Archive for the ‘Hawaii Independence’ Category

Gov. Ige and Mayor Kim’s proposal for Mauna Kea Peace Park

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/ige-taps-kim-lead-working-group-mauna-kea-peace-monument

You cannot bomb and desecrate your way to peace.  Speak out in support of Stopping the bombing of Pohakuloa and demand the military clean up its mess of unexploded ordnance and toxic stew of contamination, including Depleted Uranium Radiation.  Respect Mauna a Wakea  — the Hawaiian Sacred Temple by not building the proposed $1.4 billion dollar Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), the 14th telescope on Mauna a Wakea then we can begin dialog about a Peace Park possibly at the present Mauna Kea County Park or the 9000 foot visitors area.  A Peace Park must be built on a foundation of justice and respect for the Sacred.

Jim Albertini

Listen to the voices calling to protect people, plants and animals; air, water, land, and sea

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

Protect Pohakuloa By Ruth Aloua

I’m rising to my commitment

To speaking my truth
I’m not the type to cower
I’ll rise to my power
I’ll be transparent

My position is peace
It’s what my heart speaks

Even though I don’t hear the bombs drop
My heart still stops
At the sound of that terror
This must be an error

Peace is what they preach
But not what they teach
They swear to protect us
Yet still suppress us

People and power
Have become their
Moving targets

If you’ve heard that sound and
Felt that shake

You’ll know what it means
To have your heart drop

With the click of one tock
Those numbing emotions

Bodiless movements
That capture you in one moment

Your unwanted presence
Is not a secret
The tactics
You use to
Displace us
Erase us
Break us

Can’t conquer the
Love that
Flows through our
Veins
That unifies our people
That gives us the ability
To see clearly
Through this harsh reality
That’s painted with
False illusions that

Violence is needed in the pursuit of justice
Pain is necessary to knowing love
War is a part of our humanity

We deserve better
And so do our lands
Including our hearts
Its my demand

You don’t have to agree
It’s my truth, you see

#AlohaAina #ProtectPohakuloa #DemilitarizeHawaii #StoptheBombs

Join the Movement to Protect

  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 October 27. 2017– 840th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

BLNR Approves TMT –Again!

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Shame on the BLNR.  Always pushing Hawaiian religious beliefs and practices to the back burner, and putting money first.

Jim Albertini


FYI.
 

Begin forwarded message:
From: “Dennison, Dan W” <dan.w.dennison@hawaii.gov>
Subject: DLNR News Release – Board of Land and Natural Resources Approves TMT Permit
Date: September 28, 2017 at 10:00:14 AM HST
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DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
 
DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
 
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 28, 2017
 
BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES APPROVES TMT PERMIT
5-2 Majority Adopts Hearing Officer’s Findings
 
HONOLULU – Recognizing its responsibility to strike a balance between native Hawaiian traditional and cultural practices and other stakeholders in the state, a 5-2 majority of the Hawai‘i Board of Land and Natural Resources (the Board) adopted today the recommendation of retired judge Riki May Amano to approve the application for a Conservation District Use Permit (CDUP) to build the Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT).
 
Board and DLNR Chair Suzanne Case said, “This was one of the most difficult decisions this Board has ever made. The members greatly respected and considered the concerns raised by those opposed to the construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve.”
 
Supporters of the project testified during a contested case hearing and in oral arguments that Hawaiian culture and modern science can co-exist on the mountain. Construction of the TMT is expected to provide jobs for more than 100 people and at completion, permanent jobs for as many as 140 workers on the island of Hawai‘i. The consortium of research universities behind the TMT have provided $2.5 million for scholarships, classroom projects, and STEM grants every year since 2014. Under the CDUP, builders of the TMT must provide an additional one million dollars each year for college scholarships for native Hawaiians and other educational initiatives on Hawai‘i Island.
 
