By Adam Marletta, Contributor
Adam Marletta is the former chair and current secretary of the Portland Green Independent Party. He has written for The Journal Tribune, The York County Coast Star, The Hippo Magazine and Kennebunk's Tourist News. You can follow his weekly essays at Guerrilla Press.blogspot.com. He lives in Portland. This article originally appeared on Guerrilla Press under the title, "The Threat in our Own Backyard."