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The Real not Fake Global Emergency!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

The Real Global Emergency:

Preventing Climate Disaster & Nuclear War!

Beware of Trump’s Fake Border Wall National Emergency!

      The symbolic Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists is now set at two minutes till midnight – the Doomsday Hour! The climate change denier in Chief in the White House has said – we have all these nuclear weapons, why can’t we use them? In his short time in office, Trump has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal, and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, Treaty (a pact that had actually resulted in thousands of ready-to-use nuclear weapons being scrapped) . Now Trump and his Doomsday advisers, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo, have rolled out a new “low yield” nuclear weapon –the W76-2.  Some have called this the Most Dangerous Weapon Ever because it’s considered most useable by a logic which defies gravity.  Trump’s quest is for nuclear-war-fighting “flexibility.” The W76-2 is a weapon  to make the unthinkable, thinkable, to make nuclear war “winnable” by destroying the earth!  God help us!  See more about the horror — http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176526/tomgram:_james_carroll,_how_many_minutes_to_midnight/#more https://consortiumnews.com/2019/02/05/dismantling-the-doomsday-machines/

      Meanwhile, the signs of climate disaster are everywhere. More extremes in weather patterns, intense storms, droughts, fires. The tipping point is fast approaching but to those blinded by greed, it’s full speed ahead toward the abyss. Don’t go blindly into the abyss!  Resist!

Save the Planet!   Abolish Nukes!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
  2. 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
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Feb. 22, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 909 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim’s vision of Mauna Kea

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Aloha Kakou,

I watched the whole 37 min of this video by Big Island Video News. The last 13 min — the section 24 -37min is really about TMT.

While Kim recognizes the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent nation, he cities the apology bill of Clinton, and now it’s go forward with TMT and education.

In my view Harry’s “Vision” for Mauna Kea is nothing more than sugar coated desecration of Hawaii’s most sacred temple.  If Harry wants peace, his vision for Mauna Kea needs to be built on a foundation of justice.  That means for a start — NO TMT.  Stop Bombing Pohakuloa and have the military clean up their toxic mess.  Then we can begin to talk peace.

Jim Albertini

VIDEO: Mayor Kim Finishes Mauna Kea Vision Statement <VIDEO: http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2019/02/14/video-mayor-kim-finishes-mauna-kea-vision-statement/

Military Special Ops Planned for Hawaii!, Jan. 11, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Military Special Ops Planned for Hawaii!

— water, land, and air-based training outside of military bases, in coastal nearshore waters, shorelines, and inland locations on non-federal lands throughout Hawaii involving Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force! The training includes covert assassination missions but you won’t see that mentioned in the EA document.

 

hundreds of trainings in groups up to 46

lasting 4–96 hours each

      A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to supposedly analyze the potential impacts of the Special Ops.  See it here Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review It made a Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI).  THE FINDING IS A LIE!  The deadline for public comments on the Draft EA was Jan. 7, 2019. This massive intrusion into our coastal nearshore waters, public shorelines and public spaces has lots of significant impacts – cultural, environmental, etc., including the expansion, normalization, and glorification of militarism and war in our communities.  Hawaii is already one of the most militarized places on the planet with more than 100 military installations.  The consequences of these installations along with more than 125 years of illegal US military occupation of Hawaii has been catastrophic. 

      US military Special Ops (that include drone and sniper assassinations) are desperate attempts on behalf of the US empire to maintain global domination for corporate interests.  This Military Madness needs to stop.  The US needs to learn Hawaiian Ho’oponopono, a process of healing, making right instead of waging war.  The US military needs to clean up the massive mess it has made in Hawaii — unexploded ordinance, chemical and nuclear contamination, etc. and then demilitarize Hawaii, pay reparations, end its illegal occupation and restore Hawaii as it was –an independent nation of military neutrality.

Stop the U.S. Killing Machine!

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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Jan. 11, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 903 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Send in testimony by Monday, Jan. 7 Opposing Military Special Ops training in Hawaii

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

To: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific
Attention: Project Manager, EV21.JZ
258 Makalapa Drive, Ste. 100
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134
via email to NFPAC-Receive@navy.mil

Samuel Lemmo
Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands Administrator
Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
State of Hawai`i
1151 Punchbowl St., Room 131
Honolulu, HI 96813
via email to sam.i.lemmo@hawaii.gov

Meagan Ostrem
ManTech International Corporation
420 Stevens Ave., Suite 300
Sojana Beach, CA 92075
via email to Meagan.ostems@mantech.com

cc: Hawaii public officials, news media, etc.

RE: Draft Environmental Assessment  and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Naval Special Operations Training in the State of
Hawai`i; Various Locations, State of Hawai`i; TMK: Various Locations
(Upland and Submerged Lands of the State), published November 8, 2018

Here are my comments on behalf of our organization  for the proposed action titled above.

Your finding of No Significant Impacts is a lie.  This massive military intrusion into our coastal nearshore waters, public shorelines and public spaces has lots of significant impacts – cultural, environmental, etc., including the expansion and normalization of militarism in our communities. Hawaii is already one of the most militarized places on the planet with more than 100 military installations.  The cultural and environmental consequences of these installations along with more than 125 years of illegal US military occupation of Hawaii has been catastrophic.  On top of that now the military wants to conduct Special Operations (Special Ops) beyond its military installations.  On this basis alone the entire plan for Military Special Ops should be scrapped as military madness beyond the pale.

A specific point to invalidate the Draft EA and require a full EIS is that the draft EA is incomplete and does not cover all the Special Ops that have been planned.  I will cite one specific case below involving Navy Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Recreation Area and the slopes of Mauna Kea that was not included in the Draft EA Special Ops.  Given this fact, there is reason to believe there may be additional Special Ops also planned for other areas that were also not included in the draft EA Special Ops.  Here is the link for the Navy Special Op planned for Mauna Kea Recreational Area. 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BctJ9aw2rcJJQG3YNsM9SrqRGqWBnfiV/view?usp=sharing

This Special Op according to press reports of Nov. 28, 2018  (Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today front page articles) was cancelled due to community opposition.  But this was done after the Draft EA Special Ops was published.

Let’s face it. US military Special Ops (that include drone and sniper assassinations) are now desperate attempts on behalf of the US empire to maintain global domination for corporate interests.  According to a recently released Brown University study, the U.S. military is now in 80 countries and has spent nearly $6 TRILLION dollars since 9-11 in this effort.  It discusses the disastrous human, social, and economic toll war has on all parties involved.   See Updated Cost of War Data Shows U.S. Military Now in 80 Countries · Peace Science Digest

This Military Madness needs to stop.  Let it begin in Hawaii! No Military Special Ops.  The US needs to learn Hawaiian Ho’oponopono, a process of healing, making right instead of waging war.  The US military needs to begin to Live Aloha — clean up the massive mess it has made in Hawaii — unexploded ordinance, chemical and nuclear contamination, etc. and then demilitarize Hawaii and end its illegal occupation and restore Hawaii as it was –an independent nation of military neutrality.

Jim Albertini, President

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 Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

2019 Peace Resolutions

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Hope everyone had a good Christmas with family and friends.  Here’s a look forward to 2019.

Aloha,

Jim Albertini

2019 New Year’s

Resolutions!