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Trump putting the Squeeze on Protest

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

National Park Service Proposes Severe Restrictions On Protests In Washington, DC

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. The National Park Service has proposed major changes in rules for protests in Washington, DC that would severely undermine constitutionally protected First Amendment rights. These restrictions would undermine hard one victories for Freedom of Speech and the Right of Assembly in Washington, DC. We need people to take action now to comment on these proposals. In an administrative proceeding like this the evidence in the case comes from the record of public comments. Therefore we need you to write comments that reflect on the… -more-

My testimony:
Comment:
I am a strong supporter of the First Amendment of the US Constitution — freedom of speech, assembly, and the right to petition government for the redress of grievances I oppose rules that restrict or charge a fee to exercise our rights in Washington DC, the heart of US government. Public sidewalks and parks are classic examples of where free speech should be respected and preserved to protest government policies.The National Park Service (NPS) should not be in the business of restricting or putting a burden on citizens exercising their 1st amendment rights. Stick to keeping our National parks open and accessible to all. Keep the White House sidewalk and nearby parks and malls open for peaceful 1st amendment protest rights.
Thank you.
Jim Albertini

There is such a thing as acting too late!

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Trump & the War Hawks Prepare to Destroy the World

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves forward its symbolic Doomsday Clock – two minutes to midnight – Global Annihilation!

Trumps Hubris Knows No Bounds

In one week Trump and his neocon henchmen threatened Iran, Syria, China, Venezuela and Russia. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50364.htm

The U.S. suggested that the U.S. Navy might blockade Russia because of its energy trade. – http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/50363.htm  

US Would Preemptively Destroy Russian Warheads, Envoy Warns https://news.antiwar.com/2018/10/02/us-would-preemptively-destroy-russian-warheads-envoy-warns/

China: Security Talks Canceled at US Request. Foreign Ministry: US requested postponement because of tensions https://news.antiwar.com/2018/10/02/china-security-talks-cancelled-at-us-request/

Will Organized Human Life Survive? by Noam Chomsky A talk at St. Olaf College September 24th, 2018  https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/09/will-organized-human-life-survive/

The Final Word: Never Give Up!

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it – always.”
— M.K. Gandhi

  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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October 5, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 889th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Testimony OPPOSING University & OMKM Rules for Mauna Kea

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Testimony by Jim Albertini sent on Mauna Kea Rules. Deadline for written testimony is Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at 11:59PM Send comments here http://www.hawaii.edu/govrel/uhhar-testimony/
See article on rules here https://www.civilbeat.org/…/big-island-uhs-new-rules-woul…/…

Aloha kakou, Sept. 28, 2018 8:30PM

On behalf of our organization, I oppose your proposed rules. I oppose the industrial and commercial desecration of the most sacred temple in Hawaii, Mauna a Wa Kea and the trampling of the cultural , traditional, and religious rights of Kanaka Maoli.
The Office of Mauna kea Management (OMKM) should be abolished. It and the university of Hawaii have no jurisdictional authority over the Mauna. Mauna Kea is crown and government lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom, under illegal occupation by the United States. The Hawaiian Kingdom and Hawaiian cultural and religious practitioners of the Hawaiian Kingdom should decide on rules for protecting the sacred temple of Mauna Kea.
The University of Hawaii and OMKM along with the proposed rules are engaging in ongoing desecration of the sacred Mauna and regulating Kanaka Maoli rights into extinction. Your primary value for the Sacred Mauna is DOLLARS, and how you can exploit and further commodify the Mauna.
I attended the Hilo Hearing. It was an insult and a disgrace that only 1 Board of Regent member attended the hearing. UH president, David Lassner, all the UH Regents and OMKM Board members should have been present to show respect for the Mauna, the community, and especially Hawaiian practitioners, many who poured their hearts out. Shame on the University and OMKM. Your absence speaks volumes about who you are and what you really value.


Jim Albertini
Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@malu-aina.org
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UH Hilo film and forum on Ohia death

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

SAVING OHI’A: Hawai’i’s Sacred Tree
Thursday Sept 27 7:00PM
UHH UCB 100 FREE
Hear the most recent information on the impact of Rapid Ohi’a Death on Hawai’i’s forests; what scientists have learned; what is being done about the crisis; and what citizens can do.
Dr. J. B. Friday will lead the discussion following the short documentary.
Please announce.
Aloha, Noelie Rodriguez (963-6966)

COUNCIL MEMBER JEN RUGGLES HOSTING COMMUNITY MEETING 6PM Monday, Sept. 24th at the Keaau Community center

Monday, September 17th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17th, 2018

For more information contact:

Jen Ruggles

Phone: 808-961-8263

Email: Jen.Ruggles@hawaiicounty.gov

 

COUNCIL MEMBER JEN RUGGLES HOSTING COMMUNITY MEETING

 

Regarding Recent Question to County Attorney Surrounding War Crimes

 

Council member Jen Ruggles announced that she will hold a public community meeting to speak with constituents about her recent decision to refrain from voting on legislation until the County Council’s attorney assures her, in writing, that she is not committing war crimes. It will be held Monday, September 24th at 6pm at the Keaʻau Community Center.

 

The meeting stems from an announcement that Ruggles made on August 21st stating that she had come to understand that she may be in violation of her oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and may be incurring criminal liability under both U.S. federal law and international law. Through her attorney, Stephen Laudig, she formally requested the County Office of Corporation Counsel provide her a proper legal opinion.

 

Ruggles says she wants her reasoning to be transparent and will have copies of the letters she had received that prompted her to make this decision, explain what brought her to take the action, and will answer questions they might have. Ruggles says she would also like to educate her constituents on their rights as protected persons under U.S. and international law, and share what work she has started to continue to represent and advocate on behalf of her district.

 

Ruggles says she hopes that constituents will take advantage of this opportunity and attend. There will be time reserved to ask questions and comment on this complex and profoundly implicating topic.

 

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Ruggles says that both her attorney, and Dr. David Keanu Sai, will be present. Dr. Sai, a District 5 constituent, is a scholar and expert in international law as well as United States constitutional law. Heʻs been admitted as an expert in international law and the continued existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom in seven criminal and civil court cases in the State of Hawai‘i. Dr. Sai also served as the lead agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom in international arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, Netherlands. At the center of these international proceedings was the unlawful imposition of American laws and the Hague and Geneva Conventions. Dr. Sai is very familiar with international laws that apply to Hawai‘i.

 

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NELSON HO
Legislative Assistant
District 5 Councilmember Jen Ruggles
Hawaii County Council
25 Aupuni St. Suite 2404
Hilo, HI 96720
Office Ph: 961-8536
Govt. Email: Nelson.Ho@hawaiicounty.gov