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.

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View the recording of David Rothauser's Aug 9 Discussion.
We commemorated #Nagasaki2022 77 years later.
Press Release:
Join us! #PeaceWave2022! Tuesday Aug. 9, 7-8:30
In commemoration of #Nagasaki, we will view a film by David Rothauser: Article 9 Comes to America, about the evolving  Article 9 in Japan's Constitution. The film is sponsored by WILPF, Jane Addams Peace Assoc. and Veterans for Peace. We screened his film Hibakusha, Our Life to Live during a prior #PeaceWave.
The 1 hour film will be followed by a meet & greet and discussion with David Rothauser.
He has shared notes about Kazuo Aichi and Can Article 9 Survive the Abe Assassination  for  our review. And writes: I'm prepared to answer the question, "What is Article 9?"  I've also prepared a "teachable" section on Japanese politicians, scholars and average citizens thoughts and polls regarding the future of Article 9 since PM Abe's assassination. And wrap it up with an assessment of the roles scientists and engineers play in the design and use of nuclear weapons and how that ties in with the daily slaughter of our collective children in schools across America.
When we asked David where he was when the bomb was dropped?

Where were you when the bomb was dropped?   "I was playing in a vacant lot next to our house in Pleasantdale, NJ.  I already knew that a super bomb was being developed by our military. It was common knowledge, but noone knew it would be an atomic bomb and everyone assumed it would be dropped on Germany. I went in the house for lunch. The radio announced that the bomb was dropped on Japan. Car horns were blaring, people were shouting.  My Mom gave me a tin pot and a spoon. I went back to the vacant lot and banged on the pot in celebration. After the war I sent away for an atomic ring from a cereal box and even tried to make my own A-bomb using wooden match heads and my Mother's spray bottle.

Years later I read the book Hiroshima, by a NY Times journalist. I was appalled by the reality of radiation poisoning. I was living in Manhattan then and often rode busses and subways, purposely reading the book in hopes that commuters would see the cover of a blazing red sun and the title, 'Hiroshima'.  I became a walking commercial for the book.
Much later while teaching at a Japanese language and culture school in Boston, I got started meeting A-bomb survivors and developing my film about them, that you saw a few years ago."

David Rothauser, filmmaker, writer. teacher, actor
Article 9 in North America https://memoryproductions.wordpress.com/
Hibakusha, Our Life to Live http://www.hibakusha-ourlifetolive.org/
ESL through Theatre eslthrutheatre.wordpress.com/"There's an excellent two volume book by Klaus Schlichtmann titled, Japan In The World; Shidehara Kijuro, Pacifism and the Abolition of War. Shidehara Kijuro was the Japanese Prime Minister at the end of WWII who brought the idea of a peace constitution to General MacArthur and the two of them worked to create Article 9 and the peace constitution that is under siege today by right wing politicos and a powerful religious cult that Abe was a member of"

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Commemorating #Hiroshima 2022 in #Maine

Jul 26, 2022
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Invited, One and All August 6 is Hiroshima Day#Hiroshima2022 #Maine photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/gR3ahEDUiWj1p3cM7 Video clips: https://youtu.be/OA3jHbsbAHkTribute to Dr. Lown and #HiroshimaDay 2022 Lewiston Pt 1-https://youtu.be/nt-_mswb6O. PSR presentation on #HiroshimaDay 2022, -Second half of the tribute to…

#PeaceWave2022 #Nagasaki #Maine Article 9

Jul 24, 2022
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View the recording of David Rothauser's Aug 9 Discussion. We commemorated #Nagasaki2022 77 years later.Press Release: Join us! #PeaceWave2022! Tuesday Aug. 9, 7-8:30In commemoration of #Nagasaki, we will view a film by David Rothauser: Article 9 Comes to America, about the evolving Article 9 in Japan's Constitution. The…

Memorial Day Parade Brunswick 2022 Peace Hub

May 30, 2022
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Brunswick Maine held its Memorial Day Parade once again in-person after a few years hiatus due to Covid. The Peace Hub groups once again ask participants to wear black or dark clothing. Check out Maine Veterans For Peace and PeaceWorks of Greater Brunswick sites too..

Poor People's Campaign: Militarism and Ecological Devastation

May 07, 2022
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Peace in Ukraine: International Day of Action: May 7

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"Consider President Biden’s proposed $33 billion in additional aid to Ukraine. Twenty billionof it is for weapons, eight billion for humanitarian relief, and five billion for economic recovery.The proportions in the package speak volumes"**. This Saturday, May 7, Peace Action Maine joins the International Day of Action-…

Maine TaxDay/EarthDay Pop-Up Art Exhibit

Apr 15, 2022
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April 18 Monday, Pop-Up Art Exhibit TaxDay/Earth Day! Street Art Pop-Up Art Exhibit. #TaxDayEarthDay 2022, #GDAMS2022Congress Sq. Park, Portland, MaineShare on Tweet and with your friends.Share your music. Poems. #Resist War Industry, #People Over Pentagon! Join the War Industry Resisters Network, look for more events near…