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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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The Case Against SanctionsJune15 2020

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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COSTS OF WAR: Climate and the Pentagon

Thank you for helping make our fall gathering a success!Lest we forget... Professor Neta Crawford, reminds us what the Costs of War are: $6.4 Trillion tax dollars, 800,000 lives, and 1.2 Billion Metric Tons of Green House Gases .Fall Gathering 2019 Saturday Oct 26 : Climate Change, The Pentagon, and War. Who: Neta…
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Cost of Nuclear Modernization, Judy Elliott

As a Prelude to PeaceWorks' 15th Annual PeaceFair, this screening of a new documentary was followed by a "Nuclear Update" by Judy Elliott. The PeaceFair commemorated the atom bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug. 6 and Aug. 9, 1945. "The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons" helps explain the history of nuclear…
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Report back: Peace Delegation to Iran!

Fuller traveled with a peace delegation of 28 U.S. citizens, led by the organization Code Pink. The presentation will feature many photos of Iran as well as a report of what was learned about Iran in listening and talking with as many Iranians as possible in ten days. This is a time of great urgency for becoming aware of…
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Successful Spring Gathering with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

Thank you for a very successful Spring Renewal Gathering Saturday, May 4 at The Woodfords Club! You can review Colonel Wilkerson's talk and call to action recorded by the Portland Media Center. as well as Channel 13's coverage.Member Pat Taub interviewed Colonel Wilkerson at the Portland Media Center Studio and that link…
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T-axe-ation! Do federal priorities cut it?

Tax Day event. In solidarity with GDAMS once again, Peace Action Maine's Devon Grayson-Wallace(center) talked Taxes. Did you know the Pentagon eats up over 60% of all Federal discretionary spending? On top of that, the U.S. spends far more on its military than any other country in the world. Budget Control Act caps (aka…
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Nuclear Ban Treaty- an update from NuclearBan.US

Update on Nuclear Ban Treaty at USM DurhamLydia Wood is the Campaigner Coordinator for NuclearBan.US and Education Coordinator for the Treaty Awareness Campaign. She is a PhD Candidate in Geography at San Diego State University and University of California, Santa Barbara. Lydia has organizing experience on a range of…
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Vigil in Advance of Second Trump-Kim Summit, Mainers!

Days before President Trump again joins Kim Jong-Un for a summit, this time in Vietnam, we held a Vigil for Peace at Monument Square in Portland at 12 Noon on Monday* February 25 #KoreaPeaceNow! . We called it a"Pre-Summit Candlelight Vigil" in homage to the Candlelight Revolution of South Korea. #PeaceForClimate This "is…
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Update and next steps in Yemen

Yemen is a humanitarian disaster. Peace Action Maine remains focused on what Maine's Congressional Delegation can do to end this crisis. In the Senate: After discussion and several votes, the Senate voted 64-41 to pass S.J. Res 54, Here is the statement from Peace Action. This is the roll call. Today Peace Action Maine…
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Medea Benjamin at Peace Action Maine's Annual Meeting

Highlights, Updates and a November Request for Warm Winter Apparel PAM's Annual Meeting was held on Oct 27. It was a successful and a memorable event. Keynote speaker Medea Benjamin spoke about the travesty of Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, the resulting humanitarian crisis, how the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has…
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Armistice to Peace Treaty: The Path to Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Sunday Oct. 14 at 2:00 PMCurtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.Free and Open to the public. A talk by Hyun LeeHyun Lee is a New York City-based writer and activist.She is a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea. She is also a Korea Policy Institute fellow and a member of Nodutdol for Korean…
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Sister Megan Rice, guest speaker

Sunday, July 29, 2018 6:00 PM 7:00 PM The Woodfords Club 179 Woodford Street Portland, ME, 04103 United States The new documentary “The Nuns, The Priests, and The Bombs” by Helen Young will be viewed in portions, followed by guest Sister Megan Rice- one of the anti-nuclear weapons activists who appears in the documentary.…
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Film Series: Imagine A World Without Nuclear Weapons

Friday, July 13, 2018 6:00 PM Friday, July 27, 2018 8:00 PM Curtis Memorial Library 23 Pleasant Street Brunswick, ME, 04011 United States (map) Google Calendar ICS "#PeaceFair Prelude" Film series on July's final Fridays.July 13 6:30 Curtis Memorial Library Brunswick "Dr. Strangelove"July 20 6:30 Curtis Memorial Library…

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