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Grim Reaper attends Democratic Party Grand Rally

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Press Release August 13, 2016

RE:  Democratic Party Security tries to hide dissent at Hilo Grand Rally.  No candidate or official stood up to protect the right of dissent.  (Photos below)

further contact: 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

     The Grim Reaper made a special appearance at the Hilo Grand Rally of the Democratic Party Friday evening August 12, 2016, according to Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina.  Albertini said : “on the Grim Reaper’s front side was a sign that read “TMT – YES!  $ Over Sacred”  On his back was a sign that read “I support bombing Hawaii.” A sign at his feet read “Executive Privilege.” Upon reaching the makai side of the stage area, the Grim Reaper was approached by several Democratic Party security personnel in distinctive security shirts who told him and two other people accompanying him that they had to leave.  The Grim Reaper made it clear he had no intention to disrupt the rally nor attempt to stand on the stage.  His intent was simply to stand on the side and present a message of peaceful dissent on the TMT issue and Pohakuloa.   For background — The sign held by the Grim Reaper “TMT – YES! $ Over Sacred” was meant to challenge people who put concerns of money before respecting the deeply held Hawaiian belief that Mauna Kea is sacred.  The Grim Reaper sign “I support Bombing Hawaii” was meant to challenge the politicians who support bombing at Pohakuloa which is poisoning/destroying the ‘aina in order to train troops for foreign interventions resulting in what the CIA calls  “blowback” which is now called terrorism.  The “Executive Privilege” sign was reference to the State Attorney General filing a motion in the Mauna Kea contested case proceedings to keep Governor Ige, DLNR Board Chair Suzanne Case and BLNR member Stanley Roerhig from testifying in the proceedings.  
When the three refused to leave and asserted their democratic right to peaceful dissent, the security people stood in front of them to block their signs.  When The Reaper and others moved to an open area, the security people again moved to stand in front of them and block their signs.  Clearly the security people were acting like thugs to intimidate and hide the message of dissent.  It should have been very clear to all the candidates and people present what was going on — an attempt by Democratic Party security at an open public rally to block messages of dissent from being seen by others.  Albertini said, it was sad that NO candidate or Democratic Party official stood up to intervene and stop the security personnel attempting to block and hide the peaceful dissent taking place.  They all were there, from Governor David Ige, former Governor John Waihee, Senator Brian Schatz, Mayoral candidates, etc. etc.”
Albertini said, “How public officials respond to dissent tell us who they really are.”  It reminds me of the words of the late anti-war priest, Philip Berrigan who said: “The poor tell us who we are.  The prophets tell us who we could be.  So we hide the poor, and kill the prophets.”


Grim Reaper arriving at Democratic Party Hilo Grand Rally Aug. 12, 2016

Aug. 12, 2016 Grim reaper with flag at Hillary tent

photos by anti-war journalist, Chairman Danny H.C. Li

Aug. 12, 2016 G. Reaper near stage

Grim Reaper standing at side of speaker stage before security arrived

Important article

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Important article

Political Assassination – the American Way
By Finian Cunningham
This is the kind of political liquidation that the American plutocracy excels at.  –

Bombing as American as Apple Pie

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

            It’s Bombs Away for the USA                                 In Libya Again!

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Aerial Demonstration Team?s F-16 Fighting Falcons fly over the base flag pole during their demonstration in the Desert Air Show at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 21, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tracie Forte/Released)

(one of many countries where the U.S. created total chaos)

     How many countries is the US currently bombing?

 Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen?      (Have I missed anyone)

 (It seems like the media doesn’t care)

In addition to countries the U.S. is bombing, US Special Operation Forces are presently in 147 countries (more than 70% of the nations on earth)

Here’s a quote I wish I was hearing from one of the U.S. presidential candidates:

“If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize to all the widows and orphans, the tortured and impoverished, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. Then I would announce, in all sincerity, to every corner of the world, that America’s global interventions have come to an end, and inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the USA but now — oddly enough — a foreign country.  would then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims. There would be more than enough money.  One year’s military budget of 330 billion dollars (now $600+ billion) is equal to more than $18,000 (now $30,000) an hour for every hour since Jesus Christ was born.  That’s what I’d do on my first three days in the White House.  On the fourth day, I’d be assassinated.” —William Blum, author of “Killing Hope:  U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II,” and “Rogue State:  A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower”

No More 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 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:

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (August 12, 2016 – 777th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Grim Reaper at Aug. 9, 2016 UH Hilo meeting with Governor Ige

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016 Grim Reaper at UHH

Aug. 9, 2016 Grim Reaper #2 at UHH meeting with Governor Ige

VIDEO: TMT On Mauna Kea – Candidates On The Record

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

VIDEO: TMT On Mauna Kea – Candidates On The Record
here’s the video of Hawai’i Island mayoral candidates on tmt…