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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Climate Action, as patriotism

Thank you to all who were able to join us for our virtual Keynote Address.
For those who were not able to attend, we have posted the program at:

https://youtu.be/uVoD8Fr20-c

We found the program gripping." American is the world's worst Climate polluter. ""This generation demands that climate change be put at the front of the priority list."
FMI: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/04/climate-action-as-patriotism/

Additional writings from/about Edstrom:
-Just before he was asked to leave, "Edstrom sent out what became the mother of all farewell emails." Taking aim at two sectors in particular-the military and coal-mining, "Think about it," he continued." Is there a worse client to seve than those directly responsible for putting us on the incomprehensible fast-track to planetary omnicide?" When McKinsey Comes to Town, Bogdanich & Forsythe p. 162

For more Information: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/04/climate-action-as-patriotism/ and Erik Edstrom: Boston Public Radio  (November 11, 2021)  Former Army Captain Erik Edstrom shared his experiences in the military, including how he helped get his interpreter out of Afghanistan.

From Un-American. A Soldier's Reckoning of our Longest War: P. 185

"..protective measures(to the compound) included razor wire, incremental improvements to the front gate, and a few speed bumps on the paved road that touched the wall of our compound...
    One day, when my sister platoon was manning the outpost, an Afghan man inexplicably went over to the speed bump, rolled it up, and carried it off to his tractor, seemingly with the hope of keeping it for himself.
     Seeing that the speed bump was being removed, a soldier from my sister platoon yelled from the guard tower, hoping the bump stealer got the message. It's unclear if the Afghan man heard or understood."

Upcoming Events and Recent Events

Memorial Day 2024 Maine

May 27, 2024
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Today we observe Memorial Day, a nationwide day of reflection and remembrance of all Americans who have died in war, as well as a lasting call for permanent peace. Whatever way you choose to observe this day, we hope you remember that our entire Peace Action Maine network is working alongside you to build a world where…

Restricting Humanitarian Aid means No U.S. Security Assistance: NSM-20

May 09, 2024
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https://www.commondreams.org/opinion/us-weapons-israel Biden and Blinken - No weapons to Israel as it violates US and international lawBy Kevin Martin, President, Peace Action As Israel continues its merciless assault on Gaza, there is at least some sanity taking hold in regard to U.S. policy on military assistance to…

Warheads to Windmills Maine Portland Book Talk

Apr 26, 2024
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Registration required: https://bit.ly/W2WMaine (or scan QR)Hosted by Peace Action MaineEndorsed by: Third Act (Maine), Maine Veterans For Peace, Peaceworks of Greater Brunswick MaineFor more information on May 7: 207-232-8270 Talk and Q & A, followed by book signing ($20 book)Professor Timmon Wallis and Vicki Elson will…

CeaseFire Now GrassrootsAdvocacy Days April 9-19 in DC and on-line

Apr 02, 2024
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Peaceful People, Israel's killing of seven World Central Kitchen aid workers (bringing the total of aid workers killed in Gaza to nearly 200) and also bombing the Iranian embassy in Damascus, the urgency of demanding a ceasefire, cutting off US military aid to Israel, ramping up humanitarian aid including re-funding UNRWA,…

Action Alert from Peace Action and Peace Action Maine

Feb 05, 2024
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Peace Action National Alert for Affiliates and members It's horrific to watch the suffering and killing in Gaza. It can feel discouraging, but there are things we can do. One is to ensure that life-saving aid continues to flow to the displaced millions suffering from famine, without water, without the basics of…

GAZA actions

Jan 21, 2024
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MVPR launches : https://www.mvprights.org/ Where to phone:Senator Angus KingDC (202) 224-5344Maine Toll Free (800) 432-1599 Senator Susan CollinsDC (202) 224-2523Portland (207) 618-5560 Rep. Chellie PingreeDC (202) 225-6116Portland (207) 774-5019 Rep. Jared GoldenDC (202) 225-6306Lewiston (207) 241-6767

TPNW EIN Year 3. This is how Peace Action Maine will Celebrate

Jan 18, 2024
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Join Peace Action Maine in celebrating year 3 of the TPNW Entry Into Force. Flier HERE. “Building a World Without Nuclear Weapons: An Urgent Imperative” Webinar Saturday, January 27, 2­-4 pm ET. Its focus will be the grave concern of the increasing threat of nuclear war and what ordinary citizens can do to prevent it. The…