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April 17, 2015 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on stopping Fast Track of TPP

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Stop TPP Fast-Track

It’s time to take a stand against Fast Track of the so called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. A bill to give the president Fast Track authority, designed to push through the TPP with little public debate, is about to be introduced in the Senate.

TPP octopus

     This is big!  We need to put the emergency brake on Fast Tracking of TPP. TPP will increase the gap between rich and poor, and result in further militarization in the Pacific. All to benefit corporate profits and the super rich 1%. Stopping Fast Track is the single most important contribution people can make to ending corporate trade agreements that threaten to:

  • Destroy livelihoods and accelerate the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions
  • Further commodify agriculture, trample food sovereignty, hurt small farmers and contribute to forced migration
  • Enable new corporate attacks on democratically-enacted environmental and consumer protections
  • Undermine global economic stability by prohibiting effective regulation of financial markets
  • Reduce access to life-saving generic medications, increase the cost of prescriptions and restrict freedom on the Internet

Countries involved: U.S. Japan, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

                       For more information see StopFastTrack.com.

Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate against Fast Track

http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/sanders_stop_tpp/

All Hawai’i & the Pacific Stand Together!

  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 (April 17, 2015 – 708th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

March for Aloha ‘Aina

Monday, April 6th, 2015

ALL  HAWAII

  STAND 

TOGETHER!

2015 Merrie Monarch

Malama Pohakuloa &

Mauna Kea!

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 Hawaii 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 (April 10, 2015 – 707th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Holy Week, Mauna Kea, and TMT

Monday, March 30th, 2015

HOLY

WEEK 2015

Protect Mauna Kea

Bulldoze Your Own

Temple?

NO TMT

(Thirty Meter Telescope)

on the Sacred Hawaiian Temple – Mauna Kea!

      In the Christian calendar, April 3rd is Good Friday, the day that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion by the Roman Empire for the crime of sedition (stirring up the people). Good Friday is part of Holy Week that begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday, the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Also within Holy Week is the important biblical story of Jesus entering the Temple in Jerusalem and driving out the moneychangers who were exploiting the people and defiling the sacred place.

      This week, many Hawaiians and others are taking action to protect Hawaii’s Sacred Temple – Mauna Kea from further desecration – bulldozing for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope – TMT, to add to the many telescopes already on the sacred mountain. Hawaiians are asking that their spiritual beliefs, religion, culture, and traditions be taken seriously. They are saying enough desecration. The sacred must come before dollars, jobs, etc. They are saying that Mauna Kea is not a commodity. It is time to honor, respect, and protect Mauna Kea. It is time for aloha ‘aina to be the guiding light for Hawaii and the world.

Aloha Mauna Kea!   Or Don’t We

Care?  Has Money Become Our

God?

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 (April 3, 2015 – 706th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

March 27, 2015 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Pohakuloa, the Army, NRC, and Hawaii radiation contamination

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

POHAKULOA

The Land of the Night of Long Prayer”

Military Bombing – Desecration & Contamination with Radiation

      Pohakuloa is translated to mean “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer.” The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), is a 133,000-acre military bombing range located in the center of Hawaii Island used by the military since WWII. PTA, located on Hawaiian Kingdom government and crown lands, is now known to be contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including radiation. After years of denial, the military finally admitted using Depleted Uranium (DU) spotting rounds dating back to 1962 at PTA, and Schofield Barracks on Oahu. It is also possible that DU has been used at Makua Valley, Kaho’olawe, Ka’ula and other sites throughout Hawaii. The evidence suggests more than 2000 radioactive Davy Crockett nuclear weapon spotting rounds were fired at PTA alone. It is also possible that additional DU spotting rounds for other nuclear weapon systems, DU armor piercing rounds, and other forms of DU have been used at PTA. The military has stonewalled citizen efforts calling for comprehensive independent testing and monitoring to determine the full extent of radiation contamination at PTA. What is the military trying to hide?

