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Code Pink - Maine Attorney Lynne Williams goes to Cuba

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Our first guest is Lynne Williams.  She is a Human Rights attorney based in Bar Harbor, Maine. She recently traveled to Cuba as a member of the Code Pink Delegation (http://www.codepink.org). Women for Peace is an NGO that describes itself as a "grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S.-funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities". She is currently general counsel and campaign coordinator for Legalize Maine, collecting signatures to get a citizens initiative legalizing adult use of recreational marijuana on the Nov 2016 ballot. 

Our second guest is Bob Klotz. Bob is an Environmentalist and founding member of Maine 350 (http://www.350maine.org/). Bob and others are organizing a mass action to stop "Bomb Trains" scheduled to be held in Albany, NY on May 14th. (http://www.albany2016.org/). Citing past derailments and explosions such as the recent massive firestorm created in Lac Megantic, Canada, Bob and other environmentalists want to stop the petroleum corporations from continuing to ship oil via rail, causing huge environmental risk.