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Stop Feeding the War Machine

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Stop Feeding the

War Machine! 

“The U.S. Has Spent Six Trillion Dollars on Wars Since 9/11”   Newsweek 11/14/18 https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/

Since 9/11 Millions have been killed, wounded, and made refugees by U.S. Imperial wars on behalf of corporate merchants of death!

“Thank You for Your Service!”

Time for a change: Feed the hungry, House the homeless, Fund Medicare for all, Education, Renewable energy, Rebuild infrastructure, etc., etc.

  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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Nov. 23, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 896th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Military Special Ops Planned for all Hawaiian Islands

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Come on elected officials:  Stand up, speak up against military intrusion everywhere.  Stop this madness! The potential for panic and the potential for unintended violent clashes from frightened locals or tourists if they see someone (Special Ops enemy role player) with a gun at Mauna Kea Park playground, or elsewhere, should not be taken lightly.  Jim Albertini

Military Special Ops Planned for all Hawaiian Islands

Air, land, and sea, near shore waters and shorelinesEven in County Parks, and the slopes of Sacred Mauna Kea!

      Hawaii is one of, if not, the most densely militarized places on the planet. Now the military wants to expand beyond its more than 100 military installations, and conduct secret Special Operations throughout Hawaii.

      Here is the link to the Navy’s Draft Special Ops Environmental Assessment (EA)

https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/pacific/about_us/national-environmental-policy-act–nepa–information/environmental-assessments-availble-for-public-review.html

      The public is encouraged to review and provide comments on the Draft EA through Dec. 10, 2018. Comments can be submitted by email to NFPAC-Receive@navy.mil or by mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: Project Manager, EV21.JZ, 258 Makalapa Drive, Ste 100, Pearl Harbor, Hi 96860-3134

      Jim Albertini of Malu’Aina said this Special Ops Draft EA is directly related to another Navy 106 document about Navy Special Ops proposed training in and around Mauna Kea Recreation area on Saddle Road. It’s outrageous.  It appears the Navy now wants to expand operations and conduct armed covert Special Ops in our Mauna Kea county park and on the slopes of Mauna Kea above the park.  I say no way.  The military needs to clean up its toxic messes including unexploded ordnance, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation contamination, etc. all over Hawaii not expand its training into our parks, shorelines, and on the slopes of Sacred Mauna Kea. A map from the EA shows shoreline areas for Big island Special Ops besides the land training proposed in and around Mauna Kea Park.

De-Militarize All Hawaii Now!

  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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Nov. 16, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 895th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Join Vigils Against Hate & Violence

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Press Release:  Monday, Oct. 29, 2018  Hilo Vigil against Hate & Violence

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 ja@malu-aina.org

     “The  focus of a Friday, Nov 2, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil will be “An Urgent Call for No More Violence.”  We urge people to come and join in solidarity to remember the recent victims of  hate in the Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  the grocery store victims of racist violence in Kentucky, and victims of violence everywhere, said Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina.  The vigil will be on the sidewalk fronting the downtown Hilo Federal Building on Waianuenue Avenue from 3:30-5PM.  Bring a peaceful sign if you want.  Below is a leaflet I have drafted for distribution at the vigil.  Please help spread the word.  Mahalo.  Jim Albertini

NO MORE VIOLENCE

An Urgent Call!   At Home & Abroad!

The choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
      In recent days we have learned about the terrorist hate crime murders at a Pittsburgh Jewish Synagogue; the racist murders of two black senior citizens in a Kentucky grocery store, the mailing of more than a dozen package bombs to critics of President Trump; the grisly murder of a Washington Post journalist inside a Saudi Arabian consulate; the sending of US troops to confront fleeing Central American refugees at the Mexican Boarder, and the U.S. withdrawal from another international agreement – this one an arms control treaty with Russia.

      What we haven’t heard as much about lately are the ongoing US wars (is it currently six or seven?) in the Middle East that have resulted in millions killed, wounded or made refugees, covert US “Special Ops” taking place all over the world, and the past US wars and regime changes in Latin America that have created chaos, violence, poverty and a vast number of fleeing refugees and asylum seekers.

