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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.”

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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125 Years of U.S. Occupation: U.S. OUT — Free Hawai’i Now!

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Please pass the word on this solidarity action for a Free Hawaii — “Hawaii Loa Ku like  kakou” — All Hawaii Stand Together.  Mahalo.

 

125 Years of U.S. Occupation 

      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. Commemoration ceremonies are scheduled on Jan. 17, 2018 in Honolulu at Iolani Palace. For more information see http://www.onipaakakou.org/

      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.  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 and vandalized by scientific development, and 90% of food consumed in Hawai’i is now imported to what was once a 100% food self sufficient society.

U.S. Out!  Free Hawai’i 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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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet January 12, 2018– 851st week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

We Are Mauna Kea

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Today, Dec. 18, 2017 marks 1,000 days of TMT shut down.  It takes a broad based movement and solidarity around the world to protect what is sacred.  Mahalo to all for being a part of this ohana.

#wearemaunakea
#Bringit
#la1000
#protectmaunakea
#alohaaina
#tmtstillshutdown
#maunamondays

Take Action to Stop Training for War!

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Protect Pohakuloa!

Protect People, Plants & Animals on Land & Sea!

      The Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) has just completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) on “Managing Cultural resources.”  The document says “the general objectives of the cultural resources management program are to eliminate impacts to the military missions arising from cultural resources…” according to a front page article in the Nov. 11, 2017 Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Shouldn’t that be the other way around – eliminate impacts to cultural resources from military missions? Or do military missions trump all?

      Malu ‘Aina urges public meetings on Hawaii island for community feedback. The military PTA Public Affairs officer, Eric Hamilton, says such meetings are not required, therefore none are planned. His phone numbers are 969-1966 office, and 824-1474. For people off island dial 1-808 first. Email for Eric Hamilton usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil

      Our overall demands are Stop All Live-Fire Training at PTA, Clean-Up of the military created toxic mess at PTA, including Depleted Uranium radiation contamination, and then Shut-Down PTA. Meanwhile, the military should provide access to cultural and religious sites in this sacred area “Pohakuloa—the Land of the Night of Long Prayer” and immediately stop further desecration of this sacred heavenly realm located between Mauna Loa and Mauna A Wakea. The public comment deadline for the EA is Dec. 7, 2017.

The 212-page Army environmental assessment can be found at https://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/NEPA/NEPA.htm

Comments can be emailed to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil or mailed to: Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii Environmental Division (IMHW-PWE) 947 Wright Ave., Wheeler Army Airfield Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5013.

Stop Navy Bombing & Sonar!

      An article in the Nov. 11, 2017 Hawaii Tribune-Herald “Public Skeptical about Navy training plans” A-3 reported on the only public meeting held Nov. 9th on the Big island about the Navy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) about Navy bombing and sonar plans in an around Hawaii and the west coast U.S. The public testimony went on for several hours with each testifier limited to 3 min. Every testimony was AGAINST Navy plans. No one spoke in support. No one believed the military claims of being “responsible stewards.” The Navy’s record speaks for itself –Pearl Harbor pollution and destruction of fish ponds, nuclear waste dumped in Hawaiian waters, massive fuel storage leaks, the bombing of Kaho’olawe, which is still a military mess after $400 million has been spent on clean up there. Former Navy bombing sites on Hawaii island are still in need of unexploded ordnance and other military toxin clean up.

      Malu ‘Aina encourages you to send in testimony urging the “No Action” Navy alternative. Enough already. Send in your testimony by Dec. 12, 2017 to https://hstteis.com/Public-Involvement/Public-Comment. The full Navy EIS can be downloaded at https://hstteis.com/Documents/2017-Hawaii-Southern-California-Training-and-Testing-Draft-EIS-OEIS/Draft-EIS-OEIS

Malama Honua – Take Care of the Earth!  No More 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 Nov. 17, 2017– 843rd week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office