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."

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Commemorating #Hiroshima 2022 in #Maine

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#PeaceWave2022 #Nagasaki #Maine Article 9

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View the recording of David Rothauser's Aug 9 Discussion. We commemorated #Nagasaki2022 77 years later.Press Release: Join us! #PeaceWave2022! Tuesday Aug. 9, 7-8:30In commemoration of #Nagasaki, we will view a film by David Rothauser: Article 9 Comes to America, about the evolving Article 9 in Japan's Constitution. The…