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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This was our* HiroshimaNagasaki75.org commemorative event.  Saturday August 8, Payson Park.  Denny Dreher of Pax Christi Maine begins the program with a reading of the poem "Water."
"We are part of a group of organizations and individuals working together:
--to mark the anniversaries of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the Trinity nuclear test.
--to highlight the voices of those affected by nuclear weapons: the hibakusha, downwind communities, nuclear workers, uranium workers, military personnel, and their families who were exposed to harmful and sometimes deadly levels of ionizing radiation and other toxins.
--to press our leaders to take the actions necessary to ensure nuclear weapons are never used again
--to negotiate in good faith the global elimination of these most devastating weapons of mass destruction."
"Survivors, cities, and front-line communities persevere, embody and practice resilience, and fight for a safer, livable, and just world through their resistance. At the same time, the weapons remain as well and continue to threaten our global community."
Our event featured a self-guided tour of commemorative photo panels memorial of the atomic bombings; and included distribution of paper cranes and requests for petition signatures and calls to legislators. What we ask of you
1) Call Representatives Pingree and Golden at 202- 223-3121. Ask them to co-sponsor DC’s Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton’s bill mandating US leadership in abolishing nuclear weapons! (HR-2419)  Ask your family and friends in Maine to do the same.
2) Join the Hibakusha in saying “Never again” - Sign their petition call: https://hibakusha-appeal.net/english/
3) Learn more about the Nuclear Ban Treaty from ICAN – which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its part in the historic UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (‘Nuclear Ban Treaty’) at:   www.icanw.org      #stillhere, #75years to honor survivors of nuclear weapons use. #2020PeaceWave. #ClimateForPeace #PeaceForClimate  2020 posters of Nuclear Weapon Arsenals.
*Peace Action Maine, Pax Christi Maine, Maine Veterans for Peace, WILPF-Maine, PeaceWorks.   

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Ease Sanctions, Save Souls from Pandemic

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2020 Peace Worker Award: Organization Recognized

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2020 Peace Worker Award: Individual Recognized

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Peace Action Maine recognizes our individual 2020 Peace Worker: Grace Braley. Grace is a resolute, dedicated, resourceful member and leader who has helped navigate this organization through some challenging times. (Pictured: Braley interviews Lydia Wood, of ICAN.us. at Portland Media Center) PeaceWorker 2020 Individual…

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Join Peace Action Maine-show support for the Kingsbay Plowshares 7 today! -Sign their petition located on the website https://Kingsbayplowshares7.org. Elizabeth McAlister, at 80 years old the eldest of the KBP7 defendants and widow of Phil Berrigan, was just sentenced via video to time served, three years supervised…

The Case Against Sanctions

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Tina Malcolmson will be dearly missed

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Thermonuclear Monarchy: Talk by Professor Scarry

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Celebrate the International Day of Peace!

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Common Ground Country Fair Peace Action Maine Portal

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Bolivia's Coup: US Role and What it Means for Latin America

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