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Preventing Global Nuclear War!

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

God Help Us!

Climate disaster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, …, wild fires burning in multiple states, Trump ending DACA immigrant protection, and now possible global Nuclear War!

                                  

                                                 

      North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is acutely aware of the brutal end of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi following U.S. military interventions, after they abandoned their so-called weapons of mass destruction.

      “There is no other way to solve the North Korean nuclear issue, save that of peaceful dialogue” said Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin joined urgent calls for deescalation and diplomacy, deeming the military option “a dead end. “Ramping up military hysteria in such conditions is senseless,” Putin told reporters at the end of the 2017 BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China. “It could lead to a global, planetary catastrophe and a huge loss of human life,” Putin concluded. https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/05/warning-planetary-catastrophe-putin-joins-calls-diplomacy-north-korea

      China’s Ministry of Defense warned that China ‘would not allow’ US or South Korea troops to enter North Korea. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47738.htm People need to understand the history of the Korean war and how it shapes the current situation in Asia. https://popularresistance.org/who-really-started-the-korean-war/

Diplomacy and Negotiations!

      What’s needed? First, negotiate a decades-overdue armistice, mutual non-aggression pact among the two Koreas and the U.S. Then negotiate a global nuclear disarmament treaty, led by the leading nuclear armed powers – the U.S. and Russia. But Diplomacy not War will not happen without an aroused and reinvigorated global peace movement demanding action for planetary survival.

      Where are U.S. voices for peace? One commentator said: U.S. people are too busy playing games on their cell phones and computers. Plus, as long as their beer is cold, and endless sporting events are on TV, people are distracted and sedated.

     Future generations depend on us speaking up now!

No Nuclear War!      Peace Now!

  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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet September 8, 2017– 833rd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Climate Disaster & Nuclear War!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The Fire Next Time!

Climate disaster and nuclear war pose the two greatest threats to life on the planet.

      Poor Houston and the Gulf Coast region! The catastrophe is still unfolding with unprecedented rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Houston is experiencing its third “500-year” flood in 3 years! The death toll is mounting as I write. Homes and businesses destroyed in the thousands. The damage to property very likely will be in the tens of billions of dollars.

      Houston is known as “Petro Metro” and is home to more than a dozen oil refineries. The people who live closest to these industrial sites are low income and minority communities. Poor people of color bear the greatest burden of climate change, harmful pollution, and have the fewest options when natural or man-made disaster strikes. They do not have vacation homes and private country clubs to relocate to like the Trump, Bush, and corporate CEO families. The ordinary people of Texas and Louisiana effected by this flooding need support and I encourage all of us to do what we can to help.

“God gave Noah the rainbow sign/ No more water/  the fire next time.”           

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

    The risk of nuclear war, by accident or design, is at it’s highest point since the end of the cold war. Tensions with North Korea, Russia, China, Iran, etc. could spiral out of control very quickly into the use of nuclear weapons. Accidents also happen as shown by two recent collisions of billion dollar U.S. warships. Any use of nuclear weapons in the world could make the catastrophe in Texas pale in comparison.

     Who is the biggest threat to world peace? Consider the following. The US has 800 military bases in 63 countries worldwide, and military personnel presently active in 156 countries. The US has been at war or in a military conflict for 224 of its 241 years in existence. The US defense budget is higher than the defense budgets of the next 8 countries combined. The US is the only country that has ever dropped a nuclear bomb on a population, killing 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US has 6,800 nuclear weapons and is planning to spend $1 trillion dollars to modernize its nuclear arsenal.

Malama Honua ( Take Care of the Earth)

Wage 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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet September 1, 2017– 832nd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

 

 

The Blind Following the Blind: More War!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

AFGHANISTAN

Graveyard of Empires!

                                              

Trump Proclaims

Full Speed Ahead into longest war in U.S. history

16 years and no end in sight

With Trillions of dollars spent on war by the U.S. over the last 16 years, with millions of lives lost, country after country destroyed and turned into chaos (Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, etc.) resulting in increased hatred against the U.S., Trump has announced he is going to expand U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan. The only winner will be the U.S. military-industrial complex. What happened to the “No More Intervention” Donald?  Looks like he has been made to heel by the more-war neocons, his cabinet of Goldman Sachs bankers and generals surrounding him.

Stand up! Speak up! No More 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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet August 25, 2017– 831st week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

From Charlottesville to Mauna Kea

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

U.S. Racism on Display

     Recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia put on full display blatant racism, hate, bigotry and violence by white nationalists carrying Nazi and Confederate flags. One person was killed and many injured when a white nationalist rammed his vehicle at high speed into a crowd of counter protesters.  President Trump, like many whites, is in denial about the great racial divide in the U.S.

