July 16, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet


US Wars Come


Home to Roost




“War makes murderers out of otherwise decent people – all wars and all decent people.”

Benjamin Ferencz, former WWII Nuremberg Prosecutor of German Crimes Against Humanity

See Benjamin Ferencz on 60 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZHTtfTXjrA

Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent spotlights the ever-growing list of domestic blowback incidents related to US decades long wars. Here are just a few examples:

1. “…military veterans account for a disproportionate number of mass shooters. Veterans account for 13 percent of the adult population, but more than a third of the adult perpetrators of the 43 worst mass killings since 1984 had been in the United States military. It is clear that, in the etiology of mass killings, military service is an important risk factor.”

2. Timothy McVeigh served as a highly decorated Army sergeant in the first Gulf War. McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1995, killing 168 men, women and children and injuring more than 680 others — the largest act of “domestic terrorism” ever committed.

3. An entire generation of young kids, mostly boys – like the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooter — grew up playing “Call of Duty” first-person-shooter-style video games, which tend to desensitize them and teach them violence.

See full Rowley article here https://consortiumnews.com/2021/07/08/us-wars-come-home-to-roost/ fbclid=IwAR3yD2mhvs1V8X8B_6hAKSYpQx_e6y8gAGboNVPP8KVZLXOXk9SEEI57_SA

      In my lifetime, millions have been killed, injured, and displaced from their homes as a result of US wars. I personally have had friends killed and injured in wars. A great tragedy and suffering to military families, often ignored by the general population, is the death by suicide of US combat veterans. In the Vietnam war, more than twice as many Vietnam vets died from suicide (120,000), than died in combat.

     “Four times as many men and women who have served in the US military since 9/11 have died by suicide than were killed in the post-9/11 wars… Thirty thousand dead from suicide in 20 years among American service-members and veterans.”


It’s a Time for Healing – People & the Planet!

No More 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, anti-Black, anti-Asian, 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

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July 16, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1033– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Jim Albertini Malu 'Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action 
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