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Stop Bombing Syria, etc.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

War Only Sows War!

Protest U.S. Bombing!

Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama—after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq.
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/26036-focus-syria-becomes-the-7th-predominantly-muslim-country-bombed-by-2009-nobel-peace-laureate

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With the bombing of Syria, the U.S. has entered into another illegal war, not approved domestically by the Congress and not approved internationally by the UN Security Council. 

Stop the Bombs!  More War is NOT the Answer!
Wage 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 (September 26, 2014 – 679th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Malu ‘Aina peace group denied permission to participate in 2014 Honoka’a UN Day Peace Parade

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Press Release:  Sept. 16, 2014
Malu ‘Aina peace group denied permission to participate in 2014 Honoka’a UN Day Peace Parade
further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622

Malu Aina was denied permission to participate in the 2014 Honoka’a Peace Parade to be held Sept. 20, 2014 sponsored by the Honoka’a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.   Parade participation is now by Invitation only.  And only $ponsors and churches are allowed to carry banners approved in advance by the parade committee.

Below are two photos from Malu ‘Aina’s  2007 participation.  Banners visible:  “Never Again War (Malu Aina Land of Peace),” Radiation Monitoring” and “In memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
We had other smaller peace signs, and a leaflet about radiation contamination at Pohakuloa that was handed out along the route to anyone interested.

In the 2014 parade, besides the “Never Again War” banner, Malu Aina wanted to include a banner that said “U.S. Military: Largest Consumer of OIL; Largest Emitter of CO2.”  On Sept. 21st, the day following the Honoka’a parade, people will be marching and gathering in N.Y. City, San Francisco, Honolulu, Hilo, and in many places around the world to speak out for urgent action needed to reduce CO2 and Global Warming and prevent catastrophic climate change.

In Honolulu people will gather on the grounds of Iolani Palace on Sunday, September 21, 4:00-8:00 PM, to celebrate the Queen Liliuokalani International Day of Peace with prayer, song, conversation and entertainment. Palani Vaughn, Leon Siu and Umi Sexton are among the featured musicians on the program. For more information see

http://pace ebene.org/event/cnv-action-honolulu-hi/

In Hilo, The United Nations Association – USA – Hawai`i Island Chapter and Malu ‘Aina will hold a demonstration Sunday, September 21, 9-11 a.m. at the Wailoa Bridge near Suisan.  All Hawai`i Island residents and visitors are welcome to come to Wailoa Bridge with their signs expressing the need for action now to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result in global warming.  As 350.org says on its Web site, “To change everything we need everyone.”   For more information see 350.org and http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/  No prior approval of signs or banners will be required in Hilo.  Everyone is welcomed.

In the photos below please note the use of a golf pull/push cart to carry the large radiation symbol.  It’s perhaps the first known instance of a golf cart used to protest war and nuclear destruction.

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Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org

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