Sept. 19, 2008 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (BIP)
JUST DON'T VOTE ON ELECTION DAY!
VOTE EVERY DAY!
Stop the War on Iran before it starts!
Money for Jobs, HealthCare, and Education, Not War and Occupation!
- Stop War on Iran!
- U.S. Out of Iraq & Afghanistan
- No to all U.S./NATO war threats
- Money for human needs, not war!
The Bush administration is using the election as a cover, as it increases threats against Iran. It has quietly assembled the largest naval armada in one place since World War II - in the Persian Gulf, with guns aimed at Iran. In addition they have now deployed 18 NATO ships to the Black Sea and raised threats against Russia. Meanwhile, no troops have been withdrawn from the disastrous wars in Iraq & Afghanistan. And now the U.S. is firing missiles into Pakistan.
There are always billions of dollars for war and billions more to bail out the big banks and mortgage companies, but no assistance for the 600,000 working people laid off this year, or the 2 million small homeowners being foreclosed in record numbers, or the more the 50 million people without health care.
We need money for jobs, housing, transportation, and food to feed our families -- not for another war! While the situation is growing dire for many, Washington's cutbacks in domestic programs continue. The fiscal year beginning on October 1 will bring drastic cuts. A new U.S. war will bring only more suffering here as well as massive destruction abroad.
We, the people, must take action now! Real change for justice and peace won't come from the top down. History shows it must come from the ground up. Do your part!
RESIST! … AND NEVER GIVE UP!
1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2 Reject was 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),