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Hawaii is #1 Covid Hot Spot Aug. 14, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
Hawaii is #1 Covid Hot Spot 
https://www.civilbeat.org/2020/08/covid-19-data-shows-hawaii-is-in-a-very-dire-situation/

covid 

Hawaii now has the highest Covid 19 infection and virus reproduction rate in the U.S. We need to act responsibly to help protect one another.

Please Wear a Mask! Practice Social Distancing! Wash hands frequently!

Keep everyone, including teachers, students, and kupuna safe!

Hawaii needs more, better, and quicker, low cost testing.

And more contact tracers too!

Governor Ige and all government officials need to put Public Health ahead of the Tourist industry and other economic interests. People Before Profits!

      These are unprecedented times. There is no escape under sail, plane, etc. anywhere these days on this tiny planet.  Climate catastrophe and nuclear weapons ability to destroy the whole world have been trying to tell us this for a long time.  Now Covid 19 too. Sadly, we haven’t been listening and taking the necessary actions together for the common good.  The urgency is now! As long as we are still breathing, we can contribute something in this effort for a better world. Let’s do it!

Cancel RIMPAC in 2020 & Forever!

Redirect military spending to fund human needs! Healthcare Not Warfare!

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

Aug. 14, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 985 – 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

Here is a beautiful, powerful, story of peace from Hiroshima

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Please share with others.  Mahalo.

Jim

https://www.npr.org/2020/08/09/900553387/an-atomic-bomb-survivor-on-her-journey-from-revenge-to-peace

Photo from the Aug. 7, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Photo from the Aug. 7, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil.  Photo by Ron Fujiyoshi

Additional important stories to read on Hiroshima – Nagasaki

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
In case you missed it
Why Americans Believe That Bombing Hiroshima Was Necessary
By Gary G. Kohls
We historically-illiterate Americans are blocked, again and again, from learning historical truths about the American Empire. – Continue

 

Hiroshima Denial is Terror
By Finian Cunningham
It is utterly shameful that the nation that perpetrated such an absolute crime remains unapologetic and in denial. – Continue

 

The Lessons We Haven’t Learned
By Helen Caldicott
Seventy-five years after the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan, we remain perched on the precipice of unparalleled catastrophe. – Continue

 

Aug. 7, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Hiroshima – Nagasaki Never Again

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

I posted the leaflet below on the Pohakuloa Training Area Facebook page on the evening of Aug. 3, 2020.  I just checked the page on Aug. 4th at 6:30AM.  My post has been removed. 

Hiroshima – Nagasaki Never Again!

75th Anniversary!

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The use of nuclear weapons anywhere is a crime against humanity.

Brothers and sisters in the military: Refuse to engage in nuclear annihilation.

Refuse Illegal Orders

Refuse to kill innocent civilians

Refuse the order to use nuclear weapons

      On August 6, 1945 the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, on August 9th the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb named “Fat Man” on Nagasaki. In two blinding flashes of light, heat and radiation, hundreds of thousands of people were killed. By today’s standards, those bombs were “small.” The nuclear arsenals of the world can destroy the world many times over. Currently nine nations possess nuclear weapons: the U.S., Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel.

      Hawaii is a major U.S. military command center, staging and training ground for nuclear war. Camp H.M. Smith located on Oahu above Aloha Stadium is the U.S. Indo-Pacific Military Command center for more than half the earth. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is home to nuclear warships and B-2 strategic nuclear bombers. The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is a training ground for nuclear war for all branches of the military. Radiation from military nuclear weapons training has contaminated the land on several Hawaiian islands and military nuclear waste has been dumped in Hawaiian waters.

Read on malu-aina.org the stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or click below:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/08/05/hiroshima-bombing-75th-anniversary-what-damage-looked-like-japan/3292406001/

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

https://consortiumnews.com/2020/08/04/atomic-bombings-at-75-the-illegality-of-nuclear-weapons/

The U.S. Congress spends Trillions of dollars on wars with little or no dissent but haggles over providing $600 a week to unemployed workers amid a global pandemic. Shameful values!

BAN ALL NUKES NOW!

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

Aug. 7, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 984 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office