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Oct. 23, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on The Most Dangerous President Ever!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

Trump – Most Dangerous President Ever!

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We need justice, peace, personal, national and global healing,

not more racist division, death & destruction!

It is our duty to vote someone extremely dangerous out of office!

      As a longtime activist for peace, justice and the earth I normally say voting is the least important thing I do every 2 or 4 years. But not this year, especially if you live in one of the election swing states. Donald J. Trump poses the greatest danger I have seen in my lifetime. He needs to be defeated as President of the U.S.  Well respected Professor Noam Chomsky says Trump is “the worst malignancy ever to appear in our political system. He is extremely dangerous.”

      The way to defeat Donald Trump is to vote for the Democratic ticket Joe Biden/Kamala Harris. This is not to say I like Biden. Far from it. Biden is a machine politician, a warmonger, and has catered to the banks and corporations and not the best interests of working people. But not to vote, or to vote for a fringe candidate, instead of the Biden/Harris ticket, is to assist in Trump’s reelection.

      In the face of Climate Catastrophe and a Global Pandemic, Trump clearly puts personal and corporate financial gain as his top priority, ahead of people’s lives and the future of this planet. The stock market is his climate barometer and health care thermometer.

      Bernie Sanders, AOC, Cornel West, Elizabeth Warren, and a very long list of additional notables all say, VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN (Hold your nose if necessary, but vote for the Biden/Harris ticket.) Otherwise, if Trump is reelected, Attorney General William Barr, and Trump’s militias may be trying to lead us all to the detention camps.

      Make no mistake. Education and organizing are part of the day-to-day important work year-in and year-out to avoid the situation we are in today. The system of corporate power and domination needs fundamental changing toward a genuine democracy. We need a new system where money is driven out of politics and people’s hopes and dreams, the common good, and what’s best for the earth comes first. We also need to abolish the “Electoral College” system of electing the president which was established to maintain slavery. The popular vote should rule.

Be Prepared for Trump Desperate October Surprises, Post Election Challenges & Trump’s Refusal to Leave Office. Anything is Possible!

(Jim Albertini opinion piece)

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, 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

Oct. 23, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 995 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Photos from Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Photos from Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil.  Mahalo to all!

 

Please Join the Friday Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, October 16th, 2020
Please Join the Hilo Friday Peace Vigil
 
If can, please join the Friday Hilo Peace Vigil 3:30-5PM at the downtown Hilo Post office. Come for 5min. or the full vigil. Bring a chair to sit in the shade. Please wear a mask and social distance.  All participation appreciated. I could use help with set up at 3PM. Please join Hawaiian kupuna, 87 year old Malie Sellers, 87 year old Margaret Furukawa, and other seniors –Ron Fujiyoshi, Danny, Li, Tomas Belsky, Steve Paulmier, etc. We need youth and other seniors too.  See this weeks leaflet here https://malu-aina.org/?p=6969
 
Mahalo.
Jim Albertini

Trump Threatens Coup Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, October 13th, 2020

Trump Threatens Coup

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Desperate People Do Desperate Things! Be prepared – anything is possible!

 
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       Democracy is under threat like never before. The group “Public Citizen” has summed things up very well — Trump is threatening to remain in office regardless of the election results and using the threat to foment chaos leading up to Election Day. Trump would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose. He has launched a full on attack against mail-in ballots. Here are some things Trump has actually said: Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.” “The ballots are a disaster.” “Get rid of the ballots and … there won’t be a transfer, frankly.” “The ballots are out of control.” “The ballots — that’s a whole big scam.” “We want to make sure the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be.”

      Never in the history of the U.S. has a president refused to peacefully hand over leadership to his duly elected successor. But now we have a president confessing on live TV, over and over again — that he may try to remain in office regardless of the election results. This is outright authoritarianism. It is what dictators and despots do.

10 things you need to know to stop a coup https://wagingnonviolence.org/2020/09/10-things-you-need-to-know-to-stop-a-coup/?fbclid=IwAR1MLzyo_hmmOz-JlxkdK2_iubbrF2kNhtkG-TcBmznwRC4Ae-x7XMLKruI

     Longtime  peace activist and author, David Hartsough, advises everyone to get involved with https://choosedemocracy.us/   Help build a massive nonviolent movement to nonviolently resist if there is an attempted coup in November.  Activists are helping build this movement, organizing nonviolent trainings, etc.  If Trump loses the election but refuses to accept the results of the election, this could be a “trigger event” which could help mobilize millions of people into action.  See also George Lakey’s articles under the “Democracy” section in https://wagingnonviolence.org/

       Even if there is not a coup and the election results in a peaceful transition of power, our work has just begun.  Have no illusions.  Republican or Democrat, the wars of empire need to be ended.  We need to build a more just society and livable world that serves all the people, not simply corporate interests and the elite .1 of 1%.

Meanwhile – Please sign this petition concerning the military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA):
To the Governor of the State of Hawai’i & Director of Lands and Natural Resources
Do Not Extend $1 Lease on 23,000 acres of Hawai’i State Lands in Military Pōhakuloa Training Area!

Don’t Be Bamboozled Again!

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, 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

Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 994 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Say NO to new PTA Military Lease. Submit comments before Oct. 14, 2020

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Scoping comments should include what matters need to be seriously addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the State leased lands to the military at Pohakuloa.

Say NO to Army PTA Lease Extension!

STOP BOMBING POHAKULOA!