Increasing Risk of Nuclear War Aug. 28, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet


This month, August 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.”

General and future US President Dwight David Eisenhower on the Atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Tens of millions died in World War II. Millions have died in wars since, many of which are ongoing. An issue that needs more public attention is the increasing risk of nuclear war that could result in the deaths of hundreds of millions, perhaps billions, of people worldwide and the end of civilization as we know it. A significant factor contributing to the increasing risk of nuclear war is the recent U.S. deployment of new, relatively small “usable” nuclear weapons. This makes the unthinkable, not only thinkable, but doable by deluded people who think there can be winners in a nuclear war.

An urgent task before us is to work for an immediate “No First Use of Nuclear Weapons” and the total elimination of nuclear weapons everywhere. Currently 9 countries have nuclear weapons.

The agenda for urgent action is growing: getting the global Covid pandemic under control, saving the planet from climate catastrophe, helping working people through an economic crisis like nothing seen since the Great Depression. and addressing systematic racism in the struggle for racial justice, etc. This calls for redirecting the Trillions of dollars currently spent on war to human needs. It’s all about protecting the common good and saving lives.

If this is Radical, then call me a Radical!

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.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email

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