Peace Action Maine's Mission:
We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

Peace Action Maine's Mission:
We are a voice of education and a center for people committed to disarmament and creative responses to conflict.

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Africom & Human Rights in Africa: upcoming webinar

Did you know that the U.S. military has 29 military bases in 15 countries across Africa? The U.S. military established AFRICOM in 2008, despite the majority of African nations rejecting it. Under a false guise of providing security, the U.S. uses its military force to impose control of African land, resources, and labor to…
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United Nations at 75 years

A feminist approach to disarmament and antiwar work.This program evolved from the #stillhere global action and our WILPF sister. In honor of the official recognition of the start of the United Nations 75 years ago on October 24, 1945 the WILPF US section has invited Ray Acheson, the Director of Reaching Critical Will,…
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Nukes, Climate and BLM

Jim Anderson, President, Peace Action New York State invites us to tonight's event!"There is perhaps no better time than now to discuss the intersectionality of racial justice, climate justice, and nuclear disarmament.." Here is the FB page event posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/700214104035710/Here is the blurb:…
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Bolivia's Coup: US Role and What it Means for Latin America

Thursday, October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmA discussion with Mark WeisbrotPeace Action Maine has been invited by Mass. Peace Action to co-sponsor this event.With elections scheduled in Bolivia for Oct. 18, we will look at how the Organization of American States (OAS) and U.S. government helped the Bolivian right to overturn…
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Common Ground Country Fair Peace Action Maine Portal

Peace Action Maine participated in the Social & Political Action area of the Common Ground Country Fair. This year’s Fair was in a virtual format with visitors able to visit our booth September 25-27 -with extended access through January 8th 2021! Thus, you will be able to bask in sustainable organic education and peace…
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Stand Out for the elimination of nuclear weapons!

September 26, 2020 – The UN’s “International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons” “Nuclear weapons present an unacceptable danger to humanity. The only real way to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons is to eliminate nuclear weapons.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres **Co-sponsors of this StandOut:…
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Celebrate the International Day of Peace!

Virtual Screening Event on International Day of Peace100 Cities. One Night for Peace.Monday, September 218 PM EDT (New York); 5 PM PDT (Los Angeles)Join us! Peace Action Maine is hosting 100 Cities. One Night for Peace. The event includes musical performances, the film We Are Many, followed by a discussion and Q&A with…
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Thermonuclear Monarchy: Talk by Professor Scarry

Thank you for helping make our Fall Gathering a success! What was to have been a Spring Renewal business meeting and Keynote was rescheduled from May due to Covid-19 descending upon Maine. We were honored to hear keynote Professor Elaine Scarry speak about Thermonuclear Monarchy. A link to her entire keynote zoom…
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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years

( REQUEST YOUR NOV. 3 ABSENTEE BALLOT HERE)This was our* HiroshimaNagasaki75.org commemorative event. Saturday August 8, Payson Park. Denny Dreher of Pax Christi Maine begins the program with a reading of the poem "Water.""We are part of a group of organizations and individuals working together: --to mark the anniversaries…
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Tina Malcolmson will be dearly missed

Dear members and friends of Peace Action Maine, We need to tell you, sadly, that our dear friend, Tina Malcolmson, former board member/treasurer/co-chair of PAM and retired professor of English at Bates College, died alone, suddenly, from an accident on or about the 11th of July, at her home in Portland. She and I had just…
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The Case Against Sanctions

The Case Against SanctionsMonday June 15 @ 7:00The United States is the world leader in imposing economic sanctions. It supports sanctions regimes affecting nearly 200 million people. In this webinar, learn how economic sanctions work and explore what can be done to curtail their use and humanitarian impact. Join the…
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Support Kingsbay Plowshares7- write the Judge & sign petition

Join Peace Action Maine-show support for the Kingsbay Plowshares 7 today! -Sign their petition located on the website https://Kingsbayplowshares7.org. Elizabeth McAlister, at 80 years old the eldest of the KBP7 defendants and widow of Phil Berrigan, was just sentenced via video to time served, three years supervised…
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2020 Peace Worker Award: Individual Recognized

Peace Action Maine recognizes our individual 2020 Peace Worker: Grace Braley. Grace is a resolute, dedicated, resourceful member and leader who has helped navigate this organization through some challenging times. (Pictured: Braley interviews Lydia Wood, of ICAN.us. at Portland Media Center) PeaceWorker 2020 Individual…
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2020 Peace Worker Award: Organization Recognized

Peace Action Maine recognizes Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights (MVPR) for their tireless work - including calls to action, lobbying, public outreach, fundraising for medical and sanitation aid amid the ongoing world pandemic - as peacemakers advocating for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories…
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Ease Sanctions, Save Souls from Pandemic

Economic sanctions should never interfere with humanitarian assistance, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Yet, sanctions have delayed life saving aid from NGOs getting to the people of North Korea for many years.We have a rare opportunity to make an immediate impact to save lives, and to improve relations with…
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No War On Iran

On March 23, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced an initiative for a global ceasefire, noting that armed conflict makes it virtually impossible to implement public health measures required to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He called for support from governments and civil society. And he instructed UN special…
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Postponed: Spring Renewal Gathering with Professor Scarry

Our annual meeting is postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. Stay tuned! Elaine Scarry is an American essayist and professor of English and American Literature and Language. She is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. She is the author of Choosing between Democracy…
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Covid-19 Cancellation: Let's Talk Taxes over Pizza!

Canceled: April TAX DAY USM event with Devon Grayson-Wallace.View Devon Grayson-Wallace's 2019 Tax-Day informative talk and powerpoint on our You Tube Channel. (https://youtu.be/Nkt2NBSRoEI)Peace Action Maine: the U.S. must redefine the notion of "security" away from war and geopolitical conflict towards international…
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No War On Iran: Call For Action!

Now is the time to call the Senate!The House just voted on con HConRes 83 today. (see "Issues"!) Senator Tim Kaine has introduced a War Powers Resolution which mandates that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration's military actions regarding Iran must cease within 30 days.NOW is the time to call…
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No War on Iran: National Day of Action: Peace Action Mainers!

BRING YOUR UMBRELLA TOO! In response to the massive protests in Iraq following the latest U.S. aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis, President Trump has ordered more U.S. troops to the Middle East. This is in addition to the 5,200 U.S. troops already stationed in Iraq. Every U.S. president over the last 28 years has…
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Gandhi After 9-11, A talk by Professor Allen

Talk and book signing: by scholar Professor Douglas Allen.The event is free and open to the public.Time: 3:30 coffee,tea, mini petit fours and pastriesTalk: 4:00-5:00Place:Lee Hall, Rm 133 Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St. Portland, ME. 04101Parking: free-use surrounding lots (garage closed over weekend)Doug Allen,…
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Commemorating Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Tuesday Aug 6 we joined Women in Black's call to Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki at Congress Square Park, Portland There is something else you can do to work for nuclear abolition. You can ask your representative to call for peace on the Korean Peninsula today.Find out about H.Res. 152 and then sign on to call for the…

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