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When will we put an end to war?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Memorial Day!

Let us remember loved ones and the tragedy of war!

memorial day

     Since 1900, more than 80 million people have been killed in wars worldwide, hundreds of millions have been injured and made refugees, and tens of trillions of dollars have been spent on wars.  Tragically, things are not getting better.                                                                             

      United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon recently said: “Human suffering from the impacts of armed conflicts and disasters has reached staggering levels.” He documented his statement with specific figures: nearly 60 million people, half of them children, have been forced from their homes due to conflict and violence. As if this was not enough, the UN chief talked about another man-made tragedy: In recent years hundreds of millions of people are being affected by disasters at an annual cost to the global economy that now exceeds 300 billion dollars.  http://www.ipsnews.net/2016/05/human-suffering-has-reached-staggering-levels/

UN Assessment: Global Destruction of Mother Earth on Fast Track

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/20/un-assessment-global-destruction-mother-earth-fast-track

     As we pause to remember loved ones, and our own complicity in violence and suffering, let us rededicate our lives to peace, justice, and a healthy environment for all – present and future generations.

No More War!   Stop Climate Disaster 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 (May 27, 2016 – 766th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Prevent Nuclear War!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

USA – Stop Threatening Russia

& the World!

In 1962, when the Soviet Union placed missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from U.S. shores, and the U.S. had missiles on Russia’s border in Turkey, events nearly escalated to a nuclear war. Today, the U.S. and NATO’s 27 member nations have moved troops and missiles to Russia’s door step resulting in escalating tensions that again, by accident or design, could result in a nuclear war.

The movement of U.S. and NATO troops and missiles on or near  Russia’s borders goes directly against the promise made in 1991 by then president George H.W. Bush to Mikkhail Gorachev of the USSR that the U.S. and NATO would not move one inch closer to Russia. That U.S. and NATO promise has been broken and dangerous tensions escalate.

The U.S. ABM missile systems being deployed in Eastern Europe is part of the U.S. nuclear war first -strike policy defined in the 1980s as the “Victory is Possible” crazy doctrine supported by Obama’s now secretary of defense, Ashton Carter. Today, there is a new U.S. cold war campaign to vilify the Russians that includes damaging economic sanctions, provocative military actions, and even plans by neocons for regime change in Russia, following the neocon $5 billion coup and regime change in the Ukraine. See http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44660.htm and https://www.popularresistance.org/americas-biggest-of-all-big-lies-were-not-threatening-russia/

Charges of Russian expansionism are bogus. In an article by Conn Hallinan, entitled “Bear Baiting Russia” he states that “Russia has two bases in the Middle East and a handful in Central Asia. The U.S. has 662 bases around the world and Special Forces (SOF) deployed in between 70 and 90 countries at any moment. Last year SOFs were active in 147 countries. The U.S. is actively engaged in five wars and is considering a sixth in Libya. Russian military spending will fall next year, and the U.S. will out-spend Moscow by a factor of 10. Who in this comparison looks threatening?”  https://www.popularresistance.org/natos-dangerous-game-bear-baiting-russia/

The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) yields great profits from new Cold War threats and escalating military budgets for weapon systems. The $1.5 trillion new F-35 bombers are for the Russkies, not terrorists. “Scare the hell out of people.” That’s the game for weapon makers. Since March 2015 there have been over 60 incidents that could have triggered a major crisis between Russia and the United States. Let’s put a stop to this escalating tension. Speak out for peace now!  A nuclear war threatens the entire planet!

                                                                     radiation symbol caution                                             

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 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 (May 20, 2016 – 765th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Local and global problems with DU contamination

US Army’s Depleted Uranium Licencing Saga Highlights Post-Conflict Contradictions

Pohakuloa Sham Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Pohakuloa Sham Earth Day Celebration

The Hawaii Tribune Herald had an article on page A-6 yesterday (April 21, 2016) about Pohakuloa having an Earth Day celebration today, April 22.
Can you imagine such hypocrisy?  Here is a place where upwards of 14 million live rounds are fired annually by the US military and is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, etc.  Bombing the sacred ‘aina is the daily routine.  Such a sham earth day celebration is worse than the cartoon below.
Jim Albertini

 

Sham Earth Day

Emergency Citizen Action Needed

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

EARTH DAY 2016!

We spend billions of dollars looking for life on other planets and spend trillions of dollars killing this one.
Time to malama (take care of) this place.

earth cryingThe entire earth is suffering but

to understand a problem, ask the question:

Who Profits? Follow the Money!

Who is making a killing off the killing?

A starting point is the Military Industrial/Corporate/Wall St./Banking Complex that puts short-term gain before long-term consequences.

(Pohakuloa military radiation, and other toxic, contamination is a good example.)

Make Peace! Save the Planet!
Civil Disobedience may be more important than voting!

  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 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
Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (April 22, 2016 – 761st week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office