Martha Spiess Presents
The Brunswick Area Chapter of the League of Women Voters hosted this talk by Maine author, Anne Gass, which describes a coast-to-coast car trip undertaken by three suffragists in 1915 in support of women's suffrage. She supports her talk with slides from the original trip. Gass retraced their route in 2015 and will conclude the talk with a discussion of the challenges that remained for women after they got the vote, and that they're still facing today.
Ray Shadis speaking at the New England Coalition Annual Meeting. "Carry it On: The Greening of Vermont Yankee and the Near-Term Future of Nuclear-related Advocacy in New England.
Medea Benjamin speaks at Peace Action Maine's annual meeting. She is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years.
Coverage of the Peace Fair in Brunswick, Maine, including Doug Rawlings, President of Maine Chapter of Veterans for Peace, leading a discussion titled Peace Studies.
Historian Nancy MacLean from Duke University speaks about her book “Democracy in Chains,” and the Crisis of American Democracy, at a Coastal Senior College event held at the Midcoast Friends Meeting in Damariscotta.
A news conference at the Augusta Civic Center with business, community and political leaders speaking out on President Trump's plan to open Maine waters to oil and gas drilling.
The 2018 Rally for Unity at the Statehouse in Augusta. The rally, organized by the Alliance for the Common Good, focused on water and sustainability issues
Two women from Maine speak at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom congress in Chicago about the need for the nation to change direction towards a peace economy and a peaceful world
A film recorded by Betsy Garrold and produced by Martha Spiess; Videotaped Friday Sept. 23, 2016 at the Common Ground Fair in Unity, Maine. Presenters: Farmer Heather Retberg and Consumer Bonnie Preston.
A talk at the Curtis Memorial Library as part of Friends of Merry meeting Bay 2015-2016 speaker series. This one is given by Phillip deMaynadier, Wildlife Biologist.
Bill McKibben talks about the relationship of climate change to world peace. The video address is followed by a Q&A and Panel Discussion with local Portland climate change leaders
Kathy Kelly shares experiences and insights gained by working for 20 years as a member of international peace teams in Sarajevo, Lebanon, the West Bank, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Peace Action Maine's 2015 Annual Dinner featured a talk by Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies "Understanding ISIS and the New Global War On Terror"
Abdelgattah Abusrour speaks on this work Alrowwad Cultural and Theatre Training Society. Alrowwad's (Pioneers for Life) mission is to "empower the community and build national capacities in beautiful and non-violent resistance."
Senator Angus King hosts a public forum on President Obama's proposed nuclear weapons agreement with Iran. He is joined by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell
Will Hopkins served for 6 years in the NH National Guard, he was decorated for valor during a year-long tour in Iraq as an infantryman, including in the fall 2004 Fallujah Offensive. he has served as a national member of the board of directors of Veterans for Peace, as well as the board of NH Peace Action Education Fund before taking over as executive director in September 2009. He is also a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and attends Quaker meeting.
Paul Mayewski talks about how he and his teams from the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine have significantly improved our understanding of Maine's climate through what they have learned about the way the global climate system operates.