Jan. 2, 2009 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

  Take Action Now!  Save Lives!

was originally meant as a statement of restraint for injury.

     Gandhi once said "An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind."  It now seems "an eye for an eye" really means 100 eyes for one eye -- heading
toward a world of blind & toothless people, if not global annihilation

     Time is of the essence. A surge in international pressure can stop the Israel/Palestine violence. The faster the pressure surges, the sooner the violence will stop, and the more lives will be saved. There is little reason to doubt that U.S. pressure for an immediate cease-fire would have an impact. If President-elect Obama and Members of Congress would speak up now, it would add decisively to international pressure to end the violence.

     Will you join us in writing to President Bush, President-elect Obama and Members of Congress, urging them to support an immediate cease-fire and an end to the economic blockade of Gaza?

Sign the Petition Online Now - http://www.iacenter.org/gazapetition
http://www.avaaz.org/en/gaza_time_for_peace    www.unitedforpeace.org

      For six months there was a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that resulted from indirect talks between Israel and Hamas that were brokered by Egypt and actively encouraged by the United States. The main sticking point in renewing the cease-fire was the failure to ease the economic blockade of Gaza, which former President Carter has called an "abomination."

     There is every reason to believe that even a small shift in U.S. policy could have dramatic effects. The present Israeli policy was developed in close coordination with the Bush Administration. President-elect Obama has pledged to reach out to the Muslim world and put a new emphasis on diplomacy. Few changes would have more dramatic impact than ending the policy of isolating Gaza and trying to crush Hamas, which has brought humanitarian catastrophe.

     Caution: Be on guard for possibly Israel and/or Bush/Cheney creating a pretext to attack Iran before Bush leaves office, in effect handing President-elect Obama WWIII in the making.

Write and Speak up Now to Save Lives in Gaza & the World!

Happy New Year: Resist!

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 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760. Phone (808) 966-7622. 
Email ja@interpac.net  http://www.malu-aina.org
 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Jan. 2, 2009 - 38lst week) - Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Officeb

Jim Albertini

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O.Box AB

Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760

phone: 808-966-7622

email: JA@interpac.net

Visit us on the web at: www.malu-ania.org


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