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Where is the Pohakuloa Clean Up & Exit Plan?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Aloha ‘Aina! Protect Pohakuloa!

                                                                                                                                                                 

     Military command officials of the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii Island, held meetings May 18 in Hilo and May 19 in Kona. These meetings were required under the National Historic Preservation Act concerning cultural, religious, and historic sites at PTA. Peace activist Jim Albertini said “the Hilo meeting was one of the most insulting I ever attended in my life.” The military turned away people at the door that had not sought prior permission to attend even though the notice sent out did not state that requirement.

     It is clear the military has no intention of seriously addressing questions that may restrict or stop their bombing plans, even on a base known to be contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. As for a question that the military address an exit plan for Pohakuloa with their lease expiring in 2029, it was very clear the military has no intention of leaving. That is how occupation works. How dare we raise that question and insist that the the entire area of Po-haku-loa –“the Land of the Night of Long Prayer” is sacred. From a spiritual perspective, Pohakuloa is viewed as the heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. This entire area should be designated an historic site of cultural and religious significance. To bomb such an area is desecration pure and simple! Auwe!

                                                                               

                   

Where is the Military Exit Plan?

  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

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet May 26, 2017– 818th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

What is Blowing in the Wind at Pohakuloa?

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Disorderly Conduct?

For a phone call to inform teachers and  parents that their school children may have been exposed to Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust at the April 20th Military Pohakuloa Earth Day event?  Since when is trying to protect children’s health and safety Disorderly Conduct? 

                                                                                                              

      A Disorderly Conduct complaint has been filed with police against peace activist, Jim Albertini, by Connections Public Charter School in Hilo. The complaint stems from Albertini calling the school on Friday, May 12th seeking email addresses for teachers who took their students to the April 20, 2017 Earth Day events at the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area. Albertini said he wanted to get information to teachers and parents of students about the dangers of inhaling Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles possibly being dispersed by heavy artillery live-fire taking place at Pohakuloa on April 20. Hilo Police officer C Sugimoto informed Albertini that the Connections School Principal filed the complaint because “my phone call caused the school to feel ‘alarmed.’”

      Albertini said his organization, Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, conducted radiation monitoring with an Inspector Plus monitor for several hours outside the Pohakuloa main gate on April 20. They recorded 8 readings in the 60s Counts Per Minute (CPM) and the highest reading of 74 CPM at 10:49AM. Normal background is in the 5-20 CPM range. The winds on the morning of April 20 at Pohakuloa were from the south, coming off the bombing range toward the base compound and main gate area where the Earth Day events were taking place. The winds increased as the morning went on.

      In his phone call and follow up email to Connections and other schools who had students join Pohakuloa Earth Day events, Albertini urged teachers and parents to view a short video https://vimeo.com/19153948?ref=fb-share&1 where Hawaii Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD explains in simple terms the health dangers of inhaling Depleted Uranium oxide dust. Dr. Pang has spent 24 years in the Army Medical Corps and is listed in America’s Best Doctors. Albertini offered to try and arrange a meeting of teachers, and parents of the children who attended Pohakuloa earth Day events with Dr. Pang if there was interest. An article in West Hawaii Today on April 21 by Laura Ruminski noted that besides Connections PCS, Kaumana Elementary, St. Joe’s, Honoka’a High School and possibly other schools had students who attended the April 20 Pohakuloa Earth Day events.

      Albertini said his efforts are to share concern for the health and safety of school children. He said that learning about the dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles may be “alarming,” but it hardly merits a “Disorderly Conduct” criminal complaint against the messenger. Albertini said he would be glad to do Ho’oponopono with Connections school principal and teachers if they would be willing. Albertini said “I believe strongly in the principles of Kapu Aloha and non-violence where the means we use must be in line with the end that we seek. If we truly want peace, we must be firmly committed to using peaceful means and treat all people with aloha and respect.”

 Are DU Oxide Particles Blowing in the DUst off Pohakuloa?

What kind of world are we creating for future generations?  Is the U.S. military exploiting children by hosting an “Earth Day” event while bombing the earth?

  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

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet May 19, 2017– 817th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

U.S. Regime Changes: Who is next?

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The Master List of U.S. “Regime Changes:”

 

Who is Next?

North Korea, Iran, Russia, China …

Overthrowing governments through military coups, acts of war, support of terrorist organizations, covert ops in support of regime change. 

