Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

No more U.S. “Help”! No More Troops or Bombs!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Iraq

A recently released casualty study, Body Count, estimates that at least 1.3 million people have died as a direct or indirect result of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since the so-called war on terror began.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30164-report-shows-us-invasion-occupation-of-iraq-left-1-million-dead#

Stop All the Wars! Save the Planet!

Yankee Go Home & Stay Home!

  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 (June 12, 2015 – 716th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Memorial Day

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

memorial day

On Looting by the Big Banks and the Pentagon

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

LOOTERS!

looters

A group of global banks (CitiCorp, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC and the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC ) will pay more than $5 billion U.S. in penalties and plead guilty to felony anti-trust violations – rigging the world’s currency market, the first time in more than two decades that major players in the financial industry have admitted to criminal wrongdoing. To date no Bank CEOs have been charged criminally.

http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/05/20/four-banks-fined-25-billion-for-rigging-global-currency-markets.html

The Pentagon Conned Washington … Again

The National Defense Authorization Act managed to circumvent the spending caps imposed by the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011.

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-pentagon-conned-washington-again-583587b6cbc8

The proposed military budget spending of the United States in 2016 is $613 billion, nearly 35 percent of global military spending and greater than the combined spending of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the UK, India and Germany. Real annual military spending by the United States is even higher, once nuclear weapons funding, interest payments on foreign wars, and the cost of veteran care is included. With these items, the annual amount is closer to $1 trillion.

STOP THE WARS & POLICE VIOLENCE!

Rev. Martin Luther King said that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”

U.S. Police killed 115 people in March 2015. That’s more people killed by U.S. police than in England and Wales for the entire year 2014. There the yearly figure for police killings stood at 26.

FEED THE PEOPLE & 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 (May 22, 2015 – 713th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

May 15, 2015 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Arms Spending

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

PEACE NOT WAR!

pope on arms

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children…

Now, there could be another road before us—the road of disarmament. What does this mean? It means for everybody in the world: bread, butter, clothes, homes, hospitals, schools—all the good and necessary things for decent living. …”

former U.S. President and General Dwight David Eisenhower

www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2011/09/

Instead, there is a call to update the U.S. triad of nuclear-armed bomber aircraft, submarines and ground-based missiles costing $1 trillion over the next 30 years.

http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/analysts-1-trillion-us-nuclear-weapons-plan-too-costly-implement/

Stop the Wars! Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Feed the People not the War Machine!

  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 (May 15, 2015 – 712th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

More background on Mother’s Day from a reader

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Background on Mother’s Day
Have always loved Julia Ward Howe’s “Appeal to Womanhood Throughout the World”, which later became known as “The Mother’s Day Proclamation”. However, it was not written for the ‘Mother’s Day’ holiday.

From Wikipedia:  “Written in 1870, Howe’s “Appeal to womanhood” was a pacifist reaction to the carnage of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The appeal was tied to Howe’s feminist conviction that women had a responsibility to shape their societies at the political level.” She did unsuccessfully lobby for a ‘mother’s day of peace’. Howe’s manifesto was written years before Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908.

Anna Jarvis–who founded Mother’s Day to honor her own mother–lobbied Congress successfully for the holiday, but by 1920 she dedicated the rest of her life to abolishing it.

“Anna Jarvis spearheaded the first Mother’s Day events in 1908 to honor her own mother, a Sunday School teacher and caregiver for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. From that point on, she campaigned zealously for the holiday to become official and in 1914, Congress recognized it as such. Quickly, the floral and greeting-card industries became enraptured with the commercial possibilities of the holiday. By 1920, disgusted by the onslaught of remunerative avenues, Jarvis began urging people to stop buying flowers and cards for their mothers. In a press release, she wrote florists and greeting card manufacturers were “charlatans, bandits, pirates, racketeers, kidnappers and termites that would undermine with their greed one of the finest, noblest and truest movements and celebrations.” She went door-to-door collecting petitions to rescind Mother’s Day and spent the rest of her life trying to abolish the holiday she founded.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/05/the-inventor-of-mothers-day-disowned-the-holiday-and-so-should-we-all/275763/

Of course, this doesn’t change the power and salience of Howe’s manifesto! Just thought you might like to know and perhaps share this more detailed history of the holiday.