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RIMPAC 2022: JUST STOP IT! July 8, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022

RIMPAC 2022:

JUST STOP IT!

     RIMPAC 2022 destructive war exercises are again happening in Hawaii throughout July. Bombing and shelling are planned for the military Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) and landing craft operations at Kawaihae, among other places in and around Hawaii, on land, sea, and air. RIMPAC 2022, involves 26 countries, 25,000 military personnel, 170 aircraft, and more than 40 ships and submarines.

     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. RIMPAC 2022 has many NATO countries participating in a clear message to China: the US is THE Global Empire in a Uni-polar (not multi-polar) world, even if it involves WWIII. Everything takes a back seat to US global hegemony – Hawaii’s clean drinking water, contamination of air, land, and sea, the killing of marine life, endangered species, and even global climate catastrophe. The US military mission is to serve corporate interests and increase their profits. That mission trumps all. They don’t call it the Military-Industrial Complex for nothing!

A CANCEL RIMPAC forum is planned for Hawaii Island with a wide range of pro-peace speakers – Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the UH Hilo Library Lanai.

Peaceful Protests: Wednesday, July 13th, 3:30-5 PM at the Hilo airport (Corner of Kekuanao’a St. & Kanoelehua Ave.) Saturday, July 23rd 10:30-12 noon Bayfront (near King Kamehameha Statue

An important Peace organizing meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 11th from 6-8PM at the Kea’au Community Center to plan RIMPAC protests at Pohakuloa and other sites. Please join and pass the word to ohana and friends. Help Cancel RIMPAC and restore the Pacific as an Ocean of Peace. Peace is a victory for all. We must support one another for justice, peace, and the earth.

Stay Tuned. Mahalo!

#cancelRIMPAC #shutdownredhill #aolerimpac #StopRimpac #RIMPAC2022  

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

July 8, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1084– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Finding Hope in the Darkest Hours! July 1, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Finding Hope in the Darkest

Hours!

     Many people face an overwhelming reality of darkness in their lives from systematic injustices. Racism, hate, and violence are on the rise. It’s increasingly difficult to meet basic human needs – feeding a family, affording gas to get to work, paying rent, child care, medical care, etc. Add to that, global issues of a pandemic, climate catastrophe with its signatures of intense storms, heat waves, flooding, and droughts, not to mention endless wars with the increasing risk of global nuclear destruction. Needless to say, it’s not difficult to see why hope for a brighter future appears in question.

     How and where does one find hope in such trying times? Amid the darkness, overcoming a sense of futility is our first challenge. Small efforts really do matter.     Each one of us can contribute something for the greater good of all. By working together for the common good, we encourage and strengthen each other. In Hawaii, we build an ahu to honor those who came before us, one pohaku (rock) at a time. Many hands make light work. Every journey begins with a single step.

     The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. quoted the philosopher, Thomas Carlyle – “No lie can live forever.” King said: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” Like Gandhi and King, nonviolence (Kapu Aloha) needs to be our core guiding principle. The means we use in all our efforts must be in line with the end that we seek. The ends and means must cohere. War is not the way to peace. Violence only begets more violence.

     Today, many people are standing up in nonviolent struggles for peace, justice, and aloha ‘aina. Kanaka Maoli call for an end to more than 125 years of illegal US occupation of Hawaii, and to protect sacred sites like Mauna Kea from further desecration. Women are standing up for their rights. People are standing up for peace and a livable world. Stop the Bombing of Pohakuloa. Negotiate peace in Ukraine. Here in Hawaii, 25 countries are coming to join the US in destructive war games in and around Hawaii this July. It’s called RIMPAC 2022 –Rim of the Pacific, but many of the countries involved are part of NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This appears to be a strong message for China to NOT challenge US global domination or else! See more information about RIMPAC on our website www.malu-aina.org and on Facebook at Stop RIMPAC and Cancel RIMPAC. We need to support one another for justice, peace, and the earth. And remember – Never give up!

CANCEL 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

July 1, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1083– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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

Monday, June 20th, 2022

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

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

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

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

Cancel RIMPAC 2022! June 10, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet & organizing meeting

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

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, and 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, aggravating 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 it 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 meetings for protesting RIMPAC 2022. Monday, June 13 and June 27 from 6-8 PM at the Keaau Community Center, and please ask others to join.

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  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