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126 Years of Illegal US Occupation

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

126 Years of Illegal U.S. Occupation 

Hawaii’s Queen Lili’uokalani

     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.

     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.  $92,000 is now considered low income on Oahu. 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 by scientific development including the 13th telescope – TMT. 133,000-acres at Pohakuloa continue to be desecrated, bombed and contaminated with military toxins, and 90% of food consumed in Hawai’i is now imported to what was once a 100% food self sufficient society.  Aloha ‘Aina –Mauka to Makai!  Malama Honua!  Save the planet!

     Today, a new military coup of sorts is being carried out in Hawaii. It’s called “Special Ops.” Covert military water, land, and air-based trainings OUTSIDE of military bases are being planned. They will be carried out in coastal nearshore waters, shorelines, and inland locations on all islands involving Navy, Army, Marines and Air Force. This is a gross expansion, normalization, and glorification of militarism and war in our communities. It will only add to the catastrophic consequences – environmental, cultural, etc. of 126 years of illegal US military occupation of Hawaii. In short, it is military training to do to other nations what the US has already done to the Hawaiian Kingdom –overthrow its government and illegally occupy it’s territory. Justice demands the U.S. end it’s illegal occupation and restore Hawai’i as it was –an independent nation of military neutrality.

Stop this Military Madness! Free Hawaii 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
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Jan. 18, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 904 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Military Special Ops Planned for Hawaii!, Jan. 11, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

Military Special Ops Planned for Hawaii!

— water, land, and air-based training outside of military bases, in coastal nearshore waters, shorelines, and inland locations on non-federal lands throughout Hawaii involving Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force! The training includes covert assassination missions but you won’t see that mentioned in the EA document.

 

hundreds of trainings in groups up to 46

lasting 4–96 hours each

      A Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared to supposedly analyze the potential impacts of the Special Ops.  See it here Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review It made a Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI).  THE FINDING IS A LIE!  The deadline for public comments on the Draft EA was Jan. 7, 2019. This massive intrusion into our coastal nearshore waters, public shorelines and public spaces has lots of significant impacts – cultural, environmental, etc., including the expansion, normalization, and glorification of militarism and war in our communities.  Hawaii is already one of the most militarized places on the planet with more than 100 military installations.  The consequences of these installations along with more than 125 years of illegal US military occupation of Hawaii has been catastrophic. 

      US military Special Ops (that include drone and sniper assassinations) are desperate attempts on behalf of the US empire to maintain global domination for corporate interests.  This Military Madness needs to stop.  The US needs to learn Hawaiian Ho’oponopono, a process of healing, making right instead of waging war.  The US military needs to clean up the massive mess it has made in Hawaii — unexploded ordinance, chemical and nuclear contamination, etc. and then demilitarize Hawaii, pay reparations, end its illegal occupation and restore Hawaii as it was –an independent nation of military neutrality.

Stop the U.S. Killing Machine!

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/

Jan. 11, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 903 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Send in testimony by Monday, Jan. 7 Opposing Military Special Ops training in Hawaii

Saturday, January 5th, 2019

To: Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific
Attention: Project Manager, EV21.JZ
258 Makalapa Drive, Ste. 100
Pearl Harbor, HI 96860-3134
via email to NFPAC-Receive@navy.mil

Samuel Lemmo
Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands Administrator
Dept. of Land and Natural Resources
State of Hawai`i
1151 Punchbowl St., Room 131
Honolulu, HI 96813
via email to sam.i.lemmo@hawaii.gov

Meagan Ostrem
ManTech International Corporation
420 Stevens Ave., Suite 300
Sojana Beach, CA 92075
via email to Meagan.ostems@mantech.com

cc: Hawaii public officials, news media, etc.

RE: Draft Environmental Assessment  and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Naval Special Operations Training in the State of
Hawai`i; Various Locations, State of Hawai`i; TMK: Various Locations
(Upland and Submerged Lands of the State), published November 8, 2018

Here are my comments on behalf of our organization  for the proposed action titled above.

Your finding of No Significant Impacts is a lie.  This massive military intrusion into our coastal nearshore waters, public shorelines and public spaces has lots of significant impacts – cultural, environmental, etc., including the expansion and normalization of militarism in our communities. Hawaii is already one of the most militarized places on the planet with more than 100 military installations.  The cultural and environmental consequences of these installations along with more than 125 years of illegal US military occupation of Hawaii has been catastrophic.  On top of that now the military wants to conduct Special Operations (Special Ops) beyond its military installations.  On this basis alone the entire plan for Military Special Ops should be scrapped as military madness beyond the pale.

A specific point to invalidate the Draft EA and require a full EIS is that the draft EA is incomplete and does not cover all the Special Ops that have been planned.  I will cite one specific case below involving Navy Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Recreation Area and the slopes of Mauna Kea that was not included in the Draft EA Special Ops.  Given this fact, there is reason to believe there may be additional Special Ops also planned for other areas that were also not included in the draft EA Special Ops.  Here is the link for the Navy Special Op planned for Mauna Kea Recreational Area. 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BctJ9aw2rcJJQG3YNsM9SrqRGqWBnfiV/view?usp=sharing

This Special Op according to press reports of Nov. 28, 2018  (Hawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today front page articles) was cancelled due to community opposition.  But this was done after the Draft EA Special Ops was published.

Let’s face it. US military Special Ops (that include drone and sniper assassinations) are now desperate attempts on behalf of the US empire to maintain global domination for corporate interests.  According to a recently released Brown University study, the U.S. military is now in 80 countries and has spent nearly $6 TRILLION dollars since 9-11 in this effort.  It discusses the disastrous human, social, and economic toll war has on all parties involved.   See Updated Cost of War Data Shows U.S. Military Now in 80 Countries · Peace Science Digest

This Military Madness needs to stop.  Let it begin in Hawaii! No Military Special Ops.  The US needs to learn Hawaiian Ho’oponopono, a process of healing, making right instead of waging war.  The US military needs to begin to Live Aloha — clean up the massive mess it has made in Hawaii — unexploded ordinance, chemical and nuclear contamination, etc. and then demilitarize Hawaii and end its illegal occupation and restore Hawaii as it was –an independent nation of military neutrality.

Jim Albertini, President

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

2019 Peace Resolutions

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Hope everyone had a good Christmas with family and friends.  Here’s a look forward to 2019.

Aloha,

Jim Albertini

2019 New Year’s

Resolutions!