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U.S. airstrikes hit Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

U.S. airstrikes hit Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan

Latest US international mass shooting kills 19 and wounds 37

994 mass shootings in U.S. in 1004 days

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Letter to be printed in newspapers

Friday, October 2nd, 2015
Letter printed in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 10/3/15
Violence as American as apple pie

The Oregon college shooting is the 45th school shooting in the US for this year alone, and the 142nd since the attack at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012.
President Obama said “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough” before asking, once again, for voters to demand changes to the nation’s gun laws while he continues to bomb 7 countries.
I would say, thoughts and prayers, and changes to US gun laws are not enough either.  The US needs to end it’s addiction to violence, including war.  You can’t keep invading country after country, dropping bombs, initiating regime changes, transforming local police into para-military units gunning down people in our streets, and not expect such violence to be repeated in our schools, churches, etc.
The chickens are coming home to roost.  Violence is as American as apple pie.
As individuals, communities, and nations, we need to embrace nonviolence.  As Martin Luther King, Jr. said decades ago in very prophetic words: “It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence.  It is either nonviolence or nonexistence.”

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

War Casualties & Vet Suicides!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

 Stop the Wars!

Save Lives at Home & Abroad!

Veteran suicides

The U.S. has been waging endless wars in seven countries resulting in an estimated 4 million Muslim deaths in the Middle East and Northern Africa, not to mention widespread chaos in the region, and millions of refugees fleeing to Europe and beyond.

In the Vietnam war, more than 58,000 Americans were killed in combat and estimates say 3-4 million Vietnamese were killed, two-thirds of which were civilians.

As many as 200,000 U.S. Vietnam veterans have committed suicide, more than three times the number that died in combat.

Overall, 22 U.S. veterans commit suicide every single day.

Recent studies have suggested that those who served in recent conflicts are 30 percent to 200 percent more likely to commit suicide than their ­non-veteran peers.

Help Heal the Wounds of War!

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
(808) 966-7622. Email:

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Oct. 2, 2015 – 732nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

UHH forum Thurs. Oct 1st on “What is Democratic Socialism?”

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

There will be a free forum at UH Hilo on Thursday, Oct. 1st 7PM  in UCB 100 on the topic “What is Democratic Socialism?”  Is it a solution for America’s declining Middle Class?  Is it a solution for the global crisis of capitalism?  Panelists will include: Jerry Calton, Danny Li, Randal Mcendree, and Noelie Rodriguez
UCB is located just inside the main entrance to UHH from Kawili St. and parking is free.

Jim Albertini