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.

National Action to End the Korean War3Economic sanctions should never interfere with humanitarian assistance, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Yet, sanctions have delayed life saving aid from NGOs getting to the people of North Korea for many years.
We have a rare opportunity to make an immediate impact to save lives, and to improve relations with North Korea. Please act today to tell Congress to fix sanctions regulations by including the Enhancing North Korea Humanitarian Assistance (ENKHA) Act in the next legislative COVID-19 relief package. Sign HERE.
Little is known about the status of COVID-19 in North Korea, but its proximity to China, where the coronavirus purportedly first broke out, is cause for concern.
Even before the pandemic outbreak, the humanitarian situation in the country was precarious. The United Nations estimates 10 million people in North Korea are in urgent need of food assistance, and 10.4 million people are in need of nutritional support and better access to health care, clean water, and the sanitation and hygiene facilities necessary to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Peace Action’s Congressional allies, Representative Andy Levin (D-MI) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), introduced ENKHA, and now need our support.
Tell Congress to include ENKHA in the next legislative relief package to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can reach the Congressional offices switchboard: 202-224-3121, or tweet. See Also: SanctionsKill.org
Michelle Bachelet said humanitarian exemptions to sanctions measures should be authorized for essential medical equipment and supplies to avoid the collapse of any national healthcare system..." impeding medical efforts in one country heightens the risk for all of us”, she stated.

Past Events

Covid-19 Cancellation: Let's Talk Taxes over Pizza!

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Canceled: April TAX DAY USM event with Devon Grayson-Wallace.View Devon Grayson-Wallace's 2019 Tax-Day informative talk and powerpoint on our You Tube Channel. (https://youtu.be/Nkt2NBSRoEI)Peace Action Maine: the U.S. must redefine the notion of "security" away from war and geopolitical conflict towards international…

Postponed: Spring Renewal Gathering with Professor Scarry

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Our annual meeting is postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. Stay tuned! Elaine Scarry is an American essayist and professor of English and American Literature and Language. She is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. She is the author of Choosing between Democracy…

No War On Iran

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On March 23, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced an initiative for a global ceasefire, noting that armed conflict makes it virtually impossible to implement public health measures required to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He called for support from governments and civil society. And he instructed UN special…

Ease Sanctions, Save Souls from Pandemic

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Economic sanctions should never interfere with humanitarian assistance, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Yet, sanctions have delayed life saving aid from NGOs getting to the people of North Korea for many years.We have a rare opportunity to make an immediate impact to save lives, and to improve relations with…

2020 Peace Worker Award: Organization Recognized

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Peace Action Maine recognizes Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights (MVPR) for their tireless work - including calls to action, lobbying, public outreach, fundraising for medical and sanitation aid amid the ongoing world pandemic - as peacemakers advocating for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories…

2020 Peace Worker Award: Individual Recognized

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Peace Action Maine recognizes our individual 2020 Peace Worker: Grace Braley. Grace is a resolute, dedicated, resourceful member and leader who has helped navigate this organization through some challenging times. (Pictured: Braley interviews Lydia Wood, of ICAN.us. at Portland Media Center) PeaceWorker 2020 Individual…

Support Kingsbay Plowshares7- write the Judge & sign petition

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Join Peace Action Maine-show support for the Kingsbay Plowshares 7 today! -Sign their petition located on the website https://Kingsbayplowshares7.org. Elizabeth McAlister, at 80 years old the eldest of the KBP7 defendants and widow of Phil Berrigan, was just sentenced via video to time served, three years supervised…

The Case Against Sanctions

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The Case Against SanctionsMonday June 15 @ 7:00The United States is the world leader in imposing economic sanctions. It supports sanctions regimes affecting nearly 200 million people. In this webinar, learn how economic sanctions work and explore what can be done to curtail their use and humanitarian impact. Join the…