Free Stanford Nuclear Literacy Course

Here we have what seems like a unique opportunity for people to get trained in “nuclear literacy.”

William Perry (former secretary of defense. author of My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, and nuclear abolitionist) and a host of others are doing a free online course through Stanford, starting October 4, ending December 13, requiring about 3 hours of work per week to earn a Statement of Accomplishment.

My hope is that it would be a really intense way tor potential activists from any domain to learn the basics and then leap into action. As we reach out to elected officials, medical professionals, labor, faith based groups, etc. there needs to be a core curriculum that teaches “the facts of death” and debunks nuclear deterrence.

https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/course-v1:Engineering+NuclearBrink+Fall2016/about

 

Three Minutes to Midnight!

Prevent World War III

& Global Nuclear Destruction

mushroom-cloud-hydrogen                                                                                                                                        Many experienced people, including military men and women, who have lived through the various wars of the last 60 years are now saying that the risk of a global nuclear war is at an increasingly high level. Besides the growing reality of man-made climate disaster, a nuclear war poses the greatest threat to ending modern civilization and continued human existence on planet earth.
     Presently nine countries are known to possess nuclear weapons: the U.S., Russia, China, Great Britain, France, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea.
     The possibility of nuclear war has been off the radar of most people for decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, with increasing Mideast tensions in Syria between the U.S. and Russia, in Ukraine, and the U.S. military build up in the Pacific and Asia directed toward China, and North Korea, the risk of a nuclear flash point is ever present. The U.S. is planning on spending a TRILLION dollars on its nuclear weapon arsenal.
      New “Dial a Nuke” weapons have various explosive power options, including smaller, more useable weapons, thus making nuclear war more thinkable in battlefield situations. The theory goes that nuclear war can now be “limited” and not necessarily “all out.” But who is going to be the referee once the nukes start flying? And won’t the losing side resort to bigger, more destructive weapons?
      The real solution is a global treaty to ban all nuclear weapons, first use, second use, and all use of nuclear weapons. The U.S., the only nation on earth to ever use nuclear weapons in war (on Hiroshima & Nagasaki killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians), has a responsibility to take the lead to make the abolition of nuclear weapons a reality. Instead of building weapons of war, fund human needs and build a more just world. All people have a human right to live in peace.

Ban the Bomb!  No More War!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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Edward Snowden deserves a medal of honor.

Very Important article on
Obama’s all encompassing National Security State.  Big Brother is indeed watching

https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/09/07/every-move-you-make-obama-nsa-security-surveillance-spying-intelligence-snowden/

See the movie SNOWDEN by Oliver Stone

Important statement for Hawaiian Justice

 

4:42pm Sep 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Conference 12 noon @ ‘Iolani Palace

Hawaiians Openly Reject President Obama’s new rule—a DOI invented process to create a Native Hawaiian Tribe

As President Obama announces his plans to federalize Hawaiians as a tribe, Hawaiian community leaders and groups who have for many years protested attempts to turn Hawaiians into Native Americans (the Akaka Bill), will hold a press conference Friday, September 23rd at 12 noon in front of‘Iolani Palace. They will restate their opposition to the Obama Administration’s Department of Interior (DOI) rule change.

“This change is intended to circumvent legal, congressional processes, and Hawaiian community input,” said Healani-Sonoda Pale, founding member of the group, Protest Na‘i Aupuni and one of the organizers of the press conference. “President Obama tasked his DOI to come up with a process that will allow him to use his Executive Order privilege and designate federally chosen groups of Hawaiians as recognized. Without any congressional oversight or congressional vetting, President Obama and his successor will confer immense power on a pseudo native government,” Sonoda-Pale said. “And this will allow the DOI to move forward with a process of creating land and resource settlements that typically follow legitimate, congressionally conferred federal recognition.”

Two years in the making, the Obama/DOI rule change was created in response to Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Kamana’opono Crabbe’s May 5, 2014 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. In it, he essentially questioned the legitimacy of US jurisdiction in Hawaii by requesting proof of how the Hawaiian Kingdom was legally annexed to the United States.
However, rather than answer the question, President Obama instructed the DOI to hold public hearings in Hawaii to discuss federal recognition. During the summer of 2014, hearings were held for 2 weeks on 5 of the Hawaiian Islands. Thousands of Hawaiians lined up, but only hundreds were able to testify. The overwhelming majority (over 95%) rejected the idea of a DOI Rule change and spoke powerfully in opposition to any Federal or State controlled process for sovereignty.

“It feels like the overthrow all over again,” says Kahalu’u Kupuna and Protest Na’i Aupuni member Kapu Lambert. “The finalization of the DOI Rule forebodes more hardship Hawaiians. Many of our people are homeless and are at the bottom of every socioeconomic statistic in Hawaii. We cannot trust the State and Federal governments and their collaborators to do the right thing on our behalf especially when it comes to Hawaiian sovereignty and lands. I refuse to accept this Rule.”

“After tens of millions of dollars were spent by the state agency Office of Hawaiian Affairs to lobby for federal recognition, after 15 years of resistance to being federalized, we are now going to be saddled with being a fake tribe and federally designated so-called leaders,” said Sonoda-Pale.

Asked why the US would want to federalize Hawaiians when, in fact, hundreds of tribes on the continent have been trying to get federally recognized for many decades, Sonoda-Pale said, “Why? Because they want our land. They want to create a so-called universal land claims settlement of our Crown and Government lands, aka ‘Ceded Lands.’ And further,” she said, the United States of America, who has never been respectful of indigenous peoples—as we are seeing in North Dakota, is trying to dissolve our rights as a people to self-determination as defined by international law, and our human rights as indigenous people that have also been codified by the United Nations.

Stop the Violence at Home & Abroad!

Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan Cost Almost $5 Trillion Dollars So Far…

     The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have cost U.S. taxpayers nearly $5 trillion so far, and that total could rise even higher in the years to come, according to new calculations released by independent researchers late last week.

     That total includes not only the costs of equipment and personnel in those countries, but also State Department spending to help local populations, Department of Homeland Security spending linked to the wars and Department of Veterans Affairs services that expanded as troops returned home. 

     In a report for Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, study author Neta Crawford called the total “so large as to be almost incomprehensible,” but noted the dollar figures are only one part of the costs of war. 

https://www.popularresistance.org/report-wars-in-iraq-afghanistan-cost-almost-5-trillion-so-far/

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45478.htm

What are the Human costs of War?

U.S. Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 Nations Since World War II

http://anonhq.com/war-on-terror-lest-we-forget-the-u-s-coup-detat/

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No More War!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

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