     Donald Trump on Tuesday in a press conference at N.Y. Trump Tower, appeared to backslide from previous scripted comments condemning racism, hate and violence. Even David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, thanked Trump for his “honesty and courage” in his most recent comments. In short, Duke is grateful that Trump failed to condemn white supremacist terrorism.

     Trump really appears to be going over the edge. He has brought us to the brink of nuclear war. There is growing tensions with China, Russia and Iran. U.S./North Korea tensions remain high but appear to be on hold for the moment. Trump is now threatening military action with Venezuela. What next? Meanwhile, he is cutting environmental regulations meant to curb climate disaster. He is gutting public education, and going backwards in many other areas – immigration policies, health care, prisons, human rights, etc.

Racism in Hawaii!

     Hawaii’s Tourist industry likes to portray Hawaii as a melting pot – stir fry of people and cultures with a special emphasis on flavor – using Hawaiian culture to “sell Hawaii.” But look deeper and hard facts emerge. Hawaii’s host people, the Kanaka Maoli, are number one in very disturbing areas: poverty, homelessness, most imprisoned, health problems, shortest life expectancy, etc.

The true history of Hawaii is kept hidden. Hawaii is really an independent nation – the Hawaiian Kingdom, not the 50th state of the U.S. There has been no lawful government in the Hawaiian islands since 1893, when the U.S. military invaded and began a prolonged illegal occupation that continues to this day. There is no treaty of annexation of Hawaii to the U.S. It’s all a fraud, a house of cards.

     A striking example of racism in Hawaii concerns Kanaka Maoli’s spiritual/religious/faith beliefs and particularly Hawaii’s sacred mountain – Mauna Kea. Today, the summit area of Mauna Kea is dominated by 13 telescopes and there is major conflict over the proposed building of a fourteenth –the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) 18 stories tall. Many Kanaka Maoli are saying respect our most sacred site. Sacred is sacred. TMT is Too Many Telescopes. Here’s the point. Buddhists don’t try and dictate to Christians what should go on in their churches and cathedrals. Christians don’t try to dictate to Buddhists what goes on in their temples. But how come, Christians, Buddhists, etc. are trying to dictate to Kanaka Maoli what takes place on their most sacred mountain? I dare say, it’s arrogance of the worst kind, it’s dollars put before the sacred, and at it’s core – racism. It’s time to make things pono (right), from the bottom up and the top down. Respect the sacred! No TMT.

Stand with Kapu Aloha – Nonviolence!

  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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet August 18, 2017– 830th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

The most dangerous times in generations

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Diplomacy Not War!

The World on the Brink of Nuclear Disaster

                                                             

      President Trump’s latest threat toward North Korea to bring “fire, fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” is reckless and a blatant reference to a U.S. nuclear attack on Korea. Korea’s response: a threat to bomb a U.S. Air Base on Guam. In a time of increasing tension that risks the possibility of nuclear war by accident or design, what’s needed is not more threats and counter threats, but a tone of caution, dialogue and diplomacy. We need to reduce, not escalate tensions. It’s up to all of us to insure that reckless behavior doesn’t lead to a war that could kill millions in an instant.

      To create an atmosphere for discussion, a logical first step would appear to be a halt by U.S./South Korea to large scale joint military exercises and a North Korea halt to any further missile or nuclear tests. China and Russia have both called for this reasonable action.

      People need to put themselves in North Korea’s shoes. North Korea lost close to 30% of its population as a result of US bombings in the 1950s. That’s several million people. 78 cities and thousands of North Korean villages were destroyed by U.S. bombing over 3 years. http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=22131 And North Korea saw what happened when Libya, under pressure from the U.S. abandoned it’s nuclear weapons program. The U.S. orchestrated an overthrow of the government of Muammar Gaddafi. Libya, once a prosperous country is in total chaos today. The same for Iraq. Remember the U.S. false claim of attacking and overthrowing Saddam Hussein because of his Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs). The fact is there were no Iraq WMDs. Saddam had abandoned them but was attacked and overthrown by the U.S anyway. No wonder North Korea feels threatened by the U.S. and doesn’t want to abandon its nuclear program. It believes it is a deterrent to being attacked and overthrown by the U.S.

      The U.S. is the only nation in the world to ever use nuclear weapons in war. This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan on Aug. 6 and 9, 1945. It is nothing but U.S. arrogance to say that North Korea must stop its missile tests while the U.S. continues its tests. The U.S. needs to lead the world to disarmament by example. And we the people must demand it.

No More Hiroshimas Ever Again!

  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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet August 11, 2017– 829th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office