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RIMPAC 2016 Forums –Hilo & Kona

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

RIMPAC 2016

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Stop Bombing Hawaii

For People, Plants and Animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana

 

Hilo Thursday, June 30th from 5-8PM at UH Hilo,UCB 100

Kona – Thursday, July 7th 6:30-8:30PM at the County Council Chambers West Hawaii Civic Center

Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific military war on the earth –air, land and sea (RIMPAC 2016) scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

The Range Control office at the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island PTA has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

Po-haku-loa is translated to mean: “The Land of the night of Long Prayer. Pohakuloa is known as the sacred heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawaii’s native people – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. military occupation of the nation of Hawaii.

Malama Honua!

(Care for the Earth)

Aloha Not War!

For more info on RIMPAC 2016 including countries involved, etc. see
http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2016/06/participation-in-rimpc-2016.html?m=1

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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Orlando Killings, Guns & War!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Orlando Killings, Guns & War!

     We grieve with the families of innocent victims in Orlando Florida. The horrific violence carried out Sunday June 12, 2016 against members of the LGBTQ community at the Pulse club by Omar Mateen is difficult to comprehend.  How could anyone do such evil?  Certainly the availability of military style assault weapons in the U.S. contributes to such massive casualties –49 dead and 53 injured. But it doesn’t explain the source of such hate and violence.  More is becoming known each day.  Several news sources now quote statements made by the shooter, Omar Mateen, on Facebook in the early morning hours of the shooting. “You kill innocent women and children by doing US airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.” http://abcnews.go.com/US/orlando-shooter-facebook-now-taste-isis-vengeance/story?id=39875518

     In short, innocent lives were killed for killing innocent lives. An eye for an eye. A cycle of violence. Vengeance for vengeance. Killing and more killing without end. Solving the escalating killing of innocents will require more than banning military style assault weapons, though that, and universal background checks, would be a start. What about the innocent lives killed on the other end of official U.S. military assault weapons – weapons of war? Are innocent women and children killed abroad by U.S. airstrikes, drones, special ops, etc. of less value than innocent people killed at home in Orlando? Enough – here and there! There are reports that 4 million Muslims have been killed in U.S./NATO wars. 4 MILLION! How can we do such evil? http://www.globalresearch.ca/four-million-muslims-killed-in-us-nato-wars-should-we-call-it-genocide/5470424

     Like any addict, be it an addiction to alcohol, drugs, violence, video games, consumerism, etc. it is hard for an addict to admit the addiction. The U.S. is a nation addicted to violence — guns, war, and global domination. Isn’t it time to stop the killing both at home and abroad? The U.S. needs a 12 step program to recovery; to help build a world with liberty, justice, and peace for all.  In truth, we are one human family.  Let’s show by example that more violence, more weapons, more war, more hate, is not the answer.  Love is the answer.  Love conquers hate.  Let’s live aloha!.

Aloha! Not Hate, Weapons, & War!

     While the Hokule’a sailing canoe circles the globe with the message “Malama Honua” –Care for the Earth, the U.S. military is waging war on the earth – air, land, and sea, people, plants and animals. The U.S. military RIMPAC 2016 will involve 27 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel in military actions in and around Hawaii from June 30 -Aug. 4, 2016.

     The Range Control office at the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016. Pohakuloa (The Land of the night of Long Prayer) has been used as a bombing and live-fire target for more than 50 years, with millions of live-rounds fired annually. Pohakuloa is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

  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 (June 24, 2016 – 770th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Sign Petition to Stop RIMPAC Military war training

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Change.org petition:


“Oceans4Peace : Stop the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises”

https://www.change.org/p/oceans4peace-stop-the-rim-of-the-pacific-rimpac-exercises?recruiter=1616584&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

 

Here’s an important website for youth before enlisting in the military

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Alternatives to joining the Military

Here’s an important website for youth before enlisting in the military.

It is designed to be viewed on a phone.

www.808truth2youth.org

It provides information young people should know before they enlist, it introduces good paying careers that satisfy a wish to foster peace, and young adults with careers that benefit society share their stories.

Please promote the site on social media, snapchat, instagram, whatever, and wherever you can access it. Mahalo.

jim

Statement on the Orlando Killings: No More violence! No More War!

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Statement on the Orlando Killings

No More Violence! No More War!

I grieve with the families of innocent victims in Orlando Florida. The horrific violence carried out Sunday June 12, 2016 against members of the LGBTQ community at the Pulse club by Omar Mateen is difficult to comprehend.  How could anyone do such evil?  Certainly the availability of military style assault weapons in the U.S. contributes to such massive casualties –49 dead and 53 injured. But it doesn’t explain the source of such hate and violence.  More is becoming known each day.  Several news sources now quote statements made by the shooter, Omar Mateen, on Facebook in the early morning hours of the shooting. “You kill innocent women and children by doing US airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.” http://abcnews.go.com/US/orlando-shooter-facebook-now-taste-isis-vengeance/story?id=39875518

In short, innocent lives killed for killing innocent lives. An eye for an eye. A cycle of violence. Vengeance for vengeance. Killing and more killing without end. Solving the escalating killing of innocents will require more than banning military style assault weapons, though that is a start. What about the innocent lives killed on the other end of official U.S. military assault weapons – weapons of war? Are innocent women and children killed abroad by U.S. airstrikes, drones, special ops, etc. of less value than innocent people killed at home in Orlando? There are reports that 4 million Muslims have been killed in U.S./NATO wars. 4 MILLION! http://www.globalresearch.ca/four-million-muslims-killed-in-us-nato-wars-should-we-call-it-genocide/5470424 Even if that number would be cut in half that still involves an awful lot of people killed, and without doubt, many completely innocent men, women, and children.

     Isn’t it time to stop the killing both at home and abroad, and build a world with liberty, justice, and peace for all?  In truth, we are one human family.  Let’s show by example that more violence, more weapons, more war, more hate, is not the answer.  Love is the answer.  Love conquers hate.  Let’s live aloha!.

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 ja@malu-aina.org Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

June 15, 2016