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.

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  Join our Zoom Oct 30 Sat. 8 PM   Register HERE
 Program is facilitated by board member Devon Grayson-Wallace.

How the Pentagon Fuels  Climate 

      Lisa Savage*: What is Cop26?  
      David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is cofounder and executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for RootsAction.org. Swanson’s books include War Is A Lie. He blogs at DavidSwanson.org and WarIsACrime.org. He hosts Talk Nation Radio. He is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, and was awarded the 2018 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. Longer bio and photos and videos here.Sign the petition that will be hand delivered to Glasgow!
      Janet Weil is a longtime peace activist.  A military family member and Lifetime Associate Member of Veterans For Peace, she serves on the Climate Crisis and Militarism Project. For several years she worked on CODEPINK's national staff, including organizing for the Bring Our War Dollars Home campaign. In November 2015 Janet was an organizer in the huge march and rally in Oakland, California, in the lead up to the Paris Climate Negotiations. Janet lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon, where she is active with Extinction Rebellion, and where she recently experienced the unprecedented, heat dome event in late June in the Pacific Northwest.A very valuable "Info Pac" that accompanies your registration can be found HERE.
*Lisa Savage is a retired teacher and organizer who founded the Maine Natural Guard inviting people to take a pledge to connect the dots of Pentagon climate harm and true security in the face of climate chaos. She blogs at Went2theBridge.

What is the most obvious climate solution? How to advance this solution wherever on Earth we are? What is COP26? What is the COP26 Coalition People’s Summit? What is the Social Cost of Carbon?  What is “Keeping Up With Climate Envoy Kerry”? Where can you sign the petition and letter?  What can you do/What can we do?

This campaign is dedicated in memory of Tina Malcolmson. She would remind us that mitigation means reducing emissions and reducing the threats of climate change. Adaptation is dealing with the impacts of Climate and how they are addressed. It's about policy AND financing.

Petition & Letter: You can SIGN BOTH NOW HERE:
WBW:   http://cop26.info  SIGN HERE (orgs & individuals)
(https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/stop-excluding-military-pollution-from-climate-agreements-2/)
VFP/CCMP: https://veteransforpeace.salsalabs.org/climatekerry/index.html (paste into browser and sign)
   (FMI: https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/climatecrisis

Upcoming Events and Recent Events

Gensuikyo Celebrates TPMW with Peace Action Maine

Jan 22, 2022
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On the very morning of Jan. 22 (the 1st anniversary of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons's Entry-Into-Force) Peace Action Maine received an Air Mail parcel from the The Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs. This is the first panel from that parcel:

War and the Environment: Online Course

Jan 17, 2022
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Did you know the Pentagon is the largest lnstitutional consumer of fossil fuels in the world and a key contributor to climate change? Or that Its emissions are deliberately excluded from climate negotiations? This course has been offered by World Beyond War for several years. Peace Action Maine will pay for your…

Close Guantanamo: 20 years in Solidarity

Jan 15, 2022
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Jan. 11 Maine Pax Christi call to close Guantanamo! (20 years) Weather predicted to be frigid. We plan to take lots of photos and record the event to share with those who cannot attend.Masks. Social distancing. Be prepared for icing conditions, ice creepers maybe be needed. Download full resolution flier HERE. Leaflet…

Report Back from Cop26 by Mainers

Nov 22, 2021
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Was the UN climate meeting in Glasgow Useful? Was the UN climate meeting in Glasgow useful? Nov. 22 event debrief: Rev. Richard Killmer, an official observer at COP26 explained UNFCCC, what happened at COP26--his take on the successes, what were the disappointments?(Video of his talk) Lisa Savage shared her digital…

How the Pentagon Fuels Climate Crisis

Oct 30, 2021
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Join our Zoom Oct 30 Sat. 8 PM Register HERE Program is facilitated by board member Devon Grayson-Wallace.How the Pentagon Fuels Climate Lisa Savage*: What is Cop26? David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is cofounder and executive director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator for…

Call to Protest Warship Christening: 1 month before COP26!

Oct 02, 2021
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SATURDAY OCT 2, 10-12 amUpdate from Lisa Savage: "I just learned that the next BIW warship "christening" is this Saturday Oct 2 (came out in the news last night). We are planning to gather for nonviolent protest at 10am (South Gate, on Washington St. in Bath) and hear from some speakers. Participants are asked to mask and…

Maine and the Military Industrial Complex

Sep 06, 2021
Herndon, USA - August 30, 2020: General Dynamics corporation corporate headquarters office entrance with sign in Northern Virginia
What an eye-opening program: the recorded program is HERE from Monday Sept. 6.Christian's Maine-Specific slides from his talk are located HERE.Christian Sorensen shared his research with us about General Dynamics and the US war industry here in Maine. His written answers to our questions are HERE.Christian Sorensen is a…

Blue Angels Air Show Protest Sat. Sept. 4

Sep 04, 2021
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Photo Credit: Ellen Davidson On Saturday, Sept. 4, Maine Natural Guard organized a protest at the Main Gate of the prior Brunswick Naval Air Station (BNAS). Peace Action Maine is one of several groups that co-sponsored and helped publicize the protest- distanced and masked event! Here is the poster for the event (follow…

Lessons of Afghanistan

Aug 26, 2021
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Lessons of Afghanistan What lessons should the United States learn from its debacle in Afghanistan? Cole Harrison suggested seven of them in an August 18 article. End our military involvement; engage with the Taliban and pay reparations; support regional diplomacy; clean house in Washington; end other U.S. military…

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration on the Green, Brunswick, Maine

Aug 09, 2021
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The #NuclearBan Banner was in Brunswick Friday Aug. 6 to commemorate the infamous day when the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. We were there with other groups to recognize the milestone Treaty on the Prohibition on Nuclear Weapons, to ask the President and the Senate to sign and ratify this treaty, and to share…