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Reminder: Stop Bombing Pohakuloa strategy meeting Monday, June 10th 6-8PM Kea’au Community Center

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

REMINDER!!!!!!!!  PLEASE PASS THE WORD TO OTHERS. MAHALO.

Aloha Kakou,

There will be a Stop Bombing Pohakuloa strategy meeting Monday, June 10th 6-8PM Kea’au Community Center

Please mark your calendarsStrategy meetings on Stop Bombing Pohakuloa are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month 6-8PM at the Kea’au Com Ctr.

Jim Albertini

Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@malu-aina.org
visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org
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U.S. Militarism – What is it good for?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

U.S. Militarism

War, War & More War… What is it good for?

We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism are all tied together.

And you can’t get rid of one without getting rid of the other.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“Endless war, caused by militarism. does not make us safer, more secure, or more free. In fact each new war strengthens our culture of violence, weakens civil liberties, promotes militarization of our police, and increases the power of the executive branch. Many observers think this is moving us toward authoritarianism and the decline of democracy.”

Phil Anderson

https://duluthreader.com/articles/2019/05/30/17068_militarism_in_america?fbclid=IwAR3eXi7nKglfHmQ-eXBgaBS1ajGt5Ub37M15SWwR1U5wNo-jlN_7n29ZWXg

The right thing to do is to stop the march to war in Iran, Venezuela, etc. Demilitarize the U.S., Hawaii & the World!  Wage Peace Not War! Work for Justice & Save 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.

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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June 7, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 924 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Question PTA Officials

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Aloha kakou,

      It’s been suggested that people write PTA officials and request written response to the questions asked at the May 14th and 16th Kona and Hilo Public Meetings on Pohakuloa.  Questions dealing with cultural and religious sites, ongoing bombing, and Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles blowing in the wind, etc.  Ask additional questions since the opportunity at the meetings was limited.  Below are emails for PTA officials.  Please ask for a response to questions within 30 days.

Solidarity,

Jim Albertini

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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.orgPTA Commander                        Borce, Loreto V Jr LTC USARMY IMCOM PACIFIC (US) <loreto.v.borce.mil@mail.mil>
PTA  Deputy Commander         Fleming, Gregory R CIV USARMY IMCOM PACIFIC (US) <gregory.r.fleming4.civ@mail.mil>
PTA Cultural Manager               Taomia, Julie M CIV USARMY IMCOM PACIFIC (US) <julie.m.taomia.civ@mail.mil>
PTA Public Affairs officer           michael.o.donnelly.civ@mail.mil

Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies, May 31, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
 
 

      Julian Assange of Wikileaks has been charged with violation of U.S. Espionage laws for exposing U.S. war crimes. He faces possibly 175 years in prison or the death sentence. Those who committed the crimes go free while Assange is in prison. Charges against Assange represents a major escalation in the U.S. government’s criminalization of journalism. For the the first time, a publisher has been charged under the Espionage Act for revealing classified information. Every news organization, every blog, including Malu ‘Aina,  is now at risk.

      Chelsea Manning who leaked classified information of U.S. war crimes to Wikileaks spent 7 years in prison before having her sentenced commuted by President Obama. Chelsea is back in jail again for now refusing to testify before a federal grand jury against Julian Assange and Wikileaks. In addition to being held in confinement for the duration of the grand jury investigation or until she purges her contempt and testifies, the judge ordered that she be fined $500 every day she is in custody after 30 days and $1,000 every day she is in custody after 60 days. http://www.nukeresister.org/inside-out/

      On May 16, 2019 a reporter for the West Hawaii Today newspaper was banned from a public meeting in Hilo, Hawaii about the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island. The meeting concerned cultural and religious sites, the effects of ongoing bombing, and the contamination of Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation blowing in the wind at PTA.

      Every citizen has a right to know the truth about what is taking place in their names. When reporting the truth is blocked or even criminalized, freedom and democracy are in peril.

    

Free Assange & Manning!  Who will be next?

An injury to one is an injury to all!

Stand Up for Free Speech & a Free Press!

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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May 31, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 923 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Upcoming U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Webinar

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Below are a couple uestions I will be submitting to the NRC for answers.  Please send in your own uestions to the email address listed below.  Mahalo.

Jim Albertini

1. Do not assume that DU from Davey Crockett spotting rounds is the ONLY DU used at the various sites. There could be lots more DU from other various DU rounds in the US arsenal and DU used in ballast.  Will you investigate this?.

2. Should not testing for DU oxide particles be done down wind of the known ranges and suspected impact sites? Comprehensive testing and monitoring –air filters, etc.?

3.  The US spends $32 million dollars per minute on war.  When will comprehensive independent testing and monitoring be done at all DU sites to determine the full extent of DU oxide contamination?

4.  Does not the military continued bombing with high explosives on bases known to be contaminated with Depleted Uranium constitute unethical human experimentation of troops who train at such bases and the civilian populations that surround such bases?

5.  Why isn’t the Army being reuired to follow their own regulations on handling Depleted Uranium including AR 700-48 Section 2-4 to prevent the spread of radiation contamination and and regulations DA PAM 700-48 and AR 40-5?

On Fri, May 24, 2019 at 3:56 AM Chang, Richard <Richard.Chang@nrc.gov> wrote:

Hello,

You are receiving this email because in the past you have expressed interest in NRC’s efforts on regulating depleted uranium on firing ranges. 

On Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m. EDT, NRC will hold a webinar to present our plan to confirm that depleted uranium is under appropriate regulatory oversight at firing ranges.  NRC will not be focusing on specific sites during this discussion, but we will be discussing NRC’s planned efforts to confirm that DU is under appropriate regulatory oversight.  You can register to join the webinar at this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2860934052085185283

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank You.

Regards,

Richard Chang

US NRC

richard.chang@nrc.gov