Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

Protest photos at Senate Armed Services hearing

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Report, photos and video on protests at Armed Services Committee re War on ISIS.  Included are photos of Hawaii’s Ann Wright, retired Army Col.

http://www.popularresistance.org/protests-interrupt-armed-services-cheerleading-for-war/

For People, Peace & the Planet

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Climate Crisis Action

Needed Now!

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“To change everything we

need everyone.”

Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014

9-11 AM in Hilo

Wailoa Bridge near Suisan

     The United Nations Association – USA – Hawai`i Island Chapter and Malu ‘Aina announce a demonstration Sunday, September 21, 9-11 a.m. at the Wailoa Bridge near Suisan in Hilo. In September, world leaders will be in New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.To show these world leaders, including President Barack Obama, that people want action now, 350.org has organized the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21.  Over 1,000 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and others will take part.  Cities around the world are organizing marches and demonstrations in support of the People’s Climate March in NYC.  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/

        The U.S. Military is the Largest Consumer of Oil; Largest Emitter of CO2. Stop the Wars!  Stop the Warming!

Defend Our Mother! 

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 19, 2014 – 678th 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

Article: Revelations Mark This Month’s 50th JFK Warren Report Anniversary | OpEdNews

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Revelations-Mark-This-Mont-by-Andrew-Kreig-50th-Anniversary-Of-The-Bay-Of-Pigs_Assassination_Assassination-Attempt_Feder

Must read article.  I also encourage everyone to read the very authoritative book “JFK and the Unspeakable:  Why he died and why it matters” by James W. Douglass. This book makes clear JFK was killed by the U.S. National Security State which has grown enormously, and has become even more dangerous, since 1963.

 

 

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