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.

KBP7

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 release and for a portion of the restitution for the seven of just over $30,000.  The remaining six are scheduled to appear in the Brunswick court, June 29 and 30 for sentencing. Martha Hennessy, Patrick O’Neill, Clare Grady, Mark Colville, Carmen Trotta, and Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J.
-Write a polite and respectful letter to the judge: Lisa Godbey Wood,U.S. District Court,Southern District of Georgia,801 Gloucester Street,Brunswick, GA 31520
Here is what attorney Bill Quigley suggests might be useful to include in a letter(clip from KBP7 5/16 panel)
 Their website also has great letter suggestions:  https://kingsbayplowshares7.org/2020/05/letters-to-judge-wood/
Seven Catholic plowshares activists entered Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in St. Mary’s, Georgia on April 4th, 2018. It is the largest nuclear submarine base in the world.  Kings Bay is homeport to six ballistic submarines, each of which deploy twenty Trident missiles carrying four or more warheads of at least 100 kilotons. The Hiroshima bomb was 14 kilotons. Each submarine thus has the destructive power of at least 500 Hiroshima bombs.The activists chose to act on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who devoted his life to addressing what he called the “triple evils of militarism, racism and materialism.” They used crime scene tape, hammers and hung banners reading: “The ultimate logic of racism is genocide - Dr. Martin Luther King”, “The ultimate logic of Trident is omnicide” and “Nuclear weapons: illegal/immoral.” They also brought an indictment charging the U.S. government for crimes against peace.

Past Events

Covid-19 Cancellation: Let's Talk Taxes over Pizza!

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Canceled: April TAX DAY USM event with Devon Grayson-Wallace.View Devon Grayson-Wallace's 2019 Tax-Day informative talk and powerpoint on our You Tube Channel. (https://youtu.be/Nkt2NBSRoEI)Peace Action Maine: the U.S. must redefine the notion of "security" away from war and geopolitical conflict towards international…

Postponed: Spring Renewal Gathering with Professor Scarry

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Our annual meeting is postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. Stay tuned! Elaine Scarry is an American essayist and professor of English and American Literature and Language. She is the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value at Harvard University. She is the author of Choosing between Democracy…

No War On Iran

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On March 23, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced an initiative for a global ceasefire, noting that armed conflict makes it virtually impossible to implement public health measures required to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. He called for support from governments and civil society. And he instructed UN special…

Ease Sanctions, Save Souls from Pandemic

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Economic sanctions should never interfere with humanitarian assistance, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Yet, sanctions have delayed life saving aid from NGOs getting to the people of North Korea for many years.We have a rare opportunity to make an immediate impact to save lives, and to improve relations with…

2020 Peace Worker Award: Organization Recognized

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Peace Action Maine recognizes Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights (MVPR) for their tireless work - including calls to action, lobbying, public outreach, fundraising for medical and sanitation aid amid the ongoing world pandemic - as peacemakers advocating for an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories…

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…

Support Kingsbay Plowshares7- write the Judge & sign petition

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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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The Case Against SanctionsMonday June 15 @ 7:00The United States is the world leader in imposing economic sanctions. It supports sanctions regimes affecting nearly 200 million people. In this webinar, learn how economic sanctions work and explore what can be done to curtail their use and humanitarian impact. Join the…