Archive for the ‘Social Justice’ Category

VIDEO: Lanakila Mangauil on Culture

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
VIDEO: Lanakila Mangauil on Culture – TMT & Maunakea: Common Ground

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2015/05/20/video-lanakila-mangauil-on-culture-tmt-maunakea-common-ground/

Good article on TPP

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

http://www.nationofchange.org/2015/05/20/obamas-ugly-show-of-presidential-petulance/

On Looting by the Big Banks and the Pentagon

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

LOOTERS!

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A group of global banks (CitiCorp, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Barclays PLC and the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC ) will pay more than $5 billion U.S. in penalties and plead guilty to felony anti-trust violations – rigging the world’s currency market, the first time in more than two decades that major players in the financial industry have admitted to criminal wrongdoing. To date no Bank CEOs have been charged criminally.

http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/05/20/four-banks-fined-25-billion-for-rigging-global-currency-markets.html

The Pentagon Conned Washington … Again

The National Defense Authorization Act managed to circumvent the spending caps imposed by the bipartisan Budget Control Act of 2011.

https://medium.com/war-is-boring/the-pentagon-conned-washington-again-583587b6cbc8

The proposed military budget spending of the United States in 2016 is $613 billion, nearly 35 percent of global military spending and greater than the combined spending of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, France, the UK, India and Germany. Real annual military spending by the United States is even higher, once nuclear weapons funding, interest payments on foreign wars, and the cost of veteran care is included. With these items, the annual amount is closer to $1 trillion.

STOP THE WARS & POLICE VIOLENCE!

Rev. Martin Luther King said that “a riot is the language of the unheard.”

U.S. Police killed 115 people in March 2015. That’s more people killed by U.S. police than in England and Wales for the entire year 2014. There the yearly figure for police killings stood at 26.

FEED THE PEOPLE & SAVE THE PLANET!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, 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 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
    Phone (808) 966-7622. Email
    :ja@malu-aina.org http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (May 22, 2015 – 713th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Univ. of Hawaii professor silenced for concerns over GMO

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Hector Valenzuela is a wonderful person and professor who cares about aloha aina.  Please read this article and pass it on.  Mahalo.  Jim Albertini

The Silencing of Hector Valenzuela

Paul Koberstein and Eliza Murphy, Cascadia Times: As the University of Hawai’i was cozying up to GMO giant Monsanto, one of the school’s professors says that he was forced to tolerate a climate of “bigotry, retaliation and hostility” for speaking out about the potential risks of genetic engineering. The university disputes his charges.

Read the Article

Important news story on legal issues with Haleakala and Mauna Kea telescopes

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Important news story on legal issues with Haleakala and Mauna Kea telescopes

 

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/clip/11489989/opponents-claim-halfway-completed-telescope-on-haleakala-was-rammed-through-by-state-leaders