Time for Healing Nov. 6, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet


      Uncertain election results, though leaning toward Biden as I write, make clear the US is a very divided nation. At 2:30AM on Wed. Nov. 4 Trump falsely claimed victory with millions of votes in several states yet to be counted. Without evidence, Trump claimed FRAUD and now has filed legal action in several states. Even in Hawaii, the land of aloha, a heavily Democratic state, there is much division.


      It is time for healing in many ways. We are in the midst of an out of control global pandemic. The number of cases are spiking at unprecedented levels in many states and the deaths from the Corona virus in the US now top 230,000.

      Too many people, Democrat and Republican, support the US war machine. The weapons industry knows it doesn’t matter who is president. An example of this was an Op Ed piece in the Hawaii Tribune Herald Sunday, Nov. 1st by three Chamber of Commerce leaders expressing their support for the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island. Their main reason for support of a new lease of state land to PTA is because the military brings in money. Money rules. Apparently it doesn’t matter that the ongoing bombing at Pohakuloa spreads poisons, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation in the air, on the land, and in the water. And that’s part of the problem. We need to change the political and economic values of Hawaii and the US that are based on military desecration and domination instead of justice, peace, aloha aina.

      Regardless of whether a Democratic or Republican President, Congress, etc. are elected, the US is on a path to war with China and Russia. Both nations are surrounded by US military bases. The U.S. wants to remain the top global empire. Rather than seek peace and stability, the US wants to dictate to others. The US is escalating confrontations, and initiating new arms races. A war with China and/or Russia could quickly escalate to a nuclear war and the end of all human life on earth.

      Regardless of election results it is time to organize. We have important work to do for justice, peace, and the earth. Despite difficult days ahead, let’s keep our eyes on the prize for future generations.

Remain committed to Kapu Aloha! Nonviolence! And Never Give Up!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject violence & war as solutions. 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 ja@malu-aina.org

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Nov. 6, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 997 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org