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End Violence Together: Rally and March to Build a Culture of Peace

Saturday September 27th, 1:30pm

Bangor Waterfront, corner of Main and Railroad Streets

One week after hundreds of thousands demonstrated in New York City, Mainers are invited to join a rally and march to connect the dots between climate destruction, poverty and war.

A rally featuring drumming, speakers and music will be followed by a march through downtown and a closing ceremony. More than 170 actions being held across the country…this is co-sponsored by some 38 Maine organizations…informational tables of sponsoring groups

… at 2 PM three organizers will speak from their different perspectives to the need to develop a new worldview that embraces nonviolent solutions for the common good: Mary Ellen Quinn, social worker and co-chair of Pax Christi Maine; Marc Cryer, Veterans for Peace, Jim Harney Chapter and Chris Buchanan of Defending Water for Life. Doug Allen of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine will be the emcee.

… a short performance by Voices for Peace

… 3:30 a closing ceremony to include all participants… demonstrating community collaboration for a world without violence.

In case of rain on Saturday, organizational tables and rally will be held at the Union Street Brick Church.

Visit http://www.CampaignNonviolence.org to make a national connection.

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“If You Work for Peace, Stop Paying for War” gathering on October 4-5 in Kennebunk

“If You Work for Peace, Stop Paying for War” is the theme of a New England-wide weekend gathering about war tax resistance (people who are conscientious objectors to paying income taxes for war). The gathering, the 29th annual for resisters and anyone concerned about a huge federal military budget in New England, runs from the evening of Friday, October 3, to noontime on Sunday, October 5 at The New School, 38 York St. (US Route One), Kennebunk, Maine.

Meals will be provided to Saturday and Sunday attendees, and housing can be arranged for those outside southern Maine if they register in advance.

“No matter who wins the November 4th congressional elections, about half of every tax dollar will continue to go for past and current wars,” stated Larry Dansinger of Monroe, ME, an organizer of the weekend. “If you want your tax money going for something constructive and beneficial instead of for more war, come to the gathering and you’ll be inspired,” he continued.

Contact for more information about the weekend is Larry Dansinger of the Maine War Tax Resistance Resource Center, who can be reached at 161 Stovepipe Alley, Monroe, ME 04951 or (207) 525-7776 or rosc@psouth.net.

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October 4, Saturday

Bath Iron Works, Maine -- Keep Space for Peace Week vigil across from administration building on Washington Street (Navy Aegis destroyers outfitted with “missile defense” systems built at BIW) 11:30-12:30 am Sponsored by Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm (207) 763-4062

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October 8, 11:30 to 1:30

IRAQ TEACH-IN
Speakers:
Professor Ali Ahmida,
Chair Dept of Political Science at UNE
Professor Senem Aslan
Politics Dept at Bates College
Ali Al Mshakheel
journalist, formerly based in Iraq
and Public Relations Specialist
Reza Jalali
Head of Multicultural Student Affairs, USM
co-sponsor with Peace Action Maine

Moderator: Larry Dansinger
Resources for Organizing and Social Change

also, exhibit on Iraq
Woodbury Campus Center Amphitheater, USM Portland

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October 11 - 20

Maine Walk for Peace & A Sustainable Future

Maine Veterans for Peace invites you to join
Rangely to North Berwick
led by Buddhist monks and nuns from the order Nipponzan Myohoji

Goal: to connect various communities that have become reliant on military production for jobs
Rangely -- considered site for deployment "missile defense" interceptor base

Saco -- General Dynamics Ornance & Tactical Systems

North Berwick -- Pratt whitney, $2 billion contract to build F-35 Joint Strike fighter engines

Bath Iron Works -- billions of dollars in contracts to build destroyers

for more information: www.vfpmaine.org or 207-443-9502

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November 11, USM Portland

"How to Start a Revolution"
Jamila Raqib, Executive Director
Albert Einstein Institution for Nonviolent Action

a talk on the history, theory, and practice of
nonviolent action in world affairs

Raqib works with Dr. Gene Sharp,
founder, Albert Einstein Institution
world's foremost scholar on strategic nonviolent action

co-sponsored Peace Action Maine
and USM office of Multicultural Student Affairs

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Shut Down the SOA

Resist Empire & Militarization

November 21 - 23, Fort Benning, Georgia

Peace Action Maine

The state’s largest peace organization has worked for 25 years to promote peace through grassroots organizing, citizen education, and issue advocacy.

ELECTED OFFICIALS
NEED TO HEAR FROM US

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
202-456-1111

Senator Susan Collins
413 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-2523
www.collins.senate.gov/

One Canal Plaza, Suite 802
Portland, Maine 04101
207-780-3575

Senator Angus King
188 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
202-224-5344
www.king.senate.gov

383 US Route 1, Suite 1C
Scarborough, ME 04074
207-883-1588

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
1318 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
202-225-6116
http://pingree.house.gov

2 Portland Fish Pier Suite 304
Portland, Maine 04101
207-774-5019

Congressman Michael H. Michaud
1724 Longworth House Office Building
Washington DC 20515
202-225-6306

179 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, ME 04240
207-782-3704

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