March 19, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

The Russian Who Saved the


Let this short story inspire us all. Let us work to prevent the destruction of this planet from nuclear war, climate disaster, and global pandemics. Future generations depend on us taking responsibility here and now in every way possible, to work for peace and justice, and to protect one another, and the earth that gives us all life.



      More than 50 years ago, in 1962 at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedoes against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

      The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and two of the officers agreed to ‘blast the US warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of three officers was required – and thanks to him, we are here to talk about it.

      His story is finally being told – the BBC is airing a documentary on it. The Man Who Saved the World. It’s just one of many close calls. Amazingly, we haven’t killed ourselves and the planet yet.

Together, Let’s Act Daily to Save the World!

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.

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