Archive for the ‘Farm’ Category

Important article on restoring streams and sustainable farming

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/05/this-native-hawaiian-taro-farmer-has-been-fighting-ab-for-decades/?fbclid=IwAR02F7BbEaYwtqMpza4jmUeAyzjUwJAvQQoitNiCmGY5YW_wd6t2QOM6D2o

126 Years of Illegal US Occupation

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

126 Years of Illegal U.S. Occupation 

Hawaii’s Queen Lili’uokalani

     On January 17, 1893 a coup d’état was carried out against Queen Lili’uokalani and the Hawaiian Kingdom by foreign resident business interests with the assistance of U.S. Marines from the USS Boston. An illegal U.S. occupation of Hawai’i has continued ever since. Contrary to popular belief there never was a Treaty of Annexation.

     Today, occupied Hawai’i is home to more than 100 U.S. military installations, a runaway tourist industry and settler population that has turned Hawai’i into a playground for rich land speculators. Nearly 1 in every 2 households can’t cover basic needs.  $92,000 is now considered low income on Oahu. Native Hawaiians (Kanaka Maoli), who make up 20% of the population, now make up the majority of homeless and 60% of the prison population in their own homeland. The sacred Kanaka Maoli temple — Mauna Kea, is being desecrated by scientific development including the 13th telescope – TMT. 133,000-acres at Pohakuloa continue to be desecrated, bombed and contaminated with military toxins, and 90% of food consumed in Hawai’i is now imported to what was once a 100% food self sufficient society.  Aloha ‘Aina –Mauka to Makai!  Malama Honua!  Save the planet!

     Today, a new military coup of sorts is being carried out in Hawaii. It’s called “Special Ops.” Covert military water, land, and air-based trainings OUTSIDE of military bases are being planned. They will be carried out in coastal nearshore waters, shorelines, and inland locations on all islands involving Navy, Army, Marines and Air Force. This is a gross expansion, normalization, and glorification of militarism and war in our communities. It will only add to the catastrophic consequences – environmental, cultural, etc. of 126 years of illegal US military occupation of Hawaii. In short, it is military training to do to other nations what the US has already done to the Hawaiian Kingdom –overthrow its government and illegally occupy it’s territory. Justice demands the U.S. end it’s illegal occupation and restore Hawai’i as it was –an independent nation of military neutrality.

Stop this Military Madness! Free 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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Jan. 18, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 904 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Peace, justice and respecting the sacred — all go together! Mahalo for your solidarity!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

PEACE ON EARTH!

Good will to all!

Justice, Peace, & Saving the Planet Are All Connected

Aloha & Merry Christmas!

  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/

Dec. 21, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 900th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Annual Christmas Appeal

Dear friends,                                                                                                                                               December 2018                                                         

     Once a year, we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a living planet.  We are grateful for whatever donation you can make. Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need for nearly 4 decades, feeding many thousands. The spirit of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land) and non-violence have guided Malu ‘Aina all these years. 2019 will mark 40 years since our small non-profit organization was formed and Bernard Punikaia of Hale Mohalu/Kalaupapa blessed our farm with the name  Malu ‘Aina meaning Land of Peace.  From the outset, it’s always been our vision to stay small as an all volunteer organization with no government or corporate funding to maintain our independence.  As the late Hawaiian activist Kekuni Blaisdell said, instead of big pyramid organizations, we need lots of small “kipuka of resistance.”  Like an old growth kipuka ecosystem, where many species interact and depend on one another, so too it is with movements for social change.  We know we can’t do it alone.  It takes shared commitment, volunteer people power, and the solidarity of your donations to carry on. Besides financial donations, right now we could use a volunteer with carpentry skills for a few days to help replace two shed roofs. We have all the materials and are ready to go.   At age 72 common sense tells me my roofing days should be over.  I better stick to ground level support activity.

