Archive for the ‘Vigil leaflets’ Category

Silence is Consent!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Master War Propaganda:

KEEP CALM

AND

BLAME SOMEONE

ELSE

Israel flagAmerican flag#2

There are no flags big enough to

cover lies and the killing of

innocent people.

Sign the petition telling the Obama Administration and Congress to stop the violence and lift the blockade of Gaza.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/gaza-end-war-end-blockade

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 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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 25, 2014 – 670th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

30th Anniversary!

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Hilo Bay Nuclear Warship

Blockade

 warship3.jpg      July 18, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of an historic protest in Hilo Bay to uphold the spirit, if not the letter, of Hawaii County’s Nuclear-Free law (ordinance #665) passed unanimously in 1981. On July 18, 1984 hundreds of people gathered on the Hilo docks in protest of a Pearl Harbor based visiting U.S. nuclear armed warship, USS Ouellet. The ship was coming to Hilo at the invitation of the Hawaii Japanese Chamber of Commerce for its “Let’s Sell Hawaii” Festival of the Pacific.

      For three years, despite numerous requests to respect our law, the Navy repeatedly violated the law. In June of 1984 peace activists announced a non-violent blockade of the next nuclear ship visiting Hilo. In response, the Navy, got federal authorities, to establish a martial law situation in Hilo Bay.

      On July 18 two Coast Guard cutters escorted the warship. Military speed boats, zodiacs, helicopters and Navy Seal teams were also in the harbor. Federal authorities declared that anyone entering Hilo Bay to peacefully protest the nuclear warship would be subject to a felony criminal violation with a federal prison term up to three years and a $50,000 fine. Three people entered the water from the point of pier 2 and 3 swimming toward the arriving warship in the harbor channel. They held their hands up in a symbolic message to the ship –”STOP.” Jim Snyder, Warren Wineman, and Jim Albertini were imprisoned and/or fined for their non-violent protest. Jim Albertini was released from Federal prison after a little more than a year of his 3 year sentence mainly due to international protest. For nearly 10 consecutive years, because of his non-violent protests, Jim had to obtain a federal court order to travel from Hawai`i island.

Aloha Hawai`i – Protest RIMPAC 2014

Sat. July 19th 10AM- Noon Hilo Airport -Hwy. 11 Intersection

      RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) is the world’s largest warfare exercise and is now taking place in and around the waters of Hawai`i. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft (including killer drones) and 25,000 personnel are participating.

      In short, RIMPAC is an attack on the air, land and sea environment of Hawai`i –it’s people, plants, and animals. It desecrates and contaminates what we hold sacred and sustains our life. All Hawai`i stand together in saying –We want RIMPAC stopped! Now! Ku`e!

(See the lyrics and listen to the song – “The Ballad of Pearl Harbor” at www.malu-aina.org )

Free Hawai`i & the World from the Curse of Militarism!

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 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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 18, 2014 – 669th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

RIMPAC PROTEST

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
For Public release.  Please pass the word!  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini
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  http://www.malu-aina.org

   

Aloha Hawai`i!

PROTEST
Rimpac 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
    10AM - Noon

Hilo Airport – Hwy. 11 Intersection

(and possibly other sites throughout Hawai`i)

      RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) is the world’s largest warfare exercise held every two years hosted by the U.S. Pacific Fleet Command in and around the waters of Hawai`i. RIMPAC 2014 isscheduled for June 26 till August 1. Twenty-two nations, 49 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft (including killer drones) and 25,000 personnel will participate. Military units from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate.

      During RIMPAC countries conduct live-fire exercises that include surface-to-air missiles, air-to-air missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, laser-guided bombs, and rounds of naval gunfire from surface combatant warships. Fighter Jets, helicopters, bombers, and drones fly air sorties. Ground forces do amphibious landings, etc.  In all, different training events are scheduled in all Hawaiian operations area, encompassing Kāneʻohe Bay, Bellows Air Force Station, the Pacific Missile Range Facility, and the Pohakuloa Training Area.

      In short, RIMPAC is an attack on the air, land and sea environment of Hawai`i — it’s people, plants and animals.  It desecrates and contaminates what we hold sacred and sustains our life.  We want it stopped!  Now!  Ku’e!

  Free Hawai`i & the World from the Curse of Militarism!

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 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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 11, 2014 – 668th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Independence Day!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

The World is NOT

a U.S. Colony!

      In Hawai`i, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is moving throughout the islands conducting hearings on so called “Federal Recognition” of Native Hawaiians and how the U.S. DOI can “help”?

      At the same time, the U.S. is sending more troops to Iraq and considering further bombing after decades of U.S. war and sanctions that have decimated the country’s infrastructure and created millions of casualties, refugees, and instability throughout the region. In short, the U.S. created the current mess and further U.S. military action will only make matters worse, not better.

      In both Iraq and Hawai`i, and a host of other countries around the world, the U.S. portrays itself as “the good guy,” instead of the problem. It’s a classic colonial attitude of intervening in the internal affairs of other nations.

      The bottom line is this: The U.S. must stop intervening in the internal and domestic affairs of independent nations all over the world, including the U.S. occupied Kingdom of Hawai`i. Such interference is a blatant violation of international law.

      The DOI’s current efforts at “Federal recognition” and the considering of measures to establish a government to government relationship with Native Hawaiians is a fraud. It is simply trying to do through executive action what the Akaka bill tried to do through Congressional action –that is subvert what justice demands.

      Federal recognition is a trap. It divides Hawaiian against Hawaiian, and others in Hawai`i. It causes confusion, and provides a cover to complete the theft of Hawaiian Kingdom lands.

Justice demands the deoccupation of Hawaii. Justice demands the restoration of the multi-ethnic independent nation state of Hawai`i that existed prior to 1893 and the Bayonet constitution of 1887. Nothing less.

Free Hawai`i!    Free Iraq & the world

from U.S. domination!

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 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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 4, 2014 – 667th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Assassinating U.S. Citizens!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Drone 

 

Assassination

 

Reaper drone

A Justice Department memo attempts to rationalize the unthinkable.

The legal memo was made public as the result of a lawsuit filed by the New York Times and the American Civil Liberties Union. Since 2011, the Obama Administration resisted shedding light on the justification. But a federal court ordered the release of the memo…

8 Things You Should Know About the Shocking Legal Memo That Justifies Assassinating U.S. Citizens

http://alturl.com/38387 [Alternet] By Alex Kane [2]

1. The memo is retroactive. 2. Israeli law is cited as a precedent. 3. No evidence is presented. 4. The administration is acting as judge, jury and executioner. No independent oversight is sought, and no independent court had the chance to weigh in on the evidence. The Fifth Amendment, which prohibits being deprived of life or liberty without “due process” is ignored. 5. CIA’s role is acknowledged. The CIA has taken the lead in the drone program, providing a way for the U.S. to shield details of it, since the CIA is a covert intelligence agency. 6. The full justification for the “extrajudicial killings” has not been released.  This legal memo is only one document that civil liberties groups and journalists are seeking.  7. The authorization to use military force (AUMF) is used to justify drone strikes. 8. Release of memo exposes Obama’s secretive administration.  The Obama administration fought tooth and nail to prevent the release of this legal memo, and successfully sought to redact significant portions of the memo. How many U.S. citizens have been assassinated by targeted drone strikes is not known. Three names of U.S. citizens killed by U.S. drone strikes have been made public.

The U.S. has killed thousands of people by drone strikes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, and possibly other countries. 

Drones train at the Army’s 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island and other sites throughout Hawaii.

    Stop All the Killing!   

Ground the Drones!

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 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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 27, 2014 – 666th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office