Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK was assassinated exactly one year to the day he came out strongly against the US war in Vietnam.  On April 4, 1967 he gave his now famous speech “Beyond Vietnam” at the Riverside Church in NY City.  On April 4, 1968 he was assassinated in Memphis, TN while he was organizing for a Massive Poor People’s March on Washington DC for the summer of 68.  He was talking about the need for massive civil disobedience in the nation’s capitol to deal with issues of economic injustice. 

I believe one of King’s statement that sealed his fate  was when he talked about the “giant triplets of evil: Racism, Militarism and Capitalism.” 

Let’s us carry on King’s vision of nonviolence as we continue to deal with the giant triplets of evil:  Racism, Militarism and Capitalism.  Never Give Up!

Solidarity forever.

Jim Albertini

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives

Nicholas Powers, Truthout

More than five decades ago, Martin Luther King Jr. implored the civil rights movement to recognize the role of war in creating mass poverty and global carnage. War, King said, robs society of the funds to uplift the poor and kills the working-class people who fight it. Today, we must recognize that the cost of a war with Iran would be more homelessness, hunger and mass death.
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In Anti-Communist Fervor, FBI Built a 500-Page File on Coretta Scott King

Aaron J. Leonard, Truthout

The FBI’s aggressive monitoring of Martin Luther King Jr. is common knowledge; what’s less known is that Coretta Scott King was also meticulously monitored by the Bureau, which compiled over 500 pages of records on her. While the stated reason was suspicion of Communist infiltration in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the file is more of a testament to the larger racist ugliness festering in the U.S., then as now.
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Back from the Brink of Nuclear War Jan. 17, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

BACK FROM THE BRINK

OF NUCLEAR WAR!

Jan. 13th marked the  2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALSE EMERGENCY NUCLEAR ALERT about an incoming nuclear missile to Hawaii that caused mass panic.

The article below –“Back from the Brink” speaks to the danger of nuclear war and notes resolutions already passed by dozens of cities including Honolulu, Philadelphia, LA, etc. We need your support. Urge the Hawaii County Council and Councils throughout the U.S. to pass a similar resolution.

                     https://truthout.org/articles/cities-in-the-crosshairs-are-pushing-back-against-nuclea

Support 5 basic points:

1. No first use of nukes

                2.  Restrict presidential authority to launch nukes         

3.  Nukes off hair trigger alert

4. Cancel modernization of nukes

5. Work for total nuclear disarmament

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      The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii island, is used as a training ground for nuclear war. Three B-2 strategic nuclear bombers are deployed from joint base Pearl Harbor – Hickam on Oahu and train at Pohakuloa.  B-2 and B-52 strategic bombers fly from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to also practice nuclear bombing runs at Pohakuloa. Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation contamination at PTA is due to the training with the Davy Crockett nuclear weapon system spotting rounds dating back to the 1960s. 

      Hawaii County was the first municipality in the US to pass a law declaring itself a Nuclear-Free Zone in 1981. Today, hundreds of other municipalities have followed Hawaii County’s example. Hawaii County also passed resolution 639-08 by a vote of 8-1 in July 2008 calling for an end to all live-fire at Pohakuloa until there was a complete independent assessment and clean up of the Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination at PTA.  To date, this has not been done nor any of the other 7 actions called for in that resolution.

      Today, our world is facing existential threats from climate catastrophe and nuclear war.  Let us find ways to stand up, speak out, and take positive action now.  We all know there is such a thing as being too late! 

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!  Shut Down PTA!

Clean Up the Military Mess Here and Everywhere!

Make the World Nuclear-Free!

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.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

Jan. 17, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 955 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Jan. 17 also marks the 127th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the

independent nation of Hawaii by the U.S. in 1893, and the continued illegal military occupation ever since.  No lie can live forever!

Back from the Brink of Nuclear War

Yesterday was the  2ND ANNIVERSARY OF the EMERGENCY NUCLEAR ALERT.about an incoming nuclear missile to Hawaii.

Urge Hawaii County Council to pass Resolution “Back from the Brink of Nuclear war.”
Support 5 basic points:
1. No first use of nukes
2. Restrict presidential authority to launch nukes
3. Nukes off hair trigger alert
4. Cancel modernization of nukes
5. Work for total nuclear disarmament

Remember, the Big island is a training ground for nuclear war. B-2 and B-52 strategic nuclear bombers practice bombing at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) and Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation contamination at PTA first resulted from the nuclear weapon system Davey Crockett DU spotting rounds fired in the 1960s.
Stop Bombing Pohakuloa! Shut Down PTA! And Clean up the military mess there.

article on “Back from the Brink” resolution passed by dozens of cities including Honolulu, Philadelphia, etc.

Cities in the Crosshairs Are Pushing Back Against Nuclear Weapons

Letter by retired Army Col. from Honolulu Ann Wright

Letter by Honolulu  retired Army Col.  Ann Wright  (A shortened edited version was printed in the Jan. 7, 2020
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

They were protests in 71 US cities and I surely would like to have it on the record that we in Honolulu had one.
 
I resigned from the US government 17 years ago in March 2003 in opposition to the war on Iraq, a war that was based on lies. 
And I’m afraid the Trump administration and its decision to assassinate general Sulemani is using the pretext of imminent attacks is a lie!
 As a retired Army Colonel, my assessment is that the decision to assassinate the top military leader of Iran was an incredibly stupid move done to shore up trumps political base for the 2020 election.
 
I suspect that many senior US military leaders are aghast at this decision to assassinate Sulemani because they know what the blowback is going to be!
 
I was in Iran in February 2019 for 10 days on a delegation. The Trump tweets that the United States may destroy 52 targets including Iranian cultural areas if it Iran dares respond to the death of their equivalent to the chairman of the joint Chiefs is taunting the Iranians!
 
It’s only the civilian warmongers who have no kids in the military that want this to happen!
 
 

No War on Iran! War is NOT the Answer Jan. 10, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

NO WAR ON IRAN!

war
 

More Aloha Not More War!   Make Peace with Iran!

Only Love Can Conquer Hate!

Trump’s Ordered Assassinations: Cruel and Inhumane Breach of International Law

Photo of a U.S. “Reaper” Drone firing missile. It was a U.S. Reaper drone that assassinated

Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani and killed others near Baghdad Iraq airport on Jan. 2, 2020

There are those who benefit from war, the militarists, the arms dealers, the corporate media/military industrial complex, but those who really pay for militarism and wars are the people and the tax of the poor.  The propaganda and lies of war are being spread and this time the target is Iran, just like US/UK/NATO carried out wars against Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, etc.  Let us, the people, learn lessons from the past and unite and mobilize calling for no war against Iran… Yes to nonviolence, peace and dialogue!  Let the people unite together to stop war, remembering that there is power in truth and love is stronger than hate.”      Maired Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate

U.S. Troops Out of Iraq, the Middle East & Hawaii Too!

End U.S. Occupation!    Stop Bullying the World!

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

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.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

Jan. 10, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 954 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office