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

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…

Tina Malcolmson will be dearly missed

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Dear members and friends of Peace Action Maine, We need to tell you, sadly, that our dear friend, Tina Malcolmson, former board member/treasurer/co-chair of PAM and retired professor of English at Bates College, died alone, suddenly, from an accident on or about the 11th of July, at her home in Portland. She and I had just…

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years

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( REQUEST YOUR NOV. 3 ABSENTEE BALLOT HERE)This was our* HiroshimaNagasaki75.org commemorative event. Saturday August 8, Payson Park. Denny Dreher of Pax Christi Maine begins the program with a reading of the poem "Water.""We are part of a group of organizations and individuals working together: --to mark the anniversaries…

Thermonuclear Monarchy: Talk by Professor Scarry

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Thank you for helping make our Fall Gathering a success! What was to have been a Spring Renewal business meeting and Keynote was rescheduled from May due to Covid-19 descending upon Maine. We were honored to hear keynote Professor Elaine Scarry speak about Thermonuclear Monarchy. A link to her entire keynote zoom…

Celebrate the International Day of Peace!

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Virtual Screening Event on International Day of Peace100 Cities. One Night for Peace.Monday, September 218 PM EDT (New York); 5 PM PDT (Los Angeles)Join us! Peace Action Maine is hosting 100 Cities. One Night for Peace. The event includes musical performances, the film We Are Many, followed by a discussion and Q&A with…

Stand Out for the elimination of nuclear weapons!

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September 26, 2020 – The UN’s “International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons” “Nuclear weapons present an unacceptable danger to humanity. The only real way to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons is to eliminate nuclear weapons.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres **Co-sponsors of this StandOut:…

Common Ground Country Fair Peace Action Maine Portal

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Peace Action Maine participated in the Social & Political Action area of the Common Ground Country Fair. This year’s Fair was in a virtual format with visitors able to visit our booth September 25-27 -with extended access through January 8th 2021! Thus, you will be able to bask in sustainable organic education and peace…

Bolivia's Coup: US Role and What it Means for Latin America

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Thursday, October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmA discussion with Mark WeisbrotPeace Action Maine has been invited by Mass. Peace Action to co-sponsor this event.With elections scheduled in Bolivia for Oct. 18, we will look at how the Organization of American States (OAS) and U.S. government helped the Bolivian right to overturn…

Nukes, Climate and BLM

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Jim Anderson, President, Peace Action New York State invites us to tonight's event!"There is perhaps no better time than now to discuss the intersectionality of racial justice, climate justice, and nuclear disarmament.." Here is the FB page event posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/700214104035710/Here is the blurb:…

United Nations at 75 years

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A feminist approach to disarmament and antiwar work.This program evolved from the #stillhere global action and our WILPF sister. In honor of the official recognition of the start of the United Nations 75 years ago on October 24, 1945 the WILPF US section has invited Ray Acheson, the Director of Reaching Critical Will,…

Africom & Human Rights in Africa: upcoming webinar

Did you know that the U.S. military has 29 military bases in 15 countries across Africa? The U.S. military established AFRICOM in 2008, despite the majority of African nations rejecting it. Under a false guise of providing security, the U.S. uses its military force to impose control of African land, resources, and labor to…