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January 20 March and Women’s Imua Event

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

January 20 March and Women’s Imua Event

I have been asked to share the info below on the Jan. 20 Hilo March — Stand Up for your Rights.– Please pass on to others.  Mahalo.

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 Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

You are invited to participate in our STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS march on January 20, 2018.

We will be meeting at Liliu’okalani Gardens, in the gardens across from the Hilo Bay Café.   The march starts at 11:00 a.m. so get there before 11:00. 

 Bring an umbrella.  Protect yourself from the sun. Bring water.

 A limited number of signs will be provided.  People are encouraged to bring their own signs.  Signs that express your concern about rights that have been lost or are likely to be lost under the Trump administration.  Rights such as: environmental protections, health care, social security, medicare, minority rights, DACA, etc.

 Participants are encouraged to car pool.  There is limited parking at and around Liliu’okalani Gardens.  There is also parking in the Wailoa River lot, by the Civic, by the King Kamehameha statue, and in the Hilo Bayfront lots. 

 Individuals who choose not to walk the entire route, from Liliu’okalani Gardens to Mo’oheau Band Stand, can join in from anywhere along the route. 

 This will be a peaceful event. We will march on the sidewalk on the makai side of the highway.   Crossing at Pauahi St will be controlled by march marshalls.

 The march will end at Mo’oheau Bandstand where the Hilo Women’s March organization, will be holding its civic engagement expo entitled “IMUA: Doing My Part” from noon to 3 P.M.

 Visit our Facebook page:  January 20, 2018 Hilo March!

 Thank you in advance for participating.

Please pass along this information to all of your friends and relatives.  Invite them to attend.

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Best Christmas Gift We Can Give!

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Mele Kalikimaka!

      Merry Christmas blessings to you and your loved ones in this Holy Season! “Peace on Earth, Good Will to All” is the spirit we need to carry in our hearts throughout the year. But we don’t have to look far to see that much work needs to be done to narrow the gap between word and deed.

      The United States now has military operations of one sort or another underway in Afghanistan, Cameroon, Chad, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Syria, Uganda, and Yemen. Very likely, this is an incomplete list. Donald Trump’s first year set a record for U.S. Special Ops. Elite U.S. commandos are now deployed in 149 countries in 2017. Overall, the U.S. has 800 military bases worldwide, and many people in the Middle East now regard the United States as the greatest menace to peace they face. In short, U.S. policy is all military –all the time!

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48443.htm

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/48415.htm

Let this sink in: the US Government Has Killed More Than 20 Million People In 37 “Victim Nations” SinceWW2 https://anewkindofhuman.com/3486-2/

    Meanwhile, Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights recently completed a fact-finding tour of the U.S. Alston said that Trump and the U.S. Republican led Congress are attempting to turn the U.S. into the “world champion of extreme inequality.” Among other things, the Republican tax bill rushed through Congress will widen the gap between rich and poor. While the billionare class increases, it’s been reported that 60% of American families would have difficulty meeting a $500 emergency need for funds.

No room in the Inn” Hawaii’s increasing homeless encampments

Growing Threat of Nuclear War & Climate Disaster!

 Is the Trump Administration Planning a First Strike on North Korea?

http://tinyurl.com/y73e7s57

http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42413-scientists-warn-of-ecological-armageddon-amid-waves-of-heat-and-climate-refugees

This Christmas, let us rededicate our lives to work for justice, peace and caring for the planet. Future generations depend on the depth of our commitment, walking our talk, and putting words into action. This is the best Christmas gift we can give.

  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. 22, 2017– 848th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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

U.S. Killing fields

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

American Sniper!

From Las Vegas to Afghanistan and around the world.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      

      “Violence… is as American as cherry pie” H. Rap Brown, July 27, 1967 (50+ years ago). Or to put it another way –the U.S. has a serious addiction problem. The U.S. is addicted to guns and war. The net result is more violence, both at home and abroad.

