Archive for August, 2020

Here is a beautiful, powerful, story of peace from Hiroshima

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Please share with others.  Mahalo.


Photo from the Aug. 7, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, August 7th, 2020

Photo from the Aug. 7, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil.  Photo by Ron Fujiyoshi

Additional important stories to read on Hiroshima – Nagasaki

Thursday, August 6th, 2020
In case you missed it
Why Americans Believe That Bombing Hiroshima Was Necessary
By Gary G. Kohls
We historically-illiterate Americans are blocked, again and again, from learning historical truths about the American Empire. – Continue


Hiroshima Denial is Terror
By Finian Cunningham
It is utterly shameful that the nation that perpetrated such an absolute crime remains unapologetic and in denial. – Continue


The Lessons We Haven’t Learned
By Helen Caldicott
Seventy-five years after the U.S. atomic bombings of Japan, we remain perched on the precipice of unparalleled catastrophe. – Continue


Aug. 7, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Hiroshima – Nagasaki Never Again

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

I posted the leaflet below on the Pohakuloa Training Area Facebook page on the evening of Aug. 3, 2020.  I just checked the page on Aug. 4th at 6:30AM.  My post has been removed. 

Hiroshima – Nagasaki Never Again!

75th Anniversary!


The use of nuclear weapons anywhere is a crime against humanity.

Brothers and sisters in the military: Refuse to engage in nuclear annihilation.

Refuse Illegal Orders

Refuse to kill innocent civilians

Refuse the order to use nuclear weapons

      On August 6, 1945 the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, on August 9th the U.S. dropped a second atomic bomb named “Fat Man” on Nagasaki. In two blinding flashes of light, heat and radiation, hundreds of thousands of people were killed. By today’s standards, those bombs were “small.” The nuclear arsenals of the world can destroy the world many times over. Currently nine nations possess nuclear weapons: the U.S., Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel.

      Hawaii is a major U.S. military command center, staging and training ground for nuclear war. Camp H.M. Smith located on Oahu above Aloha Stadium is the U.S. Indo-Pacific Military Command center for more than half the earth. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam is home to nuclear warships and B-2 strategic nuclear bombers. The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is a training ground for nuclear war for all branches of the military. Radiation from military nuclear weapons training has contaminated the land on several Hawaiian islands and military nuclear waste has been dumped in Hawaiian waters.

Read on the stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or click below:

The U.S. Congress spends Trillions of dollars on wars with little or no dissent but haggles over providing $600 a week to unemployed workers amid a global pandemic. Shameful values!


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.

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Read powerful stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors & more

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Will you take two seconds to sign the Hibakusha Appeal to the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons now?

Read powerful stories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki survivors


ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: John Pilger — Another Hiroshima is Coming — Unless We Stop It Now