The Board adopted 43 conditions to the permit including Governor David Ige’s previously detailed “path forward” 10-point plan requiring the University of Hawai’i to decommission three existing telescopes, any future development to occur on existing sites, and the TMT site to be the last new site on Mauna Kea. Additional conditions include:
 
●          Design choices to mitigate visual and aesthetic effects
●          Waste minimization plan for hazardous & solid waste, including a zero discharge wastewater system
●          Cultural and natural resources training for workers
●          No impact to water resources under the public trust doctrine, Lake Waiau hydrology & water resources considerations
●          Educational exhibits, specific community outreach efforts and cultural observation days
●          Invasive species prevention and control
●          Continued public access and continuing consultations with cultural practitioners
●          Arthropod monitoring and Wekiu bug habitat restoration study
 
A copy of the preface to the Board’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision and Order is attached.
 
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RESOURCES
(video courtesy: Hawai‘i DLNR)
 
HD video-Mauna Kea Science Reserve: (shot sheet attached)
 
Board’s Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Decision and Order: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/mk/files/2017/09/882-BLNR-FOFCOLDO.pdf
 
 
 
Media Contact:
Dan Dennison
Senior Communications Manager
(808) 587-0407
 
 
 

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Do not wait: Speak Up for Diplomacy Not War!

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Hawaii Under Nuclear Attack!

      The enormous U.S. military presence in Hawaii makes Hawaii and its people (residents and visitors alike) vulnerable to attack and has major ongoing environmental consequences. There is no question that Major military command and force installations on Oahu would be prime targets in the event of any nuclear war. Places such as the Pacific Command at Camp H.M. Smith located above Aloha stadium, Pearl Harbor, Hickam Air Force base, Schofield Barracks, Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station, the NSA base near Wahiawa, major munition bases at West Loch of Pearl Harbor, Lualualei on the Waianae coast, etc. For decades, there has been a military command plane named the “Blue Eagle” on 24 hour alert at Hickam A.F. Base to take military commanders airborne in the event of any nuclear attack while the rest of us remain sitting ducks. It has been reported that the pilot and copilot on “Blue Eagle” wear eye patches to prevent total blindness from nuclear blast flashes.

      Recently, the Hawaii State Emergency Management Agency has issued a warning that a North Korean missile attack would only involve 20 minutes from launch to detonation. Their only advice is get indoors, stay indoors and stay tuned. Nuclear fallout could cover all the islands depending on which way the wind blows. For more info (it is not good) See

http://hawaiipublicradio.org/post/north-korean-nuclear-attack-20-minutes-launch-detonation

      Hawaii has already suffered effects from nuclear war preparations. Pearl Harbor is a superfund toxic waste site. Liquid nuclear waste has been discharged into Pearl Harbor and more than 2000 drums of solid nuclear waste have been dumped off Oahu’s southern shores. Nuclear accidents –release of radioactive materials (classified top secret) have reportedly taken place on Oahu. Military fuel tanks are leaking and threatening ground water contamination in the Red Hill area near Tripler Army hospital. Depleted Uranium radiation weapons have been used at Schofield Barracks, the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii Island and possibly other sites in Hawaii such as Makua Valley and Kaho’olawe. The PTA contaminated sites continue to be bombed with high explosives.

      During atmospheric nuclear weapon testing in the late 1950s and early 60s, 12 U.S. atomic and hydrogen bombs were set off at Johnston Island located 500-700 miles south west of Hawaii. 67 U.S. nuclear tests were done in the Marshall islands in Micronesia. The nuclear flash on Johnston Island could be seen from Oahu. Street lights went out. Later soil testing determined that Hawaii had plutonium contamination. Upper jet stream winds travel west to east and rain brought the fallout down. Plutonium has a half-life of 24,400 years. Depleted Uranium’s half life is 4.5 billion years.

      The late retired Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command (CINCPAC) Admiral Noel Gayler called for the abolition of nuclear weapons and put forward a proposal in 2000 to achieve this goal. His assessment was influenced by viewing Hiroshima from the air only six days after its devastation on August 6, 1945 by a US nuclear weapon.  He also witnessed the atmospheric testing of thermonuclear weapons in the Marshall Islands in the 1960s.  In his proposal, Adm. Gayler dispels some common illusions concerning the military value of nuclear weapons. See more here

https://www.wagingpeace.org/admiral-noel-gayler-dispelling-nuclear-illusions/

No More War! The Only Shelter is Peace!

  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 September 29, 2017– 836th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Battleship Guam – Militarism in the Pacific

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The militarization of Guam and Hawaii

http://hawaiiindependent.net/story/battleship-guam