On Looting by the Big Banks and the Pentagon



A group of global banks (CitiCorp, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC and the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC ) will pay more than $5 billion U.S. in penalties and plead guilty to felony anti-trust violations – rigging the world’s currency market, the first time in more than two decades that major players in the financial industry have admitted to criminal wrongdoing. To date no Bank CEOs have been charged criminally.


The Pentagon Conned Washington … Again

The National Defense Authorization Act managed to circumvent the spending caps imposed by the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011.


The proposed military budget spending of the United States in 2016 is $613 billion, nearly 35 percent of global military spending and greater than the combined spending of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the UK, India and Germany. Real annual military spending by the United States is even higher, once nuclear weapons funding, interest payments on foreign wars, and the cost of veteran care is included. With these items, the annual amount is closer to $1 trillion.


Rev. Martin Luther King said that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”

U.S. Police killed 115 people in March 2015. That’s more people killed by U.S. police than in England and Wales for the entire year 2014. There the yearly figure for police killings stood at 26.


  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 justice in Hawai`i and around the world. Contact:
    Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
    Phone (808) 966-7622. Email
    :ja@malu-aina.org http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (May 22, 2015 – 713th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office