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One Tweet tantrum away…

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

 Where is the Christmas Spirit?

Peace on Earth, Good Will to All! 

Now we are one tweet tantrum away from global nuclear disaster.

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Stand Up! Speak Up! And Never Give Up!

Work for Peace, Justice, and Malama Honua –

Care for the Earth!

  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 Dec. 15, 2017– 847th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Nov. 30, 2017 Hilo community meeting on military impact to cultural resources at Pohakuloa

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Nov. 30, 2017 Hilo community meeting on military impact to cultural resources at Pohakuloa

VIDEO: People’s Hearing On Pohakuloa In Hilo

Dec. 1, 2017 Fishing pole leafleting at the Hilo Friday Peace Vigil

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Police threaten “Jaywalking” citation for stepping off the curb to offer leaflet.

If I hand you a leaflet I get $130 ticket for “jaywalking”

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Join the Hilo Weekly Peace Vigil!

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 marks the 845th consecutive weekly Hilo Peace Vigil held at the downtown Post Office 3:30-5PM

Police Threaten “Jaywalking” for Leafleting!

      Each week a new peace leaflet is prepared for distribution via the internet and paper copies handed out at the vigil. On Friday, Nov. 24 Hawaii County Police officers, P. Rose, badge #398 and C. Antonio, badge #380 showed up at the Hilo Peace Vigil. The officers said they had received a complaint of people handing out leaflets in the street. No name of who complained was identified. Jim Albertini gave the officers the weekly leaflet. Jim was asked for identification info –name, age, DOB, address (mailing and physical address), last 4 digits of SS #. Officer Antonio, who was the senior of the 2 officers, said it is jaywalking to step off the curb to offer a leaflet to drivers of cars stopped at the red light heading south on one way Kino’ole St. The officers said they will cite Jim for jaywalking if they have another complaint and observe Jim off the curb leafleting to drivers in stopped cars. In the past 844 weeks at least 250,000 leaflets have been handed out on the corner of Kino’ole and Waianuenue St. to passing motorists. People are greeted with “Aloha” and thanked for taking a leaflet. People are encouraged to sign up at our www.malu-aina.org website to receive new posts electronically and to pass our leaflet/website on to friends.

      There is an increasingly repressive atmosphere growing in the U.S. towards peaceful free speech expression. While peace activists are threatened with “Jaywalking” for just stepping off the curb to offer peace leaflets to drivers of stopped cars at the traffic light, other “jaywalkers” are ignored. Each week dozens of people cross the street in the middle of the block from the post office, and other places throughout Hawaii, who are not threatened with jaywalking citations. Meanwhile, the U.S. is waging war and special ops in numerous countries killing and injuring millions, and now threatening nuclear war. In this climate of repression and war it’s becoming more difficult to even hand out a leaflet of dissent.

Work for Justice, Peace & the Earth! Support Free Speech!

  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 Dec. 1, 2017– 845th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Community meetings in Hilo & Kona about Pohakuloa military impacts to cultural resources

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Malu Aina Center for Non-Violent Education and Action

Nov. 27, 2017

Press Release on Community meetings in Hilo & Kona about Pohakuloa military impacts to cultural resources

Contact: Ruth Aloua 785-0211 for Kona forum, Pua’ena Ahn 854-1837 for Hilo forum

U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa is seeking public comment on its 2017 Draft Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan regarding the 132,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area, located in the saddle between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. The document states, “the general objective of the cultural resources management program are to eliminate impacts to the military mission arising from cultural resources.” Despite adverse impacts to archaeological resources and sacred sites, the Environmental Assessment concluded a Finding Of No Significant Impact. For this reason, USAG-Pohakuloa has declined to hold public meetings as it is not legally obligated to do so under a FONSI, despite “active public outreach” having been included as an Implementation Objective of the ICRMP.  Malu ʻAina Center for Non-Violent Education and Action will be hosting community meetings concerning this plan in lieu of USAG-Pohakuloa, co-sponsored by Hawaii County District 5 Council Member Jen Ruggles. The Hilo meeting will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Aupuni Center Conference Room from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The Kona meeting will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the West Hawai’i Civic Center in the open gazebo from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Community members attending in Kona should bring a chair or towel for comfortable seating. Written testimonies, songs, chants and art are welcomed. Testimonies will be video recorded, shared on social media and submitted to U.S. Army Garrison by the December 7, 2017 deadline.


For further information contact Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action via phone ((808) 966-7622) or email (ja@malu-aina.org). Sign-up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

The EA can be found at https://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/NEPA/Documents/USAG-P_ICRMP%20&%20EA_Draft%20FNSI_revised.pdf and can submit comments.  Comments can be emailed tousaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil or mailed to: Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii Environmental Division (IMHW-PWE) 947 Wright Ave., Wheeler Army Airfield Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5013.

Please help pass the word. Mahalo.

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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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