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.
      Their sentencing dates (originally set for May 28, 29) have now changed.Elizabeth McAlister, at 80 years old the eldest of the KBP7 defendants and widow of Phil Berrigan, was notified that her court date was changed from May 28 to June 8. She is to be sentenced by video while she stays at her home in Connecticut. She has already served 17 mo. in prison.
     Martha Hennessy was granted an adjournment and given a new date of June 29, 3:30 pm, in Brunswick, GA.
Patrick O’Neill, Clare Grady, Mark Colville, Carmen Trotta, and Fr. Steve Kelly, S.J. (who has been detained in jails in Camden County and Glynn County for more than 25 months) also asked for an adjournment and were given June 29 and 30 as their new dates to appear with no times specified yet. They were not told whether they’ll be allowed to be sentenced in person in court or whether they’ll have to travel to Brunswick to be sentenced remotely by video once they get there.
-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. There are six ballistic missile subs and two guided missile subs based at Kings Bay. Kings Bay is homeport to six ballistic missile Trident 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

No War on Iran: National Day of Action: Peace Action Mainers!

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BRING YOUR UMBRELLA TOO! In response to the massive protests in Iraq following the latest U.S. aerial assault that killed scores of Iraqis, President Trump has ordered more U.S. troops to the Middle East. This is in addition to the 5,200 U.S. troops already stationed in Iraq. Every U.S. president over the last 28 years has…

No War On Iran: Call For Action!

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Now is the time to call the Senate!The House just voted on con HConRes 83 today. (see "Issues"!) Senator Tim Kaine has introduced a War Powers Resolution which mandates that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration's military actions regarding Iran must cease within 30 days.NOW is the time to call…

Jan 25 Take Action No War on Iran

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Monument Square NOON Take Action! Thank you for joining this amazing group of people Saturday January 25 for #NoWarOnIran!

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…