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Important! Testimony Needed Now!

Monday, February 5th, 2018
Testimony by Jim Albertini submitted

This HB 1565 is a travesty! It subverts any semblance of protecting people’s democratic input and undermines current land use regulations. It removes contested case process and fast tracks development for corporate interests. Such things as TMT, GMO, Geothermal, and runaway development in conservation and coastal areas. Kill this bill now!. Shame on the people who introduced such a bill. It’s a disgrace that citizens even have to submit testimony to uphold such basic hard fought basic rights regarding land use.

Jim Albertini, President, Malu ‘Aina center for Nonviolent Education & Action.

Pua Case

11 hrs

Aloha Mauna ʻOhana, we must kill this bill 1565. Hereʻs a sample testimony for you to reference. Call Cindy Evans, Jarrett Keohokalole today!!!!

HB 1565 should be TERMINATED

This proposed bill is a blatant special interest bill for the benefit of private entities and corporations with a clear disregard of Hawaii State Constitution Article I, Section 5 as well as other constitutional provisions and statutory laws. It is very evident that this bill is in response to the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory LLC’s attempt to circumvent the judicial and approval process for a project that intends to take control and use of public lands in an environmentally and culturally sensitive area within a conservation district on Mauna Kea. This bill would strip the State’s constitutional obligation to protect the public trust, natural resources, environmental rights as well as native Hawaiian customarily and tradition rights in which the State is compelled to protect as stipulated in the Hawaii State Constitution Article XI, Sections 1 & 9 and Article XII, Sections 4 & 7.
“There is so much wrong with this bill, that is should be TERMINATED due to the reasons noted below. It would allow private corporations to lease public lands “for nominal considerations and without auction” similar to a $1.00 a year that existing foreign and out-of-state telescopes on Mauna Kea are paying resulting in Hawai‘i’s taxpayers having to subsidize this type of science and technology development. Also, this bill proposes a “mediation agreement reached between the parties” which proposes a ‘FAKE’ and a ‘BOGUS” due process. If a proposed project is determined to cause substantial and adverse impacts, there should be mitigation provisions instead of mediation provisions with the developer. Most disturbing is that this bill would allow any of these proposed subzones to be exempt from the environmental review process as defined under Chapter 343 which is intended to protect Hawai‘i’s unique natural and cultural resources.”

Now here is a true Christmas message to chew on

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

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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

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‘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
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

Opening Night: The Tribunal

Pele’s 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:

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


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.