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Don’t add to the perception of Hawaii corruption: Vote down SB 2816, HB 2501 and HB 1581

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

(I just sent the message below to all of Hawaii’s legislators and members of the news media)

Aloha legislators:

Please don’t add to the perception of Hawaii’s corruption. The perception is bad enough.

Hawaii: “The only state in which both legislative and executive branches are perceived to be very corrupt”

… Hawaii’s aggregate scores are in the highest quartiles of both illegal and legal corruption ….

Our organization strongly urges you to vote down SB 2816, HB2501 and HB 1581.  It’s time to do the right thing!

Both SB 2816 and HB 1581 appear to be efforts by Governor David Ige and various special interests to ram thru TMT and criminalize peaceful first amendment protest on State lands.  Please protect the constitutional right of free speech and the right of citizens to protest.  Attempts to fast tract TMT in the past caused major problems for the state and a second attempt is likely to result in more of the same.  Allow existing legal due process procedures to stand.  No more special legislation for special interests. Vote down these bills.

We also urge you to vote down HB2501 which we view as a sneaky bill involving corporate theft of public streams.  Our organization has been growing kalo in Kurtistown for 36 years and we want to support small scale taro farmers and the people’s right to water (not A&B Big 5 corporate interests) on Maui.

Mahalo for your consideration.

Jim Albertini

president

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

Happy May Day Solidarity

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

With Kapu Aloha

Sample email on legislative bills

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Aloha legislators:

Our organization strongly urges you to vote down SB 2816, HB2501 and HB 1501.

Both SB 2816 and HB 1501 appear to be efforts by Governor David Ige and various special interests to ram thru TMT and criminalize peaceful first amendment protest on State lands.  Please protect the constitutional right of free speech and the right of citizens to protest.  Attempts to fast tract TMT in the past caused major problems for the state and a second attempt is likely to result in more of the same.  Allow existing legal due process procedures to stand.  No more special legislation for special interests. Vote down these bills.

We also urge you to vote down HB2501 which we view as a sneaky bill involving corporate theft of public streams.  Our organization has been growing kalo in Kurtistown for 36 years and we want to support small scale taro farmers and the people’s right to water (not A&B Big 5 corporate interests) on Maui.

Mahalo for your consideration.

Jim Albertini

president


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

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Please attend as many of the events listed below and pass the word to friends.  The Festival honors Puhipau (who passed away recently) and his partner Joan Lander and their wonderful documentary work Na Maka o Ka ‘Aina (Eyes of the Land) Mahalo.

Jim Albertini for malu ‘Aina

 

Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15670-mauna_kea_temple_under_seige
Directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander. 2005. 57 min.
Sunday, May 8 at 1pm

This portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary society where cultures collide.
Screens with:
Kapu Aloha 101:
ʻŌiwi TV. 2015. 11min
– and –
ʻO Poliʻahu me Kūkahauʻula
Directed by Hunter Catton. 2016. 7min.

 

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016
May 7-8, 2016

http://honolulumuseum.org/15677-iwi_film_festival_2016

Opening Night: The Tribunal 

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15669-tribunal

Pele’s Appeal + Stolen Waters

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15671-peles_appeal_stolen_waters

Corruption in Hawaii & U.S.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Survey Says … Hawaii Is Corrupt!

Reporters across the country were asked about their perceptions of corruption in government. The Aloha State did not fare well.

I saw this article after I wrote this week’s Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Oligarchy (corruption).  It fits right in.  Please read and pass on. Mahalo.

Jim

http://www.civilbeat.com/2016/04/survey-says-hawaii-is-corrupt/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=users&utm_campaign=morning_beat&mc_cid=f05fd446a4&mc_eid=44530550f1