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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)

The U.S. was slow and unprepared in its response to stop the spread of the Covid 19 pandemic. There was inadequate social distancing policies put in place, and a failure in providing personal protective equipment and testing.

Income support by the US has been inadequate.  At best a one time $1200 check has been handed out while unemployment offices are overwhelmed with claims for lost jobs.  Congress has handed out hundreds of billions of dollars to large, publicly traded companies, that was suppose to go to small businesses. The money was funneled through banks who raked off money for themselves.

People on the bottom are hurting the most.  They have lost jobs and health insurance.  Many workers went to work sick because they didn’t have paid sick leave. People of color — African Americans and Latinos have paid the highest price with their very lives.   This crisis underscores the need for universal healthcare –Medicare for all, and worker unions to push for higher wages and safer working conditions.

A bloated US military budget has kept funds from going to meet basic human needs.  And now the Pentagon and arms makers are calling for more funds in the next government corporate bailout.  Enough already! It’s time to focus on Saving lives and stopping this global pandemic. There should be a Global ceasefire now! No More Wars! Lift all international sanctions! Shut Down forever all bio-weapon facilities worldwide! Stop wasteful military propaganda flyovers! Prioritize the needs of ordinary people over the interests of corporate, financial, political elites, and the US 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 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 15, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 972 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Growing Pandemic, Possible war with China, and another Great Depression? Not to mention Climate Crisis!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Trump Disbans

Coronavirus Task Force

as U.S. Death Toll Mounts – topping 71,000

on May 5, 2020

It appears that Trump is trying to wash his bloody hands of responsibility for the mounting death toll, his slow response, lack of tests, protective equipment, etc. Instead, he is trying to dump responsibility on to State Governors and at the same time blame and bully China to take the focus off his poor leadership. China now warns of possible war with the U.S. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55135.htm

                  Trump orchestrates Military Propaganda Air Shows throughout the U.S.                   

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      Six planes each Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels (total of 12 planes) costing over $20,000 per hour per plane to fly are involved.   Military propaganda shows are planned all across the US over the next few weeks as a so called “salute to Covid 19 responders and frontline workers.” 

      Let’s cancel the propaganda shows and give the funds instead to the frontline workers and/or for protective equipment  and testing for Covid 19.  It’s bloated military spending that has stolen funds to prepare for pandemics like Covid 19 and to provide Medicare and basic income for all people.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/23/thunderbirds-blue-angels-team-dramatic-salute-coronavirus-responders.html

Healthcare NOT Warfare!   Save Lives!

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 8, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 971 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office