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:

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."

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: 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

Join ME VFP: My Journey Back to Vietnam with Doug Rawlings

Sep 08, 2023
My Journey Back to Vietnam Sept. 17, Sunday 3-5pm Portland Media Center 516 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101 Doug Rawlings returned to Vietnam in early August with his son, Josh, to speak at a conference in Hue City. Fifty-three years ago Rawlings was in the 7/15th Artillery located at a firebase in the Central Highlands.…

Maine Farm's call to protest warship's christening

Jul 24, 2023
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CALL TO ACTION: from Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm Please join Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm at Bath Iron Works on Saturday July 29th from 9:30 till 11 AM to protest the Christening of the Harvey C. Barnum Jr. DDG-124 an Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer. We will gather across from the Post Office on Washington Street in…

NDAA 2023

Jul 09, 2023
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The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is legislation that Congress passes each year to make changes to the policies and organization of United States defense agencies and provide guidance on how military funding can be spent, though funding for the U.S. military must be approved through appropriations bills. A…

Historic Golden Rule, Peace Sailboat Visits Maine

Jun 17, 2023
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Plenty of public parking, due to the upcoming Heritage Days in Bath, expect some roads to be blocked off but be patient:) Golden Rule is docked right in front of Waterfront Park on the Kennebec River!! For the later event, there is parking behind the Customs House and also under the bridge (you have to look hard for the…

Samantha Smith Day Maine

May 25, 2023
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SAMANTHA SMITH WAY CEREMONY AND ROAD DEDICATION (Video of event here) Maine Veterans For Peace, Tom Sturtevant Chapter 1, is hosting a celebration on Samantha Smith Day, June 5, 2023 at the Best Western Merry Manor Inn, 700 Main Street in South Portland, Maine. The event is to be held in the Wildwood Ballroom starting at…

Peace Action Maine 2023 Spring Renewal Annual Address

Apr 30, 2023
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Joseph Gerson is President of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security, Co-founder of the Committee for a SANE U.S. China Policy, a member of Massachusetts Peace Action, and former Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau.Venue: Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St., Portland, ME 04101, 133 Lee…

TAX DAY 2023 Maine

Apr 17, 2023
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Peace Action National Tax Day 2023 Handout. 2022 Maine Average Federal Income Taxes PaidApril 18, 2023 TAX DAY! The average taxpayer paid $1,087 just for Pentagon contractors in 2022. That’s nearly half the total contribution for the military. Congress Square Park 10-11 am, and Portland Post Office, Forest Ave. Where do…

Daniel Ellsberg Week April 24-30

Apr 09, 2023
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During the last few weeks, widespread heartfelt tributes followed Daniel Ellsberg’s public letter disclosing that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, with a prognosis that he has only three to six months to live. FMI: In the words of the Ellsberg Initiative for Peace and…

Exhibition DMITRI BELIAKOV Russian photojournalist

Apr 07, 2023
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Report back: Dmitri Beliakov's Exhibit in Vermont.Introduction to his photo exhibit is located HERE. "Photojournalist Dmitri Baliakov was born in 1970 in the Vologda region of Russia."Having done national service in what was then the Soviet army, he began taking picutres wih a camera borrowed from his Latvian friend."(Ray…