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Stop the Military Flyovers

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

US War Planes — Stay at Home!

Hawaii will be participating in the national military propaganda Fly Overs that have been taking place for the past several weeks throughout the U.S. and continuing in the weeks ahead.  .  Thursday, May 14, 2020 military Fuel Tankers, Transport aircraft and F-22 Stealth Raptor bombers will fly over all Hawaii islands between 11AM and 2PM.

F-22s cost $412 million each and $68,000 per hour to fly.

These False gods of metal are stealing money that should be going to frontline workers for personal protective equipment (PPE) and hazard pay, and for Covid 19 testing that at present is very inadequate.  

Stop Glorifying War and Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Fund Healthcare not Warfare.  Feed the hungry and shelter the homeless.  Wage peace not war!  Stop the Military Flyovers!  US war planes GO Home! And Stay Home!

Trump Lies Again!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Trump Takes No Responsibility!

82,000 plus Deaths in the US and mounting as of May 12, 2020!

(The highest number of deaths and one of the highest Covid 19 death rates in the world)

The U.S. was slow and unprepared in its response to stop the spread of the Covid 19 pandemic. There was inadequate social distancing policies put in place, and a failure in providing personal protective equipment and testing.

Income support by the US has been inadequate.  At best a one time $1200 check has been handed out while unemployment offices are overwhelmed with claims for lost jobs.  Congress has handed out hundreds of billions of dollars to large, publicly traded companies, that was suppose to go to small businesses. The money was funneled through banks who raked off money for themselves.

People on the bottom are hurting the most.  They have lost jobs and health insurance.  Many workers went to work sick because they didn’t have paid sick leave. People of color — African Americans and Latinos have paid the highest price with their very lives.   This crisis underscores the need for universal healthcare –Medicare for all, and worker unions to push for higher wages and safer working conditions.

A bloated US military budget has kept funds from going to meet basic human needs.  And now the Pentagon and arms makers are calling for more funds in the next government corporate bailout.  Enough already! It’s time to focus on Saving lives and stopping this global pandemic. There should be a Global ceasefire now! No More Wars! Lift all international sanctions! Shut Down forever all bio-weapon facilities worldwide! Stop wasteful military propaganda flyovers! Prioritize the needs of ordinary people over the interests of corporate, financial, political elites, and the US War Machine.

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

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May 15, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 972 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Growing Pandemic, Possible war with China, and another Great Depression? Not to mention Climate Crisis!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Trump Disbans

Coronavirus Task Force

as U.S. Death Toll Mounts – topping 71,000

on May 5, 2020

It appears that Trump is trying to wash his bloody hands of responsibility for the mounting death toll, his slow response, lack of tests, protective equipment, etc. Instead, he is trying to dump responsibility on to State Governors and at the same time blame and bully China to take the focus off his poor leadership. China now warns of possible war with the U.S. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/55135.htm

                  Trump orchestrates Military Propaganda Air Shows throughout the U.S.                   

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      Six planes each Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels (total of 12 planes) costing over $20,000 per hour per plane to fly are involved.   Military propaganda shows are planned all across the US over the next few weeks as a so called “salute to Covid 19 responders and frontline workers.” 

      Let’s cancel the propaganda shows and give the funds instead to the frontline workers and/or for protective equipment  and testing for Covid 19.  It’s bloated military spending that has stolen funds to prepare for pandemics like Covid 19 and to provide Medicare and basic income for all people.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/23/thunderbirds-blue-angels-team-dramatic-salute-coronavirus-responders.html

Healthcare NOT Warfare!   Save Lives!

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

May 8, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 971 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

End Ridiculous Military Propaganda Air Shows

Sunday, May 3rd, 2020

End Ridiculous Military Propaganda Air Shows —

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the parade route during the 125th Rose Parade on January 1, 2014 in Pasadena, California.

Six planes each Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels (total of 12 planes) costing over $20,000 per hour per plane to fly are involved.   Military propaganda shows are planned all across the US over the next few weeks as a so called “salute to Covid 19 responders and frontline workers.” 

I say cancel the propaganda shows and give the funds instead to the frontline workers and/or for protective equipment  and testing for Covid 19.  It’s bloated military spending that has stolen funds to prepare for pandemics like Covid 19 and to provide Medicare and basic income for all people.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/23/thunderbirds-blue-angels-team-dramatic-salute-coronavirus-responders.html

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Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
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Phone 808-966-7622
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Military Adoration!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

On the very day that deaths from Covid 19 in just 2 months passed the total American deaths (58,000) in nearly 2 decades from the US war in Vietnam, Trump made a show of Military Adoration.  The Blue Angels and Thunderbirds did fly overs in Washington D.C., New York and other areas on the East Coast. 

Moral of the story:  US Military spending has stolen funds that should have gone to Medicare for all.  Military adoration is a major part of the problem.

Jim Albertini