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.

Where do we Go from Here.rev2Pandemic –  Economic Crisis – Racial Injustice – Climate Crisis – Endless War– Political Polarization . Register HERE, view current list of speakers.
Press Release Posted HERE.
The election results have reshaped the terain for responding to these crises and seizing the opportunities they present. We will require sustained, collaborative and strategic action if we are to meet the challenges that now stare us in the face.
     This virtual gathering on December 5-6 will bring together key activists to consider “where do we go from here” with as much organic collaboration as possible.  On the 5th we will hear from and have the opportunity to question a wide variety of speakers, and we will hold two breakout sessions with over 20 topics to be announced soon.  On the morning of the 6th, reconvene for a Continuations Plenary.
     This progressive strategy conference arises from MAPA & friends and has expanded to include PAM.


Agenda – Saturday
9:30 am Welcome and Panel 1 – John Nichols, Bill Fletcher Jr., and Shailly Gupta Barnes
11:00 am Breakouts Session #1
12:10 pm Keynote Address – Sen. Ed Markey
1:15 pm  Panel #2 – Bill McKibben, Vaughn Goodwin, Rahsaan Hall, and Erika Uyterhoeven
2:35 pm Breakouts Session #2
3:40 pm Panel #3 – Stephen Kinzer, Alina Tomeh, Gladys Vega, and Wrapup Remarks
5:00 pm Adjourn
Agenda – Sunday
10:00 -11:30 am  Continuations Plenary


Upcoming Events

#NuclearBan Maine banner reaches Earth

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Our #NuclearBan banner caravan stopped at 295 Milemarker 17 to honor Earth that resides there and to remember there is no planet "B". In the words of Coretta Scott King, "Let's Make Our Earth a Nuclear-Free Zone."

Past Events

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years

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( REQUEST YOUR NOV. 3 ABSENTEE BALLOT HERE)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…

Thermonuclear Monarchy: Talk by Professor Scarry

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Thank you for helping make our Fall Gathering a success! What was to have been a Spring Renewal business meeting and Keynote was rescheduled from May due to Covid-19 descending upon Maine. We were honored to hear keynote Professor Elaine Scarry speak about Thermonuclear Monarchy. A link to her entire keynote zoom…

Celebrate the International Day of Peace!

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Virtual Screening Event on International Day of Peace100 Cities. One Night for Peace.Monday, September 218 PM EDT (New York); 5 PM PDT (Los Angeles)Join us! Peace Action Maine is hosting 100 Cities. One Night for Peace. The event includes musical performances, the film We Are Many, followed by a discussion and Q&A with…

Stand Out for the elimination of nuclear weapons!

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September 26, 2020 – The UN’s “International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons” “Nuclear weapons present an unacceptable danger to humanity. The only real way to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons is to eliminate nuclear weapons.” – UN Secretary-General António Guterres **Co-sponsors of this StandOut:…

Common Ground Country Fair Peace Action Maine Portal

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Peace Action Maine participated in the Social & Political Action area of the Common Ground Country Fair. This year’s Fair was in a virtual format with visitors able to visit our booth September 25-27 -with extended access through January 8th 2021! Thus, you will be able to bask in sustainable organic education and peace…

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

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Thursday, October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmA discussion with Mark WeisbrotPeace Action Maine has been invited by Mass. Peace Action to co-sponsor this event.With elections scheduled in Bolivia for Oct. 18, we will look at how the Organization of American States (OAS) and U.S. government helped the Bolivian right to overturn…

Nukes, Climate and BLM

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Jim Anderson, President, Peace Action New York State invites us to tonight's event!"There is perhaps no better time than now to discuss the intersectionality of racial justice, climate justice, and nuclear disarmament.." Here is the FB page event posting: https://www.facebook.com/events/700214104035710/Here is the blurb:…

United Nations at 75 years

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A feminist approach to disarmament and antiwar work.This program evolved from the #stillhere global action and our WILPF sister. In honor of the official recognition of the start of the United Nations 75 years ago on October 24, 1945 the WILPF US section has invited Ray Acheson, the Director of Reaching Critical Will,…

Where Do We Go From Here?

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Pandemic – Economic Crisis – Racial Injustice – Climate Crisis – Endless War– Political Polarization . Register HERE, view current list of speakers.Press Release Posted HERE.The election results have reshaped the terain for responding to these crises and seizing the opportunities they present. We will require sustained,…

Africom & Human Rights in Africa

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Did you know that the U.S. military has 29 military bases in 15 countries across Africa? The U.S. military established AFRICOM in 2008, despite the majority of African nations rejecting it. Under a false guise of providing security, the U.S. uses its military force to impose control of African land, resources, and labor to…

NuclearBan Banner Caravan: Milestone for ZERO nukes

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#NuclearBan BANNER CARAVAN launched at Maine's Mile Marker ZERO! The Nuclear Ban Treaty (TPNW) Entry-into-Force is Jan 22, 2021. Peace Action Maine celebrates this treaty as a MILESTONE. Zero nuclear weapons are what the earth needs for global human security!

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Entry Into Force

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Our asks: use the QR code & ask the President to sign and Senate to ratify the #nuclear ban. Use the QR code to petition your Congressional Representative!Why will this Treaty work? Because it is based on treaties that successfully control: chemical weapons, biological weapons, anti-personnel landmines and cluster…

#NuclearBan MILESTONE Maine Banner Caravan at Milemarker 19

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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…

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 MILESTONE Maine Banner reaches Portland

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Carolyn and Jake celebrate Jan. 22 #nuclearban Entry-into-Force in front of Portland City Hall. Why at this location? Portland is the town that unanimously passed PSR's Back From the Brink Resolution Jan. 23, 2017. 4 years later the UN Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons is here! FMI: https://www.icanw.org/ #TPNW…

#NuclearBan Maine banner reaches Earth

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Our #NuclearBan banner caravan stopped at 295 Milemarker 17 to honor Earth that resides there and to remember there is no planet "B". In the words of Coretta Scott King, "Let's Make Our Earth a Nuclear-Free Zone."