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U.S. Military — “Gangster for Capitalism”

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

War is a Racket”

I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.” Major General Smedley D. Butler, two time U.S. medal of honor winner, America’s most decorated soldier.

     The USA Imperial military has been marching overseas continuously since the 1893 overthrow of Hawaii. In Hawaii it was for corporate sugar interests and military bases for projecting U.S. power and domination. Today, including US ongoing wars and many global covert “Special Ops” it’s still about corporate interests including oil, power, domination, and the arms merchants of death – Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumann, General Dynamics, etc. It’s not about “Freedom & Democracy,” but does anyone care?

     Today’s migrants (really refugees) from Central America and other places around the world are often fleeing countries where the U.S. created or supported military coups for corporate interests that led to extreme poverty, violence, repression and chaos. See a list of countries.

https://williamblum.org/essays/read/overthrowing-other-peoples-governments-the-master-list

Do you think the U.S. might just have something to do with people fleeing their countries?

Stand Up for Justice, Peace, and the Earth!

  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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October 26, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 892nd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

The Road to Fascism

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

US on the Road to Fascism

Fascism – a simple definition: a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often sexism and racism.

      Some Key Early Warning Signs of Fascism include: Supremacy of the Military, Extreme Nationalism, Obsession with National Security, Corporate Power Protected and Labor Suppressed, Rampant Cronyism & Corruption, Controlled Mass Media.

      Many people in the U.S. see the U.S. as spreading “freedom & democracy” around the world. The American narrative is that the U.S. is “the good guy” and the major problems in the world are caused by others out there – the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, etc. This is contrary to how much of the world views the U.S. To many around the world the U.S. is viewed as a global empire waging wars of aggression and overthrowing governments on behalf of corporate interests. While the U.S. accuses others of meddling in U.S. elections, its own citizens seem to completely ignore the long list of governments the U.S. has overthrown, overtly and covertly. See –https://williamblum.org/essays/read/overthrowing-other-peoples-governments-the-master-list

      Case in point. Consider the U.S. narrative for Hawaii. How many Americans, including residents in Hawaii, view the U.S. as an illegal occupying power of an independent nation state –The Hawaiian Kingdom? Isn’t it time we correct our vision. Learn the truth and begin to see the world from the eyes of others. 

For more on Hawaii history see https://hawaiiankingdom.org/

For more on U.S. on the road to Fascism see http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50388.htm

Free Your Mind! Do Not Be Silent! Speak Up Now!

Free Hawaii!

  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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October 19, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 891st week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stop Climate Disaster & Military Madness

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Stop Climate Disaster & Military Madness:

Two Sides of the Same Coin

      An international panel of scientists reported this week that humans are facing immediate life-or-death choices in dealing with climate change. Too many US political leaders have their heads in the sand on this all encompassing issue of human-caused global warming and the danger of nuclear war. Unless immediate action is taken unprecedented disaster looms over planet earth. For more details —  See https://www.thenation.com/article/1-5-to-stay-alive-says-landmark-un-climate-report/

      Case in point: Johnston Island (Kalama atoll) is located approximately 750 miles southwest of Hawaii Island. Johnston Island approximately 2 miles long and ½ mile wide is one of the most military polluted places on earth. (Pohakuloa, Pearl Harbor,  too!) The original size of Johnston Is. was 19 hectors. By dredging the military increased it’s size 10 fold. With climate change increasing storms and rising sea levels, Johnston Island will likely be dramatically reduced in size if not completely covered by rising seas. 12 US atomic and hydrogen bombs were exploded above Johnston island in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Two nuclear weapons exploded on the launch pad contaminating the island with toxic plutonium. The plutonium was bulldozed into the lagoon so that nuclear testing could continue. Johnston Island was also home to chemical and biological weapons and the weapons (including agent orange) were incinerated there. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnston_Island

                      

         Johnston Island with Sand island at bottom                          

 

 

 

 

Nuclear armed missile explodes in 1962 on Johnston Island

 

     According to the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) the east side of Hawaii island has the highest concentration of plutonium in the soil from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing of 65 random sites tested north and south latitude. The east side of Hawaii Island also was the highest rainfall site tested and there is a possible correlation to the nuclear tests conducted at Johnson Island, upper jet stream winds and rain-out of plutonium.  See http://www.davistownmuseum.org/cbm/RadxPlutonium.html

      Recently now abandoned Johnston Island was hit by Hurricane Wakala. It is simply the latest of several hurricanes to hit Johnston. Are US military chemical, biological contaminants and plutonium being carried by the currents in the recent high swells of Hurricane Wakala to hit Hawaii’s shores?

Act Now for Malama Honua & Global Nuclear Disarmament!

  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
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October 12, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 890th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

There is such a thing as acting too late!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Trump & the War Hawks Prepare to Destroy the World

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves forward its symbolic Doomsday Clock – two minutes to midnight – Global Annihilation!

Trumps Hubris Knows No Bounds

In one week Trump and his neocon henchmen threatened Iran, Syria, China, Venezuela and Russia. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50364.htm

The U.S. suggested that the U.S. Navy might blockade Russia because of its energy trade. – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50363.htm  

US Would Preemptively Destroy Russian Warheads, Envoy Warns https://news.antiwar.com/2018/10/02/us-would-preemptively-destroy-russian-warheads-envoy-warns/

China: Security Talks Canceled at US Request. Foreign Ministry: US requested postponement because of tensions https://news.antiwar.com/2018/10/02/china-security-talks-cancelled-at-us-request/

Will Organized Human Life Survive? by Noam Chomsky A talk at St. Olaf College September 24th, 2018  https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/09/will-organized-human-life-survive/

The Final Word: Never Give Up!

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.”
— M.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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October 5, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 889th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stop the next war before it starts!

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Danger of Escalating War!

Beware of “False Flag” Trigger Event

      The U.S. and Israel have no respect for the sovereignty of other nations. They act as if it is their right to bomb any country they want. Increasing tensions over Syria and Iran could escalate quickly into a global war involving Russia and other countries, including the possible use of nuclear weapons. See the Path to WWIII http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50313.htm

      U.S. national security advisor, John Bolton and U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo continue to beat the drums of war with threats and more threats at an ever increasing pace, including warning of regime change. Bolton: “We will come after you… There will be hell to pay.”  See https://mondoweiss.net/2018/09/channels-netanyahu-mongers/

https://www.timesofisrael.com/irans-rouhani-says-israel-the-most-daunting-threat-to-world-peace/

      The increasing U.S. rhetoric against Iran is sounding more and more like the run up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the phony U.S. claim of Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) that didn’t exist. The U.S. media helped sell the illegal U.S. war of aggression on Iraq. Will they do the same again with Iran? Don’t buy into it. Don’t buy war! Iran poses no more of a threat to the U.S. than Iraq did. It’s all hype.

      Trump tore up the Iran nuclear deal, despite the fact that Iran was adhering to it and despite the wishes of the other countries that were signatories to it. Now he is imposing draconian sanctions that are hurting the Iranian people. Don’t let Trump do to Iran what Bush did to Iraq. We need diplomacy not war. Act now to stop the next war before it starts. And don’t forget…

  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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September 28, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 888th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office