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


Future, Current, and Past Events

Climate Crisis and US Militarism - What's the Connection?

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An event presented by Janet Weil* and facilitated by Pat Taub** Climate Crisis and US Militarism: We're now all too familiar with the impacts of our changing climate: extreme weather events, wildfires and floods, crop failures, and climate anxiety. But we may not be so familiar with the contribution of the U.S. military -…

General Dynamics on Kennebec River, Maine

As part of our Nuclear Abolition & #PeaceForClimate Campaigns Peace Action Maine has hosted an ICAN_US speaker and now shares ICAN's new report on spending-which includes stats for the General Dynamics corporation.(p.32)Bath Iron Works(pictured) is owned by General Dynamics.-The next christening of a warship built there…

Central America's Forgotten History

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June 29 Tuesday. Peace Action Maine has learned of this discussion about a must-read book for those of us in the U.S . By an author we should all be following! Hope you can join the Solidarity Collective who will be hosting a discussion with Aviva Chomsky about her new book Central America’s Forgotten History: Revolutions,…

Impact of 20-year American War in Afghanistan, a discussion

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Wed. June 30. President Biden says that he is winding down the U.S. role in Afghanistan and that all the troops will be home from America’s longest war by Sept. 11. It’s time for a reckoning. What did the war do to the people of Afghanistan? What was its impact on Americans—soldiers, contractors, and those at home? Can we…

2021 Annual Virtual Spring Renewal Gathering and business meeting

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Please join our 2021 Spring Renewal Gathering "Peace AND Justice". Saturday May 22 Miss the program? We have the recorded footage of each excellent speaker! 10:45-11:00am: Welcome, Slide Show. Program theme is: Peace AND Justice (a quote from Jim Anderson!) 11:00-11:20am: Vincent Intondi, Recording HERE, Author “African…

Tax Day 2021 Spring Awakening Rally Maine US

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Thank you to all of the friends who were able to join us for this year's TAX DAY event. If you were not able to attend, we have processed the first hour of the program HERE.

Tax Day Teach In! Join in a virtual mass action...

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A Tax Day Like No Other: Teach-in April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Pressing for our budget priorities amid pandemic, economic and climate crises and new Cold Wars As we move into the post-pandemic, Biden era, it’s time to change what we buy with our tax dollars. The pandemic and the resulting economic crisis illuminated…

#ReSealTheDeal Week of Action

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Nearly two months into the Biden administration, the fate of the Iran deal remains uncertain. Rather than abide by his campaign promise to return the U.S. to the Iran nuclear deal, the Biden team has done nothing to reverse Trump’s failed “maximum pressure” policy that imposed crushing sanctions on a nation of 83 million…

The Iran Nuclear Deal or No Deal?

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Grassroots organizations from across the country are joining together to present the most recent developments surrounding the JCPOA and what they may mean for the future of Iran and the rest of the Middle East. For those who care about preventing a future war as well as addressing the humanitarian role the U.S. has in…

Iraq War 18th Anniversary

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On Saturday, March 20th, and in the surrounding time period, we can join together to shine a light on the country’s endless wars by memorializing the anniversary of the disastrous Iraq war — a war based on lies, a war that has killed hundreds of thousands of civilians, and that has cost billions of dollars that could have…

The Doomsday Machine with Daniel Ellsberg

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Register HERE. This event is hosted by Massachusetts Peace Action and co-sponsored by several PA affiliate groups, Peace Action Maine included! Thursday March 18, 2021. Free and open to the public, register at the link above.

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…

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…

#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