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Sept. 12, 2014 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on ISIS and Endless Wars

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Written before Obama’s 9PM (EST) speech 9/10/14)

Here We Go Again!

War Profiteers Want Endless Wars!

(Bamboozle plan: create fear & panic – scare the hell out of people)

      We share the outrage at the violence and brutality of ISIS, but the use of American military force will only add to the violence and cause more suffering for the people of Iraq, Syria, and possibly beyond.

      Consider the following fear-mongering statement last week by Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida to whip up American frenzy for more war:

This is a terrorist group the likes of which we haven’t seen before, and we better stop them now. It ought to be pretty clear when they start cutting off the heads of journalists and say they’re going to fly the black flag of ISIS over the White House that ISIS is a clear and present danger.”

      U.S. ally, Saudi Arabia, has cut off the heads of 26 people since August for crimes including adultery, apostasy, drug smuggling and sorcery. And they have been flying their oil flag over every city and town in the U.S. for decades. Will the U.S. be attacking Saudi Arabia next? And then…

      The U.S. is racing down a slippery slope toward new wars in Iraq and Syria that could spread much wider. We are headed for another Middle East quagmire. Isn’t more than a decade of war enough already: more than 6,000 American soldiers dead, 250,000 with brain injuries, trillions of dollars squandered, millions of people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, etc. killed, wounded, and displaced, infrastructure destroyed, lands contaminated with depleted uranium, and widespread violence, suffering, and chaos, and we think more bombing will help the situation? This is the very definition of insanity and “mission creep“.

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      For ISIS, every U.S. bomb dropped or missile fired brings fresh recruits to their fanatical jihadi cause. U.S. bombs and missiles build their movement.  Bombs are not tools for building justice and peace. 

   Don’t Buy Into the Frenzy of Manufactured Fear!

Stop the Wars! —  Save the Planet!

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  http://www.malu-aina.org

 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (September 12, 2014 – 677th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Warmongers Want War & More War!

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

WHO SAYS?

rUSSIA wANTS wAR?

As NATO moves up on Russia’s borders in violation of agreements previously made by the USA, response times will be cut short and the likelihood of belligerent issues leading to triggering war will increase. This appears to be intentional on the part of the USA, which has been pushing this for decades by the implementation of its encirclement of Russia with ABM systems combined with NATO expansion into former Soviet Republics and Warsaw Pact nations.  With nukes in the hands of both Russia and the U.S. this is especially dangerous.

Warmongers say war and more war! As Senate Dem Pushes Air Strikes on Syria, Experts Say ‘No Military Solution’ http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/03/senate-dem-pushes-air-strikes-syria-experts-say-no-military-solution

No More War!  Yankee

Come Home! De-militarize

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 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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (September 5, 2014 – 676th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

End U.S. Addiction to War!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

War Is A Crime!


Top 9 Reasons to Stop

Bombing Iraq

1. It’s not a rescue mission.  The U.S. personnel could be evacuated without the 500-pound bombs.  The persecuted minorities could be supplied, moved, or their enemy dissuaded, or all three, without the 500-pound bombs or the hundreds of “advisors” (trained and armed to kill)…

2. It’s going to make things worse, again.  This bombing will aggravate the Sunni-Shia divide, increase support for ISIS, and create a lasting legacy of hostility and violence.  President Obama says there is no military solution, only reconciliation.  But bombs don’t reconcile.  They harden hearts and breed murderers…

3. Bombs kill.  Big bombs kill a lot of people.  Massive bombing campaigns slaughter huge numbers of people, including those fighting in the hell the U.S. helped to create, and including those not fighting — men, women, children, grandparents, infants…

4. There are other options.  The choice between bombing and doing nothing is false… The U.S. could do some good but must first do no harm..

5. More bombs and weapons equal more deaths.  The U.S. accounts for 79% of foreign weapons transfers to the Middle East. In many cases U.S. weapons end up on all sides of a conflict.

6. This is going to cost a fortune.  The world spends $2 trillion and the U.S. $1 trillion (half the total) on war and war preparations every year.  The wonders that could be done with a fraction of military money are almost unimaginable and include responding to the dangers of climate change…

7. Bombs are environmental disasters. The poisoned ground and water, and the disease epidemics can be widespread and long lasting from war…

8. There go our civil liberties.Civil liberties have continually been eroded in the U.S. since 9-11 and endless war. The intrusion of government spying on citizens has become all encompassing along with the militarization of U.S. Police Departments.

