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

Film Series: Imagine A World Without Nuclear Weapons

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…

Sister Megan Rice, guest speaker

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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.…

4th Annual Peace Fair

4th Annual Peace Fair
Saturday, August 4, 2018 10:00 AM 3:00 PM Brunswick Green 208 1/2 Maine Street Brunswick, ME, 04011 United States Peace Action Maine invites you to join PeaceWorks event on August 4 Source:: http://www.peaceworksbrunswickme.org/peacefair.html

Armistice to Peace Treaty: The Path to Peace on the Korean Peninsula

Hyun Lee, panelist “Current State of Affairs”, June 11, 2018, Korea Peace Network Advocacy Days, Washington, DC
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…

Medea Benjamin at Peace Action Maine's Annual Meeting

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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…