WERU News Report 9/9/14

Producer/Host: Amy Browne

Segment 1: A trial will get underway Monday for 2 Mainers who were arrested for sitting on railroad tracks in an attempt to call attention to the dangers of transporting Bakken crude. Doug Bowen and Jessie Dowling, were charged with criminal trespass. Their supporters are planning a rally outside the courthouse and invite others to join them. Read Brugger is with 350Maine, a “a grassroots movement dedicated to solving the planetary climate crisis”:

Segment 2: Another event that’s connecting issues and activists in Maine and across the country in September is “Campaign Nonviolence”. In Bangor there will be an “End Violence Together” rally and march on Saturday, September 27th. Mary Ellen Quinn of Pax Christi is one of the organizers: