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Cancel RIMPAC! Masks NOT Missiles!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

CANCEL RIMPAC!

De-militarize and De-occupy Hawaii!

      RIMPAC stands for Rim of the Pacific military exercises. These destructive war games have been taking place every two years in Hawaii, and waters surrounding Hawaii, since the early 1970s. The war games have expanded far beyond Pacific Rim countries. In 2018 RIMPAC brought 25 nations, over 200 aircraft, 46 ships, five submarines, and over 25,000 military personnel to Hawaii. Some of the countries that participated are far from the Pacific — countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Israel. RIMPAC 2020 has been scaled back somewhat from it’s usual time frame of late June until early August. It is now scheduled for Aug. 17-31 in Hawaii.

      Hawaii is one of the most militarized places on the planet with more than 110 military installation. Nearly 25% of Oahu is occupied by military bases, including the Indo-Pacific Nuclear War Command Center at Camp H.M. Smith above Aloha Stadium. Military covert special ops are carried out all over Oahu and neighbor islands – in civilian areas, on shorelines, and in near shore surrounding waters. Kauai has the Pacific Missile Range Facility testing new hypersonic missiles. Maui has military satellite tracking on Haleakala and the Military High Performance Computer Center in Kihei. The Big Island Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is the largest live-fire training center outside the continental U.S. PTA is contaminated with a wide range of toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. All total Hawaii has 42,000 active duty military, nearly 10,000 Guard and Reserve, 20,000 civilian military workers, 60,000 military dependents, 18,000 military retirees, and 111,000 veterans.

      Hawaii and the entire world is undergoing tremendous trauma from the deadly Coronavirus. We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC. If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii and the world, cancel RIMPAC. Use the money that would have been spent on bombs, rockets and missiles for much needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for health care workers and Covid 19 testing for people in Hawaii, throughout the US and the world.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/5/20/1946007/-Hawaii-can-t-call-itself-the-safest-place-on-earth-unless-RIMPAC-is-canceled?detail=emailLL

Wage Peace NOT War!     Masks NOT Missiles!

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                                                          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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

May 29, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 974 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

The return of the weekly Hilo Peace Vigil

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Social Distance leafleting at Hilo’s May 22, 2020 Peace Vigil using a 10 foot fishing pole with a net full of leaflets (weekly leaflet 973) to hand out to passing cars. Wearing mask too.  Mahalo to Ron Fujiyoshi for the photo.

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Friday Hilo Peace Vigil to resume May 22, 2020

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Aloha kakou,

March 27, 2020 was the last time we physically conducted the Friday Hilo Peace Vigil. That’s nearly 2 months. Since that time we have been writing and spreading the Peace Vigil message of justice and peace via the internet only. It seems to be the consensus that it’s time to resume the peace vigil on Friday, May 22nd. 3:30-5PM at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Building, but to do so in a safe and responsible manner observing 6 feet social distancing and participants wearing face masks.

I have made 10 new signs (5 each) saying “Cancel RIMPAC” and Cancel Pohakuloa Lease” to go along with the wide range of sings we already have. Below is this week’s peace leaflet. Please share with family and friends. We welcome anyone who is free to join us on Friday.

Mahalo,

Jim Albertini

Trump’s New “Super-

Duper” Nuclear Missiles

 

I call it the super-duper missile.” Donald J. Trump

It’s Trump’s Howdy Doody “Doomsday” Time!

      According to an article by Karl Grossman in Counterpunch, “The United States is seeking to acquire “volumes of hundreds or even thousands” of nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles that are “stealthy” and can fly undetected at 3,600 miles per hour, five times faster than the speed of sound.

     Why so many? A Pentagon official is quoted in the current issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology as saying “we have to be careful we’re not building boutique weapons. If we build boutique weapons, we won’t—we’ll be very reluctant to—use them.”

      “The article in the aerospace industry trade journal is headlined: “Hypersonic Mass Production.” A subhead reads: “Pentagon Forms Hypersonic Industry ‘War Room.’” On March 19, 2020, the U.S. conducted its first hypersonic missile test from its Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.”

     These Hypersonic missiles fly fast, Trump claims 17 times faster than any existing rockets, they fly at low altitudes, mostly invisible to radar, and can maneuver during flight.

      In this time of global Covid pandemic, it is more important than ever to focus on Healthcare not Warfare. Fund human needs. Cancel RIMPAC military war games by 25 countries now scheduled for Hawaii in August 2020, and begin to demilitarize Hawaii and the world.

For more information on these new missiles see

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/18/the-coming-nuclear-menace-hypersonic-missiles/?fbclid=IwAR0NVO3f9sET6JLD-p3voUeBI6uodTF2ATwzCSMpw5CD96H0-5TK37AjM1c

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/15/obvious-our-president-beyond-incompetent-chorus-ridicule-after-trump-brags-new-super?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

Outlaw Nuclear Weapons Now!

Cancel RIMPAC & Pohakuloa Lease!  

Wage Peace NOT War!

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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

May 22, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 973 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Trump’s new “Super Duper” Nuclear Missiles May 22, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Trump’s New “Super-Duper” Nuclear Missiles

 

I call it the super-duper missile.” Donald J. Trump

It’s Trump’s Howdy Doody “Doomsday” Time!

      According to an article by Karl Grossman in Counterpunch, “The United States is seeking to acquire “volumes of hundreds or even thousands” of nuclear-capable hypersonic missiles that are “stealthy” and can fly undetected at 3,600 miles per hour, five times faster than the speed of sound.

     Why so many? A Pentagon official is quoted in the current issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology as saying “we have to be careful we’re not building boutique weapons. If we build boutique weapons, we won’t—we’ll be very reluctant to—use them.”

      “The article in the aerospace industry trade journal is headlined: “Hypersonic Mass Production.” A subhead reads: “Pentagon Forms Hypersonic Industry ‘War Room.’” On March 19, 2020, the U.S. conducted its first hypersonic missile test from its Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii.”

     These Hypersonic missiles fly fast, Trump claims 17 times faster than any existing rockets, they fly at low altitudes, mostly invisible to radar, and can maneuver during flight.

      In this time of global Covid pandemic, it is more important than ever to focus on Healthcare not Warfare. Fund human needs. Cancel RIMPAC military war games by 25 countries now scheduled for Hawaii in August 2020, and begin to demilitarize Hawaii and the world.

For more information on these new missiles see

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/18/the-coming-nuclear-menace-hypersonic-missiles/?fbclid=IwAR0NVO3f9sET6JLD-p3voUeBI6uodTF2ATwzCSMpw5CD96H0-5TK37AjM1c

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/15/obvious-our-president-beyond-incompetent-chorus-ridicule-after-trump-brags-new-super?utm_term=AO&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_content=email&utm_source=Daily%20Newsletter&utm_medium=Email

Outlaw Nuclear Weapons Now!

CANCEL RIMPAC & the PTA Lease!

  Wage Peace NOT War!

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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

May 22, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 973 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Trump Lies Again!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Trump Takes No Responsibility!

82,000 plus Deaths in the US and mounting as of May 12, 2020!

(The highest number of deaths and one of the highest Covid 19 death rates in the world)