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Your Support for Malu ‘Aina is Needed

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Annual Christmas Appeal

December 2016 

Dear Friends,  

     Once a year, I write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a healthy planet. As an all volunteer organization, with no corporate or government funding, Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need for the past 36 years.  In all that we do, the spirit of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land) and nonviolence guide us. But we know we can’t do it alone. It takes a movement of people power, commitment, and donations to carry on.  You have been an important part of this effort and we thank you for your solidarity in the journey.

     The stakes couldn’t be higher. One of our recent weekly Peace Vigil leaflets sums it up. “Prevent Climate Disaster & Nuclear War,” and stand in solidarity with people struggling for justice and protecting the Sacred in every way possible. In an increasingly militarized and corporate dominated world, it is hard to learn the lesson that we cannot bomb, kill, and exploit our way to justice, peace, and a healthy planet.

     Your support and solidarity keep us from being discouraged and remind us that we are stronger together. We pledge to you our commitment to carry on and never give up. Blessings of this holy season to you and your loved ones.

With gratitude and aloha,
Jim Albertini

dove-graphicPS. Donations are tax deductible if checks are made to Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 ‘Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760. A Pay Pal account (Donate button) has also been setup on our webpage www.malu-aina.org as another convenient way to make donations. Please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace vigil leaflet (now approaching 800 consecutive weeks) and other posts for peace, justice and the environment. Other contact information: Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org Mahalo.

Upcoming TMT contested case hearing dates

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

A New Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Save Civilization:

Prevent Climate Disaster & Nuclear War!

earth-crying

     The stakes couldn’t be higher. It is imperative that people mobilize, stand up, speak out, and become activists to make a difference. We have no time to waste. In the face of impending climate disaster from accelerating global warming, and escalating wars and global tensions that could result in the use of nuclear weapons, the time to act to save civilization is now.

     Silence in the face of injustice, violence, and evil is not a responsible option. It is part of the problem. The time for band aides being applied to deep systematic problems is wishful thinking. It is time to stand united in protest against injustice, violence, and evil in all its forms –racism, sexism, bigotry, war, exploitation, the addiction to money and power, and the destruction of the planet. Too many have lost sight of respecting the sacred, protecting the planet, and building communities and a world based on principles of justice and peace for all.

     Let the power of non-violence (Kapu Aloha) be your guiding light. Draw from your own spiritual well, and the strength and wisdom passed to you by your ancestors. Speak for the voiceless – the earth — air, land and sea, and for future generations depending on our responsible actions now. Demonstrate your solidarity with victims of injustice. When we fail to speak, we speak. When we fail to act, we act. No longer be afraid to show the courage of your convictions. Give new meaning to Thanksgiving!

Resistance Means Life!

  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 (Nov. 25, 2016 – 792nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Never Give Up! Let Your Little Light Shine!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Digging in for the Long Haul!

The work of justice, peace and malama honua (caring for the earth) involves a life long commitment and our efforts today in Hawaii and around the world are more important that ever before. Never give up!

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     This week saw solidarity actions around the world, including actions on several Hawaiian islands, where people stood with Native Americans seeking to protect sacred land and water at Standing Rock, North Dakota from another oil company pipe line. This week also saw Hawaii’s native people, the Kanaka Maoli, standing in an ongoing contested case hearing to protect Hawaii’s most sacred temple, Mauna Kea, from further desecration in the name of scientific astronomy development. It also saw Hawaii’s native people speaking out about imposed toxins in the Hawaiian Homestead area of Keaukaha and Panaewa and a planning meeting to stop the bombing of Pohakuloa and the spread of radiation and other military toxins around our island home.

      Throughout Hawaii and the U.S., thousands of people are demonstrating in cities and towns against President elect Trump who during his campaign made blatant racist, sexist, Islamaphobic statements, threatened to expel millions, close the EPA, cancel all efforts to halt climate change, cut services to the poor, for healthcare, for schools, and to expand an already bloated military budget and even use nuclear weapons.

      In such dark times, we must rededicate ourselves in the spirit of nonviolence – kapua aloha, toward all people and redouble our efforts for justice, peace and the earth. Together, we can build a movement that rejects violence and can change the course of history for the better. Get involved, dig deep, carry on for the long haul, and let your light shine!

Let It Shine!

  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 (Nov. 18, 2016 – 791st week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Thoughts on US Presidential election result

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Stand for Justice, Peace & the Earth! And Keep Standing!

                                                trump-elect  U.S. President elect Donald J. Trump

      No matter who you voted for president, or didn’t vote, whether you are overjoyed, shocked, dismayed, or angry, the important thing is to keep standing up for what you believe deeply is the truth. Let truth be your guide. And never give up! That’s the important lesson in and out of election season.

     Today marks our 790th consecutive weekly peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Building. That time frame now includes 3 U.S. presidents. Each week we prepare a new leaflet for distribution on the sidewalk and throughout Hawaii and the world via the internet. The five core points at the bottom of each leaflet remain the same. I personally have handed out more than a quarter of a million leaflets on the Post office corner. But I’m encouraging more people to sign up on our webpage www.malu-aina.org to get the leaflets automatically sent to them via email to save paper.

     The important question before and after any election is how do we, the people, hold officials accountable? The stakes couldn’t be higher. How do we get officials to serve the interests of justice, peace, and saving civilization from total destruction from nuclear war and/or climate disaster?

     Our Hawaii and world need healing. The great divides need narrowing, not widening. How we as citizens move forward from election to election will determine whether officials will be held accountable on the local, national and global level. Do your part. Speak out, not just on election day with a vote, but every day of your life. Let your voice be heard. But do more. As the late Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J. said: “Know where you stand, and stand there.” Mahalo. Jim Albertini

Power to the People – Always!

  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 (Nov. 11, 2016 – 790th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office