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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Our #NuclearBan banner caravan stopped at 295 Milemarker 17 to honor Earth that resides there and to remember there is no planet "B".  In the words of Coretta Scott King, "Let's Make Our Earth a Nuclear-Free Zone."
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Upcoming Events

NuclearBan Banner Caravan reaches Nobleboro

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33 years after Suzanne Hedrick traveled with her mock-up Cruise missile across Maine to protest the proposed testing of Tomahawk Cruise missiles in Maine, she celebrates with the #NuclearBan Banner Caravan, recognizing the TPNW Entry-into-Force. (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) Because the NuclearBan is a…

Exempting Military Pollution from Climate is Reprehensible!

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Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements Petition to John Kerry and the U.S. CongressAs a result of final hour demands made by the United States during negotiations at Kyoto, military carbon emissions are exempted from climate negotiations. But the U.S. military is the largest institutional consumer of…

Past Events

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,…

Where Do We Go From Here?

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Pandemic – Economic Crisis – Racial Injustice – Climate Crisis – Endless War– Political Polarization . Register HERE, view current list of speakers.Press Release Posted HERE.The election results have reshaped the terain for responding to these crises and seizing the opportunities they present. We will require sustained,…

Africom & Human Rights in Africa

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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…

NuclearBan Banner Caravan: Milestone for ZERO nukes

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#NuclearBan BANNER CARAVAN launched at Maine's Mile Marker ZERO! The Nuclear Ban Treaty (TPNW) Entry-into-Force is Jan 22, 2021. Peace Action Maine celebrates this treaty as a MILESTONE. Zero nuclear weapons are what the earth needs for global human security!

#NuclearBan MILESTONE Maine Banner Caravan at Milemarker 19

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Maine's #NuclearBan banner's next stop is at MileMarker 19, to recognize Rachel Carson and the National Wildlife Refuge there. Rachel Carson, perhaps the greatest, and certainly the best known, environmentalist of the twentieth century, was deeply opposed to nuclear testing and nuclear war. On July 7, the same date when…

#NuclearBan MILESTONE Maine Banner reaches Portland

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Carolyn and Jake celebrate Jan. 22 #nuclearban Entry-into-Force in front of Portland City Hall. Why at this location? Portland is the town that unanimously passed PSR's Back From the Brink Resolution Jan. 23, 2017. 4 years later the UN Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons is here! FMI: https://www.icanw.org/ #TPNW…

#NuclearBan Maine banner reaches Earth

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Our #NuclearBan banner caravan stopped at 295 Milemarker 17 to honor Earth that resides there and to remember there is no planet "B". In the words of Coretta Scott King, "Let's Make Our Earth a Nuclear-Free Zone."

#YemenCantWait Rally Today at Congress Square Park

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RALLY! NOON. Signs! Masks! Distancing! Goggles!> Call 1-833-STOP-WAR to tell members of Congress to stop US participation in the war.> Click Here to Sign the Avaaz PetitionFMI: bit.ly/StopTheWarYemenCantWaitCALL FOR:-An end to foreign aggression on Yemen-An end to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia & the UAE-An end to the…

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Entry Into Force

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What a joyful event! View the video of this action HERE. We ask you: use the QR code & ask the President to sign and Senate to ratify the #nuclear ban. Use the QR code to petition yourCongressional Representative!Why will this Treaty work? Because it is based on treaties that successfully control: chemical weapons,…

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant: Past, Present and Future

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A "Tailgate" Talk by Capt. Bill Linnell of the Committee for a Safe Energy Future, held just prior to Superbowl 2021. We heard about his strategy & tactics, what worked, what didn't work. How activists coordinated during the years before the nuclear plant was eventually decommissioned. Here is the link to his talk, edited…

#RealityWinner March 3 Grant Clemency Petition C289645

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Today is the day that #RealityWinner's mother asks us to write President Biden to please grant clemency to #Reality Winner Petition C289645.Write President Biden, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20500 #FreeRealityWinner

NuclearBan Banner Caravan reaches Nobleboro

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33 years after Suzanne Hedrick traveled with her mock-up Cruise missile across Maine to protest the proposed testing of Tomahawk Cruise missiles in Maine, she celebrates with the #NuclearBan Banner Caravan, recognizing the TPNW Entry-into-Force. (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) Because the NuclearBan is a…

Exempting Military Pollution from Climate is Reprehensible!

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Stop Excluding Military Pollution from Climate Agreements Petition to John Kerry and the U.S. CongressAs a result of final hour demands made by the United States during negotiations at Kyoto, military carbon emissions are exempted from climate negotiations. But the U.S. military is the largest institutional consumer of…