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Oct. 29, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil Grim Reaper leaflet

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

U.S. Empire:

The Global Grim Reaper!

And it’s not just for Halloween!

   

 The U.S. Military is the greatest

 

polluter and creator of chaos on the

planet.

     The Roman Empire, as bad as it was, left cobblestone streets and aqueducts in areas it conquered or occupied, many of which are still in use today throughout the world. By contrast, the U.S. Empire leaves unexploded ordnance, a vast stew of military toxins, abandoned bases, broken equipment, and massive chaos in its wake. Afghanistan is the most recent case in point, but people are still dying in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and elsewhere from US toxins and exploding ordnance.

      We need to look no further than Hawaii Island for a case study of U.S. military pollution. Our organization has documented at least 57 past and present military sites on Hawaii Island alone, totaling more than 250,000-acres that may contain live-arms and other military toxins, including Depleted Uranium radiation, chemical and biological weapons, etc. These sites, and others in near shore waters, should be considered military hazard areas and so designated with signage, etc. And the toxins should be cleaned up. See https://malu-aina.org/?p=7677 There is always bi-partisan support in the US Congress for more and more military spending for new weapons systems and waging wars, but little money for military clean up. Now Hawaii Island has become a military training ground for the latest weapons of empire —assassination drones appropriately named “Reapers.” Where are the official elected voices of opposition to this desecration of Hawaiian lands and the spirit of aloha?

      All Empires eventually crumble and fall. I know of no empire in history that has repented and made an about face. The chickens from the U.S. Empire’s foreign wars are coming home to roost. Increasing hate and division spreading within the U.S. are signs the U.S. Empire is crumbling. Let us always remain firmly committed to Kapu Aloha – nonviolence in working for peace, justice, protecting the earth, and de-militarizing Hawaii and the world.

   Live & Spread Aloha Not Hate & War!

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

October 29, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1048– 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

Oct. 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil photo & leaflet

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Oct. 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil photo

 

Is the U.S. Addicted to War?

What’s Your Priority?

Funding for Human Needs or the War Machine?

 

 

      President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better”request for $3.5 Trillion over ten years ($350 Billion a year) has hit a road block. But Biden’s request for $753 billion for this year’s military budget has broad bi-partisan support. How come funding for child care, universal pre-school, paid family leave, medicare expansion, curbing the climate crisis, free community college, plus fixing our crumbling infrastructure –roads and bridges, etc. takes a back seat to funding the US bloated war machine?

      Congress even voted to add $24 Billion more than Biden requested for a new military spending total of $777 Billion this year. And there is more military spending hidden in other parts of the Federal budget. One example is $20 Billion a year for nuclear weapons in the Dept. of Energy Budget. By the numbers, the US is clearly addicted to war. The dangers of a growing “Military-Industrial Complex (MIC)” that former General and President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about more than 60 years ago now rules the roost. The “MIC” lavishly funds electoral campaigns of MIC loyalists. Once upon a time, weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now, enemies and wars are manufactured for weapons industry profits. And who pays for all this? The average working-stiff, the taxpayer, not the super-rich CEO corporate billionaires, and not the corporations making huge profits. We need to tax corporations and the rich. Together, let’s tell space joy-rider Jeff Bezos and his billionaire friends, it’s time to pay their fair share to take care of the earth and fund human needs.

      US two-time Medal of Honor recipient, General Smedley Butler, said in the 1930s that “War is a Racket.” The racket keeps getting worse, and now with nuclear weapons, supersonic missiles, killer drones and killer robots, the war racket threatens all life on earth. It’s time for a seismic shift. The US needs to end its addiction to war. We need a local and global people’s movement to de-militarize Hawaii and the world. To eliminate the threat of global nuclear disaster we need to stop building and modernizing nuclear weapons and missiles, and dismantle all existing nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are now illegal under international law. The US needs to stop being an outlaw nation and begin to lead by example. Wage peace not war!

Where do you stand?

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

October 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1047– 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

Is the US addicted to War? Oct. 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

 

Is the U.S. Addicted to War?

What’s Your Priority?

Funding for Human Needs or the War Machine?

 

      President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better”request for $3.5 Trillion over ten years ($350 Billion a year) has hit a road block. But Biden’s request for $753 billion for this year’s military budget has broad bi-partisan support. How come funding for child care, universal pre-school, paid family leave, medicare expansion, curbing the climate crisis, free community college, plus fixing our crumbling infrastructure –roads and bridges, etc. takes a back seat to funding the US bloated war machine?

      Congress even voted to add $24 Billion more than Biden requested for a new military spending total of $777 Billion this year. And there is more military spending hidden in other parts of the Federal budget. One example is $20 Billion a year for nuclear weapons in the Dept. of Energy Budget. By the numbers, the US is clearly addicted to war. The dangers of a growing “Military-Industrial Complex (MIC)” that former General and President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about more than 60 years ago now rules the roost. The “MIC” lavishly funds electoral campaigns of MIC loyalists. Once upon a time, weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now, enemies and wars are manufactured for weapons industry profits. And who pays for all this? The average working-stiff, the taxpayer, not the super-rich CEO corporate billionaires, and not the corporations making huge profits. We need to tax corporations and the rich. Together, let’s tell space joy-rider Jeff Bezos and his billionaire friends, it’s time to pay their fair share to take care of the earth and fund human needs.

