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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

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

Step Back From the Brink of Nuclear War!

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Fate of the Earth!

“A war between the world’s two nuclear superpowers could extinguish human life on a gigantic scale while plunging the Earth into cataclysmic ‘nuclear winter.” 

                                                              

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/07/04/trump-putin-meeting-and-fate-earth?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email

      “This moment in human history is not about Trump. It’s not about Putin. It’s not about whether you despise either or neither or both. What’s at stake in the dynamics between them is life on this planet.

      “Whatever the truth may be about Russian interference in the U.S. election last year, an overarching truth continues to bind the fates of Russians, Americans and the rest of humanity. No matter how much we might wish to forget or deny it, we are tied together by a fraying thread of relations between two nations that possess 93 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. Right now it is not popular to say so, but we desperately need each other to enhance the odds of human survival.”

North Korea!

     This week’s North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile adds to global dangers of nuclear war. The U.S./South Korea answering North Korea’s test with missile tests of their own only adds fuel to the fire in a region that is an explosive powder keg. Russia and China’s proposal seems like a reasonable first step to defuse the dangerous situation: North Korea declares a moratorium on any further nuclear or missile tests and the U.S./South Korea refrain from large scale military exercises.

Negotiate, Don’t Escalate!  

Diplomacy 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 July 7, 2017– 824th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Attack at June 30, 2017 Hilo peace vigil

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Attack at June 30, 2017 Hilo peace vigil

For the record.  At approximately 3:30PM June 30, 2017 a late model 4 door Honda, dark grey or black was parked at the curb near the Hilo Post office with a male driver (white, long haired and beard.  Looked similar to Dog the bounty Hunter.)  As I walked on the side walk back to my corner leafleting post from using the Post office rest room the man held up his middle finger inside his closed window.  I didn’t react at all just kept walking.  A little while later the car pulls up to the traffic light.  I noticed the same man driving and holding his middle finger up again inside his closed window.  I saw a woman in the passenger seat.  The car was first in line at the traffic red light with me on the corner sidewalk.  Then the man’s power window came down. and he said in a strong southern accent.  “Since you hate America so much why don’t you just leave the country?”  And then he opens his car door and I immediately moved north back down the sidewalk toward the post office.  The man proceeds to yell (unintelligible) and then kicks down our plywood sign that says “Stop the Bombing.”  He then gets back in his car and drives off.  I didn’t get the license #. Malie Sellers and I were the only two there at the vigil at the time. Others had not yet arrived.  Malie was down under the shade tree sitting in a chair quite a distance away and did not see what happened.

The times they are a changing and for the worst.  I urge all who can to come join the weekly Hilo peace vigil 3:30 -5PM on Fridays at the downtown Hilo Post office with set up at 3PM.  There is more safety for all in numbers.
Mahalo.

— 

Jim Albertini

 

U.S. Propaganda for Endless War!

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Russia! Russia! Russia!

     In George Orwell’s famous book —1984, the purpose of the Ministry of Truth is to wage Propaganda; The Ministry of Peace wages War; The Ministry of Love Tortures Political Prisoners; and the Ministry of Plenty Rations Food, Health care, etc. and gets people on the bottom fighting against each other while ignoring the increasing concentration of wealth at the top. Each ministry does the opposite of what it says.

     Beware of a “False Flag” event designed to trigger a major escalation in war fighting against Syria, Iran, and/or Russia. Don’t buy into it.

     A “false flag” describes covert operations that are designed to deceive in such a way that activities appear as though they are being carried out by entities, groups, or nations other than those who actually planned and executed them. Past examples include: the false claim of a North Vietnam attack on a U.S. warship in Tonkin Gulf to trigger U.S. bombing; Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) that didn’t exist to trigger U.S. bombing; the false accusation that the Syrian Government used Sarin nerve gas to trigger U.S. bombing.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47337.htm

https://www.welt.de/politik/ausland/article165905578/Trump-s-Red-Line.html

Question More! And 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 June 30, 2017– 823rd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office