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Pele & Geothermal

Friday, September 19th, 2014

LETTER TO EDITOR Sept. 5, 2014

CULTURAL SENSITIVITY

It is really ironic that the County of Hawaii, State and Feds are “culturally sensitive” all of a sudden to the “diversion ideas,” what ever they maybe, because of desecrating the Goddess Pele? Would it be disrespectful to the Hawaiian people that they were referring to?

In 1983 during our contested case hearing (Court Case) defending the traditional beliefs of Pele, against the proposed 500 megawatts of Geothermal in Kahaualea, Campbell land, it was the birth of Pu’uo’o, right on the drill site being proposed. That was a clear sign that Geothermal was already a concept of desecration and we both continued our presence for years after, to raise those concerns and consciousness, until present to Wao Kele O Puna.

For all of you Hawaiians who thought that the idea of Geothermal was a “gift” and “royalties,” from Pele, “go to Puna and collect!” Her presence has always been the strongest component to our spiritual traditions. Ignorance is not an excuse for desecration.

Palikapu Dedman

President
Pele Defense Fund

Poem by Tomas Belsky

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Pau is Now!

by Tomas Belsky

         Times up, comrades
It’s the end of the game
you played it wrong
now you’re going insane.
You spoiled the water
the air and the land
Perhaps Madam Pele
will help you understand.
Her fiery fingers keep rolling along
she dont need us
she got her own sweet song.
It’s all over
When Pele says “Pau”
and brothers and sisters
Pau is now

Did you make enough money
when the gettin was good?
Did you help your brother and sister
in the depressed neighborhood?
or did you carry on
like it was none of your bizzness?
When you cut down the trees
did you think of the birds?
when you poisoned the waters
did you think of the fish?
What kind of stewards of the good earth
have you been?
Don’t you think
you’ve committed the ultimate sin?

Pau is now
Madam Pele’s coming!

Malu ‘Aina peace group denied permission to participate in 2014 Honoka’a UN Day Peace Parade

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Press Release:  Sept. 16, 2014
Malu ‘Aina peace group denied permission to participate in 2014 Honoka’a UN Day Peace Parade
further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622

Malu Aina was denied permission to participate in the 2014 Honoka’a Peace Parade to be held Sept. 20, 2014 sponsored by the Honoka’a Hongwanji Buddhist Temple.   Parade participation is now by Invitation only.  And only $ponsors and churches are allowed to carry banners approved in advance by the parade committee.

Below are two photos from Malu ‘Aina’s  2007 participation.  Banners visible:  “Never Again War (Malu Aina Land of Peace),” Radiation Monitoring” and “In memory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”
We had other smaller peace signs, and a leaflet about radiation contamination at Pohakuloa that was handed out along the route to anyone interested.

In the 2014 parade, besides the “Never Again War” banner, Malu Aina wanted to include a banner that said “U.S. Military: Largest Consumer of OIL; Largest Emitter of CO2.”  On Sept. 21st, the day following the Honoka’a parade, people will be marching and gathering in N.Y. City, San Francisco, Honolulu, Hilo, and in many places around the world to speak out for urgent action needed to reduce CO2 and Global Warming and prevent catastrophic climate change.

In Honolulu people will gather on the grounds of Iolani Palace on Sunday, September 21, 4:00-8:00 PM, to celebrate the Queen Liliuokalani International Day of Peace with prayer, song, conversation and entertainment. Palani Vaughn, Leon Siu and Umi Sexton are among the featured musicians on the program. For more information see

http://pace ebene.org/event/cnv-action-honolulu-hi/

In Hilo, The United Nations Association – USA – Hawai`i Island Chapter and Malu ‘Aina will hold a demonstration Sunday, September 21, 9-11 a.m. at the Wailoa Bridge near Suisan.  All Hawai`i Island residents and visitors are welcome to come to Wailoa Bridge with their signs expressing the need for action now to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result in global warming.  As 350.org says on its Web site, “To change everything we need everyone.”   For more information see 350.org and http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/  No prior approval of signs or banners will be required in Hilo.  Everyone is welcomed.

In the photos below please note the use of a golf pull/push cart to carry the large radiation symbol.  It’s perhaps the first known instance of a golf cart used to protest war and nuclear destruction.

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Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org

Press Release on Hilo Climate Solidarity Action, Sept. 21, 2014

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
climate

Press Release on Hilo Climate Solidarity Action, Sept. 21, 2014
further contact:
Ruth Robison
International Educator (Retired)
 
(808) 935-7991
rrobison@hawaii.edu
Jim Albertini 808-966-7622
ja@malu-aina.org

The United Nations Association – USA – Hawai`i Island Chapter and Malu ‘Aina announce a demonstration Sunday, September 21, 9-11 a.m. at the Wailoa Bridge near Suisan in Hilo. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. To show these world leaders, including President Barack Obama, that people want action now, 350.org has organized the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21.  Over 1,000 businesses, unions, faith groups, schools, social justice groups, environmental groups and others will take part.  Cities around the world are organizing marches and demonstrations in support of the People’s Climate March in NYC.  All Hawai`i Island residents and visitors are welcome to come to Wailoa Bridge with their signs expressing the need for action now to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions that result in global warming.  As 350.org says on its Web site, “To change everything we need everyone.”   For more information see 350.org and http://www.un.org/climatechange/summit/


Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org

Article: Revelations Mark This Month’s 50th JFK Warren Report Anniversary | OpEdNews

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Revelations-Mark-This-Mont-by-Andrew-Kreig-50th-Anniversary-Of-The-Bay-Of-Pigs_Assassination_Assassination-Attempt_Feder

Must read article.  I also encourage everyone to read the very authoritative book “JFK and the Unspeakable:  Why he died and why it matters” by James W. Douglass. This book makes clear JFK was killed by the U.S. National Security State which has grown enormously, and has become even more dangerous, since 1963.