      US two-time Medal of Honor recipient, General Smedley Butler, said in the 1930s that “War is a Racket.” The racket keeps getting worse, and now with nuclear weapons, supersonic missiles, killer drones and killer robots, the war racket threatens all life on earth. It’s time for a seismic shift. The US needs to end its addiction to war. We need a local and global people’s movement to de-militarize Hawaii and the world. To eliminate the threat of global nuclear disaster we need to stop building and modernizing nuclear weapons and missiles, and dismantle all existing nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are now illegal under international law. The US needs to stop being an outlaw nation and begin to lead by example. Wage peace not war!

Where do you stand?

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

October 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1047– 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

Is the US addicted to War? Oct. 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Is the U.S. Addicted to War?

What’s Your Priority?

Funding for Human Needs or the War Machine?

 

      President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better”request for $3.5 Trillion over ten years ($350 Billion a year) has hit a road block. But Biden’s request for $753 billion for this year’s military budget has broad bi-partisan support. How come funding for child care, universal pre-school, paid family leave, medicare expansion, curbing the climate crisis, free community college, plus fixing our crumbling infrastructure –roads and bridges, etc. takes a back seat to funding the US bloated war machine?

      Congress even voted to add $24 Billion more than Biden requested for a new military spending total of $777 Billion this year. And there is more military spending hidden in other parts of the Federal budget. One example is $20 Billion a year for nuclear weapons in the Dept. of Energy Budget. By the numbers, the US is clearly addicted to war. The dangers of a growing “Military-Industrial Complex (MIC)” that former General and President Dwight Eisenhower warned us about more than 60 years ago now rules the roost. The “MIC” lavishly funds electoral campaigns of MIC loyalists. Once upon a time, weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now, enemies and wars are manufactured for weapons industry profits. And who pays for all this? The average working-stiff, the taxpayer, not the super-rich CEO corporate billionaires, and not the corporations making huge profits. We need to tax corporations and the rich. Together, let’s tell space joy-rider Jeff Bezos and his billionaire friends, it’s time to pay their fair share to take care of the earth and fund human needs.

      US two-time Medal of Honor recipient, General Smedley Butler, said in the 1930s that “War is a Racket.” The racket keeps getting worse, and now with nuclear weapons, supersonic missiles, killer drones and killer robots, the war racket threatens all life on earth. It’s time for a seismic shift. The US needs to end its addiction to war. We need a local and global people’s movement to de-militarize Hawaii and the world. To eliminate the threat of global nuclear disaster we need to stop building and modernizing nuclear weapons and missiles, and dismantle all existing nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons are now illegal under international law. The US needs to stop being an outlaw nation and begin to lead by example. Wage peace not war!

Where do you stand?

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

October 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1047– 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

No War with China Oct. 15, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

NO War with China!

      If you thought the U.S. Trillion dollar wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc. were bad, with millions killed, injured, displaced and made refugees, a war with China would be far worse.

      Co-founder of the Committee for a SANE U.S.-China Policy, Joseph Gerson, wrote in an article for Common Dreams that “Taiwan has become the most dangerous flashpoint for great power and potentially nuclear war.” He warned: “Preventing accidents or miscalculations (political as well as military) that could trigger armed conflict that could easily escalate to nuclear war is now an urgent priority.” See full article here Opinion | Taiwan: A War That Must Never Be Fought | Joseph Gerson (commondreams.org) Recently a US nuclear sub in waters near China ran into something and was damaged. We still don’t know what it hit, but it had to limp into Guam for emergency repairs. That very easily could have been a triggering event.

      You heard the expression ‘Don’t talk about the speck in another person’s eye and ignore the log in your own.” Well, the map below shows the log in the U.S. eye – military bases surrounding China. In recent years, there has been a massive U.S. military build-up in the Indo-Pacific Command focused on China. Remember the recent news of US assassin “Reaper” drones now being based in Hawaii and Guam and training at Pohakuloa in the center of Hawaii Island? Next to come are the Marines new loitering munitions, which are often described as “suicide drones.” It’s all about China. See  https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/42707/this-is-our-first-look-at-the-marines-loitering-munition-armed-light-armored-vehicle And don’t forget the recent US and British deal to sell nuclear subs to Australia. What do you think those nuke subs are for? Demilitarize Hawaii, the Pacific and the world now! Prevent the next war before it starts, or it maybe the world’s last war!

Background:
U.S. and China Enter Dangerous Territory Over Taiwan – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
China-Taiwan military tensions ‘worst in 40 years’ – BBC News

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/10/12/americans-arent-that-tired-war-fact/?

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/09/30/opinion/how-get-rid-nuclear-weapons/
The ‘Strategic Competition Act’ is a dangerous declaration of cold war on China, in Antiwar.com, 5-09-2021

Restraint & Diplomacy NOT War!

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

October 15, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1046– 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