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Don’t Buy the Neocons selling war!

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Bankrupt the Business of War!

Kegan NulandJournalist Robert Parry says, “If the neoconservatives have their way again, U.S. ground troops will reoccupy Iraq, the U.S. military will take out Syria’s secular government (likely helping Al Qaeda and the Islamic State take over), and the U.S. Congress will not only kill the Iran nuclear deal but follow that with a massive increase in military spending.

Despite the disastrous Iraq War, neocons still dominate Official Washington’s inside-outside game, government policymakers coordinating with think-tank opinion leaders to keep world tensions high and money flowing to military projects, a process personified by Robert Kagan and Victoria Nuland.

Kagan and Nuland are a Washington insider power couple: Robert Kagan, a co-founder of the Project for the New American Century and an early advocate of the Iraq War, and his wife, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who engineered last year’s coup in Ukraine that started a nasty civil war and created a confrontation between nuclear-armed United States and Russia.

Kagan, who cut his teeth as a propaganda specialist in support of the Reagan administration’s brutal Central American policies in the 1980s, is now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a contributing columnist to The Washington Post’s neocon-dominated opinion pages.

Kagan’s (recent) column baited the Republican Party to do more than just object to President Barack Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal. Kagan called for an all-out commitment to neoconservative goals, including military escalations in the Middle East, belligerence toward Russia and casting aside fiscal discipline in favor of funneling tens of billions of new dollars to the Pentagon. Kagan also showed how the neocons’ world view remains the conventional wisdom of Official Washington despite their disastrous Iraq War. The neocon narrative gets repeated over and over in the mainstream media no matter how delusional it is…”

                                                                              See the full article by Robert Parry here http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article42430.htm

Feed the People!   Starve the War Machine!

  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 31, 2015 – 723rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Down Size the Military: End War & Save the Planet!

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Time to Down Size the Military

Meetings have been taking place on Oahu about possible troop reductions in Hawaii. Many of Hawaii politicians have been groveling for the military to stay at full strength. Honolulu Mayor Kurt Caldwell said: “We love what you do.” U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, Representative Tulsi Gabbard, State Senator Gil Kahele, etc. echoed similar concerns. Little or nothing from the politicians about the military mess of polluted lands and unexploded ordnance that needs to be cleaned up, nor the burden placed on affordable housing and schools, etc. due to the large presence of U.S. military troops in Hawaii. The groveling politicians were pathetic and disgusting. Only sovereignty activists and grass roots community people spoke in support of military down sizing; about the ongoing illegal U.S. military occupation of Hawaii and the military involvement in the illegal overthrow of Queen Lili’uokalani in 1893 to benefit the sugar interests, and the continuing down side costs of the U.S. military presence in Hawaii.

The Army has decided to remove hundreds of Stryker Vehicles (19-ton wheeled tanks) from Hawaii. That’s a good thing. These Strykers destroyed aina at Schofield, Makua, Pohakuloa, etc. Good riddance to them, but there is a lot more to go. Below is just one example.

F-35 costs

The U.S. military is the world’s largest consumer of oil and largest emitter of CO2 causing climate change. It’s time we put an end to war and redirect funds from destroying people and the planet to more positive pursuits. I’m sure you can add to the list above where tax dollars could be used more wisely. All Hawaii and the world stand together!

End War!  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 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 24, 2015 – 722nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Obama to Out Bomb Bush!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

          Obama On Track To Drop More

Bombs Than Bush

BOMBERS
U.S. Central Command’s latest figures on its aerial bombardment of Iraq and Syria reveal that this is the heaviest U.S. bombing campaign since President George W. Bush’s “Shock and Awe” campaign against Iraq in 2003. In the campaign’s first ten months from August 2014 to May 2015, the U.S. and its allies conducted 15,245 air strikes, or an average of 51 air strikes per day.

      “This is only the latest campaign in a 15-year global air war, largely ignored by U.S. media, in which the United States and its allies have conducted at least 118,000 air strikes against other countries since 2000. The 47,000 air strikes conducted in the 6 ½ years since President Barack Obama took office are only a small reduction from the 70,000 in eight years of the Bush administration, and the current campaign will easily make up that deficit if it continues at this intensity until Obama leaves office…

After 118,000 air strikes, millions of casualties, trillions of dollars squandered, and country after country plunged into chaos, the U.S. has failed to gain political control over any of them.

But our complacent leaders and their self-satisfied advisers blunder on, debating who to threaten or attack next: Russia? China? Iran? Which “threat” provides the best pretext for further U.S. military expansion? U.S. war-making is not just dangerous and irrational. It is also a crime…” See the full article by Nicolas J S Davies here https://www.popularresistance.org/obama-on-track-to-drop-more-bombs-than-bush/

Stop Endless U.S. Criminal Wars!

  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 17, 2015 – 721st week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

End All War! Live Aloha!

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

End U.S. Addiction To War

When you define something as war, violence becomes the only means.

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Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror, or How to Make War on Everything

      Despite talk of promoting “freedom and democracy,” U.S. military interventions have been going on for a very long time. Native Americans, the Nation of Hawaii, and a long list of other countries, especially since WWII, can speak to this. Today, the policies of Democrats and Republicans — of Clinton, Bush I, Bush 2, and Obama are all much the same – serve Wall St. and the corporate elite and declare WAR on anyone or anything that gets in the way! The war industry now rules. It has a life of its own and has spread to militarize domestic police forces and private security firms.

      William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) says “War on drugsWar on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the weapons and tactics for you.  It limits the terms of debate before you even begin. It answers questions before they’re even asked.

When you define something as war, it dictates the use of the military (or militarized police forces, prisons, and other forms of coercion) as the primary instruments of policy.  Violence becomes the means of decision, total victory the goal.  Anyone who suggests otherwise is labeled a dreamer, an appeaser, or even a traitor.”

To read the full story by William J. Astore, see http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176016/

      We are seeing an increasing war on the homeless, and beware: Governor Ige has declared war (disguised of course) on the Mauna Kea Protectors. To deny toilet facilities at the Mauna Kea Visitors center to protectors and visitors is insulting and more… Stop TMT! Sacred Mauna over Money!

End All War! Time to Live Aloha!

  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 3, 2015 – 719th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protect Mauna Kea!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

    PROTECT THE SACRED!

       On Wednesday, June 24th construction of the $1.5 Billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea was again halted by more than 700 people standing together to protect the sacred temple from further desecration. 13 telescopes currently exist on the Mauna.

It was an awesome gathering on the Mauna. Following prayers and chants, keiki gave ti-leaf lei to the police and exchanged hugs to start the day. How good is that. Not a dry eye around. Mahalo to all who came in a spirit of “Kapu Aloha” to stand for the sacred above dollars.

line of keikiKeiki lei to police (640x480)
     As the construction caravan tried to push its way up the mountain with police in front, line after line of protectors chanted, prayed, sang, and stood firm in saying We are Mauna Kea. No TMT.

prayer

Photos tell the story better than words. See the links below.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/slideshow?widgetid=159787

https://www.facebook.com/OiwiTV/photos_stream

      12 more protectors were arrested June 24th in addition to the 31 arrested on April 2nd. Several of those arrested in April are requesting to engage in Ho’oponopono (an Hawaiian cultural process to make right) with Governor David Ige, TMT President Henry Yang, University of Hawaii President David Lassner, and DLNR Deputy Director, Kekoa Kaluhiwa and/or their representatives. The request is supported by Hawaii County Prosecutor, Mitch Roth, and Hawaii District Court Judge Barbara Takase.

Ho’oponopono Not More Desecration!

  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 26, 2015 – 718th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office