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Event ID:  1268
Contact Name:  Maureen Kehoe Ostensen
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Contact Phone:  207-763-4062.
Organization:  Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm
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Dates:  4th October 2008 to 4th October 2008
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Type:  Public
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Country:  United States
State/Province:  ME
City:  Bath
Location:  Bath Iron Works
Event Name:  Vigil protesting Aegis Destroyer participation in satellite directed offensive warfare
Event Description:  Vigil across from administration building of Bath Iron Works on Washington Street 11:30 am. Smilin
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Report on the Results:  The vigil occurred during a mid-day shift-change at the factory. Bath Iron Works is where the Navy's Aegis destroyer is built. The Aegis is outfitted with missile defense systems -- guided by space satellites -- that are now being deployed just off the coast of China in an increased U.S. military presence in the Asian-Pacific region. The vigilers held signs calling for the prevention of an arms race in space, and for the conversion of Bath Iron Works from a facility supporting endless war, to a facility that builds the alternative energy infrastructure needed for survival in the twenty-first Century -- including wind turbines, solar energy technology, and a light-rail train system for this country. Around 300 BIW workers passed by this vigil during the shift-change.
Attendance:  300
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