Today Marks the 7th Anniversary of the US Invasion of Iraq

By the Numbers!

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In America’s War On Iraq:  4,701

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq “1,366,350”

How Many More Deaths?

How many more Trillions of dollars will be wasted on death and destruction while schools are closed, jobs and health insurance lost, homes and businesses foreclosed, human services cut back, and taxes raised for War and Wall Street?

For more than 350 weeks we have brought to the Hilo Federal Building every Friday a 10 foot oil-can topped cross with the words “Iraq crucified.”  On that cross is a photo of a young Iraqi boy, Ali, age 11 in 2003.  He lived in Baghdad and on March 19, 2003 he lost both of his arms and was burnt over much of his body as a result of U.S. bombs and missiles.  It is not clear if he survived his wounds and is alive today.  What we do know is that his mother and father and 11 other relatives were killed by the initial U.S. attack on Baghdad 7 years ago today.


(In conjunction with marches & rallies in Washington and other cites around the U.S.)

Saturday, March 20th, 2010
10AM-Noon –Sign Holding! — Music! — Speakers!
Under the Bayfront Monkeypod trees
Intersection of Pauahi St. & Kamehameha Ave.

Speak out to Stop the Wars!

There is similar rhetoric today about Iran like we heard prior to the war in Iraq in 2003.
Now it’s been revealed that hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran.

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

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (March 19, 2010 – 444th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office