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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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 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was born, Carson was on the cover of the Saturday Review for when The Sea Around Us was published (in 1951 vs. 2017). In this book she writes: "The stark problem that faces him is whether he can dispose of these lethal substances without rendering the earth uninhabitable." It was at a time when nuclear waste was placed in concrete lined barrels and dumped overboard. She dedicated Silent Spring  to Albert Schweitzer who said "Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth."510707 Carson Magazine cover

"For many of us, Silent Spring, Carson’s breakout 1962 masterpiece, was a work of seminal importance. And it was to honor Carson .... that Marian McPartland composed what became her symphony, A Portrait of Rachel Carson,"writes Linda Pentz Gunter. Link to concert. For PAM too, Silent Spring is a MILESTONE, which is why our TPNW #BanTreaty caravan to celebrate the MILESTONE treaty visited the Rachel Carson Reserve.

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 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
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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
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
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…