Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

Ruth Aloua of Malu Aina giving keynote talk at Veterans for Peace National Conference

Saturday, August 31st, 2019

Aug. 2019

 

Ruth Aloua on defending indigenous rights in Mauna Kea, Hawaii

 
 

Hawaii Military Special Ops

Friday, August 30th, 2019

link for Special Ops EA
https://www.navfac.navy.mil/navfac_worldwide/pacific/about_us/national-environmental-policy-act–nepa–information/environmental-assessments-availble-for-public-review.html

Mauna Kea Recreation Area Special Ops link below.  This was NOT included
in the EA for Special Ops statewide.  After making a lot of noise with
the military, county and State we got this Mauna Kea Park Special Ops
canceled.  But I have to wonder if there are similar other Special Ops
that were also not included in the EA planned for Hawaii island and other islands too.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BctJ9aw2rcJJQG3YNsM9SrqRGqWBnfiV/view?usp=sharing


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

The World is Burning!

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

The World is Burning!

Humanity is on the path toward global destruction through Climate Disaster and Nuclear War  

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    The heart wrenching fires in the Amazon. Africa, Australia, the US continent, Europe, etc. and increasingly right here in Hawaii are not “wild” fires.  These fires along with increasing global temperatures are signaling the path toward global destruction due to human made climate disaster.  More people are beginning to see, especially in view of the thousands of fires in the Amazon rain forests, that these are fires bred by greed and the disregard for the sacredness of what people rightly call the “lungs of the earth.”

     These same forces of uncontrolled greed and disregard for the sacred, are also fueling increasing military conflicts for control of resources and corporate profits.  The  U.S. is discarding international environmental and peace treaties and escalating a new arms race that is also on the path to global disaster — nuclear war.  The US has plans to spend a TRILLION DOLLARS on nuclear weapons in the coming decades with nuclear weapons becoming more hair-trigger and usable.  Already the US spends more on war and militarism than the next ten countries combined. Add that with US fueled increasing global chaos and instability, along with the unstable nature of the current White House occupant, and the writing is on the wall –Big Big Trouble ahead!

     Where do we go from here in the face of such dire consequences staring us in the face?  In my view – we need to look to the wisdom of Native People and relearn what it means to reconnect with the earth and all that is sacred.  Here in Hawaii we have the Native concept of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land)  and Malama i ka ‘aina (Take Care of the Land).  Hawaii, before U.S. occupation, was a self-sustaining society of more than a million people by some estimates.  Today, more than 90% of food consumed in Hawaii is imported and Hawaii’s native people have been displaced from the land by commercial corporate interests and US militarism.  Hawaii has become a bastion of US military bases and a training ground for global nuclear war.  Strategic nuclear bombers, some deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam practice bombing at the 133,000 -acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island.  Hawaii’s Native People’s most Sacred site — Mauna a Wakea, is facing an unprecedented challenge to be protected from further desecration by a 14th telescope — an 18 story Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).  Native Hawaiians are also leading the effort to protect Pohakuloa from further bombing desecration.

     Non Hawaiians need to stand in solidarity with Native Hawaiians in their efforts to Protect Mauna a Wakea, Pohakuloa, etc.  Justice and peace go together.  There can be no peace without justice. Hawaiians have already paid a heavy price to the illegal U.S. occupation of the Hawaii nation.  It is time non-Hawaiians step up and shoulder the burden of preventing further harm, and join in protecting the people and land of Hawaii.

Protect the Sacred!

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.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

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August 30, 2019 Hilo peace Vigil leaflet – week 936 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Short videos on Mauna kea and Pohakuloa

Monday, August 26th, 2019

Connecting the Issues Mauna Kea and Pohakuloa –State’s Failure to Protect

VIDEO: Hawaii Supreme Court Rules State Breached Trust On Pohakuloa Lease

 
VIDEO: Mauna Kea Costs Concern County Councilman

 

Hawaii Supreme Court ruling on Pohakuloa

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Supreme Court: State Failed Trust Duties In Pohakuloa

Aug. 23, 2019

The Hawaii Supreme Court ordered the state to come up with a plan to better manage the land.

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/supreme-court-state-failed-trust-duties-in-pohakuloa/?fbclid=IwAR0MwR7YKEeY6dc8lXxM-2483X94mZzLXLFjXPbwFBrIud1W_1Meu3HETko

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Jim Albertini