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.

Gandhi For WebSiteTalk and book signing: by scholar Professor Douglas Allen.
The event is free and open to the public.
Time: 3:30 coffee,tea, mini petit fours and pastries
Talk: 4:00-5:00
Place:Lee Hall, Rm 133 Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St. Portland, ME. 04101
Parking: free-use surrounding lots (garage closed over weekend)

Doug Allen, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maine, served as President of the international Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy and is Editor of Lexington Books Series of Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion. Author and Editor of 16 books and 150 book chapters and scholarly journal articles, he has authored and edited five Gandhi-informed books, including The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century (Lexington Books, 2008), Mahatma Gandhi (Reaktion Books, 2011), and Gandhi after 9/11: Creative Nonviolence and Sustainability (Oxford University Press, 2019). A peace and justice scholar-activist, Doug Allen has been active in the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam Antiwar Movement, the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and many other struggles resisting violence, war, class exploitation, imperialism, racial and gender oppression, and environmental destruction. For Douglas Allen’s publications, teaching, service, and honors, see his CV posted on his website at umaine.edu/philosophy/douglas-allen

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…