Peace Challenge to Biden Harris Nov. 13, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Peace Challenge to President & VP



U.S. relations with the rest of the world must be based on respect, cooperation, and diplomacy—not war. We hereby challenge President-elect Biden to agree to a 10 point plan initiated by the Peace organization Code Pink. Add your name now! 

1. Reduce Military Spending. Invest at Home. Under both Republicans and Democrats over $700 billion dollars has been allocated annually to the Pentagon. Instead cut the war budget and use that money to invest in what really keeps us safe: universal healthcare, infrastructure, a Green New Deal, education, housing, tax cuts for the lowest incomes, and humanitarian aid. Create a transition program for workers to move from military to peace-based jobs.

2. End Wars, Use Diplomacy, and Respect International Law. Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal and remove crippling U.S. sanctions against Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and others. (Recognize Hawaii as independent nation and end the U.S. illegal overthrow and occupation of Hawaii.)

3. China is Not Our Enemy. Now, more than ever, we need cooperation, not another Cold War and that’s why we are calling on Biden to fight COVID, not China! 

4. Stop Supporting Israel’s War on Palestinians. U.S. $3.8 billion dollars a year in aid for Israel to maintain a system of apartheid is shameful!

5. Stop Arming the Middle East, No Weapons to Human Rights Violators. End the U.S. practice of selling or giving weapons to countries — such as Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines — that violate human rights. 

6. Work for a Nuclear-Free World. A peaceful country is a country that abides by its obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)… And we want to see the U.S. join the UN’s Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons now signed into international law by 50 countries.

7. Close Overseas Military Bases. Did you know that the U.S. has nearly 800 military bases in more than 70 countries and territories abroad? (Many in Hawaii including Pohakuloa on Hawaii Island.)

8. Grow a Green Local Peace Economy. The U.S. needs a peace economy that respects people and the planet and supports the Green New Deal.

9. End the Corporate Influence of Weapons Manufacturers. Deny cabinet positions for any former CEOs or lobbyists from weapons companies.

10. Stop Militarizing the Border and the Police. Stop attacks on migrants and refugees. Likewise, end racist U.S. policing, as well as the transfers of military-grade weaponry and surveillance equipment to local police departments. 

Wage Peace NOT War!

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

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Nov. 13, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 998 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office