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War Propaganda

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Propaganda War!

armchair generalsWAR IS US

      Medea Benjamin has a piece about the war mongering of the mainstream press. See http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/10/fourth-estate-flames-us-medias-award-winning-war-propaganda

There is a constant stream of “be very afraid of Muslims, we must bomb that country, no this country, no, the other country again.” Our economy, with most of the good paying manufacturing jobs sent after slave labor abroad, is increasingly dependent on what is euphemistically called “defense spending.”

This combination of a war economy and war propaganda hasn’t been this organized anywhere on the planet since the Third Reich.

Don’t Be Bamboozled!   Stop the 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 (Oct. 24, 2014 – 683rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

We reap what we sow!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Reaping the Whirlwind!

For they sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. (Hosea 8:7)

     What we do to the land, the water and air, we do to ourselves. We reap what we sow. Modern day industrial capitalism seeks short term profit with little or no thought to long term consequences. It is finally catching up with us on a global scale. The evidence is crystal clear: climate change with more frequent and intense storms, droughts, wild fires, rising sea levels, global warming, and corporate driven resource wars and pollution of the planet at unprecedented levels.

     As I write, Hurricane Ana is bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands. The second tropical storm/hurricane in 3 months. A lava flow is threatening residential communities in the Puna District of Hawaii Island where geothermal energy production has been taking place in utter disregard for the sacred nature of Hawaiian religious beliefs in Pele, the goddess of the Volcano. And Hawaiians are standing in protest of the desecration of their sacred temple – Mauna Kea by TMT – too many telescopes.

     One of the least recognized and talked about aspects of “Reaping the Whirlwind” has to do with militarism and war. The U.S. military is the largest single consumer of oil on the planet and the largest emitter of CO2. The U.S. military is the greatest polluter the world has ever known. Examples include vast pollution from chemical, biological, and nuclear weapon production and testing, and the present day use of Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions in warfare. Case in point – modern day Iraq and DU use in Hawaii.

     Iraqi doctors call the use of DU munitions in Iraq by U.S. and British military, “Genocide.” In an Oct. 14, 2014 article by reporter Dahr Jamail in Truthout, it’s stated that

“Contamination from depleted uranium (DU) munitions is causing sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq, according to numerous Iraqi doctors. .Iraqi doctors and prominent scientists believe that DU contamination is also connected to the emergence of diseases that were not previously seen in Iraq, such as new illnesses in the kidney, lungs and liver, as well as total immune system collapse. DU contamination may also be connected to the steep rise in leukemia, renal and anemia cases, especially among children, being reported throughout (Iraq). There has also been a dramatic jump in miscarriages and premature births among Iraqi women, particularly in areas where heavy US military operations occurred, such as Fallujah during 2004, and Basra during the 1991 US war on Iraq. It is estimated that the United States used 350 tons of DU munitions in Iraq during the 1991 war, and 1,200 tons during its 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation.” (See the complete article here http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26703-iraqi-doctors-call-depleted-uranium-use-genocide)

What about DU use in Hawaii?

     The U.S. military has confirmed that DU munitions have been fired at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii island and Schofield Barracks on Oahu and possibly other sites. The full extent of DU use remains unknown. The U.S. continues to bomb military sites in Hawaii known to be contaminated with DU – up to 14.8 million live-rounds annually at PTA alone. Without comprehensive testing, monitoring, and study of possible effects, the answers to citizen questions remain blowing in the wind.

Stop the Bombing!  Stop the Wars!  Respect the Sacred!

“We can’t keep on desecrating.”

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 (Oct. 17, 2014 – 682nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

All Hawaii Stand Together – We can’t keep on desecrating.

