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USA: Global “Top Gun: Maverick” June 17, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

USA: Global “Top Gun: Maverick”

 

     I never saw the original Tom Cruise “Top Gun” movie in 1986, but I saw lots of publicity about it. To me, it was part of the whole Reagan era military build-up and US imperial interventions. Instead of glorifying militarism and war, I am of the anti-war generation of Vietnam and the need to end all war and the nuclear arms race before it ends all life on the planet. In my view, movies like “Platoon “and “Apocalypse Now” were more about the reality of war and the need for justice and peace in our world.
 
     Come now 2022 and all the fuss about “Top Gun: Maverick” and the publicity everywhere glorifying militarism and war again. It appears to be another Hollywood military propaganda recruiting movie to get young people rushing to enlist as patriotic modern empire robotic war machines. For what? Increased profits of the top global war contractors: Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, Boeing, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman, General Dynamics, etc. Top Gun: Maverick” is Military Propaganda. Official Documents Now Prove It

https://www.mintpressnews.com/top-gun-maverick…/281077/

     Let’s be clear. War, weapons, and machinery of war are very profitable for corporations. The National Priorities Project (NPP), an initiative of the Institute for Policy Studies, now estimates that $21 trillion (not $8 Trillion as others have stated) has been spent by the US in “foreign and domestic militarization” in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Hawai’i sees a lot of that militarization and war money. RIMPAC 2022 is coming to Hawai’i. The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) destructive war games, the largest air, land, and sea war maneuvers in the world, will take place in and around Hawai’i from June 29 to August 4, 2022. RIMPAC 2022 will have over 25,000 military personnel, 38 ships, 170 aircraft, and 4 submarines from 26 countries in practice war simulations engaging “enemy forces.” RIMPAC usually involves bombing and shelling of Pohakuloa in the center of Hawai’i Island.

     Join the call to Cancel RIMPAC and establish a demilitarized Pan-Pacific Zone of Peace. Redirect the massive expenditure of funds from war-making to serve humanity suffering from lack of food, water, and other unmet human needs amid a global pandemic, and expanding climate catastrophe. No More War and training for war! Restore the Pacific as an Ocean of Peace!

Cancel RIMPAC! Demilitarize Hawai’i & the World!

  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,
anti-Russian, 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), Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts. For more information
http://www.malu-aina.org

June 17, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1081– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Cancel RIMPAC 2022! June 10, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet & organizing meeting

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Cancel RIMPAC 2022!

NO More War & Training for War!

                            Restore the Pacific as an Ocean of Peace!

      The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) destructive war games, the largest air, land, and sea war maneuvers in the world, will take place off Hawai’i and the West Coast of the U.S. from June 29 to August 4, 2022. RIMPAC 2022 will have over 25,000 military personnel, 38 ships, 170 aircraft, and 4 submarines from 26 countries in practice war simulations engaging “enemy forces.” RIMPAC usually takes place every 2 years and has been going on for more than 50 years. It has involved the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre Military Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island, military targets in Hawaiian waters, and amphibious beach landings The massive war drill dramatically contributes to the destruction of the ecology system, aggravating the climate crisis in the Pacific region, and increases the risk of global nuclear annihilation.

      2022 RIMPAC includes military forces from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States.

      Join the call to Cancel RIMPAC and to establish a demilitarized Pan-Pacific Zone of Peace. Redirect the massive expenditure of funds from war-making to serve humanity suffering from lack of food, water, and other unmet human needs amid a global pandemic, and expanding climate catastrophe. Please sign the petition here to Cancel RIMPAC and share it with others. https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/cancel-largest-naval-war-maneuvers-dangerous-rimpac-2022?share=524ade05-9740-4657-964f-a194cfa3e5dc&source=email-share-button&utm_source=email

     Join planning meetings for protesting RIMPAC 2022. Monday, June 13 and June 27 from 6-8 PM at the Keaau Community Center, and please ask others to join.

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  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,
anti-Russian, 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), Hawai’i 96760

Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts.

