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Appeal to help Protect Mauna Kea and support Hawaiians spiritual stand

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Appeal to help Protect Mauna Kea and support Hawaiians spiritual stand

Aloha Peace Ohana,
I was up on the mountain yesterday (Tuesday) to support the stand of Native Hawaiians to protect the sacred temple of Mauna Kea from further desecration by the TMT 18-story telescope,  I commend the aloha stand of the people involved. While there, Police Captain Sherlock came to explain that the next time the TMT construction workers attempt to get to the TMT site to begin construction, the police will make arrest of anyone blocking the paved access road which is under county jurisdiction.  He said the charge would be a petty misdemeanor.  It appears that attempt to begin construction will likely (though no guarantees) be Thursday morning.  Their is a call for all supporters to come to the Mauna Kea visitors area at 6AM Thursday –those prepared to face arrest with aloha, and those willing to stand in support with aloha.  Those willing to face arrest should try to arrange car pooling because once arrested, people will be transported in handcuffs to the Hilo police station for processing.  Also, be prepared to post bail if required and desired.  The most important thing is to come to the mountain in a spirit of aloha to protect the sacred temple of Mauna Kea from further desecration. (See leaflet below)  Those wanting to car pool could meet at the Komohana/Puainako/Saddle Rd. parking area at 4:30AM Thursday.
Please pass the word.
Mahalo and solidarity,
Jim Albertini


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

HOLY

WEEK

2015

Protect Mauna Kea

Bulldoze Your Own

Temple?

NO TMT
(Thirty Meter Telescope)

on the Sacred Hawaiian Temple – Mauna Kea!

      In the Christian calendar, April 3rd is Good Friday, the day that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion by the Roman Empire for the crime of sedition (stirring up the people). Good Friday is part of Holy Week that begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday, the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Also within Holy Week is the important biblical story of Jesus entering the Temple in Jerusalem and driving out the moneychangers who were exploiting the people and defiling the sacred place.

      This week, many Hawaiians and others are taking action to protect Hawaii’s Sacred Temple – Mauna Kea from further desecration – bulldozing for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope – TMT, to add to the many telescopes already on the sacred mountain. Hawaiians are asking that their spiritual beliefs, religion, culture, and traditions be taken seriously. They are saying enough desecration. The sacred must come before dollars, jobs, etc. They are saying that Mauna Kea is not a commodity. It is time to honor, respect, and protect Mauna Kea. It is time for aloha ‘aina to be the guiding light for Hawaii and the world.

Aloha Mauna Kea!   Or Don’t We Care?  Has Money Become Our God?

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 (April 3, 2015 – 706th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protect Mauna Kea — NO TMT

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

UH-Maunakea

Holy Week, Mauna Kea, and TMT

Monday, March 30th, 2015

HOLY

WEEK 2015

Protect Mauna Kea

Bulldoze Your Own

Temple?

NO TMT

(Thirty Meter Telescope)

on the Sacred Hawaiian Temple – Mauna Kea!

      In the Christian calendar, April 3rd is Good Friday, the day that commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion by the Roman Empire for the crime of sedition (stirring up the people). Good Friday is part of Holy Week that begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Easter Sunday, the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Also within Holy Week is the important biblical story of Jesus entering the Temple in Jerusalem and driving out the moneychangers who were exploiting the people and defiling the sacred place.

      This week, many Hawaiians and others are taking action to protect Hawaii’s Sacred Temple – Mauna Kea from further desecration – bulldozing for the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope – TMT, to add to the many telescopes already on the sacred mountain. Hawaiians are asking that their spiritual beliefs, religion, culture, and traditions be taken seriously. They are saying enough desecration. The sacred must come before dollars, jobs, etc. They are saying that Mauna Kea is not a commodity. It is time to honor, respect, and protect Mauna Kea. It is time for aloha ‘aina to be the guiding light for Hawaii and the world.

Aloha Mauna Kea!   Or Don’t We

Care?  Has Money Become Our

God?

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 (April 3, 2015 – 706th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

NO TMT — protest signs at Friday Hilo Peace Vigil

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

NO TMT — protest signs at Friday Peace Vigil in Hilo at downtown Federal Bldg.  Solidarity!

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March 27, 2015 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Pohakuloa, the Army, NRC, and Hawaii radiation contamination

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

POHAKULOA

The Land of the Night of Long Prayer”

Military Bombing – Desecration & Contamination with Radiation

      Pohakuloa is translated to mean “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer.” The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), is a 133,000-acre military bombing range located in the center of Hawaii Island used by the military since WWII. PTA, located on Hawaiian Kingdom government and crown lands, is now known to be contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including radiation. After years of denial, the military finally admitted using Depleted Uranium (DU) spotting rounds dating back to 1962 at PTA, and Schofield Barracks on Oahu. It is also possible that DU has been used at Makua Valley, Kaho’olawe, Ka’ula and other sites throughout Hawaii. The evidence suggests more than 2000 radioactive Davy Crockett nuclear weapon spotting rounds were fired at PTA alone. It is also possible that additional DU spotting rounds for other nuclear weapon systems, DU armor piercing rounds, and other forms of DU have been used at PTA. The military has stonewalled citizen efforts calling for comprehensive independent testing and monitoring to determine the full extent of radiation contamination at PTA. What is the military trying to hide?

      On Tuesday, March 24th there was a meeting at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) headquarters in Rockville, Maryland about the Davy Crockett DU spotting rounds used in Hawaii and at sites in at least 11 states. The U.S. also used the Davy Crockett DU Spotting rounds in at least 3 other foreign countries –Japan, Germany, and South Korea but the use of the weapons there was not part of the discussion for some unexplained reason.  The meeting, which people could hear via telephone conference if they signed up in advance and received a passcode, was originally set to begin at 3AM Hawaii time. It was later changed to 5AM after Hawaii citizens complained how inconsiderate 3AM was for encouraging Hawaii participation in the meeting.

      The nuclear regulators – (much like the Bank regulators) are made up of nuclear industry people and have put the Fox (the US Army) in charge of assessing the condition of the hen house (radiation contamination on Army bases). Instead of cleaning up the mess, the Army is possibly spreading the mess by continued bombing. NRC and Army bureaucrats are living off the misery of people under U.S. military occupation and pollution.  On July 2, 2008, the Hawaii County Council in a vote of 8-1 passed resolution 639-08 which called for stopping all live fire at PTA and clean up of  DU present at PTA. The resolution also called for 7 other actions, none of which have been carried out to date.  By their inaction the U.S. Army and NRC are thumbing their nose at the health and safety of the residents and visitors of Hawaii and the democratic process reflected in the vote of the Hawaii County Council.  Shame on the Army and the NRC . Bureaucrats often lose sight of who they are suppose to be serving.

Stop the Bombing!  

   Protect Pohakuloa!

Let a New Day Begin for “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer”

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 (March 27, 2015 – 705th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office