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

“All Hawaii Stand Together”

Protet Mauna Kea
      Some years back, Hawaiian legendary composer and musician, Liko Martin, wrote a song entitled “All Hawaii Stand Together – Hawai’i Loa Ku Like Kakou. That song has become a modern day anthem of Hawaiian sovereignty to save the land. Liko Martin, together with Laulani Teale, Kaliko Kanaele, and others, sang that song on Tuesday, Oct. 7th a top Mauna a Wakea — Mauna Kea. The occasion was a coming together, especially of young Native Hawaiians, to protect the Mauna from the desecration of building a $1.4 billion dollar, 18 story high Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in the summit area. Hundreds of people chanted and prayed with aloha at Pu’uhuluhulu to protect Mauna Kea. Dozens then traveled to the summit area to chant, pray and offer ho’okupu and through peaceful, non-violent action block the ground breaking ceremonies for the TMT.

      Kaliko Kanaele of the Royal Order of Kamehameha put the matter sharply and spoke for many when he said “We can’t keep on desecrating.” The sacred Mauna is already dominated and desecrated by too many telescopes. Kaliko’s words of wisdom apply equally to the continued bombing at Pohakuloa, the drilling into Pele for geothermal energy, and the overall profit driven pollution of the planet causing a global climate crisis and endless wars.  “We can’t keep on desecrating.”

      It is time for people everywhere to stand together and put the sacred before the almighty dollar in both word and deed. It is time to demonstrate through our actions what God or Gods to whom we pray.  Stopping the desecration by TMT (Too Many Telescopes) on Mauna Kea is an important start.

      It is especially important that people of faith, whose god is not the dollar, — Catholics, Methodist, UCC, New Hope, etc. –all spiritual believers, stand in solidarity with Native Hawaiian practitioners in prayer and action to protect the sacred temple — Mauna Kea. We all have responsibility to aloha one another, especially the host culture’s spiritual beliefs in the place where we live and call home.

 See photos and articles about Mauna Kea Oct. 7, 2014   http://malu-aina.org/?p=2751

We can’t keep on desecrating.”

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 (Oct. 10, 2014 – 681st week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Photo from Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 Hilo Peace Vigil

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Oct. 3, 2014 drone protestReminder: Sat. Oct. 4th drone protest at Hilo Home Depot 10AM till noon on the Maka’ala St. sidewalk fronting Home Depot.  Please come and pass the word to Boycott Honeywell consumer products in protest of Honeywell’s profiting from making components of Killer drones such as the MQ-9 Reaper.

Join Hilo Protest to Ban Killer Drones & Boycott Honeywell

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

JOIN THE “BAN KILLER DRONES” PROTEST: BOYCOTT HONEYWELL!
ON SATURDAY, OCT. 4TH  HOME DEPOT AND WALMART SHOPPERS in HILO WILL BE ASKED TO

BOYCOTT HONEYWELL PRODUCTS TO PROTEST DRONES AND WAR.
Meet on Maka’ala St. sidewalk fronting Home Depot 10AM

 

ATTENTION HOME

DEPOT & WALMART

SHOPPERS!

      Please consider not buying any HONEYWELL products – such as stand or ceiling fans, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, etc. HONEYWELL is a war profiteer, making hundreds of millions on weapons, including the engine and other equipment for the MQ-9 Reaper drone, the world’s #1 killer drone.

      The Reaper and other US killer drones are responsible for the illegal killing of thousands in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, and now more in Iraq and Syria, where they are key to the new war.

drone wedding killingMembers of a wedding party killed by US drones in Yemen December 2013.

HONEYWELL spends millions to “buy” members of Congress who make decisions that bring the company millions and millions in profit.

HONEYWELL is also involved in:

  • Making nuclear weapons, Fracking, Canadian tar sands mining for oil, The Keystone XL Pipeline, Making weapons for the Israeli Defense Force, The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that will harm US workers, Attempts to cut Social Security and other benefit programs, Environmental contamination, Corporate Misconduct.

Boycott Honeywell Consumer Products!

Honeywell Profits from Drone Killing, War, & Political Bribery!

Honeywell is NOT your friend!

For more information:

www.badhoneywell.org

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 (Oct. 3, 2014 – 680th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office