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Protect Mauna Kea!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

    PROTECT THE SACRED!

       On Wednesday, June 24th construction of the $1.5 Billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea was again halted by more than 700 people standing together to protect the sacred temple from further desecration. 13 telescopes currently exist on the Mauna.

It was an awesome gathering on the Mauna. Following prayers and chants, keiki gave ti-leaf lei to the police and exchanged hugs to start the day. How good is that. Not a dry eye around. Mahalo to all who came in a spirit of “Kapu Aloha” to stand for the sacred above dollars.

line of keikiKeiki lei to police (640x480)
     As the construction caravan tried to push its way up the mountain with police in front, line after line of protectors chanted, prayed, sang, and stood firm in saying We are Mauna Kea. No TMT.

prayer

Photos tell the story better than words. See the links below.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/slideshow?widgetid=159787

https://www.facebook.com/OiwiTV/photos_stream

      12 more protectors were arrested June 24th in addition to the 31 arrested on April 2nd. Several of those arrested in April are requesting to engage in Ho’oponopono (an Hawaiian cultural process to make right) with Governor David Ige, TMT President Henry Yang, University of Hawaii President David Lassner, and DLNR Deputy Director, Kekoa Kaluhiwa and/or their representatives. The request is supported by Hawaii County Prosecutor, Mitch Roth, and Hawaii District Court Judge Barbara Takase.

Ho’oponopono Not More Desecration!

  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 (June 26, 2015 – 718th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stopping Fast Track corporate trade agreements

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Tpp fast track

The campaign to stop Fast Track for corporate trade agreements like the TPP is a clarifying moment. It is democracy vs. oligarchs making decisions for us. It is transparency vs. secret law. It is the people vs. big business. It is a mobilized people vs. big money. These are the issues that unite people into a movement of movements. These are conflicts that let us know who is on the side of the people.

See Popular Resistance Newsletter here

https://www.popularresistance.org/newsletter-billionaires-fear-revolt-as-people-power-grows/

For People, Justice, and 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 (June 19, 2015 – 717th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

No more U.S. “Help”! No More Troops or Bombs!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Iraq

A recently released casualty study, Body Count, estimates that at least 1.3 million people have died as a direct or indirect result of US policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan since the so-called war on terror began.

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/30164-report-shows-us-invasion-occupation-of-iraq-left-1-million-dead#

Stop All the Wars! Save the Planet!

Yankee Go Home & Stay Home!

  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 (June 12, 2015 – 716th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protect Mauna Kea

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

What’s Wrong With These Pictures?

May 26, 2015 Ige on Mauna keaHawai’i Governor David Ige announcing his support for the $1.4 billion Thirty meter Telescope (TMT) construction on the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea

http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2015/05/26/video-governor-david-ige-full-statement-on-tmt-mauna-kea/

UH President David Lassner UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney2University of Hawaii President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney

announcing their support for the $1.4 billion TMT construction on the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea
http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/1818984.html

Please note the backdrop for the Governor’s announcement is the State seal with the words of King Kamehameha III – “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono – The life/sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.” The backdrop for the UH officials is what appears to be a mural of Hawaiian hula dancers.
A more accurate backdrop for the above photos would be a very large $ sign.

Where’s the Righteousness?

Where’s the Respect for the Sacred?

Shame: Putting Dollars Before the Sacred! Using Hawaiians as a Prop!

NO TMT!    No New Master Lease!   All Telescopes Dismantled by 2033

when the current lease expires.

  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 (June 5, 2015 – 715th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Sacred Before Dollars! Protect Mauna Kea

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

IGE ON MAUNA KEA:

MONEY TRUMPS THE SACRED!

Despite Hawai’i Governor, David Ige, speaking on 5/26/15 of the state’s failings to preserve and protect Mauna Kea and the need for change, he has given the green light for further destruction and desecration of Hawai’i’s most sacred temple. The Governor expressed his approval to construct the      $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, the 14th telescope on the mountain. In short, the Governor has said that money trumps the sacred. In making the announcement, directly behind the Governor was the State Seal with its motto: “Ua mau ke ea oka aina i ka pono –the life/sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.” Governor Ige: your actions speak loudly and they are not about perpetuating righteousness.

Kaho’okahi Kanuha, a leader in the Protect Mauna Kea ohana, has said in response that “The dominating thought expressed in David Igeʻs statement today is that the TMT has every right to proceed with the further desecration of Mauna a Wākea and the construction of their telescope. Because the state of Hawaiʻi has shown no ability or desire to protect our sacred lands, natural resources and culture and values of the people, and made clear in today’s conference that they will not cancel the lease that allows further destruction of Mauna Kea but rather, support the construction of the TMT, we will take this responsibility into our own hands…

     We are more than willing and more than ready to take on this challenge. Our commitment to our land, country and people is far superior than any amount of money. When the TMT employees attempt to ascend the sacred mountain of Wākea, they will undoubtedly be met by a plethora of aloha ʻāina, the patriots of Hawaiʻi who love their land, standing firm in truth and kapu aloha.”

Over 90% of public testimony on TMT has been in opposition to construction of it on sacred grounds. Citizen testimony has been clear. Protect the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea from further destruction and desecration. Federal and state law protect Hawaiian cultural and traditional practices. Yet the State of Hawai’i and its agencies, including the Governor, DLNR and the University of Hawaii, have failed in their legal responsibilities to protect Mauna Kea and uphold Hawaiian cultural and traditional practices. So what law is Governor Ige really claiming to follow?

In Gov. Ige’s extensive press statement he did not once use the word “Sacred” in referring to Mauna Kea, though press articles routinely refer to Mauna Kea as “Hawaii’s tallest and most sacred mountain.” Has “Sacred” become a dirty word Governor? I wonder what Mr. Ige’s ancestors and others would say if he tried to build TMT on Mt. Fuji in Japan? Or the site of a Buddhist Temple or Christian Cathedral?

Sacred Before Dollars! Aloha ‘Aina! Protect Mauna Kea!

No TMT on Mauna Kea! KU KIA ‘I MAUNA!

  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 29, 2015 – 714th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office