Archive for August, 2020

Puhipau — All Blown Away!

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

Twenty seven minute 1982 film Puhipau — All Blown Away by Na Maka O Ka Aina.  See the effects of a 20 megaton nuclear blast over Pearl Harbor. Described by Hawaii chapter of Physicians for Social
Responsibility.  Underscores the urgency of eliminating all nuclear weapons and de-militarizing Hawaii.

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

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020


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


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.

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

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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.