Archive for January, 2021

Mahalo to Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for his guiding light of nonviolence

Sunday, January 17th, 2021
By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, January 15 2021
 
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Riverside Church speech was titled “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” It was delivered exactly one year before his April 4, 1968 assassination in Memphis. In the speech, King declared, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

Trump’s Failed Coup Jan. 15, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

Trump’s Failed Coup!

      The disgraceful violent coup attempt at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 by right wing extremist supporters of President Donald Trump is a crime against democracy. It is also clear that Donald J. Trump was the inciter-in-chief of that crime. The failed coup attempt was also a blatant expression of the “chickens coming home to roost.” The US has a long history of waging wars and orchestrating coups worldwide. Here in Hawaii we are approaching the 128th anniversary of the US military assisting in the illegal overthrow of the internationally recognized independent nation of Hawaii on Jan. 17, 1893. It’s now 2021 and Hawaii is still waiting for the illegal US occupation to end.

 
 

 

 

 

 

Trump coup attempt supporters in US  Capitol Jan. 6, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

  Illegal Overthrow troops with cannons

occupying Iolani Palace, Honolulu 1893

 

Make no mistake. Trump should be removed. But let the message below sink in.

According to author David Swanson “Since World War II, during a supposed golden age of peace, the United States military has killed or helped kill some 20 million people, overthrown at least 36 governments, interfered in at least 85 foreign elections, attempted to assassinate over 50 foreign leaders, and dropped bombs on people in over 30 countries. The United States is responsible for the deaths of 5 million people in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, and over 1 million just since 2003 in Iraq.”

Swanson full article that can be seen here: https://davidswanson.org/warlist/?fbclid=IwAR0gEIedB_Y_phSPAxFR_d6UNQvvI8a8wQsL8JdflNgzzdtZWLtcWboZVUI

Here are some additional sources for further reading

David Vine: The United States of WarWilliam Blum: America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy
Dr. Zoltan Grossman: A Century of U.S. Military InterventionsJames Lucas: U.S. Has Killed More Than 20 Million People

In 2021 be vigilant for the possible attempt to enact Patriot Act #2 following the Trump insurrection and coup attempt. Such an act will likely include increased government surveillance, censorship, restrictions on free speech rights, the right of assembly, etc.

Practice Nonviolence Always!

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, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
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Pelosi asks top general about curbing Trump’s military power

Friday, January 8th, 2021

From The Honolulu Star-Advertiser of  Friday, Jan. 8, 2021

WASHINGTON >> House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today she has spoken to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff about preventing President Donald Trump from initiating military actions or a nuclear strike.

Pelosi said in a statement to colleagues that she spoke with Gen. Mark Milley “to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike.”

She said the situation of “this unhinged President could not be more dangerous.”

Jan. 8, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Madman Trump’s

Last Ditch Options