Jan. 27, 2023 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

End the Threat of

Nuclear War!

Join the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty!




A time of unprecedented danger: it is 90 seconds to midnight according to the

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/current-time/

     The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), or the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons with the ultimate goal being their total elimination. The treaty entered into international law on Jan. 22, 2021.

     The treaty prohibits the development, testing, production, stockpiling, stationing, transfer, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons, as well as assistance and encouragement to the prohibited activities.

     According to the treaties database maintained by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, as of 22 September 2022, the TPNW has 68 parties. More parties are needed. The clock is ticking.

The Problem: 9 Nuclear Rogue States

The US, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel.

     Our world needs a global nonviolent people’s movement to pressure the Rogue states to nuclear disarmament in the interest of the common good of all humanity and the ecosystem of the planet. The threat of nuclear war and climate disasters are directly linked. The global nonviolent people’s movement needs to have the economic teeth to use a global boycott and a general strike to counter the arms industry’s never-ending drive for profits at the expense of human lives and the environment.

     The stakes couldn’t be higher. The risk of crossing red lines to global nuclear destruction is increasing with the US proxy war with Russia in Ukraine threatening to spread into Crimea. There is also growing tension between the US and China. Hawaii is a US military command center for nuclear war covering more than half the earth. The military Indo-Pacom Headquarters is located at Camp H.M. Smith, along with other major military bases on Oahu. More than 100 military installations are located throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii Island is a training area for conventional and nuclear war. It includes B-2 and B-52 strategic nuclear bombers flying non-stop bombing missions from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to PTA.

No Nukes! Peace is a Victory for ALL!

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.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai’i 96760

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