Archive for the ‘Geothermal’ Category

Now here is a true Christmas message to chew on

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

OpEdNews Op Eds

The Political Philosophy of Vision and Rebellion in the 21st Century

By  

http://www.opednews.com/articles/3/The-Political-Philosophy-o-by-Matthew-Vernon-Wha-America_Freedom_Future_Ideas-161225-421.html

Best wishes to all,

Jim Albertini

 

Your Support for Malu ‘Aina is Needed

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Annual Christmas Appeal

December 2016 

Dear Friends,  

     Once a year, I write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a healthy planet. As an all volunteer organization, with no corporate or government funding, Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need for the past 36 years.  In all that we do, the spirit of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land) and nonviolence guide us. But we know we can’t do it alone. It takes a movement of people power, commitment, and donations to carry on.  You have been an important part of this effort and we thank you for your solidarity in the journey.

     The stakes couldn’t be higher. One of our recent weekly Peace Vigil leaflets sums it up. “Prevent Climate Disaster & Nuclear War,” and stand in solidarity with people struggling for justice and protecting the Sacred in every way possible. In an increasingly militarized and corporate dominated world, it is hard to learn the lesson that we cannot bomb, kill, and exploit our way to justice, peace, and a healthy planet.

     Your support and solidarity keep us from being discouraged and remind us that we are stronger together. We pledge to you our commitment to carry on and never give up. Blessings of this holy season to you and your loved ones.

With gratitude and aloha,
Jim Albertini

dove-graphicPS. 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. Please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace vigil leaflet (now approaching 800 consecutive weeks) and other posts for peace, justice and the environment. Other contact information: Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org Mahalo.

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Please attend as many of the events listed below and pass the word to friends.  The Festival honors Puhipau (who passed away recently) and his partner Joan Lander and their wonderful documentary work Na Maka o Ka ‘Aina (Eyes of the Land) Mahalo.

Jim Albertini for malu ‘Aina

 

Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15670-mauna_kea_temple_under_seige
Directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander. 2005. 57 min.
Sunday, May 8 at 1pm

This portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary society where cultures collide.
Screens with:
Kapu Aloha 101:
ʻŌiwi TV. 2015. 11min
– and –
ʻO Poliʻahu me Kūkahauʻula
Directed by Hunter Catton. 2016. 7min.

 

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016
May 7-8, 2016

http://honolulumuseum.org/15677-iwi_film_festival_2016

Opening Night: The Tribunal 

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15669-tribunal

Pele’s Appeal + Stolen Waters

http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15671-peles_appeal_stolen_waters

Please pass the word on the ‘Oiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Please pass the word on the ‘Oiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu.  

Here is the link to the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 lineup:

http://honolulumuseum.org/15677-iwi_film_festival_2016



Malu ‘Aina places Special emphasis on the film:
Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege
Sunday May 08

1PM


http://www.honolulumuseum.org/events/films/15670-mauna_kea_temple_under_seige

Directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander

2005. 57 min.

A decade before Mauna Kea was the scene of protests against the development of a 30-meter telescope, Puhipau and Joan Lander turned their cameras on the volcano. For five years, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina captured on video the seasonal moods of Mauna Kea’s unique 14,000-foot summit environment, the richly varied ecosystems that extend from sea level to alpine zone, the legends and stories that reveal the mountain’s geologic and cultural history, and the political turbulence surrounding efforts to protect the most significant temple in the islands, the mountain itself.

Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege paints a portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival. The program explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary island society where cultures collide daily.

Featuring Aka Mahi, Pualani Kanahele, Kealoha Pisciotta, Paul Neves, Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, Keawe Vredenburg, Sam Gon III, Julie Leialoha, Kahu o Terangi, Kapono Souza, Clarence Kukauakahi Ching, Debbie Ward and Nelson Ho. 

See the trailer.

Geothermal “Psycho-Social Impact and Community Well-being study”

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Please pass the word on this important meeting below and try to attend.  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini

Press Release for Immediate release Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Re: Do Hawaiian Lives Matter? Related to Geothermal Energy and Windward Planning Commission agenda for Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 10AM in Hilo at Aupuni Conference center

On Thursday, March 3, 2016 at approximately 10AM  the County’s Windward Planning Commission will deal with item #5 on their agenda.  Item #5 deals with a Geothermal “Psycho-Social Impact and Community Well-being study” that was passed unanimously by the Windward Planning Commission 14 months ago but has yet to be funded and initiated.
Community representatives, including Palikapu Dedman of the Pele Defense Fund, and representatives from Puna Pono Alliance, Ohana Ho’opakele, Malu ‘Aina and others intend to raise serious questions about why the delay?  Why hasn’t this study gone forward?  Why wasn’t it done 30 years ago when geothermal was being initiated.  Geothermal involves drilling into Pele, the goddess of the Volcano.  What are the Psycho-Social impacts to Native Hawaiians from drilling into their deity for energy and profits?  Do Hawaiian lives matter?  Is racism involved in this long delay at looking into impacts to the Hawaiian people?  Is there an attempt to stall this study so it doesn’t get done?   Who is holding it up?  And why?  Community groups want answers and want this study to go forward now!

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org