Please speak out and tell elected officials to Cancel RIMPAC 2020 Military War Games

Aloha elected officials at County, State and the Federal level,

Please speak out to cancel RIMPAC 2020.   There is an article in The Honolulu Advertiser today, April 1, 2020) that RIMPAC 2020 is still going forward.  Below is a statement our organization has issued calling for a stop to RIMPAC 2020.  Add your voice.  Mahalo.

Jim Albertini of Malu Aina

The Statement below will be sent to all nations participating in RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific military exercises) 2020

Stop RIMPAC 2020 Bombing of Hawaii!

From late June until early Aug, every two years since the early 1970s other countries have come to Hawaii to join the U.S. military in conducting war games — bombing air, land and sea.  In 2018 more than 2 dozen countries — including some 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in RIMPAC.  The war games include the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii island. We say — Enough already!  We say No to RIMPAC 2020.  We say Stop the Bombing of Pohakuloa and conducting war games in the air, on land, and the sea around Hawaii.  This is not Aloha and Malama Honua (taking care of the earth). Wage Peace Not War!  End the illegal U.S. military occupation of Hawaii that has been ongoing since 1893 when the U.S. Military assisted foreign business interests in the illegal overthrow of the lawful government of the independent nation of Hawaii.  Given the Covid 19 virus, military personnel arriving in Hawaii for RIMPAC 2020 will endanger residents of Hawaii — on some of the most isolated islands in the world.

Donald Trump: Post Tortoise

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Emperor Trump vs Covid 19 April 3, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil social distance leaflet

Emperor Trump vs Covid 19

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     We are living in unprecedented times. People are suffering and dying in increasing numbers. Uncertainty, anxiety, and fear fill the air. Bills are coming due. Medical systems are on the verge of collapse. The U.S. is a country of unprecedented military might, but lacks basic medical masks, gloves, available virus test kits and ventilators. Misplaced priorities are taking their toll under Covid 19 and climate catastrophe rapidly approaches. Despite the seriousness and pressures of these difficult times, it is vital to keep a sense of humor. Hence the stories below to lighten the load.

Senior Sacrifice!

     To help save the economy, Donald Trump will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors (instead of illegals) in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. A major study concluded that older people are easier to catch, offer less resistance, and most importantly will not remember how to get back home. Be sure to send this notice to your relatives and friends so they’ll know what happened to you! I started to cry when I thought of you . . . then it dawned on me — I’ll see you on the bus!

An Easter Tale!

     Donald Trump goes on a fact-finding visit to Israel.  While he is on a tour of Jerusalem he suffers a heart attack and dies. The undertaker tells the American diplomats accompanying him: You can have him shipped home for $50,000, or you can bury him here, in the Holy Land, for just $100. The American diplomats go into a corner to discuss for a few minutes. They return with their answer to the undertaker and tell him they want Donald Trump shipped home. The undertaker is puzzled and asks, “Why would you spend $50,000 to ship him home, when it would be wonderful to be buried here and you would spend only $100? The American diplomats reply, “Long ago a man died here, was buried here, and three days later he rose from the dead. We just can’t take that risk.

Trump prepares his historic Easter sermon https://mobile.twitter.com/hoarsewisperer/status/1242879985024741382

Hang in there! Together we will get by!

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

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April 3, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet week 966 Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protecting Mauna Kea Protecting the Earth

Mauna Kea Isn’t Just About a Telescope, It’s About Who Will Decide the Future

https://truthout.org/articles/mauna-kea-isnt-just-about-a-telescope-its-about-who-will-decide-the-future/

March 27, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil Social Distancing Photos

Photos from today’s Brief Peace Vigil.  The vigil will now be on hold for future weeks.  Today, we set up a few signs about the website www.malu-aina.org and handed out a few leaflets via social distancing.  Photos by Ron Fujiyoshi.

Hilo Weekly Peace Vigil public participation on hold

Due to the Covid 19 we are encouraging people to stay at home from the Hilo weekly peace vigil. I will simply post two signs at the corner letting people know the new peace leaflet each week is available at www.malu-aina.org.

Stay safe everyone!  Aloha.

Jim Albertini