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Maine, I have discovered, since following our own wisdom here at Occupy Cafe and "taking it back home to the dining room table", is a banana republic firmly on the grip of corporate influence ..for decades..It is being played out now in classic political corruption style over an East West Corridor likely to be the back door of the tar sands pipeline. In power politics, Robert Moses style, this project was facilitated by secret highway privatization legislation passed in 2010 with no public notice and no public comment. Speculative investors in one of Americas last great wilderness areas, a watershed so vast it is to north american what the amazon is to south america, stand to gain over a $1billion in leasing fees for the highway itself and untold more from the use of the utility corridor for among other uses, the tar sands pipeline and an LPG pipeline to feed the gas fracking fields in Quebec and New Brunswick.
I ask all of Occupy to come and be with the people of Maine in standing against this corruption and secrecy..standing for local thriveable community and one of th most important watersheds in north america. Bring your fishing poles, your tents , bring your music, bring your hearts and minds to stand with these Maine people trying to protect their thriveable local economy. As Erin said at the beginning "Hablamos de al communalidad"
For many links and more information about the highway see the East West Highway page at Defending Waters For Life, the little engine that can that has kept Nestle from exploiting Maine's waters through rights based legislation ( Defending Waters For Life is an affiliate of the Community Law Foundation)
Occupy A Thriveable Economy by standing with Mainers who have one and are trying to protect it and grow it. Please come. We need you. Let's make this the Woodstock of the 21st Century..a massive rally calling for a thriveable today and a thriveable tomorrow.
Please come and show your solidarity with everything we have talked about here at Occupy Cafe.