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It’s a question of human survival!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Wage Peace Not War!

Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.” President John F. Kennedy 1961

     Our hearts go out to the families of innocent people (especially children) killed or injured in the Manchester, England, bombing, Portland train killings, etc. To see the faces of the people killed and hear the grief of families who lost loved ones is heart wrenching.  When will this violence end?   As Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

      We need to look at the root of this escalating violence.  What gave birth to ISIS and Al-Qaeda? The US and the CIA supported Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan when he was fighting the Russians.  Then came escalating US interventions in the Middle East, regime changes, and endless war — and the growth of Al Qaeda and ISIS.  Where is the violence headed?  A recent article states, “Civilians killed by US are largely ignored as endless global war continues.”  https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/24/civilians-killed-us-largely-ignored-endless-global-war-continues

      We point to the terrorist violence of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, etc. but fail to see the terrorizing violence of the U.S.A.  We need to end this escalating cycle of violence. It starts by “taking the log out of our own eye.” Matthew 7:5  Seeing U.S. violence for what it is: wars for oil, domination, global empire, profits of a military-industrial complex. Stopping U.S. violence is our first order of business. Otherwise bombs will continue to explode, including eventually nuclear bombs in cities all around the world.  It is up to each one of us to Stop the Violence.  Wage Peace not War!  Practice nonviolence – Kapu Aloha. Build a world of peace based on a foundation of justice for all.  Refuse to hate. “Love your enemies.”

End the Cycle of Violence!

  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 June 2, 2017– 819th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

March to save the Planet from Climate Disaster & War

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Sat. April 29, 2017 Mo’oheau Bandstand in Hilo 12-5PM.  Help carry banners and signs

Save the Planet!  Aloha ‘Aina!

No More War!

Prevent Climate Disaster!

The U.S. Military is the single largest consumer of oil and the largest emitter of CO2 in the world.

Here in the center of Hawaii Island is a 133,000-acre toxic waste dump that includes lead, Depleted Uranium (DU) and a host of other pollutants. It’s known as the Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). And to make matters worse, the military is bombing the toxic waste dump. Are we inhaling toxic military DU oxide dust? The bombing must be stopped and PTA shut down, cleaned up, and returned to the independent nation of Hawaii.

Hawaii’s Dr. Lorrin Pang. MD explains in simple terms the health dangers of inhaling depleted uranium dust in this short video. https://vimeo.com/19153948?ref=fb-share&1

Solidarity for Justice, Peace, and the Earth.

                             Besides Climate Disaster, the threat of nuclear war poses an imminent danger to the survival of life on planet earth.

Why Is There So Little Popular Protest Against Recent Threats of Nuclear War?

          “The current situation in Korea, Syria, and the U.S. surrounding Russia and China with bases is an extremely dangerous situation that increases the risk of nuclear war.  There is an urgent need for diplomacy not war.  Much of the world views the U.S. as the greatest threat to peace on the planet.  Why is it a provocation when Korea test fires a missile yesterday, but the U.S. test firing a missile 2 days ago is not?  I was taught we should not talk about the speck in another person’s eye and ignore the log in our own eye.” Jim Albertini

Stand Up!   Speak Out!   Do Not be Silent!

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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Effects of Climate Disaster on Coral Reefs

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Global Solidarity Now!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

No More War!

Prevent Climate Disaster!

Save the Planet!

The U.S. Military is the single largest consumer oil and the largest emitter of CO2 in the world.

Here in the center of Hawaii Island is a 133,000-acre Toxic waste dump that includes lead, Depleted Uranium (DU) and a host of other pollutants. It’s known as the Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). And to make matters worse, the military is bombing the toxic waste dump. Are we inhaling military DU oxide dust? The bombing must be stopped and PTA shut down and cleaned up.

Join the Hilo Climate March and Rally or one near you. Stand in solidarity for justice, peace, and the earth.

Protect Pohakuloa!  Protect Mauna Kea!  Sacred is Sacred!

  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 April 28, 2017– 814th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Global Nuclear Poisoning!

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Remember Fukushima

March 11, 2017 marks the 6th anniversary of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster. Six years after the initial disaster radiation readings keep increasing and the disaster spreads.

Fukushima radiation map

Fukushima map #2

Nuclear War, Nuclear Power, and man-made Global Warming Climate Disaster pose the greatest risks to life and civilization on planet earth.

      “On March 11th 2011 a huge earthquake (14h46 local time) and the following tsunami (15h35 local time) caused the cooling of the reactors and the cooling of the spent fuel pools of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants to fail. A non-stoppable nuclear disaster unveiled.

      The release of radioactive material occurred through pressure relief, uncontrolled release of radioactive steam, fires, explosions and leakage and seepage of (massive amounts of) contaminated water. Contrary to the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago this disaster happened in multiple reactors at once – and it is still ongoing.”  https://wiseinternational.org/campaign/fukushima-disaster

      Today, “the radiation levels on the site are far higher than any human could possibly survive, so engineers are using purpose-built “scorpion” robots with cameras attached to survey the scale of the damage. The latest attempt to harvest data on Fukushima failed after a robot designed by Toshiba to withstand high radiation levels died five times faster than expected.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/robots-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-dying-probe-clean-up-tepco-toshiba-reactor-nuclear-radiation-a7612396.html Another important article http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/03/06/fukushima-catastrophe-at-6-normalizing-radiation-exposure-demeans-women-and-kids-and-risks-their-health/

Nuclear Disaster – Never Again!

  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 March 10, 2017– 807th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office