Archive for the ‘Climate Change’ Category

3 Big island Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving

Friday, September 7th, 2018

No Nukes!  No Wars! No Warming!  The US military is the greatest polluter and producer of CO2 on the planet

Bathtub Cinema and Signwaving – a 350.org RISE FOR CLIMATE event
September 09, 2018 • 10:00 AM
Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market
44-2600 Mamalahoa Hwy
Honokaa, HI 96727

Kona Rise for Climate
September 08, 2018 • 4:00 PM
Mauka of LDS church / south of Henry Street
Hawaii Belt Road
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

 
Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving
September 08, 2018 3:00 PM
Sidewalk on Kanoelehua Ave. between Hopaco & Puainako St. intersection
Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo 96720
Hilo, HI 96720

Hilo Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
 
Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving
September 08, 2018 3:00 PM
Sidewalk on Kanoelehua Ave. between Hopaco & Puainako St. intersection
Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo 96720
Hilo, HI 96720

What is your “Spirit of Hawaii?”

Monday, August 20th, 2018

B-2 Bombers in Hawaii

Three B-2 Nuclear bombers are now based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. B-2 bombers cost at least $1 BILLION each. Wikipedia says B-2s actually cost $2.1 BILLION each.

These planes also cost over $130,000 per hour to operate. https://www.businessinsider.com/air-force-plane-cost-per… B-2 bombers have flown non-stop round trips from Missouri, Louisiana, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa, costing over $2 million per flight, which does not include the cost of the bombs, nor the damage to the land.


One of the 21 B-2 bombers built is named “Spirit of Hawaii.” Just imagine what the cost of that B-2 bomber could do to feed the hungry and house the homeless. What “Spirit of Hawaii” reflects your values?

  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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August 24, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 883rd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Dismantling The Doomsday Machine

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

NEVER AGAIN!

Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki

The best way to commemorate the U.S. nuclear bombing of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945) is to dedicate our lives to the abolition of nuclear weapons, and work for justice and peace, here in Hawaii and around the world.
Defense Department: The War On Terror Has Cost $250 Million A Day For 16 Years

https://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/defense-department-war-terror-has-cost-250-million-day-16-years-2608639

Once weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now wars are manufactured to sell weapons.”  Arundhati Roy

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death…

The day we see the truth and cease to speak, is the day we begin to die.” 

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speak Up 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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August 10, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 881st week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

DISASTERS: the poor always suffer the most

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Disasters!

It seems the poor always suffer the most

      Whether it’s natural disasters (earthquakes, floods, lava flows, etc.) or man made disasters (war, climate disaster, toxic pollution, etc.) it seems the poor always suffer the most. The rich have more options. The poor have few, if any, options.

      In most natural disasters, those with money can easily relocate, and often have a second or third home to go. Some poor people don’t even have enough gas money to get to a disaster shelter. Who bore the burden in hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, and hurricane Harvey in Houston? Poor communities also usually bear the burden of toxic pollution. Flint Michigan’s lead water is a case in point. The Hawaiian Homestead area in Keaukaha in Hilo has as a next door toxic neighbor -–the airport, dump, fuel tanks, sewage plant, harbor, chemicals, etc.

      In wars such as Vietnam, the rich like Donald Trump and George Bush, easily found ways to avoid the draft and they certainly didn’t go to jail for nonviolent resistance to the war. The poor end up drafted or enlisting and dying in a rich man’s war for resources. In today’s wars, those being killed, injured and made refugees are disproportionately poor. Look at Palestine, Syria, etc.

      Puna, Hawaii, the site of the current lava flow, is the poorest district in the state, with thousands of lots in substandard subdivisions, many in high risk lava zones or near the toxic neighbor –Puna Geothermal Venture. Read the book “Land & Power in Hawaii” by George Cooper and Gaven Daws. Also read the article by Alan D. McNarie http://www.civilbeat.org/2018/05/big-island-how-land-schemes-turned-lava-fields-into-subdivisions/ By contrast the Kona-Kohala coast on the west side of Hawaii island is known as the Gold Coast with it’s many rich gated communities and high end resorts. The resorts never built housing for their employees, so many employees have to commute from distant Puna and Ka’u poor districts. Economic apartheid!

      I haven’t heard of one hotel offering free or discounted rooms to people displaced from the lava. And what of long range plans for people who have been displaced and have lost their homes, farms, businesses, etc.? Is it not the role of government to help? But where will the money come from you ask? That’s easy. From the FY 2019 Donald Trump proposed U.S. military budget of $681.1 billion. After all, what are we defending? And once we have recovered from disaster, we can begin the work of building a new economy from the ground up. That starts with growing food to feed Hawaii’s population instead of importing 90% of food consumed here. That will demand policy changes away from addiction to war and catering to the rich. The endless growth of tourism and militarism is killing Hawaii and the planet. Pele is telling us we need a fresh start and that we need to work together.

Live Aloha! Blessed are the Poor…

  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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May 25, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 870th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office