food-for-Maines-Future-55928098548/

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  • Producer/Host: Carolyn Coe

    Program Topic: Gangjeong Village Struggle against Naval Base

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) why villagers and others in South Korea and beyond are opposed to the construction of a naval base in Gangjeong, Jeju Island, South Korea
    b) how base construction has already impacted villagers and local sea creatures
    c) the use of violence by police against nonviolent protestors
    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Sung-Hee Choi, member of the Gangjeong village international team
    B) Kang Dong-Kyun, mayor of Gangjeong
    C ) Jane, peacekeeper

    Sung-Hee Choi
    Mayor Kang Dong-Kyun

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  • Producer/Host: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: “Jeju: In the Crosshairs of War”, a documentary about Jeju Islanders opposing the construction of a massive naval base to serve the US military. In an expanded “Peacetime” segment, we talk with the film-maker, Regis Tremblay, and play excerpts from the film. The film will be shown at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine in Bangor, on Tuesday, Feb 12th at 6:30p.m.

    FMI: www.indiegogo.com/savejeju savejejunow.org/

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