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Read powerful stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors & more

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Will you take two seconds to sign the Hibakusha Appeal to the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons now?

Read powerful stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors

https://www.icanw.org/hibakusha?fbclid=IwAR100XTf_VUu6rqia9z4dFQG87NdZC6gqHNMxCVznKK6F12Wnjm74tPhLOg

Also https://consortiumnews.com/2020/08/03/atomic-bombings-at-75-john-pilger-another-hiroshima-is-coming-unless-we-stop-it-now/

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now

 

No Trump Police State July 24, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

NO Trump Police State! 

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           President Trump plans to deploy federal troops to Chicago and other major cities — all controlled by Democrats… Federal agents in Portland dressed as military troops have snatched protesters off the streets and thrown them into unmarked vehicles without explaining why they were being detained.

Military troops do not belong in our communities, especially when they have been uninvited by the Governors of states and Mayors of cities where they have been sent. The Governor of Oregon and the Mayor of Portland have specifically asked the military troops to leave. People have a right to peaceful protest.

      In these times it is important to be grounded in the principles of nonviolent resistance – in the tradition of people like Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, John Lewis, George Helm and Aunty Emma DeFreeze. As King said Love, not hate, is the answer. “Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Let us carry forward their courage, hope and convictions in principled nonviolent action in all of our struggles for justice, peace, and saving the planet.  For sure VOTE, but do much more.

Remember the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller in Nazi Germany:

  “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Solidarity has never been more important!

An injury to one is an injury 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 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

July 24, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 982 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

First Nuclear bomb test 75 years ago July 16, 1945

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

NUCLEAR RISK

In their own words: Trinity at 75

Seventy-five years ago today, the first nuclear bomb exploded near Alamogordo, New Mexico. Eyewitness excerpts offer a new retelling of the Trinity test, woven entirely from words that more than a dozen of the project’s protagonists first published in the Bulletin. Read more.

New Anti-Russian Hysteria July 3, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

New Anti-Russian Hysteria

      Intelligence “Officials” have made claims, without providing evidence, that Russia secretly offered Afghan militants Bounties to kill US troops. Remember these same Intelligence Services and “officials” lied about WMDs (Weapons of Mass Destruction) in Iraq. Those lies led to the illegal U.S. invasion of Iraq and endless war in the region including millions of people killed, wounded, displaced, and widespread destruction and chaos.

      Make no mistake. I am not a supporter of Donald Trump. Far from it. But I am raising the alarm and important questions: Are we being lied to again? And where could such lies lead? Iraq had no WMDs. Russia is a nuclear power. Amid a global Covid Pandemic, massive economic disruption threatening a global depression, climate catastrophe, etc. do we want a nuclear war too? 
                                                                  

       Mainstream and social media are on fire with angry pundits, anti-Trump politicians demanding action against Russia. A new wave of anti-Russia hysteria is being whipped up. In contrast, is the voice of Scott Ritter. a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer. He served in the Soviet Union as an inspector implementing the INF Treaty, in General Schwarzkopf’s staff during the Gulf War, and from 1991-1998 as a UN weapons inspector.  Ritter wrote a piece that everyone needs to read and ponder in the midst of this anti-Russia hysteria.

      The initial report of Russia offering bounties to kill US troops came from the NY Times. Ritter says “There was just one problem — nothing in the New York Times could be corroborated. Indeed, there is no difference between the original reporting conducted by the New York Times, and the “confirming” reports published by the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. All of the reports contain caveats such as “if confirmed” and “if true,” while providing no analysis into the potential veracity of the information used to sustain the report — alleged debriefs of Afghan criminals and militants — or the underpinning logic, or lack thereof, of the information itself.” Ritter raises a lot of other questions. See https://www.globalresearch.ca/new-york-times-takes-anti-russian-hysteria-report-russian-bounty-us-troops-afghanistan/5717414 Also see other articles that question the hysteria, including Intel Official: Allegations of Russian Bounties to Taliban ‘Uncorroborated’ By Mairead McArdle http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55295.htm

Don’t Be Fooled Again!

  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

July 3, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 979 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


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

June 19, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Racism, Militarism and Empire

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Black Lives Matter & the fight against US empire are one and the same

      Black theologian and philosopher Dr. Cornell West said: “It’s impossible to talk about the devaluation of Black lives without talking about militarism and the far-reaching tentacles of the US empire…” “Black people will never be free under a system of predatory capitalism – we will never be free under a system with imperial tentacles, [we] will never be free with the Pentagon elite running amok with militaristic policies and killing people in Latin America and the Caribbean, and so forth.” West says conversations over the murder of George Floyd and police brutality are inseparable from discussions over Washington’s imperial policies.

See full interview with Cornell West here: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/cornel-west-black-lives-matter-fight-us-empire?fbclid=IwAR38OKnl7uMOaPf8EVCfAUgQr0Yh4swlVCvnVvP2YLj2dyf0MmOtQy9909A

Also see an article by Chris Hedges on the systemic nature of the problems of police violence https://popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-gaslighted-by-the-ruling-class/

      On June 20, 2020 peace activists from around the Pacific will be linking up to #CANCELRIMPAC, the largest naval war practice in the world off Hawai’i August 17-31, 2020. 25 nations, 200 ships, submarines and aircraft will shoot, bomb and destroy marine mammals as they practice for WAR!!!

      Also on June 20th You can join the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering  by tuning in live to June2020.org at 10am EST on Saturday June 20 – or join the rebroadcast at 3pm PST ( 6pm EST) the same day or at 6pm EST on Sunday, June 21. The Poor Peoples Campaign: a National Call for a Moral Revival (PPC) will challenge what Martin Luther King called the triple evils of racism, militarism and poverty (building on MLK’s last campaign, in 1968).

     Finally, please support Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Pramila Jayapal, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in their effort to move $350 Billion per year out of militarism and into useful things.
We need to move all of Congress in this direction. Click here to email your Representative and Senators.

No Justice = No Peace!

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

June 19, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 977 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office