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Beware of Trump Sept. 4, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Beware of Trump!

Agent Provocateurs?

Fueling the flames of violence to keep Trump in power

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         Today in the U.S. millions have been protesting in the streets against systematic racism saying “Black Lives Matter.”   There is no question there has been escalating violence in the streets of America since George Floyd was killed by police.  Both police and protesters share responsibility.  But the vast majority of protests against police killings, calling for police reform have been peaceful.

     Donald Trump is fueling the flames of violence.  His words and actions are meant to divide and scare people.  He is using “Law & Order” to divert attention away from his responsibility for the growing Covid pandemic death count, now over 185.000 Americans and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. 

     Donald Trump is behind in presidential poles. Desperate people do desperate things!  The use of Agent Provocateurs to instigate violence and cause fear and repression in social movements has a long history. (Simply Google “History of Agent Provocateurs in the U.S. to learn more.) It’s been used against labor unions, the American Indian, civil rights, and anti-war movements, etc.

     An agent provocateur (French for “inciting agent”) is a person who commits or who acts to entice another person to commit an illegal or rash act so as to ruin the reputation or entice legal action against the target or a group they belong to. Agent provocateurs may be police officers or secret government agents. Provocateurs often try to incite violence to foster public disdain and to serve as a pretext for police repression. In the United States, the COINTELPRO program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation included FBI agents posing as political activists to disrupt the activities of political groups.

      Martin Luther King taught the importance of principled nonviolent action where the means used are in line with the end sought.  If we want a nation and world of justice and peace, it is critical that we use means that are peaceful and justice.  In such a movement there is no room for violence and hate.  So as we go forward let nonviolence be our guiding light.  Let us treat all people with respect, even those who strongly disagree with us.  The arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice.  No lie can live forever.

If all else fails – Trump May Even Start Another War to Try and Hold on to Power!

But keep your eyes on the prize — peace and nonviolence!

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

Sept. 4, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 988 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Increasing Risk of Nuclear War Aug. 28, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

END ALL WARS!

This month, August 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.”

General and future US President Dwight David Eisenhower on the Atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

war

Tens of millions died in World War II. Millions have died in wars since, many of which are ongoing. An issue that needs more public attention is the increasing risk of nuclear war that could result in the deaths of hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of people worldwide and the end of civilization as we know it. A significant factor contributing to the increasing risk of nuclear war is the recent U.S. deployment of new, relatively small “usable” nuclear weapons. This makes the unthinkable, not only thinkable, but doable by deluded people who think there can be winners in a nuclear war.

An urgent task before us is to work for an immediate “No First Use of Nuclear Weapons” and the total elimination of nuclear weapons everywhere. Currently 9 countries have nuclear weapons. https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/global-appeal-to-nine-nuclear-governments

The agenda for urgent action is growing: getting the global Covid pandemic under control, saving the planet from climate catastrophe, helping working people through an economic crisis like nothing seen since the Great Depression. and addressing systematic racism in the struggle for racial justice, etc. This calls for redirecting the Trillions of dollars currently spent on war to human needs. It’s all about protecting the common good and saving lives.

If this is Radical, then call me a Radical!

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. 28, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 987 – 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

Trump Election Crimes Aug. 21, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Trump — More Desperate, Dangerous,

& Authoritarian!

      How bad can things get? We are living in unprecedented times. We are in in the midst of a global pandemic, the worst in 100 years. The US with 4% of the world’s population has 25% of the world’s Covid cases with the death toll mounting. In addition, working people and small businesses are facing an economic crisis like nothing seen since the Great Depression, while the wealth of Billionaires soars. On top of all this are the growing visible effects of planet climate catastrophe, deadly blatant systematic racism, and escalating US tensions risking war with China, etc. War today, either through accident or design, could result in global nuclear destruction and the end to civilization as we know it.

      In a few months, amid the pandemic, elections will be held. In the interest of protecting the public health, it seems common sense to provide mail in voting so people do not have to leave their homes and risk their lives to vote. Trump has been making baseless mail fraud allegations. It appears to be part of a clear attempt to suppress the vote. Trump seems to realize that the fewer people who vote, the better his chances of winning. There is nothing new about suppressing the vote in minority areas, providing fewer poling places and voting booths, etc. resulting in long lines and hours of waiting. But sabotaging the Post Office vote by mail in the midst of a pandemic appears unprecedented. Trump did not mince words on his intent. He made clear he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail in votes. It’s been reported widely in the media on 8/13/20.