Addicted to War!

The U.S. Military-Industrial


Congress is poised once again to sacrifice domestic security in the service of unnecessary wars and the profits of defense contractors. The FY 2013 Defense Appropriations bill, which includes $519 billion for the Pentagon’s base budget and $88.5 billion for the war in Afghanistan is expected to reach the House floor this week. This represents 57% of all federal appropriations for the coming year.”

On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower, a retired five-star Army general, in his last speech from the White House, gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense contractors and the armed forces.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist… We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic process.”

See a short 3 minute video of former General/President Dwight Eisenhower warning about the growing dangers of the military-industrial complex and reflect about how far the US has moved in 50 years toward total domination by this arms industry.  Please share with others.

Fund Human Needs not War!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.
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