Archive for the ‘Social Justice’ Category

Reminder Hilo Pohakuloa forum

Monday, July 17th, 2017

There is a Pohakuloa forum 5-7 PM this Wed. July 19 at the Hawaii Com. College Manono St. campus Kaneikeao conference room where Ruth Aloua, Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD and Paka Harp will be speaking.  It is sponsored by the Hilo Hawaiian Civic Club.

Bring questions in writing you want answered.

 

Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Adopted: U.S. a No Show!

      By a vote of 122 (including Iran and Iraq)  to 1 (Netherlands) countries at the United Nations voted on July 7, 2017 in support of a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. History was made, but the U.S. and 8 other nuclear-armed states chose to stand on the wrong side of it. They boycotted the vote.  The 8 are Russia, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, N. Korea, France, United Kingdom.

      “The adoption of the nuclear weapons ban treaty marks an historic turning point in the centuries-old battle to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction,” said Jeff Carter, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

      “Right now,” Carter added, “the U.S. government defies its existing disarmament obligations under the Nonproliferation Treaty by planning to fund an extensive buildup of its nuclear arsenal. The ban treaty is the start of a new worldwide movement that gives the United States an opportunity to break from its self-destructive nuclear weapons policy.”

      The treaty is based in humanitarian law and prohibits the development, testing, production, possession, or stockpiling of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, the transfer of such weapons, and also bans not only their use but the threat of their use. It also calls for states to undertake environmental remediation for areas contaminated by nuclear weapons use or testing, and for states to provide assistance to victims “including medical care, rehabilitation, and psychological support, as well as provide for their social and economic inclusion.”

      “In the twenty-first century, we can no longer pretend that these doomsday devices are instruments of security. The active conscience of the American health community calls on the United States to sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty to ensure that we safeguard our world for the next generation. It’s past time that we part from this untenable path. Prohibiting and eliminating these weapons of mass destruction is the only responsible course of action for U.S. nuclear weapons policy,” Carter continued. (See the full article below.)

              https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/07/07/us-no-show-historic-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty-adopted?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email

It’s time for the U.S. and the world to work for justice, peace and saving the planet.

 BAN THE BOMB!

                             

  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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet July 21, 2017– 826th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

The U.S. is Ready to ‘Fight Tonight’ but South Koreans Reject War as the Solution to North Korean Threats

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Important article on Korea

http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-us-is-ready-to-fight-tonight-but-south-koreans-reject-war-as-the-solution-to-north-korean-

July 14, 2017 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet about taking back the power from the Generals.

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Take Back the Power from the Generals!

These Are Extremely Dangerous Times!

                                                                 

      U.S. president, Donald J. Trump, has said he has turned over warmaking decisions to the Pentagon. In effect, the Commander in Chief has gone AWOL, just like the Congress who has the Constitutional authority to declare war but has long abdicated it’s responsibility. Congress has simply gone along in support of executive action, one war after another into the dark night of the Generals – perpetual war. As someone said: “When your main tool is a hammer you begin to view every problem as a nail to be hammered down.” (Be sure to see the classic movie from the 1960s: Dr. Strangelove.)

      So now we have General James “Mad Dog” Mattis, Secretary of War, as the top decision maker on who should be bombed today and when WWIII will be initiated. Some Mad Dogisms: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet;” “It’s quite fun to shoot them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people.”

      Is this the way Americans want their country run? Whatever happened to a government “of, by, and for the people?” “Consent of the governed?” More than 50 years ago, former five star retired Army General and then U.S. President, Dwight David Eisenhower, warned of the growing dangers of the “military-industrial complex,” the formidable union of war contractors and the branches of the U.S. armed forces. Eisenhower saw this unwarranted influence as a threat to democratic government. The influence and dangers of this military-industrial complex have grown immeasurably today and now includes a wide range of intelligence agencies collecting data on virtually everyone. It’s time to take back the decision making power from the Generals and say…

End War & Military Madness Now!

  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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet July 14, 2017– 825th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Petition to ban Nuclear weapons

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Please sign the BAN ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS petition (see link below) by Friday, 7 July.
Mahalo and solidarity,

Jim Albertini

http://nuclearban.org/?mc_cid=247252a834&mc_eid=9197e3b416#write-to-your-fm