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James Albertini. A Killing Nation! Threatening Russia Nuclear War!

James Albertini

 

 

James Albertini is director of Malu Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action:

P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760. Phone (+ 808) 966-7622 Email: ja@malu-aina.org Website: http://www.malu-aina.org/

 

 

A Killing Nation!

BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 16 May 2016

James Albertini TRANSCEND Media Service

 

What Has America Become? Inside the U.S. Assassination Complex

 

4 Million Muslims Killed in U.S./NATO Wars

800,000 Iraqi Children Orphaned by Conflict since 2003

 

We could go o­n-and-on: $trillions spent o­n endless wars and militarism, a national security surveillance state that has bombed and conducted drone and Special Ops assassinations (even of American citizens) in 7 [or is it 8, 10, or 12 countries?] in the last 15 years. In addition, the U.S. plans to spend another trillion dollars to modernize its nuclear weapons over the next 3 decades.

 

A must read new book: The Assassination Complex: Inside the Governments Secret Drone Warfare Program by Jeremy Scahill and the staff of The Intercept, with a foreword by Edward Snowden and afterword by Glenn Greenwald, published by Simon & Schuster.   In short, it is a book about what America has become not hope and change, but unrestrained power.

[Excerpts from the book here: Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking Its an Act of Political Resistance, by Edward Snowden]

 

It has become increasingly clear that the U.S. is not about the business of freedom and democracy but rather global domination that benefits an economic corporate elite at the expense of nearly everyone else and the earth itself. Of course, the domination is disguised and fueled by fear: war o­n terror, regime change, destroying Al Qaeda, ISIS, etc. but increasingly the world is seeing through the disguise.

 

So what are we to do? It is an illusion and a fraud to say we can bring real change and put an end to U.S. imperial wars through electoral politics controlled by the very people and money system of empire. The solution is not a Trump, Hillary or even a Bernie Sanders.

 

Any hope for real change must begin at a much deeper level.  In the midst of empire, the task before us is to build communities, peoples movements, and take action of non-violent resistance for justice, peace, and the earth.  Do it because it is the right thing to do and it needs to be done.  Then, keep standing and keep acting.  It will not be easy but never give up!  As the late Father Dan Berrigan said,  There is no peace because there are no peacemakers. There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war.

 

The real question is Are we willing to pay the price? To stop the violence, to stop the killing, the buck stops here!

 

The Wars Stop Here!         Live Aloha!

Ground the Drones!  Say No to War!

Mourn all victims of violence

Reject war as a solution

Defend civil liberties.

Ground the Drones!  Say No to War!

Mourn all victims of violence

Defend civil liberties

Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.

Seek peace by peaceful means through justice in Hawaii and around the world.

 

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (May 20, 2016 765th week) Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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James Albertini is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, and director of Malu Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action  P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760. Phone (+ 808) 966-7622 Email: ja@malu-aina.org  Website:http://www.malu-aina.org/

Go to Original malu-aina.org

 

Original: https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/a-killing-nation/

 

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USA, Stop Threatening Russia & the World! Prevent Nuclear War!

BY TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 23 May 2016

James Albertini | Malu Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action TRANSCEND Media Service

 

17 May 2016 In 1962, when the Soviet Union placed missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from U.S. shores, and the U.S. had missiles o­n Russias border in Turkey, events nearly escalated to a nuclear war. Today, the U.S. and NATOs 27 member nations have moved troops and missiles to Russias door step resulting in escalating tensions that again, by accident or design, could result in a nuclear war.

The movement of U.S. and NATO troops and missiles o­n or near  Russias borders goes directly against the promise made in 1991 by then president George H.W. Bush to Mikkhail Gorachev of the USSR that the U.S. and NATO would not move o­ne inch closer to Russia. That U.S. and NATO promise has been broken and dangerous tensions escalate.

The U.S. ABM missile systems being deployed in Eastern Europe is part of the U.S. nuclear war first -strike policy defined in the 1980s as the Victory is Possible crazy doctrine supported by Obamas now secretary of defense, Ashton Carter. Today, there is a new U.S. cold war campaign to vilify the Russians that includes damaging economic sanctions, provocative military actions, and even plans by neocons for regime change in Russia, following the neocon $5 billion coup and regime change in the Ukraine. Seehttp://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44660.htmandhttps://www.popularresistance.org/americas-biggest-of-all-big-lies-were-not-threatening-russia/

Charges of Russian expansionism are bogus. In an article by Conn Hallinan, entitled Bear Baiting Russia he states, Russia has two bases in the Middle East and a handful in Central Asia. The U.S. has 662 bases around the world and Special Forces (SOF) deployed in between 70 and 90 countries at any moment. Last year SOFs were active in 147 countries. The U.S. is actively engaged in five wars and is considering a sixth in Libya. Russian military spending will fall next year, and the U.S. will out-spend Moscow by a factor of 10. Who in this comparison looks threatening? https://www.popularresistance.org/natos-dangerous-game-bear-baiting-russia/

The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) yields great profits from new Cold War threats and escalating military budgets for weapon systems. The $1.5 trillion new F-35 bombers are for the Russkies, not terrorists. Scare the hell out of people. Thats the game for weapon makers. Since March 2015 there have been over 60 incidents that could have triggered a major crisis between Russia and the United States. Lets put a stop to this escalating tension. Speak out for peace now!  A nuclear war threatens the entire planet!

 

Ground the Drones!  Say No to War!

Mourn all victims of violence

Reject war as a solution

Defend civil liberties.

Ground the Drones!  Say No to War!

Mourn all victims of violence

Defend civil liberties

Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.

Seek peace by peaceful means through justice in Hawaii and around the world.

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (May 27, 2016 766th week) Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office.

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James Albertini is a member of theTRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, and director of Malu Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action  P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760. Phone (+ 808) 966-7622 Email: ja@malu-aina.org  Website:http://www.malu-aina.org/

Go to Original malu-aina.org

https://www.transcend.org/tms/2016/05/usa-stop-threatening-russia-the-world-prevent-nuclear-war/

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