Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

What the Martin Luther King movie Selma has to Teach us today in our campaigns for peace, justice and the environment

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

What the Martin Luther King movie Selma has to Teach us today in our campaigns for peace, justice and the environment

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/world/review-selma-flim-on-mlk-more-relevant-now-than-ever/article/424688#ixzz3QA4mW35b

America’s addiction to war and military aggression

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

“American Sniper” – Disgusting!

“Killing Ragheads for Jesus”

“American Sniper” is an absolutely disgusting movie. It glorifies America’s addiction to war and military aggression. U.S. foreign correspondent and journalist, Chris Hedges, entitled an article about the film “Killing Ragheads for Jesus” . Hedges says the Clint Eastwood directed “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth…” In short, it distorts history, popularizes lies, and whitewashes U.S. war crimes, crimes against humanity, and racism.

Hedges, said: “American Sniper,” like the big-budget feature films pumped out in Germany during the Nazi era to exalt deformed values of militarism, racial self-glorification and state violence, is a piece of propaganda, a tawdry commercial for the crimes of empire. That it made a record-breaking $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday long weekend is a symptom of the United States’ dark malaise.”

Hedges said, American Sniper Chris Kyle “and his fellow platoon members spray-paint the white skull of the Punisher from Marvel Comics on their vehicles, body armor, weapons and helmets. The motto they paint in a circle around the skull reads: “Despite what your momma told you … violence does solve problems.” Hedges said “The book is even more disturbing than the film. In the film Kyle is a reluctant warrior, one forced to do his duty. In the book he relishes killing and war. He is consumed by hatred of all Iraqis. He is intoxicated by violence…” “I only wish I had killed more,” Kyle writes, adding, “I loved what I did … It was fun. I had the time of my life.” (See excellent full article by Hedges here:

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40821.htm

      Famed University Professor, Noam Chomsky, draws a disturbing parallel between “American Sniper” and the ongoing U.S. “global assassination program.” “‘I hated the damn savages I’d been fighting,’” Chomsky said, quoting Chris Kyle. “‘Savage, despicable, evil — that’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included, called the enemy savages. There was really no other way to describe what we encountered there.’” “Now, that [sniper] mentality helps explain why it’s so easy to ignore what is most clearly the most extreme terrorist campaign of modern history, if not ever — Obama’s global assassination campaign, the drone campaign, which officially is aimed at murdering people who are suspected of maybe someday planning to harm us.” Chomsky recommends reading some of the transcripts with drone operators, calling them “harrowing” in their dehumanizing treatment of people who are targeted.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40821.htm

Also see the important articles: 7 heinous lies “American Sniper” is telling America http://www.salon.com/2015/01/23/7_enormous_lies_american_sniper_is_telling_america_partner/

American Sniper and U.S. Doom http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40842.htm

Are We All American Snipers?   Silence is Consent!

  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 (Jan. 30, 2015 – 697th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Bluster on a Grand Scale!

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Obama’s State of the

Union:

Posturing for Middle-Class Economics! But Serving the 1%

http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/28649-twenty-pounds-of-bs-in-a-ten-pound-bag

obama
Both Democrats and Republicans are Parties of War, Corporations, and the Wealthy:
the best Empire disguised as “Democracy” Money Can Buy!
Empire
http://williamblum.org/aer/read/136           http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40757.htm    http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/01/21/progressive-voices-cut-through-fog-obamas-state-union

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/01/20/golden-age-black-ops-special-ops-missions-already-105-countries-2015

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 (Jan. 23, 2015 – 696th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

We Are ALL Responsible!

Friday, January 16th, 2015

We Are ALL Responsible!

A QUARTER OF OUR BIOLOGICAL CLASS (MAMMALS) IS DOOMED BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

The question is no longer between violence and non-violence it is between non-violence and non-existence.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
extinction

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/28372-as-climate-disruption-advances-26-percent-of-mammals-face-extinction

Some More Than Others

military-industrial-complex

Put an End to War!   Save the Planet!

The movie “Selma” about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement is playing in Hilo at the Regal Theaters in Prince Kuhio Plaza.  Please call the theater 961-3456 for times and dates and pass the word to others.

Jan. 17th marks the anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the independent nation of Hawaii by the U.S. in 1893.  Justice demands an end to the ongoing illegal military occupation of Hawaii 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 (Jan. 16, 2015 – 695th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Donations to Ohana Ho’opakele in Uncle Sam Kaleleiki’s memory

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Dear Peace Ohana,
This week’s leaflet for our Hilo Peace vigil is a tribute to Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr. who recently died.   I trust you already received the leaflet.
If not, it is available on our Malu Aina website www.malu-aina.org
Below is a photo of Sam, and other Ohana Ho’opakele plaintiffs in a lawsuit to have Kulani prison designated as a model Pu’uhonua (place of healing) as an alternative to prison.  Native Hawaiian concerns raised in the Environmental Assessment process were not taken seriously so we filed suit and now the case is on appeal.  Ohana Ho’opakele still has to raise $1500 to cover lawyer expenses for the appeal.  If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to Ohana Ho’opakele in Sam’s memory to help with the appeal it would be greatly appreciated.  Sam served as President of Ohana Ho’opakele for many years.  Donations can be made through Pay Pal on www.ohanahoopakele.org website or by sending checks to Ohana Ho’opakele P.O. Box 5530 Hilo, Hawaii 96720.
Mahalo for your solidarity and honoring the memory of Uncle Sam.
Jim Albertini

Kulani plaintiffsBottom row: Palikapu Dedman and Nohea Crutcher
Top row: Jim Albertini, Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Ron Fujiyoshi