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.

 


IS GCPlease find attached the zoom link along with the posters of the International Conference on Revisiting Gandhian Perspectives on Development: Reflections on Culture, Society and Politics, scheduled on the 3rd and 4th of September, 2021. Kindly refer to the posters for the detailed programs and timings (Indian Standard Time). We look forward to your benign presence.

 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kq76KPNcUw
FCSR's Dialogue on Nonviolence and Terrorism with Professor Douglas Allen's  is shared with us at the above link.
This dialogue series aims at an in-depth analysis into the comprehensiveness of violence and nonviolence, the relationship of both with terrorism, understanding the nuances of terrorism and its underlying roots and making a case for how nonviolent responses can be more effective in resolving terrorism. It focuses on understanding how Gandhi could be relevant in the present century especially in dealing with the issue of terrorism. It analyzes the possibilities of a nonviolent strategy to achieve those goals that are being tried to be met through a violent means by terrorists today. Some of the questions that it aims to cover are as follows:- How would Gandhi respond to terrorism or would Gandhi had responded to terrorism at all? What kind of strategies, lines of thought and objectives would nonviolent responses encapsulate? How terrorism breaks the harmony between mind, body and soul? How to unveil the deep-rooted power relations that manipulate societies, organizations, and states to sustain violence in every form? How to not dehumanize, alienate, and demonize those involved, overtly or covertly, in the entire web of terrorism and state violence? How to bridge the gap between ‘us’ and ‘them’? These are just the preliminary questions. As many more remains awaited to be asked once we analyze the issue case-by-case. The questions mentioned above are to provoke one to think if violent response to terrorism has been an effective measure, has it introduced any kind of constructive, substantive, sustainable and radical change that is ensuring the establishment of meaningful peace, has the scale of cost-benefit analysis tilted more towards benefits and not costs including irreversible, irretrievable losses? This dialogue aims to develop constructive and transformative political ideas that do not merely focus on achieving immediate ends “by all means” but seeks to engage in ways that make nonviolence a reality.

 

Recent Issues

Sept. 3 Professor Douglas Allen Dialogue on Nonviolence

Aug 24, 2021
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Please find attached the zoom link along with the posters of the International Conference on Revisiting Gandhian Perspectives on Development: Reflections on Culture, Society and Politics, scheduled on the 3rd and 4th of September, 2021. Kindly refer…

German Chancellor Merkel: Mainers: #TRIPSwaiver !

Jul 08, 2021
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Protest Timed with German Chancellor Merkel’s Visit to the United States; Germany Is Blocking Global Policy Change Needed to Increase Vaccine ProductionGermany is one of the last holdouts against a global agreement to temporarily waive intellectual…

Biden Requests Billions for Nukes

Jun 02, 2021
https://armscontrolcenter.org/fiscal-year-2022-defense-budget-request-briefing-book/“Last Friday, the Biden administration released its Fiscal Year 2022 budget request, totaling $753 billion for national defense spending, including $43.2 billion for…

Rally Friday May 21 NOON downtown Portland Maine

May 19, 2021
TIME TO STAND UP BY SHOWING UP Friends, Rallies have been happening all over the planet in support of Palestinians and in protest against Israel's brutal attack which has killed over 200, 40% of whom are women and children! Our Rally: This Friday,…

Call Biden Today!: Maine Voices For Palestinian Rights

May 18, 2021
From Maine Voices for Palestinian Rights: http://www.mvprights.org/index.html Dear Friends, As civilian casualties mount in Gaza, the self-professed "Catholic Zionist" Joe Biden proclaims "Israel's right to defend itself." Willful blindness to the…

For Peace, End U.S.-South Korea Military Exercises

Mar 02, 2021
https://truthout.org/articles/for-peace-with-north-korea-biden-must-end-the-us-south-korea-military-exercises/Our friend Hyun Lee has invited us to join the Global Rally and Petition from Feb 24-March 10 to suspend the annual US-South Korea War…

For Peace in Korea, No More War Drills!

Feb 03, 2021
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Webinar: For Peace in Korea, No More War Drills!Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 8pm ET l 5pm PTRegistration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j9nn-Z2RTUOHPIXPzmH7RwSpeakers (and location of flier for this program) Wooksik Cheong,…

No on Haines for Director of National Intelligence!

Jan 04, 2021
Maine Peace Activists: Tell King & Collins: No on Haines! As a Maine peace activist, you can send a powerful message to Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), who BOTH serve on the Senate Intelligence Committee, slated to hold…

#ReclaimArmisticeDay Maine VfP

Nov 11, 2020
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Armistice Day was born and was designated as “a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated."https://www.veteransforpeace.org/take-action/armistice-day

Moving the money from the Pentagon to Health Care

Oct 31, 2020
Lee and Pocan, who both sit on the House Appropriations Committee, are spearheading a new Defense Spending Reduction Caucus to build "critical mass" among lawmakers to cut defense spending and redirect the money toward domestic priorities, a…

Estimate for nukes jumps $10 billion

Oct 20, 2020
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Estimate of new nukes increases $10 BILLION from 4 years ago https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/10/19/estimate-of-new-nuclear-missiles- to-replace-minuteman-3-arsenal-increases-to-958b/

START treaty- importance of extending START!

Oct 06, 2020
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Just four months before the New START treaty is set to expire, the latest set of so-called aggregate data published by the State Department shows the treaty is working and that both countries – despite tense military and political rhetoric – are…

Costs of War: 37 million Displaced due to US GWOT

Sep 08, 2020
Original Paper from the Costs of War Project: https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/files/cow/imce/papers/2020/Displacement_Vine%20et%20al_Costs%20of%20War%202020%2009%2008.pdfFrom The New York Times:At Least 37 Million People Have Been Displaced by…

Korean War: 70 years today. Show support tonight at 8 pm

Jun 24, 2020
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Korea: The Unknown War WebinarWe invite our members to KoreaPeaceNow! event-in solidarity. https://koreapeacenow.org/events/ On the 70th anniversary of what is officially known as the start of the Korean War, preeminent Korea historian Bruce Cumings…

Sally Breen: Peace Supper Talk 2011

Mar 24, 2020
PEACE SUPPER TALK (purchase Sally's autobiography from BlurbBooks) By Sally BreenWoodfords Congregational ChurchMay 7, 2011 (shared by Sally July 17, 2014, email)Come out on stage and put on my cowboy hat and my apron: Howdy y’all. My name is Sally…