      On Tuesday, March 24th there was a meeting at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) headquarters in Rockville, Maryland about the Davy Crockett DU spotting rounds used in Hawaii and at sites in at least 11 states. The U.S. also used the Davy Crockett DU Spotting rounds in at least 3 other foreign countries –Japan, Germany, and South Korea but the use of the weapons there was not part of the discussion for some unexplained reason.  The meeting, which people could hear via telephone conference if they signed up in advance and received a passcode, was originally set to begin at 3AM Hawaii time. It was later changed to 5AM after Hawaii citizens complained how inconsiderate 3AM was for encouraging Hawaii participation in the meeting.

      The nuclear regulators – (much like the Bank regulators) are made up of nuclear industry people and have put the Fox (the US Army) in charge of assessing the condition of the hen house (radiation contamination on Army bases). Instead of cleaning up the mess, the Army is possibly spreading the mess by continued bombing. NRC and Army bureaucrats are living off the misery of people under U.S. military occupation and pollution.  On July 2, 2008, the Hawaii County Council in a vote of 8-1 passed resolution 639-08 which called for stopping all live fire at PTA and clean up of  DU present at PTA. The resolution also called for 7 other actions, none of which have been carried out to date.  By their inaction the U.S. Army and NRC are thumbing their nose at the health and safety of the residents and visitors of Hawaii and the democratic process reflected in the vote of the Hawaii County Council.  Shame on the Army and the NRC . Bureaucrats often lose sight of who they are suppose to be serving.

Stop the Bombing!  

   Protect Pohakuloa!

Let a New Day Begin for “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer”

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 (March 27, 2015 – 705th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Don’t Buy the Big Lie!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

The American Government’s Biggest Lie Today

By Eric Zuesse http://www.countercurrents.org/zuesse160315.htm (edited version below)

      “The American Government’s biggest lie in 2002-2003 was about Saddam Hussein and Iraq. (phony claims about weapons of mass destruction.) We’ve already seen what that lie produced. It cost the U.S. more than $3 trillion, produced ISIS, and caused death and destruction in Iraq that make Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship look benign by comparison. Are Americans still fooling themselves about that? (Some are; but most are not.)

The American Government’s biggest lie in 2014-2015 is instead about Vladimir Putin and Ukraine — and it’s even worse, and far more dangerous, because this one can very possibly lead to a nuclear war, one with Russia that’s totally unnecessary for America’s national-security, and that actually places all of our nation’s security at risk, for the shameful reasons of aristocrats (“oligarchs”) in both the U.S. and Ukraine — not for any real reasons of the American people, at all. But, that’s where we are heading, nonetheless, because America’s aristocrats overwhelmingly want it …

“While it’s true that there is virtual unity (more than 98% among members of Congress) in Washington to supply arms to Ukraine, the U.S. public, when polled about this matter, are more than 2 to 1 opposed to doing so. In this regard, the U.S. public are far more in line with the leaders of the EU than they are with the leaders of the United States…

“Whereas the central focus of Obama’s foreign policy is to weaken if not destroy Russia, some in Washington are not satisfied with the intensity of that campaign, and want it to be even more, but Obama is trying to avoid pushing European leaders so hard on this that he loses them altogether. The difference between Obama and the Republicans on this is merely tactical. Both want to destroy Russia; the debate is over how to get the job done.

As Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page found in their massive study published by the American Political Science Association during the Fall of 2014, today’s United States is an aristocracy (or as they call their findings, an “oligarchy”), and the will of the public no longer counts for anything in determining the federal government’s policies and laws: the aristocrats control the media so that they control the political personnel and outcomes that matter the most to politicians’ sponsors.

“Aristocrats’ chief motive is dominance; the public aren’t like that: mere survival is more important to the bottom 99% of the population. Nuclear war is too much of a risk to take for our aristocracy’s global dominance, and we’re heading now straight into that risk… So: the lies are coming, thick and fast, to make us go along, purely on the basis of deception. If the public is deceived, then democracy is impossible. All choices become bad. And that’s where we now are. Things like this just can’t be explained any other way.”

Don’t Buy the Lies!

Say No to Arms & 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 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 (March 20, 2015 – 704th week) -

Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office