15 min excellent video presentation by Retired Army Col. Ann Wright

15 min excellent video presentation by retired Army Col. Ann Wright

Great slides of the US –Indo-Pacific command and the potential for confrontation with China.

Re: Monday, June 27th 6-8PM planning meeting on RIMPAC at the Keaau Com. Ctr.

Monday, June 27th 6-8PM planning meeting on RIMPAC

at the Keaau Community Center.  Please help spread the word.  Mahalo.

Additional meetings: Monday July 11 and July 25 -6-8PM in Keaau

The Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) will take place from June 29 to August 4, 2022 in Hawaii and Hawaiian waters

Agenda items:

1.  Discussion of public RIMPAC forums — July 14th at UH Hilo Library lanai 6-7:30PM

     suggestions for speakers??????  Publicity, etc.

2.  Possible Zoom pacific wide forums??  June 30th and July 23rd

3.  Protests on Hawaii Island –Hilo, Kona, etc.????  Possible protest sites: Hilo Airport/highway intersection, Bayfront, Pohakuloa, etc.

4.  Pohakuloa RIMPAC bombing still not confirmed?  Keep your eye out

5.    ……..etc. etc.  Open for input.

 

Cancel RIMPAC 2022!

NO More War & Training for War!

                            Restore the Pacific as an Ocean of Peace!

      The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) destructive war games, the largest air, land, and sea war maneuvers in the world, will take place off Hawai’i and the West Coast of the U.S. from June 29 to August 4, 2022. RIMPAC 2022 will have over 25,000 military personnel, 38 ships, 170 aircraft, 4 submarines from 26 countries in practice war simulations engaging “enemy forces.” RIMPAC usually takes place every 2 years and has been going on for more than 50 years. It has involved the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre Military Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island, military targets in Hawaiian waters, and amphibious beach landings The massive war drill dramatically contributes to the destruction of the ecology system, aggravation of the climate crisis in the Pacific region, and increases the risk of global nuclear annihilation.

      2022 RIMPAC includes military forces from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States.

      Join the call to Cancel RIMPAC and to establish a demilitarized Pan- Pacific Zone of Peace. Redirect the massive expenditure of funds from war-making to serve humanity suffering from lack of food, water, and other unmet human needs amid a global pandemic, and expanding climate catastrophe. Please sign the petition here to Cancel RIMPAC and share with others. https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/cancel-largest-naval-war-maneuvers-dangerous-rimpac-2022?share=524ade05-9740-4657-964f-a194cfa3e5dc&source=email-share-button&utm_source=email

     Join planning meeting June 27 from 6-8PM at the Keaau Community Center and please ask others to join.

rimpac

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject violence & war as solutions. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, anti-Black, anti-Asian,
anti-Russian, 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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai’i 96760

Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts.

For more information http://www.malu-aina.org/

June 10, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1080– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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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 Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

U.S. Military Propaganda Machine! June 24, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

U.S. Military Propaganda Machine!

      The Sunday, June 19, 2022, Hawaii Tribune-Herald front-page news article about the military Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) was a classic case of mainstream media pro-war bias that feeds America’s addiction to war. The Pohakuloa article was entitled “With more training, we’re more proficient” – US Army holds artillery, aerial training at PTA.” The article contained lots of photos of troops, ammo, live fire, and a military drone. But not one word about the toxic contamination of air, land, and water, and the danger to people, plants, and animals from the wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, etc. used over the past 75 years at PTA. Nor did the article include any comment about the wide range of protests from the community, including recent testimony about ending the military lease of 23,000 acres of state lands at Pohakuloa and the demand for a comprehensive clean-up of the entire 133,000 acres at PTA.

      Starting next week, from June 29 to Aug. 4, the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) military destructive war games will be taking place in and around Hawaii – in the air, on land, and in the sea. It really amounts to a military invasion and further poisoning of Hawaii involving 26 countries, 25,000 military personnel, 38 ships, 170 aircraft, and 4 submarines. Ships will be bombed, shelled, and sunk in Hawaiian waters, there will be destructive amphibious landings on Hawaiian shores, and usually, Pohakuloa is the target of bombing and live-fire assault. I trust we’ll be seeing another war machine propaganda article soon about “With more training, we’re more proficient.” But training for what? We need to call RIMPAC for what it is – dangerous, provocative, and destructive war games that increase the risk of nuclear war and the extermination of life on the planet. Stay tuned.

