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March 24, 2017 Hilo Peace Vigil photo with Cindy Sheehan

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star mother whose son, Casey, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004 joined today’s peace vigil.  Cindy has been an outspoken critique of US wars and a strong advocate for peace.  It was an honor to have her join us in Hilo. (Cindy is 2nd from right on top row in photo below.)  Apologies to others who joined the vigil but did not make it into this photo.  Today was our 809th consecutive weekly Hilo peace Vigil.  Each week a new leaflet.  Sign up on our website to receive the weekly leaflet. 

From Democracy to Fascism!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Fascism On Our Doorstep!

 

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini said:

Fascism is when the corporations and the State become one.”

      The disguise of democracy is quickly disappearing. Trump’s claim to help working people, like so much else of what he has to say, is a fraud. Count the Goldman Sacks officials he’s appointed; the billionaires, his proposed budget priorities – cutting Meals on Wheels, education, the arts, assistance for the poor, pumping up an already overinflated military, deregulating corporations, providing more tax breaks for the rich, trashing the environment, etc. etc. If Donald Trump isn’t a symbol of corporations and the state becoming one, I don’t know what is.

      Measure the path from Democracy to Despotism/Fascism yourself. The gap between rich and poor has widened dramatically. Banks “too big to fail” have grown bigger. Power, wealth, and media are concentrated in the hands of a few. The democratic term “consent of the governed” is mere window dressing. We all need to look at our communities and nation and see how we fare on the scales of respect for one another, concentration of power, economic distribution, and access to information. The more controlled the information, the more slanted the economic distribution, the more concentrated the power in decision making, the more disrespect we see to individuals and minorities, the more we as a community and a society are moving from democracy to despotism and fascism.

      A new terrorist attack, or military strike/war with North Korea, will rally people against a common enemy and move fascism inside the front door. Don’t fall for it. Don’t open the door to fascism!

Check out the following http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

http://billmoyers.com/story/dont-act-now-fascism-will-doorstep-says-yale-historian/

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46697.htm A Last Chance of Resistance

Stand Up!  Speak Up!  RESIST!

  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 March 24, 2017– 809th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

 

 

 

U.S. – Korea War Dangers!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Is the US Preparing for War

Against North Korea?

                                                                                                               

      Recently the Trump administration flatly rejected China’s proposal for a “dual suspension”—of North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs and massive US war games underway in South Korea—as the basis for renewed negotiations. China’s attempt at dialogue appeared reasonable in an atmosphere of escalating tensions that could easily result in war between nuclear powers. It appears that the Trump administration is keeping all options on the table including regime change in North Korea and pre-emptive U.S. attack against North Korean nuclear facilities. The U.S. has recently moved missiles and killer drones into South Korea.

      Writers Peter Symonds and Bruce Gagnon lay out the path of this dangerous confrontation in important articles that can be viewed here. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46655.htm

https://popularresistance.org/u-s-considers-first-strike-attack-on-north-korea/   Symonds says “the current US-South Korean military exercises, involving more than 320,000 military personnel backed by the most sophisticated US air and naval power, provide an ideal opportunity for striking North Korea.” Symonds also adds “there is a real danger that the Trump administration will turn to war with North Korea in an attempt to project internal social and political tensions outward against the common “enemy.””

      In the event of such a war, the entire Asia region and world could be engulfed with massive casualties in the hundreds of thousands, millions and beyond. A nuclear war is in no ones interest.

We Say NO to War!

Reduce, Don’t Escalate Tensions!

  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 March 17, 2017– 808th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Global Nuclear Poisoning!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Remember Fukushima

March 11, 2017 marks the 6th anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. Six years after the initial disaster radiation readings keep increasing and the disaster spreads.

Fukushima radiation map

Fukushima map #2

Nuclear War, Nuclear Power, and man-made Global Warming Climate Disaster pose the greatest risks to life and civilization on planet earth.

      “On March 11th 2011 a huge earthquake (14h46 local time) and the following tsunami (15h35 local time) caused the cooling of the reactors and the cooling of the spent fuel pools of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants to fail. A non-stoppable nuclear disaster unveiled.

      The release of radioactive material occurred through pressure relief, uncontrolled release of radioactive steam, fires, explosions and leakage and seepage of (massive amounts of) contaminated water. Contrary to the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago this disaster happened in multiple reactors at once – and it is still ongoing.”  https://wiseinternational.org/campaign/fukushima-disaster

      Today, “the radiation levels on the site are far higher than any human could possibly survive, so engineers are using purpose-built “scorpion” robots with cameras attached to survey the scale of the damage. The latest attempt to harvest data on Fukushima failed after a robot designed by Toshiba to withstand high radiation levels died five times faster than expected.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/robots-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-dying-probe-clean-up-tepco-toshiba-reactor-nuclear-radiation-a7612396.html Another important article http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/06/fukushima-catastrophe-at-6-normalizing-radiation-exposure-demeans-women-and-kids-and-risks-their-health/

Nuclear Disaster – Never Again!

  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 March 10, 2017– 807th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protect the Sacred!

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Protect Pohakuloa!

Mauna kea

In the spirit of Kapu Aloha —

Stand Up! Speak Up!

And Never Give Up!

For Justice, Peace, & the Earth!

“You may think your actions are meaningless and that they won’t help, but that is no excuse, you must still act.” –Mohandas K. Gandhi

  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 March 3, 2017– 806th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office