      This year has been especially difficult for us located in the Puna district of Hawaii island.   Kilauea volcano lava flows have changed Puna forever.  We were very fortunate not to be in Pele’s path but the near constant earthquakes for several months during the eruption, and 52 inches of rain in 3 days have taken their toll.  We had to redo cement foundation pier blocks on a couple buildings and clear a major water drainage way through our farm clogged with debris.

      During this special time of the year we remember dear friends and supporters who have passed on. Like you, they have been an important part of Malu ‘Aina.  We thank all of them, and all of you, for solidarity in life’s precious journey. Presently, and looking toward the future,  the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Our planet is in climate crisis with intensifying storms, fires and other weather extremes.  Violence, hate, economic disparity, wars and displays of militarism are all on the rise. Hawaii, already one of the most militarized places on the planet, is now facing proposed Military Special Ops training on our beaches, and parks. It seems one of the hardest lessons to learn is we cannot bomb, kill, and exploit our way to a world of justice, peace, and respect for the earth and one another. In such time, work for justice, peace and respecting the sacred is more important that ever.  We are in this together. Your support keeps us from being discouraged. We pledge to never give up. Blessings of this holy season to you and your loved ones.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini,

together with Ruth Aloua and Adhann Iwashita

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. On the website, please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace vigil leaflet (now nearing its 900th week) and other posts for peace, justice and the environment.  Other contact information: Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org Mahalo.

Malu ‘Aina 2018 Christmas Appeal

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Annual Christmas Appeal

 Dear friends,                                                                             December 2018                                                         

     Once a year, we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a living planet.  We are grateful for whatever donation you can make. Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need for nearly 4 decades, feeding many thousands. The spirit of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land) and non-violence have guided Malu ‘Aina all these years. 2019 will mark 40 years since our small non-profit organization was formed and Bernard Punikaia of Hale Mohalu/Kalaupapa blessed our farm with the name  Malu ‘Aina meaning Land of Peace.  From the outset, it’s always been our vision to stay small as an all volunteer organization with no government or corporate funding to maintain our independence.  As the late Hawaiian activist Kekuni Blaisdell said, instead of big pyramid organizations, we need lots of small “kipuka of resistance.”  Like an old growth kipuka ecosystem, where many species interact and depend on one another, so too it is with movements for social change.  We know we can’t do it alone.  It takes shared commitment, volunteer people power, and the solidarity of your donations to carry on. Besides financial donations, right now we could use a volunteer with carpentry skills for a few days to help replace two shed roofs. We have all the materials and are ready to go.   At age 72 common sense tells me my roofing days should be over.  I better stick to ground level support activity.

      This year has been especially difficult for us located in the Puna district of Hawaii island.   Kilauea volcano lava flows have changed Puna forever.  We were very fortunate not to be in Pele’s path but the near constant earthquakes for several months during the eruption, and 52 inches of rain in 3 days have taken their toll.  We had to redo cement foundation pier blocks on a couple buildings and clear a major water drainage way through our farm clogged with debris.

      During this special time of the year we remember dear friends and supporters who have passed on. Like you, they have been an important part of Malu ‘Aina.  We thank all of them, and all of you, for solidarity in life’s precious journey. Presently, and looking toward the future,  the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Our planet is in climate crisis with intensifying storms, fires and other weather extremes.  Violence, hate, economic disparity, wars and displays of militarism are all on the rise. Hawaii, already one of the most militarized places on the planet, is now facing proposed Military Special Ops training on our beaches, and parks. It seems one of the hardest lessons to learn is we cannot bomb, kill, and exploit our way to a world of justice, peace, and respect for the earth and one another. In such time, work for justice, peace and respecting the sacred is more important that ever.  We are in this together. Your support keeps us from being discouraged. We pledge to never give up. Blessings of this holy season to you and your loved ones.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini,

together with Ruth Aloua and Adhann Iwashita

peace

PS. 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. On the website, please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace vigil leaflet (now nearing its 900th week) and other posts for peace, justice and the environment.  Other contact information: Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org  Mahalo.

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)