                                                                   RIMPAC

        In Hawaii and throughout the U.S. the number of people living in poverty, or on the edge of poverty, continues to grow. Affordable housing is hard to find. The number of children going to bed hungry is increasing. Drug overdose deaths surpass 100,000 annually. Inflation soars. Wages are stagnant. The Climate Crisis is escalating. US debt is now $30 TRILLION. Instead of addressing these pressing problems, the US pours more and more funds into militarism. This year more than $800 BILLION. Hawaii and the world are paying a heavy social price for US militarism. Increasing gun violence, and growing unmet human needs in the US are a reflection of this. So too is rising hate, racism, and white supremacy across the US. Where are the voices of elected officials – at the county, state, and Federal levels speaking out for an end to US military madness? Where are our educators and media voices for peace? And what has happened to some people who were a part of the anti-war movement? Where are you today? Are you now cheering on the war in Ukraine and the new McCarthy-era anti-Russian and anti-Chinese hysteria? I agree with Noam Chomsky: “We are living in the most dangerous time in history.” Enough! More war is Not the Answer! Peace, built on a foundation of justice, is a victory for all.

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject violence & war as solutions. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, anti-Black, anti-Asian,
anti-Russian, 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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai’i 96760

Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts. For more information http://www.malu-aina.org

June 24, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1082– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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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 Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

“Top Gun: Maverick” is Military Propaganda.  Official documents now prove it.

“Top Gun: Maverick” is Military Propaganda.  Official documents now prove it.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/top-gun-maverick…/281077/

USA: Global “Top Gun: Maverick” June 17, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

USA: Global “Top Gun: Maverick”

 

     I never saw the original Tom Cruise “Top Gun” movie in 1986, but I saw lots of publicity about it. To me, it was part of the whole Reagan era military build-up and US imperial interventions. Instead of glorifying militarism and war, I am of the anti-war generation of Vietnam and the need to end all war and the nuclear arms race before it ends all life on the planet. In my view, movies like “Platoon “and “Apocalypse Now” were more about the reality of war and the need for justice and peace in our world.
 
     Come now 2022 and all the fuss about “Top Gun: Maverick” and the publicity everywhere glorifying militarism and war again. It appears to be another Hollywood military propaganda recruiting movie to get young people rushing to enlist as patriotic modern empire robotic war machines. For what? Increased profits of the top global war contractors: Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman, General Dynamics, etc. Top Gun: Maverick” is Military Propaganda. Official Documents Now Prove It

https://www.mintpressnews.com/top-gun-maverick…/281077/

     Let’s be clear. War, weapons, and machinery of war are very profitable for corporations. The National Priorities Project (NPP), an initiative of the Institute for Policy Studies, now estimates that $21 trillion (not $8 Trillion as others have stated) has been spent by the US in “foreign and domestic militarization” in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Hawai’i sees a lot of that militarization and war money. RIMPAC 2022 is coming to Hawai’i. The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) destructive war games, the largest air, land, and sea war maneuvers in the world, will take place in and around Hawai’i from June 29 to August 4, 2022. RIMPAC 2022 will have over 25,000 military personnel, 38 ships, 170 aircraft, and 4 submarines from 26 countries in practice war simulations engaging “enemy forces.” RIMPAC usually involves bombing and shelling of Pohakuloa in the center of Hawai’i Island.

     Join the call to Cancel RIMPAC and establish a demilitarized Pan-Pacific Zone of Peace. Redirect the massive expenditure of funds from war-making to serve humanity suffering from lack of food, water, and other unmet human needs amid a global pandemic, and expanding climate catastrophe. No More War and training for war! Restore the Pacific as an Ocean of Peace!

Cancel RIMPAC! Demilitarize Hawai’i & the World!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject violence & war as solutions. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, anti-Black, anti-Asian,
anti-Russian, 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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts. For more information
http://www.malu-aina.org

June 17, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1081– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office