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American Wars and Self-Decline

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

American Wars and Self-Decline

The United States already spends more on the military than the next 10 countries combined.

See 4 minute video by Robert Reich on the Military-Industrial Drain. You can go to www.malu-aina.org and click on the link to the video or go to

https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1990014571011129/UzpfSTEwMDAwMDcwMzMyNjI0ODoxOTIxNTA5NDI0NTQ5MTUw/

Does the US government actually oppose dictatorships and champion democracy around the world?

In Case You Missed It the US Provides Military Assistance to 73 Percent of World’s Dictatorships http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49647.htm

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock stands at two minutes before midnight. Midnight is the hour of global nuclear destruction. We all have a voice. Future generations are waiting for us to speak out now for global nuclear disarmament. It’s not just about North Korea. The USA, the world’s largest nuclear armed nation, needs to lead the way by example.

Protest RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

See www.malu-aina.org for details

  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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June 22, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 874th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

     From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 Some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. RIMPAC includes the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the middle of Hawaii island. 

     Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, farms, and businesses.  We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC  bombing of our island home.  We ask that the bombing be stopped immediately. 

     Mayor Harry Kim has said due to the Kilauea eruption “needs are greater than we’ve ever seen.” If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii island, forgo RIMPAC 2018 and use the money for housing and other lava relief efforts.

If you would like to add your name to this statement for public release to the news media and government officials, please email Donna Grabow <meridianwoman@yahoo.com>  by  June 18, 2018 

U.S. President Donald Trump just cancelled U.S. South Korea joint military exercises and labeled them “provocative and expensive.” The same can be said about RIMPAC!

PROTEST RIMPAC

A peaceful protest of RIMPAC 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) main gate from 10AM-12 noon. A RIMPAC protest is also schedule on Oahu at Pearl Harbor at the same time and date.

Please pass the word to others.

Community forums and additional protests of RIMPAC are being planned in Hilo and Kona. To get involved check out the www.malu-aina.org website

For Peace, Justice and a Nuclear-Free Pacific & World

  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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June 15, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 873rd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protest RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

     From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 Some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. RIMPAC includes the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the middle of Hawaii island. 

     Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, farms, and businesses.  We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC  bombing of our island home.  We ask that the bombing be stopped immediately. 

     Mayor Harry Kim has said due to the Kilauea eruption “needs are greater than we’ve ever seen.” If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii island, forgo RIMPAC 2018 and use the money for housing and other lava relief efforts.

If you would like to add your name to this statement for public release to the news media and government officials, please email U.S. President Donald Trump just cancelled U.S. South Korea joint military exercises and labeled them “provocative and expensive.” The same can be said about RIMPAC!

PROTEST RIMPAC

A peaceful protest of RIMPAC 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) main gate from 10AM-12 noon. A RIMPAC protest is also schedule on Oahu at Pearl Harbor at the same time and date. Please pass the word to others.

Community forums and additional protests of RIMPAC are being planned in Hilo and Kona. To get involved check out the www.malu-aina.org website

For Peace, Justice and a Nuclear-Free Pacific & World

  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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June 15, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 873rd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Come on Brothers & Sisters: Stand Up & Protest RIMPAC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Come on Brothers & Sisters:

Stand Up & Protest!

      What has happened to the spirit of nonviolent resistance? Where have all the justiceseekers and peacemakers gone? Have we been so beaten down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves and the planet? Are we so consumed by fear or with looking down at our cell phones that we are incapable of standing up for our rights and the rights of others? What are the forces that helped create a demoralized, passive, population?

      These are serious questions that we need to answer. Bruce E. Levine is a practicing clinical psychologist who addresses some of these questions in his latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite.  You can read an article by Levine here: https://www.alternet.org/are-americans-broken-people-heres-why-weve-stopped-fighting-back-against-forces-oppression?src=newsletter1092898

      Here in Hawaii we have RIMPAC 2018 coming up June 27th till August 2nd. Some 26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. This year, even Israel who has been massacring Palestinians, and threatening war on Iran is coming to Hawaii to practice its warmaking. Included in RIMPAC is air, land, and sea military live-fire. The 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island, will be subjected to multi nation bombardment. PTA is known to be contaminated with radiation and a wide range of military toxins from 75 years of bombing and RIMPAC 2018 will add to the toxins here in our midst and resuspend Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide particles present at PTA. According to Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD with 24 years in the Army Medical Corps says inhaling DU oxide dust particles is the most deadly form of radiation. DU can not only cause various cancers, but it can cause genetic damage that can be passed on to future generations. DU has a half life of 4.5 billion years. The question is now being asked — does bombing a site known to be contaminated with DU constitute “human experimentation” that requires prior consent?

