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Maine Currents 9/5/17

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

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Maine Currents 3/9/16

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:

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:

WERU Special: US Navy Base on Jeju Island 2/28/13

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