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April 17, 2015 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on stopping Fast Track of TPP

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Stop TPP Fast-Track

It’s time to take a stand against Fast Track of the so called Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. A bill to give the president Fast Track authority, designed to push through the TPP with little public debate, is about to be introduced in the Senate.

TPP octopus

     This is big!  We need to put the emergency brake on Fast Tracking of TPP. TPP will increase the gap between rich and poor, and result in further militarization in the Pacific. All to benefit corporate profits and the super rich 1%. Stopping Fast Track is the single most important contribution people can make to ending corporate trade agreements that threaten to:

  • Destroy livelihoods and accelerate the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions
  • Further commodify agriculture, trample food sovereignty, hurt small farmers and contribute to forced migration
  • Enable new corporate attacks on democratically-enacted environmental and consumer protections
  • Undermine global economic stability by prohibiting effective regulation of financial markets
  • Reduce access to life-saving generic medications, increase the cost of prescriptions and restrict freedom on the Internet

Countries involved: U.S. Japan, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.

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Sign the petition to the U.S. Senate against Fast Track

All Hawai’i & the Pacific Stand Together!

  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 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

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (April 17, 2015 – 708th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

2015 Merrie Monarch parade aloha ‘aina for Mauna Kea and Pohakuloa

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Aloha kakou,
The 2015 Merrie Monarch parade had a great turn out of hundreds carrying Hawaiian flags, signs and banners for Aloha ‘Aina with particular concerns for Mauna Kea and Pohakuloa.  There were lots of spirited chants along the way and the response of the thousands lining the parade route was enthusiastic support.  In fact many people lining the parade route had their own signs for Mauna Kea and against the TMT (Thirty Meter telescope).  What I found to be very moving was the look in peoples eyes as they saw such a large contingent in the parade for Aloha ‘Aina.  People’s joy, sense of pride, and hope was very heartening.  Clearly a strong movement for aloha ‘aina has been born and is growing rapidly.  The activities on all the islands and around the world for Mauna Kea  is strong testimony of this movement.
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Navy Ship denied entry to Hilo Harbor

Friday, April 10th, 2015


This ship  USS Chung-Hoon is a guided missile warship coming to the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. What’s merrie about a warship?  In fact, it’s a reminder that a US warship — the USS Boston, entered Honolulu Harbor in January 1893 and landed troops to assist in the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani and the Hawaii nation on behalf of greedy sugar business interests.  For the Merrie Monarch Committee, or whoever invited the Navy to send a warship into Hilo for the Merrie Monarch festival, this defies historical logic. It would be like inviting the Klu Klux Klan to a civil rights rally.  Go figgah!   Or maybe it is history repeating itself.  Perhaps the ship was going to land troops to assist in arresting Hawaiians protesting the desecration of Mauna Kea by the TMT construction taking place there.

Jim Albertini

U.S. Navy warship in Merrie Monarch Festival

Friday, April 10th, 2015


Day of solidarity for Mauna Kea

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

I’m in Hilo for the Mauna Kea sign holding day of action.  Hundreds at the Bayfront highway by the Wailoa bridge and at least a hundred more at the airport intersection. Amazing how this issue has activated people, especially the youth standing up for the sacred mountain and the Hawaii nation. The Governor today announced a 1 week halt to construction of TMT while people talk.  If he didn’t take such action I suspect hundreds more would have been arrested this week since so many people are here in Hilo for the Merrie Monarch festival.  There were sign holdings today in many other places on this island, on all the islands  and internationally.  In all, it’s a great day of solidarity and it continues to build.
This Sat. is the Merrie Monarch parade.  An “Aloha ‘Aina” contingent will meet at 9AM at the Hilo Kamehameha statue.  Come join.   Bring positive signs for Mauna Kea, Pohakuloa, Aloha ‘Aina.

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Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email Visit us on the web at