      RIMPAC, the world’s largest international war exercise, is now organized out of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, based on Oahu at Camp H.M (“Howling Mad”) Smith, located in Halawa Heights above Aloha Stadium. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command controls military activity in more than 60% of the earth’s surface.

      Hawaiian activist, Ruth Aloua, says: “People in every district on the island can hear and feel the bombs drop on Pohakuloa…. Why is not the wider collective saying anything?”

Break the Silence Now! Speak Up! Stand Up!

  1. 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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June 8, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 872nd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stopping Terrorism!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

How to Stop Terrorist Attacks!

 “If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize to all the widows and orphans, the tortured and impoverished, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. Then I would announce, in all sincerity, to every corner of the world, that America’s global interventions have come to an end, and inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the USA but now — oddly enough — a foreign country. Would then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims. There would be more than enough money. One year’s military budget of 330 billion dollars (now 686 billion dollars) is equal to more than $18,000 an hour (now $36,000 an hour) for every hour since Jesus Christ was born. That’s what I’d do on my first three days in the White House. On the fourth day, I’d be assassinated.”  

  • William Blum, author of “Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II,” and “Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower”

U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower was right in 1960 when he warned about the undue influence of the military-industrial complex (MIC). It’s much worse today than he could have ever imagined 58 years ago.  Here’s a quote to ponder from American novelist E.L. Doctorow:

“The bomb was first a weapon.  Then it became our diplomacy.  Then it became our economy.  Then it became our identity.  We have become the people of the bomb.”
I would add that in spiritual terms the military-industrial complex and the bomb are forms of demonic possession.

The US is great at telling other countries to give up the bomb: Libya, North Korea, Iran, etc. but God forbid the US consider giving up the bomb.  What ever happened to the spiritual principle of leading by example?  And what about us leading by example?

Make 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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June 1, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 871st week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

DISASTERS: the poor always suffer the most

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Disasters!

It seems the poor always suffer the most

      Whether it’s natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, lava flows, etc.) or man made disasters (war, climate disaster, toxic pollution, etc.) it seems the poor always suffer the most. The rich have more options. The poor have few, if any, options.

      In most natural disasters, those with money can easily relocate, and often have a second or third home to go. Some poor people don’t even have enough gas money to get to a disaster shelter. Who bore the burden in hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, and hurricane Harvey in Houston? Poor communities also usually bear the burden of toxic pollution. Flint Michigan’s lead water is a case in point. The Hawaiian Homestead area in Keaukaha in Hilo has as a next door toxic neighbor -–the airport, dump, fuel tanks, sewage plant, harbor, chemicals, etc.

      In wars such as Vietnam, the rich like Donald Trump and George Bush, easily found ways to avoid the draft and they certainly didn’t go to jail for nonviolent resistance to the war. The poor end up drafted or enlisting and dying in a rich man’s war for resources. In today’s wars, those being killed, injured and made refugees are disproportionately poor. Look at Palestine, Syria, etc.

      Puna, Hawaii, the site of the current lava flow, is the poorest district in the state, with thousands of lots in substandard subdivisions, many in high risk lava zones or near the toxic neighbor –Puna Geothermal Venture. Read the book “Land & Power in Hawaii” by George Cooper and Gaven Daws. Also read the article by Alan D. McNarie http://www.civilbeat.org/2018/05/big-island-how-land-schemes-turned-lava-fields-into-subdivisions/ By contrast the Kona-Kohala coast on the west side of Hawaii island is known as the Gold Coast with it’s many rich gated communities and high end resorts. The resorts never built housing for their employees, so many employees have to commute from distant Puna and Ka’u poor districts. Economic apartheid!

      I haven’t heard of one hotel offering free or discounted rooms to people displaced from the lava. And what of long range plans for people who have been displaced and have lost their homes, farms, businesses, etc.? Is it not the role of government to help? But where will the money come from you ask? That’s easy. From the FY 2019 Donald Trump proposed U.S. military budget of $681.1 billion. After all, what are we defending? And once we have recovered from disaster, we can begin the work of building a new economy from the ground up. That starts with growing food to feed Hawaii’s population instead of importing 90% of food consumed here. That will demand policy changes away from addiction to war and catering to the rich. The endless growth of tourism and militarism is killing Hawaii and the planet. Pele is telling us we need a fresh start and that we need to work together.

Live Aloha! Blessed are the Poor…

  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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May 25, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 870th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office