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Malu ‘Aina 2018 Christmas Appeal

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Annual Christmas Appeal

 Dear friends,                                                                             December 2018                                                         

     Once a year, we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a living planet.  We are grateful for whatever donation you can make. Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need for nearly 4 decades, feeding many thousands. The spirit of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land) and non-violence have guided Malu ‘Aina all these years. 2019 will mark 40 years since our small non-profit organization was formed and Bernard Punikaia of Hale Mohalu/Kalaupapa blessed our farm with the name  Malu ‘Aina meaning Land of Peace.  From the outset, it’s always been our vision to stay small as an all volunteer organization with no government or corporate funding to maintain our independence.  As the late Hawaiian activist Kekuni Blaisdell said, instead of big pyramid organizations, we need lots of small “kipuka of resistance.”  Like an old growth kipuka ecosystem, where many species interact and depend on one another, so too it is with movements for social change.  We know we can’t do it alone.  It takes shared commitment, volunteer people power, and the solidarity of your donations to carry on. Besides financial donations, right now we could use a volunteer with carpentry skills for a few days to help replace two shed roofs. We have all the materials and are ready to go.   At age 72 common sense tells me my roofing days should be over.  I better stick to ground level support activity.

      This year has been especially difficult for us located in the Puna district of Hawaii island.   Kilauea volcano lava flows have changed Puna forever.  We were very fortunate not to be in Pele’s path but the near constant earthquakes for several months during the eruption, and 52 inches of rain in 3 days have taken their toll.  We had to redo cement foundation pier blocks on a couple buildings and clear a major water drainage way through our farm clogged with debris.

      During this special time of the year we remember dear friends and supporters who have passed on. Like you, they have been an important part of Malu ‘Aina.  We thank all of them, and all of you, for solidarity in life’s precious journey. Presently, and looking toward the future,  the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Our planet is in climate crisis with intensifying storms, fires and other weather extremes.  Violence, hate, economic disparity, wars and displays of militarism are all on the rise. Hawaii, already one of the most militarized places on the planet, is now facing proposed Military Special Ops training on our beaches, and parks. It seems one of the hardest lessons to learn is we cannot bomb, kill, and exploit our way to a world of justice, peace, and respect for the earth and one another. In such time, work for justice, peace and respecting the sacred is more important that ever.  We are in this together. Your support keeps us from being discouraged. We pledge to never give up. Blessings of this holy season to you and your loved ones.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini,

together with Ruth Aloua and Adhann Iwashita

peace

PS. Donations are tax deductible if checks are made to Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 ‘Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760. A Pay Pal account (Donate button) has also been setup on our webpage www.malu-aina.org as another convenient way to make donations. On the website, please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace vigil leaflet (now nearing its 900th week) and other posts for peace, justice and the environment.  Other contact information: Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org  Mahalo.

Talk Story on Pohakuloa and Mauna Kea

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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News article on Military Special Ops on Hawaii Island and all Hawaii Islands

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Military Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Recreation Area now cancelled

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2018/11/28/hawaii-news/militarys-mauna-kea-rec-area-plans-a-no-go/?fbclid=IwAR2tZUwxDPAm1VNopV2ijzegcevHepeWQ0hh2TF92ZIBbOxTOnP628M_u1U

 

Stop the US Killing Machine Nov. 30, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

From 1945 Until Today – 20 to 30 Million People

have been Killed by the USA

 https://www.globalresearch.ca/from-1945-until-today-20-to-30-million-people-killed-by-the-usa/5660519?fbclid=
IwAR1nZKHiB8zSGgapQADfc7jZYyrkqNwojUjSOkFqX8jD9c0QlWIcZohVdWg

No More War! No More Killing!

  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 peaceful means and work for 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
    Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Nov. 30, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 897th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Military Special Ops Cancelled for Mauna Kea Recreation Area

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

NEWS FLASH! Just got word from reporter Nancy Cook Lauer that Military Special Ops are cancelled for Mauna Kea Recreation Area.  At least for now!  An article will be coming out in tomorrow’s (Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018) Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today.  That’s an important victory but only one step.  There are still Military Special Ops planned for the north and south Kohala coastlines and all other Islands.  We have plenty of work to do.

Jim Albertini