      What’s next? Who knows, but one thing is clear: More guns and bombs are NOT the answer. Unless we change our ways and turn away from hate and violence at home and abroad, humanity is headed down a path of violent self destruction. What we are doing to one another we are also doing to the earth. The violence that goes around comes around. That’s why climate disaster and nuclear war are the two greatest threats to civilization as we know it. Live aloha! Aloha ‘Aina! Malama Honua (Take Care of the Earth.)

      All the moral giants of history were committed to truth and love and they were people with a vision of hope. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Truth will overcome Lies. Love will overcome Hate. Let us never give up!

The Choice is Ours: Nonviolence or Nonexistence

Love Your Enemies!”

  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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Nov. 2, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 893rd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Pohakuloa Strategy Meeting Monday Oct. 22nd

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Pohakuloa Strategy Meeting Monday Oct. 22nd

Please help pass the word and encourage others to participate.

Next Pohakuloa Strategy meeting is Monday Oct. 22, 2018 from 6-8PM at the Keaau community center.  Items for agenda will include

1.  follow up to the meeting with PTA commander LTC Loreto V. Borce on 9/21.  Next steps? 
Push for Pohakuloa tour visits and MOU or MOA for Makahiki
2.  Drake’s radiation monitoring plan.  Follow up with Mayor Kim, other ideas….
3.  Support for visit of Golden Rule sail boat and crew:  Housing, school visits to boat, and speaking opportunities in schools. 
Latest dates Hilo November 11-      20,  in Kona November 22-December 2.  But these dates could change because of weather, etc. Then on to Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, and Kauai.
etc. See the Golden Rule website http://www.vfpgoldenruleproject.org/
other items for agenda???

Please come to the Monday Oct. 22nd meeting and help pass the word.    
Mahalo.

Jim Albertini

Stop Climate Disaster & Military Madness

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Stop Climate Disaster & Military Madness:

Two Sides of the Same Coin

      An international panel of scientists reported this week that humans are facing immediate life-or-death choices in dealing with climate change. Too many US political leaders have their heads in the sand on this all encompassing issue of human-caused global warming and the danger of nuclear war. Unless immediate action is taken unprecedented disaster looms over planet earth. For more details —  See https://www.thenation.com/article/1-5-to-stay-alive-says-landmark-un-climate-report/

      Case in point: Johnston Island (Kalama atoll) is located approximately 750 miles southwest of Hawaii Island. Johnston Island approximately 2 miles long and ½ mile wide is one of the most military polluted places on earth. (Pohakuloa, Pearl Harbor,  too!) The original size of Johnston Is. was 19 hectors. By dredging the military increased it’s size 10 fold. With climate change increasing storms and rising sea levels, Johnston Island will likely be dramatically reduced in size if not completely covered by rising seas. 12 US atomic and hydrogen bombs were exploded above Johnston island in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Two nuclear weapons exploded on the launch pad contaminating the island with toxic plutonium. The plutonium was bulldozed into the lagoon so that nuclear testing could continue. Johnston Island was also home to chemical and biological weapons and the weapons (including agent orange) were incinerated there. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnston_Island

                      

         Johnston Island with Sand island at bottom                          

 

 

 

 

Nuclear armed missile explodes in 1962 on Johnston Island

 

     According to the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) the east side of Hawaii island has the highest concentration of plutonium in the soil from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing of 65 random sites tested north and south latitude. The east side of Hawaii Island also was the highest rainfall site tested and there is a possible correlation to the nuclear tests conducted at Johnson Island, upper jet stream winds and rain-out of plutonium.  See http://www.davistownmuseum.org/cbm/RadxPlutonium.html

      Recently now abandoned Johnston Island was hit by Hurricane Wakala. It is simply the latest of several hurricanes to hit Johnston. Are US military chemical, biological contaminants and plutonium being carried by the currents in the recent high swells of Hurricane Wakala to hit Hawaii’s shores?

Act Now for Malama Honua & Global Nuclear Disarmament!

  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/

October 12, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 890th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office