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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Call  Congress from Congress Square Park! 
Feb. 14.: #LoveToAfghanistan, #UnfreezeAfghanFunds, #EndAfghanSanctions
Vigils are happening across the US.
      When the United States military pulled out of Afghanistan, the Biden administration responded by choking off assets to Afghan banks and economy by freezing the reserves of the Afghan Central Bank held in the U.S, by imposing sanctions on those doing business with Afghanistan, and by cutting aid. Jobs and income disappeared, people could not afford to buy food and mass starvation is now imminent. (Depreciation of Afghan $ and inflation are worsening.)
     With that background, Peace Action Maine will hold a Valentine's Day Vigil to End Afghan Famine at Congress Square Park  in Portland from 12:00-12:30 PM on Monday, February 14.  The vigil calls for increased aid to Afghanistan, to lift sanctions and  unfreeze assets that humanitarian groups say are driving the crisis.  A limited number of posters will be available to attendees.
      Several peace organizations, including Peace Action, Code Pink, World Beyond War, and Afghans for a Better Tomorrow, have designated this as a national day of action on Afghanistan: “Love to Afghanistan,” "Biden's time to lift sanctions and unfreeze Afghan assets,  stabilize the economy and end the famine.  Don't  turn our backs on mass starvation, caused by the U.S!We mobilize to change these harmful policies with  actions: (to be shared during Vigil and here soon!)
On Feb 3, Rep. Pingree voted Yea to an amendment(PA strongly supported) about Afghanistan and the US asset freezes driving the humanitarian crisis. Rep. Golden voted Nay.
On Monday February 14th @ 7: How U.S. Sanctions Starve Afghans--and How Can We Move From a Place of Love to End this Continuing War, with Phyllis Bennis and Kathy Kelly. REGISTER HERE.

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Commemorating #Hiroshima 2022 in #Maine

Jul 26, 2022
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Invited, One and All August 6 is Hiroshima Day#Hiroshima2022 #Maine photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gR3ahEDUiWj1p3cM7 Video clips: https://youtu.be/OA3jHbsbAHkTribute to Dr. Lown and #HiroshimaDay 2022 Lewiston Pt 1-https://youtu.be/nt-_mswb6O. PSR presentation on #HiroshimaDay 2022, -Second half of the tribute to…

#PeaceWave2022 #Nagasaki #Maine Article 9

Jul 24, 2022
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View the recording of David Rothauser's Aug 9 Discussion. We commemorated #Nagasaki2022 77 years later.Press Release: Join us! #PeaceWave2022! Tuesday Aug. 9, 7-8:30In commemoration of #Nagasaki, we will view a film by David Rothauser: Article 9 Comes to America, about the evolving Article 9 in Japan's Constitution. The…

Memorial Day Parade Brunswick 2022 Peace Hub

May 30, 2022
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Brunswick Maine held its Memorial Day Parade once again in-person after a few years hiatus due to Covid. The Peace Hub groups once again ask participants to wear black or dark clothing. Check out Maine Veterans For Peace and PeaceWorks of Greater Brunswick sites too..

Poor People's Campaign: Militarism and Ecological Devastation

May 07, 2022
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This Saturday join us for the Poor People’s Campaign’s Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls. #MeetUsinDC or tune in online at www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/livestream at 9:30am ET on June 18. Poor People’s Campaign National Website…

Peace in Ukraine: International Day of Action: May 7

May 06, 2022
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"Consider President Biden’s proposed $33 billion in additional aid to Ukraine. Twenty billionof it is for weapons, eight billion for humanitarian relief, and five billion for economic recovery.The proportions in the package speak volumes"**. This Saturday, May 7, Peace Action Maine joins the International Day of Action-…

Maine TaxDay/EarthDay Pop-Up Art Exhibit

Apr 15, 2022
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April 18 Monday, Pop-Up Art Exhibit TaxDay/Earth Day! Street Art Pop-Up Art Exhibit. #TaxDayEarthDay 2022, #GDAMS2022Congress Sq. Park, Portland, MaineShare on Tweet and with your friends.Share your music. Poems. #Resist War Industry, #People Over Pentagon! Join the War Industry Resisters Network, look for more events near…