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Join Vigils Against Hate & Violence

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Press Release:  Monday, Oct. 29, 2018  Hilo Vigil against Hate & Violence

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 ja@malu-aina.org

     “The  focus of a Friday, Nov 2, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil will be “An Urgent Call for No More Violence.”  We urge people to come and join in solidarity to remember the recent victims of  hate in the Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,  the grocery store victims of racist violence in Kentucky, and victims of violence everywhere, said Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina.  The vigil will be on the sidewalk fronting the downtown Hilo Federal Building on Waianuenue Avenue from 3:30-5PM.  Bring a peaceful sign if you want.  Below is a leaflet I have drafted for distribution at the vigil.  Please help spread the word.  Mahalo.  Jim Albertini

NO MORE VIOLENCE

An Urgent Call!   At Home & Abroad!

The choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.” Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 
      In recent days we have learned about the terrorist hate crime murders at a Pittsburgh Jewish Synagogue; the racist murders of two black senior citizens in a Kentucky grocery store, the mailing of more than a dozen package bombs to critics of President Trump; the grisly murder of a Washington Post journalist inside a Saudi Arabian consulate; the sending of US troops to confront fleeing Central American refugees at the Mexican Boarder, and the U.S. withdrawal from another international agreement – this one an arms control treaty with Russia.

      What we haven’t heard as much about lately are the ongoing US wars (is it currently six or seven?) in the Middle East that have resulted in millions killed, wounded or made refugees, covert US “Special Ops” taking place all over the world, and the past US wars and regime changes in Latin America that have created chaos, violence, poverty and a vast number of fleeing refugees and asylum seekers.

      What’s next? Who knows, but one thing is clear: More guns and bombs are NOT the answer. Unless we change our ways and turn away from hate and violence at home and abroad, humanity is headed down a path of violent self destruction. What we are doing to one another we are also doing to the earth. The violence that goes around comes around. That’s why climate disaster and nuclear war are the two greatest threats to civilization as we know it. Live aloha! Aloha ‘Aina! Malama Honua (Take Care of the Earth.)

      All the moral giants of history were committed to truth and love and they were people with a vision of hope. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” Truth will overcome Lies. Love will overcome Hate. Let us never give up!

The Choice is Ours: Nonviolence or Nonexistence

Love Your Enemies!”

  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/

Nov. 2, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 893rd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stop Climate Disaster & Military Madness

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Stop Climate Disaster & Military Madness:

Two Sides of the Same Coin

      An international panel of scientists reported this week that humans are facing immediate life-or-death choices in dealing with climate change. Too many US political leaders have their heads in the sand on this all encompassing issue of human-caused global warming and the danger of nuclear war. Unless immediate action is taken unprecedented disaster looms over planet earth. For more details —  See https://www.thenation.com/article/1-5-to-stay-alive-says-landmark-un-climate-report/

      Case in point: Johnston Island (Kalama atoll) is located approximately 750 miles southwest of Hawaii Island. Johnston Island approximately 2 miles long and ½ mile wide is one of the most military polluted places on earth. (Pohakuloa, Pearl Harbor,  too!) The original size of Johnston Is. was 19 hectors. By dredging the military increased it’s size 10 fold. With climate change increasing storms and rising sea levels, Johnston Island will likely be dramatically reduced in size if not completely covered by rising seas. 12 US atomic and hydrogen bombs were exploded above Johnston island in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Two nuclear weapons exploded on the launch pad contaminating the island with toxic plutonium. The plutonium was bulldozed into the lagoon so that nuclear testing could continue. Johnston Island was also home to chemical and biological weapons and the weapons (including agent orange) were incinerated there. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnston_Island

                      

         Johnston Island with Sand island at bottom                          

 

 

 

 

Nuclear armed missile explodes in 1962 on Johnston Island

 

     According to the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) the east side of Hawaii island has the highest concentration of plutonium in the soil from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing of 65 random sites tested north and south latitude. The east side of Hawaii Island also was the highest rainfall site tested and there is a possible correlation to the nuclear tests conducted at Johnson Island, upper jet stream winds and rain-out of plutonium.  See http://www.davistownmuseum.org/cbm/RadxPlutonium.html

      Recently now abandoned Johnston Island was hit by Hurricane Wakala. It is simply the latest of several hurricanes to hit Johnston. Are US military chemical, biological contaminants and plutonium being carried by the currents in the recent high swells of Hurricane Wakala to hit Hawaii’s shores?

Act Now for Malama Honua & Global Nuclear Disarmament!

  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/

October 12, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 890th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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)

3 Big island Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving

Friday, September 7th, 2018

No Nukes!  No Wars! No Warming!  The US military is the greatest polluter and producer of CO2 on the planet

Bathtub Cinema and Signwaving – a 350.org RISE FOR CLIMATE event
September 09, 2018 • 10:00 AM
Hamakua Harvest Farmers Market
44-2600 Mamalahoa Hwy
Honokaa, HI 96727

Kona Rise for Climate
September 08, 2018 • 4:00 PM
Mauka of LDS church / south of Henry Street
Hawaii Belt Road
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

 
Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving
September 08, 2018 3:00 PM
Sidewalk on Kanoelehua Ave. between Hopaco & Puainako St. intersection
Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo 96720
Hilo, HI 96720

Hilo Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
 
Rise for Climate Justice Sign Waving
September 08, 2018 3:00 PM
Sidewalk on Kanoelehua Ave. between Hopaco & Puainako St. intersection
Prince Kuhio Plaza, Hilo 96720
Hilo, HI 96720