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.

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 changed the narrative, and how to cut off U.S. support for this brutal war.  Video of her talk  is posted as well as access to the  2018AnnualMembershipMeetingSummary.pdf of the meeting, by Morgana Warner-Evans, board member.
      PAM members were treated with a brown bag supper at the business meeting. Our 2019 board was approved. Two remarkable Peaceworker awardees, Seth Berner and Stan Scott, were honored. High school student Essay Contest Winners were recognized.  Devon Grayson-Wallace  reviewed PAM’s coordinated campaigns as an affiliate of Peace Action. She led a discussion focused  on member suggestions for upcoming additional interests and local action including donating Warm Winter Wear for friends in need.  Peace Action Maine's meeting opener: PAM’s  2 minute 2018 year-end video recognized PAM champions and achievements. We honor and remember members we have lost: Sally Breen, Selma Sternlieb, Victor Skorapa, and Loukie Lofchie. They are greatly missed.
        Many thanks to those who were able to attend our meeting, we look forward to seeing you again soon. We would like to extend a thank you to our membership for making this meeting possible and for allowing us to continue our grassroots mobilizing, creating a climate for peace.
Don't forget to sign the Joint Statement for the Korean Peace Process. Peace Action Maine has signed, but you can sign on as an individual!

MedeaDevonMorganaWebThank you! 

Medea Benjamin
Divesting from the War Machine
(& Current Events)

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide.
She is the author of ten books, including Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection. Her most recent book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is part of a campaign to prevent a war with Iran and instead promote normal trade and diplomatic relations. 

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The meeting emcee: Devon Grayson-Wallace, board member, has worked for 2 years in DC as a lobbyist for the Friends Committee on National Legislatrion, a Quaker lobby in the public interest.  She comes to peace and justice work with a particular concern for and expertise in the federal budget.                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                                 

Past Events

Nuclear Ban Treaty- an update from NuclearBan.US

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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…

T-axe-ation! Do federal priorities cut it?

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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…

Successful Spring Gathering with Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

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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…

Report back: Peace Delegation to Iran!

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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…

Cost of Nuclear Modernization, Judy Elliott

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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…

Climate and the Pentagon

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Fall Gathering : Climate Change, The Pentagon, and War- A talk by Professor Neta CrawfordThis program is hosted by Peace Action Maine, co-sponsored by 350Maine, PeaceWorksME, Maine Natural Guard, and Veterans for Peace_ME. Saturday Oct 26, 2019 Tickets are now available.The Friends Meeting 1837 Forest Ave, Portland, ME…