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The U.S. Military Junta

Monday, September 18th, 2017

The Rise & Rule of

The Generals

                                                                                             

Generals McMaster, “Mad Dog” Mattis, and Kelly!

Trump’s National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Defense and retired Marine General James Mattis, and former head of the Department of Homeland Security, now White House Chief of Staff, retired Marine General John Kelly

The Militarization of Everything

not just foreign policy but – police, schools, sporting events, media, movies, TV, churches, and of course government spending priorities.

A Government of, by, and for, the generals!

Instead of civilians controlling the military. It’s the military controlling the civilians with little or no significant Congressional oversight, and wars now waged in secret. Trump has been reduced to a public figurehead of the military junta.

See http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/its-bizarre-american-generals-who-have-led-us-disaster-mideast-are-treated

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47821.htm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47834.htm

https://www.globalresearch.ca/who-rules-america-2/5608802

No surprise in policies: War, War & More War!

Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Pakistan, etc.

More of the same! Now threatening nuclear war with Korea, escalating tensions with Russia, China, Iran, and of course helping produce record profits for the arms makers. Silence is not an option. Stand Up! Speak Up! Resist!

Wage Peace Not 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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet September 22, 2017– 835th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

“A New Pearl Harbor” for U.S. Global Empire

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

9-11 & Beyond

                                                                        

At U.S. sporting events the flags keep getting bigger and bigger. But…

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent lives.

      This week marked the 16th anniversary of 9-11 and the 834th consecutive week of the Hilo Peace Vigil which started on Sept. 12, 2001. Each week we write a new peace leaflet. I join you with thoughts and prayers for all those who have lost loved ones on 9-11, but we need to do more. While there were lots of articles on remembering those who died in the U.S. that day and since related to those attacks, less has been written about strange occurrences during those murderous events. Such as four commercial passenger jets hijacked within a half hour and no NORAD fighter jets scrambled. How come? Engineers the world over claim the Twin Towers and Building 7 (not hit by any plane) were brought down by controlled demolition explosives.

      Bush cabal criminals –George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, CIA Director George Tenet, etc. need to be brought to justice. The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) – the neocon think tank whose position paper in the late 1990s declared – the 21st century will be the century of the American Empire but to provide a cover for resource grabbing and global domination, a new triggering event is needed. That event PANAC said is –”A New Pearl Harbor.” Hence 9-11. But it’s not just the Bush cabal that needs to be brought to justice. It’s everything that preceded 9-11 and followed. The Clinton cabal of the 90s, the Obama cabal that followed Bush, and of course the Trump cabal that is ongoing.

      9-11 is not just those who died in the U.S..  It includes the millions killed in western wars in at least 7 countries since 9-11 with no end in sight. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said 50 years ago — “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government.”  The only thing that has changed since King spoke those prophetic words 50 years ago is that things have gotten much worse. The U.S. killing continues to escalate.  It’s time to say enough!

No More War!   Work for Justice!  

Save the Planet!

  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 September 15, 2017– 834th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Preventing Global Nuclear War!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

God Help Us!

Climate disaster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, …, wild fires burning in multiple states, Trump ending DACA immigrant protection, and now possible global Nuclear War!

                                  

                                                 

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is acutely aware of the brutal end of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi following U.S. military interventions, after they abandoned their so-called weapons of mass destruction.

      “There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue” said Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin joined urgent calls for deescalation and diplomacy, deeming the military option “a dead end. “Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless,” Putin told reporters at the end of the 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China. “It could lead to a global, planetary catastrophe and a huge loss of human life,” Putin concluded. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/05/warning-planetary-catastrophe-putin-joins-calls-diplomacy-north-korea

      China’s Ministry of Defense warned that China ‘would not allow’ US or South Korea troops to enter North Korea. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47738.htm People need to understand the history of the Korean war and how it shapes the current situation in Asia. https://popularresistance.org/who-really-started-the-korean-war/

Diplomacy and Negotiations!

      What’s needed? First, negotiate a decades-overdue armistice, mutual non-aggression pact among the two Koreas and the U.S. Then negotiate a global nuclear disarmament treaty, led by the leading nuclear armed powers – the U.S. and Russia. But Diplomacy not War will not happen without an aroused and reinvigorated global peace movement demanding action for planetary survival.

      Where are U.S. voices for peace? One commentator said: U.S. people are too busy playing games on their cell phones and computers. Plus, as long as their beer is cold, and endless sporting events are on TV, people are distracted and sedated.

     Future generations depend on us speaking up now!

No Nuclear War!      Peace 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 September 8, 2017– 833rd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Climate Disaster & Nuclear War!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The Fire Next Time!

Climate disaster and nuclear war pose the two greatest threats to life on the planet.

      Poor Houston and the Gulf Coast region! The catastrophe is still unfolding with unprecedented rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Houston is experiencing its third “500-year” flood in 3 years! The death toll is mounting as I write. Homes and businesses destroyed in the thousands. The damage to property very likely will be in the tens of billions of dollars.

      Houston is known as “Petro Metro” and is home to more than a dozen oil refineries. The people who live closest to these industrial sites are low income and minority communities. Poor people of color bear the greatest burden of climate change, harmful pollution, and have the fewest options when natural or man-made disaster strikes. They do not have vacation homes and private country clubs to relocate to like the Trump, Bush, and corporate CEO families. The ordinary people of Texas and Louisiana effected by this flooding need support and I encourage all of us to do what we can to help.

“God gave Noah the rainbow sign/ No more water/  the fire next time.”           

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

    The risk of nuclear war, by accident or design, is at it’s highest point since the end of the cold war. Tensions with North Korea, Russia, China, Iran, etc. could spiral out of control very quickly into the use of nuclear weapons. Accidents also happen as shown by two recent collisions of billion dollar U.S. warships. Any use of nuclear weapons in the world could make the catastrophe in Texas pale in comparison.

     Who is the biggest threat to world peace? Consider the following. The US has 800 military bases in 63 countries worldwide, and military personnel presently active in 156 countries. The US has been at war or in a military conflict for 224 of its 241 years in existence. The US defense budget is higher than the defense budgets of the next 8 countries combined. The US is the only country that has ever dropped a nuclear bomb on a population, killing 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US has 6,800 nuclear weapons and is planning to spend $1 trillion dollars to modernize its nuclear arsenal.

Malama Honua ( Take Care of the Earth)

Wage Peace Not 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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet September 1, 2017– 832nd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

 

 

The Blind Following the Blind: More War!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

AFGHANISTAN

Graveyard of Empires!

                                              

Trump Proclaims

Full Speed Ahead into longest war in U.S. history

16 years and no end in sight

With Trillions of dollars spent on war by the U.S. over the last 16 years, with millions of lives lost, country after country destroyed and turned into chaos (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, etc.) resulting in increased hatred against the U.S., Trump has announced he is going to expand U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan. The only winner will be the U.S. military-industrial complex. What happened to the “No More Intervention” Donald?  Looks like he has been made to heel by the more-war neocons, his cabinet of Goldman Sachs bankers and generals surrounding him.

Stand up! Speak up! 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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet August 25, 2017– 831st week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office