U.S.A. – Global
Empire of Chaos!
The Push to War with
Aug. 6th and 9th are dates to remember the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 that resulted in the deaths of more than 200,000 people, mainly civilians, and the devastation of two cities. It is long past time to join our voices around the world in saying “Never Again.” But instead of making a firm commitment and taking steps to reduce the possibility of nuclear war, the U.S. and the west are pushing toward war with Russia, that very quickly could go nuclear.
The U.S. has a long history of imperial intervention, invasion and aggression, increasingly disguised as “humanitarian” in nature. Historian William Blum, in his book “Killing Hope” documents more than 55 U.S. military/CIA foreign interventions since WWII. Recent examples of U.S. intervention include Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, and Ukraine. The U.S. backed coup in Ukraine was the spark leading to the current conflict between the U.S. and the west with Russia. Growing evidence indicates that the recent downing of airline MH17 that killed 298 people was not the work of Eastern Ukrainian rebels, Putin and Russia, but that of the U.S. backed Ukraine government. In short, it appears it was a “false flag” designed to demonize Putin and fuel the push toward war with Russia.
The common result of all U.S. interventions is increasing bloodshed and chaos with innocent civilians, especially poor people, suffering the worst and countries left in ruins. Margaret Kimberley, a writer for BlackAgendaReport.com says “like a child having a meltdown, the bad behavior of the United States doesn’t just continue. It gets worse and worse.”
The U.S. is financing and providing the weapons to Israel now killing and injuring thousands of civilians, including hundreds of children, in Gaza. The killing and destruction of Palestinian schools, hospitals, homes, power plants, etc. are condemned by the world. There is a growing global voice demanding that Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestine and ongoing blockade of Gaza be brought to an end.
Closer to home on the U.S. southern border with Mexico, anti-immigrant militia groups are threatening to kill refugee kids fleeing violence and chaos in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, etc. that was created by the U.S.. The KKK is now even calling for refugee children to be shot, and theirbodies placed along the border.
As citizens of the world, let us unite to stop all the killing, suffering and chaos of empire and prevent World War III. Silence and inaction are not responsible options. In our hearts we know that “an injury to one is an injury to all.” Joining together in committed non-violent action for justice, peace and respect for one another, and our mother earth, may be our only hope. Future generations are depending on us.
Peace & Aloha to All!
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:firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 8, 2014 – 672nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office