For more information http://www.malu-aina.org/

June 10, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1080– 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

CANCEL THE WORLD’S LARGEST NAVAL WAR MANEUVERS-DANGEROUS RIMPAC 2022

Sunday, June 5th, 2022

Dear Friends,

I just signed the campaign: CANCEL THE WORLD’S LARGEST NAVAL WAR MANEUVERS-DANGEROUS RIMPAC 2022

I ask you to add your name to this important issue. Every name that is added builds momentum around the campaign and makes it more likely for us to get the change we want to see.

Will you join me by taking action on this campaign?

https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/cancel-largest-naval-war-maneuvers-dangerous-rimpac-2022?share=524ade05-9740-4657-964f-a194cfa3e5dc&source=email-share-button&utm_source=email

After you’ve signed the petition please also take a moment to share it with others. It is quick and easy – all you need to do is forward this email.

Thank you!

Jim

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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 Emailja@malu-aina.org Visit us on the web atwww.malu-aina.org

Final days for EIS testimony to Stop Bombing Pohakuloa. Deadline June 7th

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Final days for EIS testimony to Stop Bombing Pohakuloa.  Deadline June 7th

from Pua Case  Please share widely.  Mahalo.

Aloha Everyone. Even as we prepare to provide testimony, we can hear the bombs going off ar night, bombing the center, the heart of our island. Please go to @ainamomona or @protectmaunakea and fill out the form builder for the protection of Pohakuloa. Pohakuloa is Mauna Kea. Mahalo to @ainamomona for the graphics and post. Repost from @ainamomona
There is no way to argue that there is no environmental or cultural impact to land that has been actively bombed and used for artillery practice for over 6 decades. The US military has been abusing Pōhakuloa for far too long. We must use our aloha for our people and our ʻāina to stop this abuse. If we truly believe we are one with the land, we must protect our ʻāina and ourselves and end this violence. Submit your testimony before it is too late!

Testimony period closes June 7, 2022.
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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

U.S. Global Empire of Violence! Weapons Everywhere!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022

U.S. Global Empire of

Violence!

The U.S. says weapons, weapons, and more weapons, are the solution for everything.  More weapons for Ukraine! Arm teachers in schools! Put armed guards everywhere!

     The risk of global nuclear war has never been higher. The US is pushing NATO expansion in Europe, and a proxy war in Ukraine against Russia. China sees the US pushing for an Indo-Pacific alliance similar to NATO directed at China and possible war over Taiwan. It’s all about the US Global Empire of domination. The US wants a uni-polar world with the US on top, not a multi-polar world, and this is threatening the survival of the human race. Meanwhile climate catastrophe worsens!

     The U.S. has more than 750 military bases in 80 countries and over 4000 bases in America. The US has spent 8 trillion dollars on war since 2001 and killed, injured, and displaced tens of millions of people, creating chaos and dysfunction in many countries. All in the name of advancing “freedom & democracy.” Much of the world now consider the US the greatest threat to peace on the planet.

     It’s been said that once weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now wars are manufactured to sell weapons. The war machine is the biggest part of the US federal budget and the arms merchants are making a killing. The US 2022 military budget is over $800 Billion and passed with bipartisan support. That’s more than the next 12 countries’ military budgets combined. Instead of more war, we need a ceasefire in Ukraine, negotiations, and diplomacy for peace. Peace heals. Peace is a victory for all sides.

     There are now more guns than people in the U.S. Estimates are 430 million civilian guns, including 20 million AR – assault rifles, in a nation of 334 million people. The number of guns manufactured in the US has nearly tripled over the past two decades and gun industry profits are exploding along with mass shootings in schools, food stores, churches, outside sporting events, etc. Hate, racism, and white nationalism are on the rise. There have been 230 US mass shootings in 34 different states, including Washington, D.C., in the first half of 2022. Enough! The violence needs to Stop. End the wars! Ban Assault weapons! Provide government funding for unmet human needs instead of war, to help heal people and our communities, and build a more just society for all.

Stop Glorifying War & Assault Weapons!

The US Needs to Turn Away from Violence!

  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,
anti-Russian, 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), Hawai’i 96760

Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts. For more information http://www.malu-aina.org/

June 3, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1079– Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office