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Upcoming RIMPAC Protests, Radiation Monitoring, and La Hoi Hoi Ea Day

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Aloha kakou,

Here is what came out of Monday night’s  (July 18th) Protest RIMPAC planning meeting at the Keaau Community center.  Please pass the word and join in when you can.

Solidarity,

Jim Albertini

1.  Sign holding to protest RIMPAC 2016 and protect air, land and sea, people, plants and animals.  Wednesday, July 20 and 27th 3-5PM at Hilo airport intersection/Hwy 11  Let’s make RIMPAC 2016 the Last RIMPAC.

2.  Big island Radiation Monitoring  — East Side- Sat. July 23rd

8 AM at scenic point just north of Hilo on Hwy 19.

9:30 AM at Akaka Falls Park

11:30 AM Highway 11 median near Panaewa Zoo

3.  Big island Radiation Monitoring west side Sunday July 24th (those of us coming from east Hawaii meet at Komohana and Saddle Rd at 8AM for car pooling.  We will stop for a short protest   at Pohakuloa main gate around 9AM

10AM  at King’s trail  that crosses entrance road of Waikoloa Resort  near the King’s shops

12 noon at the sea wall in Kailua – Kona near Kailua pier

4.  Sunday, July 31 “La Hoi Hoi Ea — Hawaiian Restoration Day” Protest RIMPAC to Protect Pohakuloa at Pohakuloa main gate 11AM – 12:30 followed by flag ceremony at nearby Mauna Kea   Park.


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

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

Important links to Pohakuloa and RIMPAC

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Pohakuloa: Now That You Know…
https://vimeo.com/94598875

Terry Lilley

Video
 (Kona RIMPAC Forum) July 7, 2016
Terry Lilley
Marine Biologist

Hanalei, Kauai
website     

http://underwater2web.com


Terry Lilley

Videos:


The Importance of Hawaiian Coral Reefs
RIMPAC Honu Damage in 2014

Upcoming RIMPAC protests: please pass the word

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

rimpac16Aloha peace ohana,

Please pass the word on the following upcoming RIMPAC protests: Updated Tuesday, July 12, 2016

1.  Hilo sign holdings: Wednesdays –July 13, 20, 27 from 3-5PM at the intersection of Hilo Airport Rd and Kanoelehua

2. Kona sign holding: Thursday, July 14th 3:30-5PM highway fronting entrance to Kona airport

3.  Pohakuloa main gate RIMPAC protest: Sunday, July 31st from 11AM- 12:30PM part of La Hoi Hoi Ea (Hawaiian Restoration Day)

4.  Looking for radiation monitoring teams for east and west side of the islands (teams of 3-7 people would be good)  Sat. July 16 and 23 in East Hawaii, Sun. July 17 and 24 in West Hawaii.  email or call Jim if interested. 966-7622 or ja@malu-aina.org.  Other dates encourages too.

5.  Military convoy protests to Pohakuloa from Hilo or Kawaihae. Keep an eye out for notices in newspapers, on the radio and other media.

6.  Question candidates: Do they support stopping all live-fire at Pohakuloa and clean up of DU at Pohakuloa as called for in Hawaii County Council resolution 639-08 passed on July 2, 2008 by a vote of 8-1.

7.  Join the Malu ‘Aina weekly Hilo Peace Vigil 3:30-5PM every Friday at the downtown Hilo Post office on Waianuenue Ave. (Sign up on www.malu-aina.org to receive new posts, including each weeks new peace leaflet, now week 773)

8.  Encourage others to view the 14 min. Pohakuloa video:  Now that you know, do you care?  Google “Pohakuloa video”

9.  Stay tuned for more details on Aug. 30 March from Hilo to Pohakuloa.

Mahalo and solidarity,
— 

Jim Albertini

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