Trump Threatens Coup Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Trump Threatens Coup


Desperate People Do Desperate Things! Be prepared – anything is possible!

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       Democracy is under threat like never before. The group “Public Citizen” has summed things up very well — Trump is threatening to remain in office regardless of the election results and using the threat to foment chaos leading up to Election Day. Trump would not commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose. He has launched a full on attack against mail-in ballots. Here are some things Trump has actually said: Well, we’re going to have to see what happens.” “The ballots are a disaster.” “Get rid of the ballots and … there won’t be a transfer, frankly.” “The ballots are out of control.” “The ballots — that’s a whole big scam.” “We want to make sure the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be.”

      Never in the history of the U.S. has a president refused to peacefully hand over leadership to his duly elected successor. But now we have a president confessing on live TV, over and over again — that he may try to remain in office regardless of the election results. This is outright authoritarianism. It is what dictators and despots do.

10 things you need to know to stop a coup

     Longtime  peace activist and author, David Hartsough, advises everyone to get involved with   Help build a massive nonviolent movement to nonviolently resist if there is an attempted coup in November.  Activists are helping build this movement, organizing nonviolent trainings, etc.  If Trump loses the election but refuses to accept the results of the election, this could be a “trigger event” which could help mobilize millions of people into action.  See also George Lakey’s articles under the “Democracy” section in

       Even if there is not a coup and the election results in a peaceful transition of power, our work has just begun.  Have no illusions.  Republican or Democrat, the wars of empire need to be ended.  We need to build a more just society and livable world that serves all the people, not simply corporate interests and the elite .1 of 1%.

Meanwhile – Please sign this petition concerning the military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA):
To the Governor of the State of Hawai’i & Director of Lands and Natural Resources
Do Not Extend $1 Lease on 23,000 acres of Hawai’i State Lands in Military Pōhakuloa Training Area!

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Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 994 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office