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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.

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!

activism

     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

Atomic Veterans

Friday, November 11th, 2016
This is an excellent video on atomic veterans. Please share. They also touch on DU use as well.
http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004443035/atomic-vets.html

Stop Blaming the Russians for Everything!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Protest the U.S.

War Machine

Marching to WWIII

     The U.S. is overtly waging war in six countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen and Nigeria. The number of countries where the U.S. is waging covert military operations (special Ops) is said to be over 100. (See https://www.thenation.com/article/how-many-wars-is-the-us-really-fighting/). Recently, the U.S. confirmed it has used Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons in Syria. http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/united-states-confirms-fired-du-syria The U.S. has already confirmed use of DU weapons in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Kosovo. The U.S. has used DU weapons in training at Pohakuloa and Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, in at least 15 other states and 3 foreign countries. Many countries are calling DU –Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) because of the long lasting (4.5 billion year half life) of harmful DU radiation effects.

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     In the next 9 years, the US Army will have more combat robots than humans. (See http://tinyurl.com/jjqp4ff ). This along with increasing use of killer air drones named Reaper and Predator. New experimental artificial intelligence software may allow drones to kill on their own without any human intervention. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/us/pentagon-artificial-intelligence-terminator.html?emc=edit_th_20161026&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=73627&_r=1

      Perhaps worst of all is the growing new U.S. Cold War rhetoric blaming Russia for nearly everything bad happening in the world. This increasing U.S. confrontational attitude toward Russia could lead to an accidental or intentional nuclear war in dangerous hot spot areas such as Syria or the Ukraine. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/10/15/warnings-new-world-war The U.S. and Russia together possess more than 90% of the world’s nuclear arsenal that is capable of destroying modern civilization as we know it. This warning of a possible WWIII on the horizon cannot be ignored. Citizens of the world must let their voices be heard loud and clear. No More War! A world of justice and peace is in the interest of all, except those who profit from selling arms and promoting perpetual war.

Speak Up & Act for 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 (Oct. 28, 2016 – 788th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office