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Monday, Aug. 12th Pot luck dinner & Golden Rule Educational Peace Event at the Keaau Community Center 6-8PM

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

FYI Please circulate widely.  Monday, Aug. 12th Pot luck dinner & Golden Rule Educational Peace Event at the Keaau Community Center 6-8PM

More about the Veterans For Peace Golden Rule Project
In 1958 four Quakers sailed the Golden Rule toward the Marshall Islands in an attempt to interfere with nuclear bomb testing.
They resupplied in Honolulu and sailed out towards the Pacific testing zone, but the US government arrested the crew, causing a
firestorm of reaction against nuclear weapons tests. This helped stop nuclear bomb tests worldwide and inspired the start of
Greenpeace.
Golden Rule sank in Humboldt Bay in Northern California in 2010 and was brought up and restored by dozens of volunteers and
re-launched in 2015.
For four years the Golden Rule sailed the West Coast of the U.S. We give educational presentations, participate in wooden boat
shows, and lead “Peace Fleets“ to protest against militarization of our cities.
With tensions high between the U.S. and other nuclear nations, it is time for the Golden Rule to sail into the Pacific to support the
United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Education and action are needed now more than ever! Help us
spread a message of peace and resistance to nuclear war and energy! We need funds, but we also need authors, speakers, artists,
musicians, hosts and organizers. Call Helen Jaccard at 206-992-6364 or email vfpgoldenruleproject@gmail.Donate by check to: VFP Golden Rule Project com to get involved!
PO Box 87, Samoa, CA 95564
Or online: VFPGoldenRule.org
Golden Rule schedule and speaker availability
Island Visit Start Visit End Speaking dates
Hawai’i (Hilo area) Thu 08/1/19 Tue 08/27/197/28-8/4, 8/8-12 (13 days)
Hawai’i (Kona area) Thu 08/29/19 Sun 09/8/198/29-9/8 (11 days)
Maui Wed 09/11/19 Sun 09/29/199/11-29 (19 days)
Lana’i Tue 10/1/19 Tue 10/8/1910/1-8 (8 days)
Moloka’i Thu 10/10/19 Thu 10/17/1910/10-17 (8 days)
Oahu Sun 10/20/19 Sun 12/1/1910/20-11/7, 11/20-12/1 (29 days)

Kapu Aloha Needed Now More Than Ever!

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Kapu Aloha Needed!

Now More Than Ever!

To Free Us from Our Addiction to

War & Violence

                                                               

      Kapu Aloha is a solemn pledge and commitment to live aloha (love and nonviolence) even under the most adverse circumstances. It shows respect for the dignity of all people, and can overcome fear, hate and racism, and help heal our broken world. All those at Pu’uhonua o Pu’uhuluhulu are committed to Kapu Aloha to protect Sacred Mauna a Wakea.

      This week marks the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States – the largest single acts of weapon violence in the history of humankind. Let us remember and mourn the 150,000 lives lost on Aug. 6, 1945 in Hiroshima and the 75,000 lost 3 days later on Aug. 9 in Nagasaki; Let us also mourn the more than 30 people killed and dozens wounded recently in El Paso and Dayton. In Dayton 41 shots were fired in less than 30 seconds.

      The U.S. spends $32 million dollars per minute on war – every minute of every hour of every day of the year. The U.S. which represents only 5% of the world’s population, has 45% of the world’s guns. There are 390 million guns in the U.S. More guns than people. This includes 15-20 million military assault weapons, the kind used in the recent mass killings in El Paso and Dayton. In just the past 216 days, there have been 251 mass shootings in the U.S. By comparison, there was 1 mass shooting in Canada during this same time period.

      Gun violence in the U.S. is epidemic. Common sense actions are desperately needed. Universal background checks and an assault weapons ban would be a start. The U.S. needs to also end its addiction to war. Drastically cut the military budget: fund human needs and saving the planet from climate disaster instead. Science in Hawaii needs to Malama this place. Protect the Sacred. No TMT. Let us all commit to Kapu Aloha in life’s journey!  Mahalo.

“The taproot of all violence is our intent to use nuclear weapons.  Until we renounce that option, all other issues will pale in comparison.”  Richard  McSorley, US Jesuit priest

When Will We Ever Learn?

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.

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 9, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 933– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

4 photos of Golden Rule Veterans for Peace Boat with local supporters.

Monday, August 5th, 2019

4 photos of Golden Rule with local supporters.

https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/08/03/hawaii-news/golden-rule-stops-in-hilo/

First local publicity for the Golden Rule.  Hopefully more to come.

The Planned Thirty Meter Telescope On Mauna Kea Raises Ethical Concerns

Sunday, August 4th, 2019
Science Friday on National Public radio

08/02/2019

The Planned Thirty Meter Telescope On Mauna Kea Raises Ethical Concerns

17:31 minutes

The Planned Thirty Meter Telescope On Mauna Kea Raises Ethical Concerns

Aug. 2, 2019 photo on Golden Rule in Hilo

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Image may contain: 5 people, including Jim Albertini, people smiling, outdoor