It’s a question of human survival!

Wage Peace Not War!

Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us.” President John F. Kennedy 1961

     Our hearts go out to the families of innocent people (especially children) killed or injured in the Manchester, England, bombing, Portland train killings, etc. To see the faces of the people killed and hear the grief of families who lost loved ones is heart wrenching.  When will this violence end?   As Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.

      We need to look at the root of this escalating violence.  What gave birth to ISIS and Al-Qaeda? The US and the CIA supported Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan when he was fighting the Russians.  Then came escalating US interventions in the Middle East, regime changes, and endless war — and the growth of Al Qaeda and ISIS.  Where is the violence headed?  A recent article states, “Civilians killed by US are largely ignored as endless global war continues.”

      We point to the terrorist violence of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, etc. but fail to see the terrorizing violence of the U.S.A.  We need to end this escalating cycle of violence. It starts by “taking the log out of our own eye.” Matthew 7:5  Seeing U.S. violence for what it is: wars for oil, domination, global empire, profits of a military-industrial complex. Stopping U.S. violence is our first order of business. Otherwise bombs will continue to explode, including eventually nuclear bombs in cities all around the world.  It is up to each one of us to Stop the Violence.  Wage Peace not War!  Practice nonviolence – Kapu Aloha. Build a world of peace based on a foundation of justice for all.  Refuse to hate. “Love your enemies.”

End the Cycle of Violence!

  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.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:

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