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Friday Peace Vigil will go on

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Aloha Peace Ohana,

In light of the pending tropical storm Darcey, the radiation monitoring planned for the Hilo and Kona sides this weekend (Sat & Sun) is canceled. Friday’s Hilo peace vigil 3:30-5PM at the downtown Post office will go on.

Please pass the word. I hope all will be safe.

Mahalo.

Jim


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

Citizen Radiation Monitoring

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

What’s Blowing in the Wind? 

Leina'ala Sleightholm photo

      Currently, RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) deadly war games by 26 countries are taking place in and around Hawaii that include bombing at the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island. Pohakuloa is known to be contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation from weapons training there.

    However, no comprehensive independent survey of Pohakuloa has been done to determine the full extent of DU contamination. DU burned by high explosives forms DU oxide particles that can be carried long distances by the wind. When inhaled DU oxide radiation alpha particles can cause cancer, birth defects, and genetic damage for future generations.

     Citizen radiation monitoring over the years have picked up significant spikes around the island well above background radiation. In fact, in 2007 citizen monitors detected high radiation readings at Mauna Kea Park adjacent to Pohakuloa before the military officially confirmed military radiation weapons had been fired at Pohakuloa. For years the military denied even having used DU weapons here in Hawaii.

     The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Nuclear regulatory Agency (NRC) have not stepped up to do proper surveying and monitoring to protect the health and safety of troops who train at Pohakuloa, and residents and visitors of Hawaii. Even during a recent major brush fire in the Pohakuloa bombing impact area, no one was doing any monitoring to see what was coming off the base in the smoke. This is unacceptable. We want responsible government action and answers to questions about military radiation contamination on Hawaii Island. We want action and answers NOW!  What is blowing in the wind?

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

  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 (July 22, 2016 – 774th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stop the Violence! Live Aloha!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Stop the Violence!

     The U.S. needs to stop its endless wars abroad and the increasing militarization of police at home. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continues to speak to us about this important truth. Violence in response to violence only fuels a cycle of violence. Western terrorist wars for oil breed terrorist suicide bombers. The USA is the daddy of ISIS. The killing of African Americans by police give rise to retaliatory killings of police officers. Racism and racial profiling have no place in civilized societies. There is no end but destruction in a world of military killer drones, police killer robots, and assault weapons everywhere.

If we want peace in our communities and in our world, we need to demilitarize our communities and world. We need to use peaceful means to build more just communities and nations. The gap between rich and poor needs to be narrowed, not widened. And the basic necessities of life need to be available to all. In our efforts to live this dream, let us be guided not by fear, hate, and violence, but by the courage of common ground – love, respect, community, and togetherness.

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     The amount of money currently spent on militarism and wars could provide food, clothing, shelter, education, health care, and employment for all in helping to heal our broken world.

Live Aloha!

  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/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 15, 2016 – 773rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

RIMPAC protest today in Hilo 3-5PM Airport.Hwy 11 intersection

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Protest RIMPAC 2016

Stop Bombing Hawaii! Aloha Not War!

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      RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific), the world’s largest U.S. led deadly war game is taking place in and around Hawai’i from June 30 to Aug. 4. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th in the series that began in 1971. It keeps expanding. It now involves twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel waging war on the earth – air, land, and sea, people, plants and animals. As part of RIMPAC two military ships will be sunk by rockets, missiles, torpedoes and bombs this year. That will make 54 military ships sunk in waters around Hawaii since 1999. The U.S. military is the world’s greatest polluter. It is the singles largest consumer of oil and the largest emitter of CO2. It has dumped barge loads of weapons, including chemical weapons in Hawaii’s waters and reefs; thousands of barrels of nuclear waste dumped south of Pearl Harbor. Killed and injured thousands of marine mammals with it’s explosives and high powered sonar and has contaminated Hawaiian lands with chemical, biological and radiation weapons training.

     It has been confirmed that RIMPAC air and ground live-fire will be taking place at the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawai’i Island. Pohakuloa is contaminated with military Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation and a wide range of military toxins. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops, residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small DU oxide particles are inhaled which can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

     The Honolulu’s Chamber of Commerce says Hawaii stands to make $52 million from the RIMPAC 2016 war games. For them it’s all about tourist dollars. They never look at the true costs. It is a disgrace that Hawaii is used as a training ground for killing and destruction which the U.S. then spreads all over the world. The U.S. is currently waging wars in at least six countries, and provoking and risking new wars with other countries, including possible nuclear war with Russia and China. It’s time to stop all these wars. The Hokule’a is sailing around the world with the important message Malama Honua. It’s time to wage justice and peace! Stand up for the land and the sea and all its creatures! Protest RIMPAC! Go to malu-aina.org for upcoming actions and organizing meetings.

Malama Honua – Care for 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

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 8, 2016 – 772nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Please pass the word about RIMPAC forums & Protests in Hilo & Kona. Mahalo.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Aloha Not War!

Stop Bombing Hawai’i!   Protest RIMPAC 2016!

aircraft carrier #3

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 3:30-5PM

Hilo Airport – Hwy 11 Intersection

Thursday, July 14th from 3:30-5PM

Kona Airport – Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway Intersection

(Check www.malu-aina.org for other dates and sites of protest)

      While the Hokule’a sailing canoe circles the globe with the message “Malama Honua” – Care for the Earth, the U.S. military is waging war on the earth – air, land, and sea, people, plants and animals.  The U.S. is currently waging wars in at least six countries, and provoking and risking new wars with other countries, including possible nuclear war with Russia and China.

     Meanwhile, RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific), the world’s largest U.S. led war game is now taking place in and around Hawaii. RIMPAC 2016 is scheduled from June 30 till August 4. Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating.

     During RIMPAC countries conduct live-fire operations with a wide variety of weapons systems on land, sea, and in the air. Different military operations are carried out on many of the more than 100 military installations throughout Hawai’i and in waters surrounding Hawai’i.

     It has been confirmed that RIMPAC air and ground live-fire will be taking place at the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawai’i Island. Pohakuloa is contaminated with military Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation and a wide range of military toxins. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops, residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

     Pohakuloa is translated to mean “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer.” To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawai’i’s Native People – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. occupation of the independent nation of Hawai’i. In short, we want it stopped.

Free Hawaii & the World from the Curse of Militarism , War, and Occupation!

  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/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 1, 2016 – 771st week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office