9. War is illegal.  War is illegal under the Kellogg Briand Pact and the United Nations Charter, Domestically, under U.S. law, the president cannot launch a war.  The U.S. House voted three weeks ago to ban any new presidential war on Iraq. Obama waited for it to go on break, and then attacked Iraq.

The above is an adapted version of an article by David Swanson. See the full article here:
http://warisacrime.org/content/top-9-reasons-stop-bombing-iraq

Build a World of Justice &

Peace!

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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 22, 2014 – 674th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stop the “Slaughter of the Innocents” in Gaza, Iraq, etc.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

“A Slaughter of Innocents”

Rabbi Henry Siegman, Leading

Voice of U.S. Jewry, on Gaza

“When one thinks that this is what is necessary for Israel to survive, that the Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis — and should be a profound crisis in the thinking of all of us who were committed to the establishment of the state and to its success,” Siegman says. Responding to Israel’s U.S.-backed claim that its assault on Gaza is necessary because no country would tolerate the rocket fire from militants in Gaza, Siegman says: “What undermines this principle is that no country and no people would live the way that Gazans have been made to live. … The question of the morality of Israel’s action depends, in the first instance, on the question, couldn’t Israel be doing something [to prevent] this disaster that is playing out now, in terms of the destruction of human life? Couldn’t they have done something that did not require that cost? And the answer is, sure, they could have ended the occupation.”

 Rabbi Siegman served as executive director of the American Jewish Congress, one of the nation’s largest Jewish organizations. See full interview with Amy Goodman http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/30/henry_siegman_leading_voice_of_us

Gandhi on Gaza

It’s “Bombs Away” again for the U.S. in Iraq in the name of “coming to help.” The U.S. helped create the Islamic State (ISIS) by dropping bombs that killed and injured a million Iraqis and made refugees of millions more. And now we are told more bombs will be a solution? Don’t buy it. Stop bombing! Open up the U.S. to refugees fleeing violence and pledge to never bomb again!

 Justice, Peace and Equality

for All!

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  http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 15, 2014 – 673rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

 

Hawaii’s role in the U.S. Military Empire

Monday, August 11th, 2014
See this article:
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/04/2012423142035880495.html
 
“Hawaii’s role in all this is enormous. Hawaii represents a fraction of one per cent of the United States’ land area and has just 1.37 million people, but is home to 119 military sites, effectively making Hawaii a giant floating military garrison, from which troops and military hardware are dispatched around the world.
 
Not a dozen miles from tourist-packed Waikiki Beach is Camp HM Smith, headquarters of the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) which oversees military operations in roughly half the world, from the Bering Sea to the Antarctic and across the entirety of the Pacific Ocean as far west as Central Asia, Pakistan and the southern Indian Ocean. More than half the world lives within USPACOM’s “area of responsibility”, including China, India, Indonesia, Japan – and 32 other countries.
 
http://thediplomat.com/2014/05/bases-for-americas-asia-pacific-rebalance-part-2/
excerpt:
Hawaii constitutes the backbone of U.S. military presence and power projection capabilities in Asia. Home to the headquarters of U.S. Pacific Command, the largest of the Unified Commands, Hawaii hosts 161 military installations that facilitate all aspects of U.S. military activities, from land, air and space operations, to training, to communications.
It has been estimated that military-connected personnel account for 17 percent of Hawaii’s population. As a strategically important forward location in the Pacific, Hawaii has seen a buildup in Army and Marine forces since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At the same time, the U.S. Navy has increased its visibility in the Western- Pacific in an effort to dissuade and deter potential regional threats from traditional and trans-national actors.
 
http://news.clearancejobs.com/2012/03/28/defense-and-military-job-market-in-honolulu-hawaii/
Hawaii is a vital state as the military looks to expand its presence, and increase its focus, on the Pacific. As the department of defense looks to slash budgets and cut spending, the Pacific region is one area both President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta have said they’re looking to enhance military presence. Mentioned specifically in the defense department’s new strategic guidance for 2012, renewed focus on military operations in the Pacific will only increase the importance of Honolulu’s defense industry.
 
And this one is written from a “right wing” point of view of being suspicious of Hawaii activists wishing for sovereignty… gives a lot of eye opening perspectives about the issues going on.
http://www.angelfire.com/bigfiles90/HawaiiPacificSecurityThreats.html
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