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Nuclear Weapons are NOW Illegal Jan. 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Now International Law

                                                                                                                                                      

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Nuclear Weapons Are Illegal

      On January 22, 2021 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will enter into force. The Treaty specifically prohibits State Parties from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing, deploying, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, and from assisting or encouraging such acts. And it will reinforce existing international law obligating all states not to test, use or threaten to use nuclear arms.

   The “Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty” as it is also known, was approved by122 nations in the UN General Assembly in July 2017, a clear expression of the will of the world’s people. However, to enter into force of international law, the Treaty had to be ratified by 50 countries. That has now been done and the Treaty enters into force Jan. 22, 2021, four days after the US national holiday honoring the birth of civil rights and peace leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

       In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in December 1964, King said, “Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the negative nuclear arms race which no one can win, to a positive contest to harness creative genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all of the nations of the world. In short, we must shift the arms race into a “peace race.” It’s now up to all of us to help this shift take place. Nowhere is this more important than in the United States, which holds a large portion of the world’s nuclear weapons and maintains a dominant military presence throughout much of the world. The use of nuclear weapons could result in a global “nuclear winter” and the destruction of the planet. The urgent need is to redirect spending on weapons of war toward meeting human needs and protecting the environment, especially in this time of a global pandemic.

The US and other countries who continue to possess nuclear weapons are now

OFFICIAL OUTLAW STATES

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 to receive our posts. For more information www.malu-aina.org
 
Jan. 22, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1008 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Christmas Eve 2020 — Protecting Civil Liberties

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Christmas Eve — Protecting Civil Liberties

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all,

Speaking of civil liberties,  I had to go to Hilo today (Thursday -Christmas Eve)) so I thought I’d take a few signs and some peace leaflets and spend about an hour at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal bldg handing out the leaflets that I normally do on Friday afternoons.  I figured there will be much less traffic tomorrow (Christmas day) than today.  Anyway I set up about 6 signs (Hilo Peace vigil, Aloha not War, Stop Bombing Pohakuloa, Don’t Glorify war, Peace on earth for all.)  I set up the signs on the grass alongside the street sidewalk outside the Post office.  Within a few minutes the Post Office security guard comes by and says it’s Thursday, not Friday.  You can’t have signs on the grass.  And he said I will have to start requesting a weekly permit for our continuing Friday weekly vigil.  Note this Friday –Christmas day 2020 will mark 1004 weeks of the vigil that started the day after 9-11.  Anyway I wished the guard Merry Christmas , moved the signs to the sidewalk and handed out about 100-150 leaflets from 1:15PM to about 2:30.  If anyone is free please come and join the peace vigil tomorrow –Christmas day from 3:30-5PM in Hilo.  Mahalo.

Jim

Merry Christmas!

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Peace on Earth, Good Will to All!

      It has been quite a year. We are in the midst of a global pandemic and economic crisis that has affected all of our lives, some more deadly and destructive than others. No one has been untouched. Many of us have lost loved ones. Many have been pushed to the financial margins where even the next meal and staying in our homes are now in question. Recent government relief measures are something, but not nearly enough.

      In spite of everything, we have a lot for which to be thankful. Family, friends, faith, etc. Vaccines for the Pandemic are now being made available, though it will take considerable time for distributing to all who want to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile this holiday season is a dangerous time for pandemic spread if we do not wear masks, social distance, sanitize, and avoid close contact with family and friends. Sacrificing being in close contact is part of helping to protect one another. It is showing good will to all. It is a witness to peace on earth, rather than simply our own self interests.

      Peace on Earth is built by service to others. So we share with people in need, in a spirit that unites us. In truth we are all connected, tied together like a Christmas wreath, as one human family and to the earth itself. By putting people’s health first, before economic interests, we will get through this. We will then have a lot of work to do to build a better world for future generations. A world with health care for all, food, housing, education, and income security. A world where we narrow the gap between rich and poor, put an end to war, and love one another and the planet that gives us life.

      At present, resources that should be going to uplift the human condition and help heal the planet are being squandered on weapons of war, waging wars, and destroying the earth. We desperately need to be reborn in the Christmas spirit of “peace on earth, good will to all.” That spirit may be our best hope to heal and …..

Help Prevent the Final Pandemics of Nuclear War & Climate Disaster!

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

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

Dec. 25, 2020, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1004 – 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

 

A Brief History of US Military Poisoning of Hawai’i

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

A Brief History of US Military Poisoning of Hawai’i

article by Ann Wright, Kyle Kajihiro, and Jim Albertini

https://www.transcend.org/tms/2020/12/a-brief-history-of-us-military-poisoning-of-hawaii/

A Brief History Of US Military Poisoning Of Hawai’i

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

A Brief History Of US Military Poisoning Of Hawai’i
By Ann Wright, Kyle Kajihiro and Jim Albertini, Popular Resistance.

Poisoning the Pacific:

The US Military’s Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange, a new book by Japan-based journalist Jon Mitchell, is a detailed investigation and documentation of U.S. and Japanese military chemical and biological poisoning and pollution across the Pacific, Asia and South East Asia. Mitchell’s work doesn’t cover the U.S. military poisoning of Hawai’i as that would require a separate volume due to the concentration of the U.S. military bases and their pollution in the state. -more-
https://popularresistance.org/a-brief-history-of-us-military-poisoning-of-hawaii/

Wed. Dec. 9, 2020 Pohakuloa annual meeting on Programmatic Agreement

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

contact gregory.r.fleming4.civ@cvr.mil

Military won’t let me copy link to join. Contact PTA Deputy commander Flemming at above link. The military make it as difficult as possible to be involved. That’s the way they want it.