Arrests at Maine, USA, Christening of Aegis Destroyer – 1 April 2017


Eric Herter – TRANSCEND Media Service

Today, nine peace activists were arrested while blocking the entrance to the “Christening” ceremony for a new Aegis destroyer at Bath Iron Works, a leading US naval shipyard. Aegis destroyers are an important coordinating and missile-carrying component in US nuclear and conventional war strategy. The activists and their supporters contended that the money spent on these expensive weapons systems is immoral, and that the shipyard’s workers — and the world — would be better served if they produced high-speed trains, wind-mills, and tidal generators.

Eric Herter was a draftee in the Vietnam War, worked against the war on his return; years later spent six years in Vietnam as the Associated Press Television video producer, also making films for the UN, World Wildlife Fund and other Vietnam-based NGOs. He currently lives in Brunswick, Maine, USA, making videos on social and environmental topics, some of which are posted under his name on YouTube.


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