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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Assassinated 50 Years ago.

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Nonviolence or Nonexistence?

Fifty years ago, on April 4, 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

      The night before Dr. King died at the age of 39, he gave the last speech of his life at the packed Bishop Charles Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee.  He was in Memphis to march with sanitation workers on strike. His last speech included these words:

Men for years now have been talking about war and peace. Now no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and non-violence in this world, it is non-violence or non-existence. That is where we are today.”

      King spoke about the importance of staying together, being united in the struggle. Don’t let opponents divide us. Keep the issues clear and up front and never give up even when threats are made on our lives. Dr. King concluded his speech with these words:  See 3 minutes of his speech here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oehry1JC9Rk

I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”

Well, I don’t know what will happen now; we’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life–longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over and I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land. And so I’m happy tonight; I’m not worried about anything; I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

      Dr. King’s life and message was an embrace of nonviolence, what we in Hawaii call Kapu Aloha. King had been inspired by his Christian faith and the Hindu, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a leader of India’s independence from the British empire. Dr. King’s concerns were broad. He said:

The Triple Evils of poverty, racism and militarism are forms of violence that exist in a vicious cycle. They are interrelated, all-inclusive, and stand as barriers to our living in the Beloved Community. When we work to remedy one evil, we affect all evils.” See ‘The King Philosophy’.

      Dr. King committed his life to building “The Beloved Community” and taking down the barriers of evil and changing the system that profits from such barriers. Let us carry on. Make Dr. King’s work our work too!

  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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April 6, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 863rd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

U.S. MEDDLING FOR EMPIRE: FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

Meddling for Profits & Empire!

We are living in increasingly corrupt, violent, and dangerous times!

 

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      Don’t get too distracted about 13 Russian Facebook trolls indicted on charges of U.S. election meddling. It’s wrong but it’s old hat and over blown. The U.S. has been doing not only election meddling, but covert and overt regime change for over 100 years. The U.S. started meddling in Hawaii in 1820 and carried out regime change and occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 as a stepping stone for the U.S. Empire’s move to Asia. How come no one has ever been indicted for that? And don’t forget, no banker has ever been indicted for the Wall St. crimes and financial collapse of 2008, nor has Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, or anyone in the DOD, CIA, NSA, FBI, DOJ, etc. been indicted for waging blatant Mid East wars of aggression, and committing war crimes, including torture, and crimes against humanity under the disguise of anti-terrorism! Follow the money! The U.S. Empire wants to remain unchallenged as the world’s sole superpower.

      According to a Feb. 17, 2018 article in the N.Y. Times, the U.S. has used suitcases of cash, media disinformation, and when necessary military force and assassinations as meddling tools. The article cites both overt and covert election influence operations. 81 by the United States and 36 by the Soviet Union or Russia between 1946 and 2000. More in recent years: remember Saddam Hussein and the non-existent “weapons of mass destruction;” remember Gaddafi in Libya and Obama and Hillary’s bogus humanitarian war that killed Gaddafi and left Libya and other countries in chaos?

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/sunday-review/russia-isnt-the-only-one-meddling-in-elections-we-do-it-too.html?smid=tw-share http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48821.htm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48824.htm

      And what about Israel meddling in U.S. elections and U.S. domestic and foreign policy? Again, follow the money. According to Mondoweiss, it happens all the time. AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, doesn’t even have to register as a foreign agent because of sleight-of-hand. It’s no secret that Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is pushing Trump toward war with Iran and threatening a wider conflict in Syria and Lebanon. And what about Israel’s efforts in the U.S. to criminalize BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) of Israel for it treatment of Palestinians?

http://mondoweiss.net/2017/02/interferes-politics-scandal/

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21174

Stop the Killing at Home & Abroad! 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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Feb. 23, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 857th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Remembering the 1954 U.S. Nuclear Blast named Bravo at Bikini, Marshall Islands

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Remembering the 1954 U.S. Nuclear Blast named Bravo at Bikini, Marshall Islands

You are cordially invited to attend:

 The Bravo Test Remembrance Worship Event

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Sanctuary, Hilo First Born Temple

181 Oio St. Hilo, Hawaii (Behind the Hilo Shopping Center)

On March 1, 1954 the U.S. government tested Bravo, a hydrogen bomb on Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands. The test proved to be 1,000 times stronger than the Hiroshima A-bomb. The Bravo test was just one of 67 nuclear tests done at Bikini and Enewetak from 1946 to 1958.

The Bravo test Remembrance Worship Event, the 64th anniversary of the Bravo test, is the fourth to be held in Hilo. The agenda will include: 1) Service of Remembrance, 2) “Nuclear Savage” DVD, 3) Testimonies representing Bikini, Rongelap and Utrik atolls, and 4) a medical report of the present situation of Micronesians in Hawaii.

Planners of the event are Rev. Maize Luke of the Hilo Marshallese Assembly of God, Rev. Roney Joel of the Hilo Marshallese Ministry, Rev. Glann Lokebol of the Marshallese Full Gospel Church, Mr. Ronald Fujiyoshi and Carmina Alik Hilo Marshallese Community President.

For more information, contact Ronald Fujiyoshi at 808-959-9775 or email: ronsan2224@aol.com

Bring your friends with you to learn of the injustices of the past, why Marshallese are in Hawaii in growing numbers and the effects of nuclear radiation. An offering will be taken. You are invited to contribute some food to be shared with all after the official part of the event.

Make Hawaii & the Pacific Nuclear-Free & Independent

The American Empire and its Fake news media

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

FAKE NEWS! 

A single organization controls almost everything you see, hear, and read in the media and it’s been handpicking leaders for decades.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Controls Most Mainstream Media and fuels corporate profits of the U.S. Empire and its War Machine.

It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.”  George Carlin