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2015 Merrie Monarch parade aloha ‘aina for Mauna Kea and Pohakuloa

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Aloha kakou,
The 2015 Merrie Monarch parade had a great turn out of hundreds carrying Hawaiian flags, signs and banners for Aloha ‘Aina with particular concerns for Mauna Kea and Pohakuloa.  There were lots of spirited chants along the way and the response of the thousands lining the parade route was enthusiastic support.  In fact many people lining the parade route had their own signs for Mauna Kea and against the TMT (Thirty Meter telescope).  What I found to be very moving was the look in peoples eyes as they saw such a large contingent in the parade for Aloha ‘Aina.  People’s joy, sense of pride, and hope was very heartening.  Clearly a strong movement for aloha ‘aina has been born and is growing rapidly.  The activities on all the islands and around the world for Mauna Kea  is strong testimony of this movement.
Solidarity,
Jim IMG_0972

 

April 2015 131

Navy Ship denied entry to Hilo Harbor

Friday, April 10th, 2015

http://damontucker.com/2015/04/10/navy-ship-uss-chung-hoon-denied-entry-to-hilo-harbor/

 

This ship  USS Chung-Hoon is a guided missile warship coming to the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. What’s merrie about a warship?  In fact, it’s a reminder that a US warship — the USS Boston, entered Honolulu Harbor in January 1893 and landed troops to assist in the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani and the Hawaii nation on behalf of greedy sugar business interests.  For the Merrie Monarch Committee, or whoever invited the Navy to send a warship into Hilo for the Merrie Monarch festival, this defies historical logic. It would be like inviting the Klu Klux Klan to a civil rights rally.  Go figgah!   Or maybe it is history repeating itself.  Perhaps the ship was going to land troops to assist in arresting Hawaiians protesting the desecration of Mauna Kea by the TMT construction taking place there.

Jim Albertini

U.S. Navy warship in Merrie Monarch Festival

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Why?

http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/guided-missile-destroyer-participate-merrie-monarch-festival

March for Aloha ‘Aina

Monday, April 6th, 2015

ALL  HAWAII

  STAND 

TOGETHER!

2015 Merrie Monarch

Malama Pohakuloa &

Mauna Kea!

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 justice in Hawaii 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 http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (April 10, 2015 – 707th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

March 27, 2015 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Pohakuloa, the Army, NRC, and Hawaii radiation contamination

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

POHAKULOA

The Land of the Night of Long Prayer”

Military Bombing – Desecration & Contamination with Radiation

      Pohakuloa is translated to mean “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer.” The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), is a 133,000-acre military bombing range located in the center of Hawaii Island used by the military since WWII. PTA, located on Hawaiian Kingdom government and crown lands, is now known to be contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including radiation. After years of denial, the military finally admitted using Depleted Uranium (DU) spotting rounds dating back to 1962 at PTA, and Schofield Barracks on Oahu. It is also possible that DU has been used at Makua Valley, Kaho’olawe, Ka’ula and other sites throughout Hawaii. The evidence suggests more than 2000 radioactive Davy Crockett nuclear weapon spotting rounds were fired at PTA alone. It is also possible that additional DU spotting rounds for other nuclear weapon systems, DU armor piercing rounds, and other forms of DU have been used at PTA. The military has stonewalled citizen efforts calling for comprehensive independent testing and monitoring to determine the full extent of radiation contamination at PTA. What is the military trying to hide?

      On Tuesday, March 24th there was a meeting at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) headquarters in Rockville, Maryland about the Davy Crockett DU spotting rounds used in Hawaii and at sites in at least 11 states. The U.S. also used the Davy Crockett DU Spotting rounds in at least 3 other foreign countries –Japan, Germany, and South Korea but the use of the weapons there was not part of the discussion for some unexplained reason.  The meeting, which people could hear via telephone conference if they signed up in advance and received a passcode, was originally set to begin at 3AM Hawaii time. It was later changed to 5AM after Hawaii citizens complained how inconsiderate 3AM was for encouraging Hawaii participation in the meeting.

      The nuclear regulators – (much like the Bank regulators) are made up of nuclear industry people and have put the Fox (the US Army) in charge of assessing the condition of the hen house (radiation contamination on Army bases). Instead of cleaning up the mess, the Army is possibly spreading the mess by continued bombing. NRC and Army bureaucrats are living off the misery of people under U.S. military occupation and pollution.  On July 2, 2008, the Hawaii County Council in a vote of 8-1 passed resolution 639-08 which called for stopping all live fire at PTA and clean up of  DU present at PTA. The resolution also called for 7 other actions, none of which have been carried out to date.  By their inaction the U.S. Army and NRC are thumbing their nose at the health and safety of the residents and visitors of Hawaii and the democratic process reflected in the vote of the Hawaii County Council.  Shame on the Army and the NRC . Bureaucrats often lose sight of who they are suppose to be serving.

Stop the Bombing!  

   Protect Pohakuloa!

Let a New Day Begin for “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer”

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 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 http://www.malu-aina.org

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (March 27, 2015 – 705th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office