List by Professor William Blum http://www.globalresearch.ca/overthrowing-other-peoples-governments-the-master-list-of-u-s-regime-changes/5400829

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

The list is extra long if going back before WWII and includes Hawaii in 1893

  • China 1949 to early 1960s
  • Albania 1949-53
  • East Germany 1950s
  • Iran 1953 *
  • Guatemala 1954 *
  • Costa Rica mid-1950s
  • Syria 1956-7
  • Egypt 1957
  • Indonesia 1957-8
  • British Guiana 1953-64 *
  • Iraq 1963 *
  • North Vietnam 1945-73
  • Cambodia 1955-70 *
  • Laos 1958 *, 1959 *, 1960 *
  • Ecuador 1960-63 *
  • Congo 1960 *
  • France 1965
  • Brazil 1962-64 *
  • Cuba 1959 to present
  • Dominican Republic 1963*
  • Bolivia 1964 *
  • Indonesia 1965 *
  • Ghana 1966 *
  • Chile 1964-73 *
  • Greece 1967 *
  • Costa Rica 1970-71
  • Bolivia 1971 *
  • Australia 1973-75 *
  • Angola 1975, 1980s
  • Zaire 1975
  • Portugal 1974-76 *
  • Jamaica 1976-80 *
  • Seychelles 1979-81
  • Chad 1981-82 *
  • Grenada 1983 *
  • South Yemen 1982-84
  • Suriname 1982-84
  • Fiji 1987 *
  • Libya 1980s
  • Nicaragua 1981-90 *
  • Panama 1989 *
  • Bulgaria 1990 *
  • Albania 1991 *
  • Iraq 1991
  • Afghanistan 1980s *
  • Somalia 1993
  • Yugoslavia 1999-2000 *
  • Ecuador 2000 *
  • Afghanistan 2001 *
  • Venezuela 2002 *
  • Iraq 2003 *
  • Haiti 2004 *
  • Somalia 2007 to present
  • Libya 2011*
  • Syria 2012
  • Ukraine 2014*

The North Korean ministry of state security has recently accused the CIA of an assassination attempt on its leader Kim Jong-un. The ministry says the attempt involved “the use of biochemical substances including radioactive substances and nano poisonous substance.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47007.htm

Wage Peace Not War & Regime Changes!

  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

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet May 12, 2017– 816th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Nuclear Disarmament Now!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Look! Look! He’s a MADMAN!


U.S. Vandenberg Minuteman III Missile launch

You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:5

     A Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was launched April 26, 2017 from Vandenberg Air Force base in California to demonstrate “national nuclear capabilities,” according to the US military. Another Minuteman III missile is to be launched this week from Vandenberg. How come when North Korea fies a missile it is considered “provocative” but when the U.S. fires one it is hardly even mentioned in the media, and certainly not labeled “provocative.”

     David Krieger, president of The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation accused the US of a “clear double standard,” and advocated for “diplomacy rather than military provocations.”  Krieger said the U.S. “views its own tests as justified and useful, while it views the tests of North Korea as threatening and destabilizing,” Not to mention a waste of money to both countries that could be put to more constructive uses.

Women From 40 Countries Demand Trump Avert Nuclear War With North Korea https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/26/women-40-countries-demand-trump-avert-nuclear-war-north-korea?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email Also see http://space4peace.blogspot.com/2017/04/us-missile-madness-hypocrisy.html

It’s long past time to ban all nuclear weapons and the U.S., which is the only country to ever use nuclear weapons and is the world’s leading nuclear armed power, should take the lead to demonstrate nuclear disarmament by example. Uncle Sam: Take the nuclear log out of your own eye!

Anyone with a Nuclear Weapon is a Madman!

  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

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet May 5, 2017– 815th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Global Solidarity Now!

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

No More War!

Prevent Climate Disaster!

Save the Planet!

The U.S. Military is the single largest consumer oil and the largest emitter of CO2 in the world.

Here in the center of Hawaii Island is a 133,000-acre Toxic waste dump that includes lead, Depleted Uranium (DU) and a host of other pollutants. It’s known as the Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). And to make matters worse, the military is bombing the toxic waste dump. Are we inhaling military DU oxide dust? The bombing must be stopped and PTA shut down and cleaned up.

Join the Hilo Climate March and Rally or one near you. Stand in solidarity for justice, peace, and the earth.

Protect Pohakuloa!  Protect Mauna Kea!  Sacred is Sacred!

  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

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet April 28, 2017– 814th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office