March 14, 2008 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (BIP)
HILO COMMUNITY PROTEST ON
5TH ANNIVERSARY OF IRAQ WAR
ADD YOUR VOICE TO AN INTERNATIONAL EFFORT THAT SAYS,
5 YEARS TOO MANY!!
JOIN THE SIGN-HOLDING AND OPEN MIC
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19TH, 3:30p.m. - 5:30p.m.
HILO BAYFRONT AT PAUAHI ST.
BRING SIGNS AND THOUGHTS TO SHARE
ALL ARE WELCOME
If you and your loved ones were being bombed, wouldn't you want people around the world standing up in protest to stop the bombing?
Stand up and speak up to stop the killing! Silence is consent!
The recently announced "resignation" or firing of Admiral William "Fox" Fallon, head of Central Command (Centcom), the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, may be an ominous sign of things to come. Fallon had been quoted as saying that a U.S. attack on Iran "isn't going to happen on my watch."
Now that Fallon is out of the way, it just may be a matter of when and how the Bush administration can provoke a triggering incident to rationalize an attack on Iran.
Fallon's departure may be a signal that either the Bush administration intends to go out with a big bang or that it has no intention of going out at all, instead using the crisis of a widening war with Iran as reason to suspend elections and remain in power under martial law. Time, and the determination of public protest, will tell the rest of the story.
Vote Every Day: Take Direct Action!
Take immediate action to stop the spread of radiation contamination at the military's 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island. All live-fire and aerial bombings of the entire Pohakuloa range should be immediately stopped until a thorough, objective and independent survey has been funded (via the military budget) and completed, in order to assure real public safety. Call Mayor Harry Kim 961-8211, County Council members 961-8225, state legislators (toll free 974-4000), and Hawaii's Congressional delegation Sen. Akaka 935-1114, Sen. Inouye 935-0844, Rep. Mazie Hirono 935-3756. Mahalo.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (March 14, 2008 - 339th week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office