Where's the Outrage? Aug. 10, 2007 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet



        "Democratic "leaders" have crossed the line and betrayed the will of the majority who put them in power in 2006. This week, a timid Congress caved in to President Bush and his demand for more out-of-control authority to spy on Americans."   Anthony D. Romero, Executive. Director, ACLU Aug. 8, 2007


     "The powerful have invoked God at their side in this war, so that we will accept their power and our weakness as something that has been established by divine plan. But there is no god behind this war other 
than the god of money, nor any right other than the desire for death and destruction. Today there is a "NO" which shall weaken the powerful and strengthen the weak: the "NO" to war:" Subcomandante Marcos - Source: No to war, 2/16/03

     "Each of the Iraqi children killed by the United States was our child.  Each of the prisoners tortured in Abu Ghraib was our comrade. Each of their screams was ours. When they were humiliated, we were 
humiliated. The U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq - mostly volunteers in a poverty draft from small towns and poor urban neighborhoods - are victims just as much as the Iraqis of the same horrendous process, 
which asks them to die for a victory that will never be theirs:"  Arundhati Roy.  Source:"Tide? Or Ivory Snow? Public Power in the Age of Empire," 8/24/04


     "There are those who make peaceful revolution impossible by refusing to give up the privileges and pleasures that come from the immense profits of overseas investments. I'm convinced that if we are to get 
on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin to shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society.  When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people; the giant triplets of racism, militarism, and economic exploitation are incapable of being conquered." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. April 4, 1967


     "The Occupation Project is a campaign called for by Voices for Creative Nonviolence and endorsed by Veterans for Peace, Code Pink, Declaration of Peace, and the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, among others.  The action involved is simple. Activists assemble in the offices of elected representatives, prepared to read aloud or to chant the names of Iraqis and Americans who have been killed since the U.S. invaded Iraq. They bring with them articles that help analyze how U.S. wealth and U.S. lives are being used to protect war profiteers and extend the arm of U.S. military might.

     I can think of no better place to announce our determination than inside the offices of those who, as elected lawmakers, can affect future military spending. Please visit the Voices for Creative Nonviolence Web site and consider ways to participate in the Occupation Project during these crucial weeks before the Senate and House of Representatives vote on more spending for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."  Kathy Kelly 8/8/07


1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination: anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world. Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB `Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i   96760. Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email ja@interpac.net   http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil (August 10, 2007 – 308th week) –Friday 3:30 - 5PM downtown Post Office



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