June 19, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Racism, Militarism and Empire

Black Lives Matter & the fight against US empire are one and the same

      Black theologian and philosopher Dr. Cornell West said: “It’s impossible to talk about the devaluation of Black lives without talking about militarism and the far-reaching tentacles of the US empire…” “Black people will never be free under a system of predatory capitalism – we will never be free under a system with imperial tentacles, [we] will never be free with the Pentagon elite running amok with militaristic policies and killing people in Latin America and the Caribbean, and so forth.” West says conversations over the murder of George Floyd and police brutality are inseparable from discussions over Washington’s imperial policies.

See full interview with Cornell West here: https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/cornel-west-black-lives-matter-fight-us-empire?fbclid=IwAR38OKnl7uMOaPf8EVCfAUgQr0Yh4swlVCvnVvP2YLj2dyf0MmOtQy9909A

Also see an article by Chris Hedges on the systemic nature of the problems of police violence https://popularresistance.org/chris-hedges-gaslighted-by-the-ruling-class/

      On June 20, 2020 peace activists from around the Pacific will be linking up to #CANCELRIMPAC, the largest naval war practice in the world off Hawai’i August 17-31, 2020. 25 nations, 200 ships, submarines and aircraft will shoot, bomb and destroy marine mammals as they practice for WAR!!!

      Also on June 20th You can join the Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington Digital Justice Gathering  by tuning in live to June2020.org at 10am EST on Saturday June 20 – or join the rebroadcast at 3pm PST ( 6pm EST) the same day or at 6pm EST on Sunday, June 21. The Poor Peoples Campaign: a National Call for a Moral Revival (PPC) will challenge what Martin Luther King called the triple evils of racism, militarism and poverty (building on MLK’s last campaign, in 1968).

     Finally, please support Congresswomen Barbara Lee, Pramila Jayapal, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in their effort to move $350 Billion per year out of militarism and into useful things.
We need to move all of Congress in this direction. Click here to email your Representative and Senators.

No Justice = No Peace!

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.

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June 19, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 977 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office