     The details of the Oct. 1, 2017 massacre in Las Vegas continue to unfold.  At least 59 people dead, and more than 525 injured at a country music concert.  The mass shooter — a white, multi-millionaire, American sniper armed to the teeth and perched in a 32nd floor luxury hotel room.  Currently, the killer’s motivations remain unknown.  Meanwhile, families grieve, a nation mourns, and the world asks: America– what have you become?  

      Here is what is clear. The U.S. #1 export product – violence – is coming home to roost. Violence begets violence. We cannot do to the earth, air, and water, to people, plants and animals without doing to ourselves. What goes around, comes around. U.S. gun violence, endless wars, and environmental destruction bringing on climate disaster hurricanes, raging wild fires, etc. are all interconnected. But many Americans, like other addicts, remain in denial. This is what we hear: “The Vegas sniper had a second amendment right to possess guns – even 47 guns in his homes and hotel room; we need to wage war for peace, freedom and democracy. As for destroying earth’s environment, it’s an unintended consequence of empire –“progress” and making money, and besides – technology will provide a solution to the problems of technology. As the president says, “Believe me.”

      Oct. 6, 2017 marks the 16th anniversary of the longest foreign war in U.S. history. The U.S. has spent $5 trillion on wars since 9-11. That $5,000,000,000,000 that could have been spent on health care, education, cleaning up the environment, etc. Instead of ending the U.S. war in Afghanistan, Trump has now ordered more U.S. troops sent there. And it’s not only Afghanistan where the U.S. is waging and threatening war. It’s Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, etc. And now threatening war on Iran, Venezuela, the “total destruction of North Korea,” and increasing tensions with Russia and China.

      It’s time to end the wars and the threat of wars and stop the destruction of the earth. It’s also time for meaningful gun control legislation to help stop or at least reduce the number of mass killings. In short, it’s time for the U.S. to stop making excuses and acknowledge its addiction to guns, war, and violence. It’s time for “we the people” to say enough. No more killing.

No more “one for the road.”

  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 October 6. 2017– 837th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Climate Disaster & Nuclear War!

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

The Fire Next Time!

Climate disaster and nuclear war pose the two greatest threats to life on the planet.

      Poor Houston and the Gulf Coast region! The catastrophe is still unfolding with unprecedented rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Houston is experiencing its third “500-year” flood in 3 years! The death toll is mounting as I write. Homes and businesses destroyed in the thousands. The damage to property very likely will be in the tens of billions of dollars.

      Houston is known as “Petro Metro” and is home to more than a dozen oil refineries. The people who live closest to these industrial sites are low income and minority communities. Poor people of color bear the greatest burden of climate change, harmful pollution, and have the fewest options when natural or man-made disaster strikes. They do not have vacation homes and private country clubs to relocate to like the Trump, Bush, and corporate CEO families. The ordinary people of Texas and Louisiana effected by this flooding need support and I encourage all of us to do what we can to help.

“God gave Noah the rainbow sign/ No more water/  the fire next time.”           

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

    The risk of nuclear war, by accident or design, is at it’s highest point since the end of the cold war. Tensions with North Korea, Russia, China, Iran, etc. could spiral out of control very quickly into the use of nuclear weapons. Accidents also happen as shown by two recent collisions of billion dollar U.S. warships. Any use of nuclear weapons in the world could make the catastrophe in Texas pale in comparison.

     Who is the biggest threat to world peace? Consider the following. The US has 800 military bases in 63 countries worldwide, and military personnel presently active in 156 countries. The US has been at war or in a military conflict for 224 of its 241 years in existence. The US defense budget is higher than the defense budgets of the next 8 countries combined. The US is the only country that has ever dropped a nuclear bomb on a population, killing 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The US has 6,800 nuclear weapons and is planning to spend $1 trillion dollars to modernize its nuclear arsenal.

Malama Honua ( Take Care of the Earth)

Wage Peace Not War!

 

  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 September 1, 2017– 832nd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office