Sept. 30, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

U.S. Warns Putin of


     Vladimir Putin’s recent announcement of a new mobilization of reservists and that Russia is prepared to use ‘various means of destruction’ if Russia is threatened marks an alarming escalation in the war in Ukraine. Biden, through his National Security advisor, Jake Sullivan, said on Sept. 25, 2022 NBC’s Meet the Press, there would be “CATASTROPHIC CONSEQUENCES” if Russia uses nuclear weapons. The statements make clear that we are closer to a global nuclear Apocalypse than perhaps any time in human history.

     Let’s be clear. The current Russian invasion of Ukraine was provoked by a 2014 US-backed coup in Ukraine, and NATO’s eastward expansion despite US promises NATO would not move toward Russia. The current war shows that the western strategy of pumping Billions of dollars of weapons into Ukraine and sanctioning Russia is not leading to peace but instead is dramatically escalating and prolonging the war and risking an end to human civilization. The U.S. should be encouraging peace talks and de-escalation, not escalation, of the war. Diplomacy, not more weapons and war, is the path to peace.

     Our Malu ‘Aina organization stands in solidarity with all people in Ukraine, Russia, and around the world who are standing up and calling for an end to this war. We appeal for more and more people in Hawaii, the U.S. and elsewhere, to add your voice for peace now. Speak up and act before it is too late!

     It is time for the world to unite to end all wars and the climate crisis. It is time to redirect military spending to provide for the human needs of all people around the world – food, housing, health care, etc. We need to build a more just global society and abolish nuclear weapons now. War and the path seeking global domination is a dead end for humanity.

     It is up to each one of us, and all of us collectively, to do everything we can to put an end to this war before it puts an end to all of humanity. Let us direct our energy and resources to build a better world for future generations, a world free of nuclear weapons and the madness of war. Let us show by example that peace is a victory for everyone. It is time to De-Militarize Hawaii & the World!

Blessed are the Peacemakers!

Stand Up for Peace Now! 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, anti-Russian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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