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Kapu Aloha Needed Now More Than Ever!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Kapu Aloha Needed!

Now More Than Ever!

To Free Us from Our Addiction to

War & Violence

                                                               

      Kapu Aloha is a solemn pledge and commitment to live aloha (love and nonviolence) even under the most adverse circumstances. It shows respect for the dignity of all people, and can overcome fear, hate and racism, and help heal our broken world. All those at Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu are committed to Kapu Aloha to protect Sacred Mauna a Wakea.

      This week marks the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States – the largest single acts of weapon violence in the history of humankind. Let us remember and mourn the 150,000 lives lost on Aug. 6, 1945 in Hiroshima and the 75,000 lost 3 days later on Aug. 9 in Nagasaki; Let us also mourn the more than 30 people killed and dozens wounded recently in El Paso and Dayton. In Dayton 41 shots were fired in less than 30 seconds.

      The U.S. spends $32 million dollars per minute on war – every minute of every hour of every day of the year. The U.S. which represents only 5% of the world’s population, has 45% of the world’s guns. There are 390 million guns in the U.S. More guns than people. This includes 15-20 million military assault weapons, the kind used in the recent mass killings in El Paso and Dayton. In just the past 216 days, there have been 251 mass shootings in the U.S. By comparison, there was 1 mass shooting in Canada during this same time period.

      Gun violence in the U.S. is epidemic. Common sense actions are desperately needed. Universal background checks and an assault weapons ban would be a start. The U.S. needs to also end its addiction to war. Drastically cut the military budget: fund human needs and saving the planet from climate disaster instead. Science in Hawaii needs to Malama this place. Protect the Sacred. No TMT. Let us all commit to Kapu Aloha in life’s journey!  Mahalo.

“The taproot of all violence is our intent to use nuclear weapons.  Until we renounce that option, all other issues will pale in comparison.”  Richard  McSorley, US Jesuit priest

When Will We Ever Learn?

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.

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

For more information and to receive our posts go to   http://www.malu-aina.org/

August 9, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 933– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Press Conference 11AM in Hilo Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 at Wailoa pier near Suisan

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

Veterans for Peace Golden Rule Press Conference in Hilo 11AM Friday, Aug. 2, 2019at Wailoa pier near Suisan

Welcome to Hilo — Veterans for Peace

& the “Golden Rule”

                                

Veterans for peace delegation greet Kupuna on  Mauna Kea to express support for  Protecting  the Mauna, ending wars and bombing of Pohakuloa.                              

                              

      The “Golden Rule” historic Sailboat will be  visiting Hawaii and other

       islands in the Pacific on its journey for a nuclear-free world.                                                                                              

      The Golden Rule historic anti-nuke sailing ship just arrived in Hilo Harbor after a 25 day sail from San Diego on the first leg of her one year voyage through the Hawaiian Islands, Marshall Islands, Guam, Okinawa and finally to Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 2020 for the 75th anniversary of the U.S.atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August, 1945. The crew from San Diego to Hilo were Captain Milosz Kaczorowski  and crew members Chris Mayer, Tom Rogers, Tate Furr.

        61 years ago, in 1958, the Golden Rule’s crew attempted to stop U.S. atmospheric nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands by sailing from California to the Marshall Islands. However, the U.S. Coast Guard in Honolulu stopped the Captain and crew twice, arresting and jailing them. But their attempt gained international publicity to the dangers of the atmospheric nuclear testing and helped mobilize citizens throughout the world to put pressure on their governments to stop the testing. Atmospheric and underwater nuclear testing was finally stopped in 1963 with the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty https://www.britannica.com/event/Nuclear-Test-Ban-Treaty

     The Golden Rule will stay in the waters around the Big Island of Hawai’i for the month of August (Hilo Aug 1-27 and Kona Aug. 29-Sept 8) before 
heading to other Hawaiian islands.  The Veterans for Peace representatives welcome opportunities to speak to schools, churches and community groups about 
the history and current voyage of The Golden Rule and will be hosting visits to the historic sailboat.  Contact Veterans for Peace/Golden Rule here: 
Helen Jaccard, Operations Manager, 206-992-6364, helen.jaccard@gmail.com  Gerry Condon, National President of Veterans for Peace, 206-499-1220, 
gerrycondon@veteransforpeace.org  For more information see vfpgoldenruleproject.org and Facebook: GoldenRulePeaceBoat

                  For Peace, Justice, & 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.

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

For more information and to receive our posts go to   http://www.malu-aina.org/

August 2, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 932 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protect Mauna Kea & All Sacred Sites July 26, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Protect Mauna Kea & All Sacred Sites

TMT Should Respect Native Space