July 17, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Increasing Dangers of War!

      In the midst of a global pandemic, a growing climate crisis, unprecedented unemployment, and important demands for racial justice, the last thing we need is more war. Yet currently there are several very troubling events which could lead directly to further war.

      In the past few weeks Israel has bombed Iran. A military response by Iran could draw the US into another escalating war of massive, unrestrained consequences.



      In addition to dangers of war with Iran, the US is conducting a massive show of military might in waters abutting China. The US has deployed several nuclear submarines, two aircraft carriers and their escort ships, and B-1 bombers are flying overhead. It’s also reported the US Army is practicing in Guam to seize Chinese claimed islands. The focus of all this display of US military might is a cluster of islands in the south China sea claimed by China where they recently installed military facilities on some of the islands. A miscalculation by accident or design could trigger another “Tonkin Gulf” alleged incident similar to what sparked the US bombing and escalating war in Vietnam.


For further background see the following articles https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/09/cold-war-with-china-and-the-thucydides-trap-a-conversation-with-richard-falk/ and https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/07/the-racist-underpinnings-of-the-american-way-of-war/

      If this is not enough, now comes RIMPAC 2020 war training exercises in Hawaii by military forces from more than 20 countries scheduled from Aug. 17-31. It will involve dozens of war ships, more than 100 war planes, and thousands of troops.

Cancel RIMPAC! — Defund the War Machine!

Healthcare Not Warfare!

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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July 17, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 981 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office