Archive for February, 2015

Talk by Danny Li on TPP at UH Hilo on Tuesday, Feb. 17th 12:30

Friday, February 13th, 2015

A:(Trans Pacific Partnership)
A presentation by DANNY LI on
TUES. FEB 17th at 12:30 on the UHH Campus, K-129 (“K” Building Room 129).
Sponsored by Global HOPE and Democracy Matters

End the Cycle of Violence!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The Terror We Give Is the Terror We Get!

      ” In my experience, including my time in combat, I’ve seen no difference between the results of war and the results of terrorism.  The terms, to me, are interchangeable, like barbarism and savagery– both describe the same heart of darkness.  In my teens, long before I saw war first-hand, I remember thinking that the definition of “civilized” should be changed to “those who do not participate in war.”  People don’t have to see the results of war in person to know it is an abomination.

      “It is irrational to glorify war as though it is somehow better than terrorism, as so many in our bellicose culture do.  The more mothers we kill, the more sons will come for us, whether we behead the mothers with swords or cruise missiles.  The more children we kill, the more fathers will come for us, whether we blast the children with suicide vests or hellfire missiles.  It is ludicrous to say the next bomb will end any of it, particularly the delusion– we only sink deeper into denial.”  –Jack Balkwill  [libertyunderground] Today’s LUV News  10 February, 2015 [4 Attachments]


We fire missiles from the sky that incinerate families huddled in their houses. They incinerate a pilot cowering in a cage. We torture hostages in our black sites and choke them to death by stuffing rags down their throats. They torture hostages in squalid hovels and behead them. We organize Shiite death squads to kill Sunnis. They organize Sunni death squads to kill Shiites. We produce high-budget films such as “American Sniper” to glorify our war crimes. They produce inspirational videos to glorify their twisted version of jihad.

The barbarism we condemn is the barbarism we commit. The line that separates us from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is technological, not moral. We are those we fight…

Terror is choreographed. Remember “Shock and Awe”? Terror must be seen and felt to be effective. Terror demands gruesome images. Terror must instill a paralyzing fear. Terror requires the agony of families. It requires mutilated corpses. It requires anguished appeals from helpless hostages and prisoners. Terror is a message sent back and forth in the twisted dialogue of war. Terror creates a whirlwind of rage, horror, shame, pain, disgust, pity, frustration and impotence. It consumes civilians and combatants. It elevates violence as the highest virtue, justified in the name of noble ideals. It unleashes a carnival of death and plunges a society into blood-drenched madness…  Terror is the engine of war. And terror is what all sides in this conflict produce in overabundance.” Chris. Hedges
article for historical perspective on modern war

Stop the Wars!   End the Terror!

  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 justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
    Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.

    Phone (808) 966-7622.

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Feb. 13, 2015 – 699th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Great article for historical perspective on modern war

Monday, February 9th, 2015
Burying Vietnam, Launching Perpetual War
How Thanking the Veteran Meant Ignoring What Happened

By Christian Appy

From the Vietnam War, the Pentagon and its apologists learned fundamental lessons about how to burnish, bend, and bury the truth. The results have been devastating.

Let’s re-build an anti-war movement

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
vietnam protest Demobilized in the USA: Why There Is No Massive Antiwar Movement
by Tom Engelhardt
“What’s missing is any sense of connection to the government, any sense that it’s ‘ours’ or that we the people matter.”
If nothing else, please read the last paragraph of the above article.  It sums up the spirit of defeatism that exists today.  We need to rekindle the spirit of resistance. “Can, instead of no can.”
The 700th consecutive Friday Hilo peace vigil is coming up on Friday Feb. 20th 3:30-5PM  Please help pass the word, come and bring some friends.  I intend to bring my guitar and play some peace songs weather permitting, and we’ll have an open mic.  Let’s share thoughts on how we can re-build a Hilo anti-war movement.  Mahalo.

Malama Mauna Kea –Today, Feb. 5th at 5PM Imiloa

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Malama Mauna Kea

Aloha kakou,

Please Join the protest/boycott of the sham misuse of the EIS process to extend the lease for TMT on Mauna Kea. There will be a protest/boycott 5PM on Thursday Feb. 5, 2015 before the EIS Open House event scheduled 5:30 – 8 pm at Imiloa Astronomy Center UH Hilo.
For a detailed explanation about why boycott and protest by Pua Case and others, please go to the website. Comments on the misuse of the EIS process can be submitted to Ms. Stephanie Nagata, OMKM at
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