Lisa Savage
Lisa Savage Campaign leader

Great letter by The Rev. Mair Honan in The Forecaster

Letter: Change at BIW can help fulfill MLK's dream

The Forecaster
Mail this page! Tweet -2 The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King wrote “when we are met by physical force we must respond with soul force.” Just where does an American look to models of this higher plane of consciousness? The U.S. is the largest arms dealer in the world. We have the biggest navy in the world, we have more nuclear…Read More
Lisa Savage
Lisa Savage Campaign leader

Mary Ellen Quinn of Pax Christi Maine has a good letter on the context for "christening" a weapon of mass destruction. Scroll down to see…Read More

Wednesday, March 17, 2019: Ban child marriage, christening another warship, death with dignity

Bangor Daily News
Ban child marriage I am writing in support of LD 545, An Act To Ban Child Marriage, sponsored by Sen. Dave Miramant. I believe this bill functions in a practical sense but also functions symbolically, supporting a vulnerable population and disapproving of a practice that hurts young people in the U.S. and internationally. There is no federal…Read More
Lisa Savage
Lisa Savage Campaign leader

Connects the dots between funding for BIW, tax breaks for BIW, and what doesn't get funded as a result e.g. conversion to solar energy.

Letter: BIW should get out of defense business

The Forecaster
Bath Iron Works should convert to manufacturing products needed in the U.S. We have more firepower than the next 20 largest navies in the world. The U.S. warship fleet is larger than the next 13 fleets combined, and the U.S. spends more on the military than the next seven countries combined. For each Zumwalt destroyer, U.S.  taxpayers spend $7…Read More
Lisa Savage
Lisa Savage Campaign leader

Check out Andrew Bacevich's Myth #5 for why we need conversion now.

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, Behind Fronds of Fakery, Here's Some Real News | TomDispatch

Once upon a time, it was an “invisible government” -- or, at least, that’s what David Wise and Thomas Ross called it in their famed 1964 book of that title. Those two journalists, shining a bright light into “the shadows” of the Cold War, found the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies working assiduously to shape the world. The opening lines…Read More
Lisa Savage
Lisa Savage Campaign leader

Why we send out press releases.

BIW-built future USS Lyndon B. Johnson to be christened April 27 | The Times Record

Brunswick Times Record
The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson was launched from drydock Dec. , 2018 at Bath Iron Works. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works) BATH — The third and final Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer built at Bath Iron Works, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson, will be christened April 27. The Zumwalt-class are highly…Read More
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