Feb. 3, 2023 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

    Take a Stand for Peace Now!    

There will be NO Winners in a Nuclear War!

To All Military People in the World’s 9 Nuclear Rogue States: The US, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel –

Refuse Orders to Launch Nuclear Weapons!

     Nuclear Weapons Are NOW Illegal Under International Law! United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force on Jan. 22, 2021. The Nuremberg principles and the Geneva Conventions also reinforce the obligation to disobey illegal orders.

     We live in a time of unprecedented danger. Today, the world is on hair-trigger alert with the escalating war between the US and NATO with Russia in Ukraine, and increasing tensions between the US and China. https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/current-time/

    Vasily Arkhipov– World Hero for Peace! Vasily Aleksandrovich Arkhipov was a Soviet Naval officer who refused to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces in 1962, thereby preventing the Cuban missile crisis from escalating into nuclear war. Jan. 30th would have been his 97th birthday. He died in 1998. Wikipedia Jan. 30th also marks the 75 anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas Gandli, another World Hero for Peace and nonviolence, who continues to inspire many nonviolent activists around the world, despite the cost of his life.

     Today, we need more World Heroes for Peace – people who will refuse to launch nuclear weapons; people who will stand up for peace now! We need people who will put the common good of humanity before the criminal actions of their own government and corporate interests who want to profit off of war, even at the cost of destroying human civilization and the ecosystem of the planet. All of us have a responsibility to speak up and stand up, and to sound the alarm to prevent nuclear war and climate disasters.

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,
anti-LGBTQ, etc.  5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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