Archive for January, 2018

See the effects of a Nuclear Blast over Pearl Harbor

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Watch this important video on the effets of a nuclear blast over Pearl Harbor.  Then join the movement for  No More War. No Nukes and a Demilitarized Free Hawaii.  Help spread the word.  Mahalo.

1982 film Puhipau  The effects of a 20 megaton nuclear blast over Pearl
Harbor. Described by Hawaii chapter of Physicians for Social
Responsibility

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ZAlHky-YQ

Response to False notice of Missile Attack on Hawaii

Monday, January 15th, 2018

There is no question that many people were traumatized by the False notice they received on their phones.

The big question about the False missile attack is: will it fuel pro military Missile defense nonsense, ‘attack Korea before they attack us’ mentality, people digging wishfull fallout shelters, etc OR WILL IT FUEL A GROWING MOVEMENT AGAINST WAR, NUCLEAR ABOLITION, A DEMILITARIZED AND FREE HAWAII. How we now respond to the question is what’s important. I’m for No Nukes, No War and a Demilitarized Free Hawaii!  The only shelter is PEACE!

January 20 March and Women’s Imua Event

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

January 20 March and Women’s Imua Event

I have been asked to share the info below on the Jan. 20 Hilo March — Stand Up for your Rights.– Please pass on to others.  Mahalo.

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.org

You are invited to participate in our STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS march on January 20, 2018.

We will be meeting at Liliu’okalani Gardens, in the gardens across from the Hilo Bay Café.   The march starts at 11:00 a.m. so get there before 11:00. 

 Bring an umbrella.  Protect yourself from the sun. Bring water.

 A limited number of signs will be provided.  People are encouraged to bring their own signs.  Signs that express your concern about rights that have been lost or are likely to be lost under the Trump administration.  Rights such as: environmental protections, health care, social security, medicare, minority rights, DACA, etc.

 Participants are encouraged to car pool.  There is limited parking at and around Liliu’okalani Gardens.  There is also parking in the Wailoa River lot, by the Civic, by the King Kamehameha statue, and in the Hilo Bayfront lots. 

 Individuals who choose not to walk the entire route, from Liliu’okalani Gardens to Mo’oheau Band Stand, can join in from anywhere along the route. 

 This will be a peaceful event. We will march on the sidewalk on the makai side of the highway.   Crossing at Pauahi St will be controlled by march marshalls.

 The march will end at Mo’oheau Bandstand where the Hilo Women’s March organization, will be holding its civic engagement expo entitled “IMUA: Doing My Part” from noon to 3 P.M.

 Visit our Facebook page:  January 20, 2018 Hilo March!

 Thank you in advance for participating.

Please pass along this information to all of your friends and relatives.  Invite them to attend.

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The Greatest Purveyor of Violence: U.S. Militarism, 50 Years On

Sunday, January 14th, 2018
A Must-Read!
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https://www.truthdig.com/articles/martin-luther-kings-revolutionary-dream-deferred/
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Martin Luther King’s Revolutionary Dream Deferred

Abolish nuclear weapons, protest monthly nuclear attack siren tests

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

We need to step up the movement for abolishing nuclear weapons.  Major U.S. military installations make Hawaii a prime target

A False Nuclear Attack notice was sent out via Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Civil Defense) on Sat. Jan. 13, 2018 at 8:07 AM Hawaii time.  The notice was sent to cell phone users.  The emergency alert read as follows: “EMERGENCY ALERT BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII.  SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.  THIS IS NOT A TEST.”
 
It was 38 minutes later at 8:45 AM that the state declared the notice a false alarm.  In the meantime many people were running to hid.  In a real ballistic missile launch it will be about 13 minutes betwen the above emergency notice and actual blast impact.
 
See the effects of a nuclear blast from ICAN International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons –the group that won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize,

Blast, heat and radiation and other facts about Nuclear weapons

  • Which countries have nuclear weapons and how many?
  • What are the effects on health and the environment?
  • Who supports a global ban on nuclear weapons?
  • What are the most significant events of the nuclear age?

Effects of a 100-kt nuclear bomb. 3 km radius A radioactive fireball hotter than the Sun and with the force of 100,000 tonnes of TNT kills everyone. 5 km radius The vast majority of people die quickly from blast injuries, asphyxiation or (over weeks) radiation sickness. 10 km radius About half die from trauma and burns.

Speaking at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania way back in May of 1946 Albert Einstein said this about nuclear weapons.  “There is no effective defense against the atomic bomb … It can not only destroy a city but it can destroy the very earth on which that city stood.”

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Remembering  Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and his stand for civil rights and peace.

Monday, January 15th is the holiday remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Remember his commitment to non-violence and his prophetic words.
On April 4, 1967, one year to the day of his assassination,  he gave a famous speech against the Vietnam war.  In that speech he said:
The USA is “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.”  King’s words remain true today, more than 50 years after he spoke them.
See the full speech here

Another classic quote, what Dr. King called the giant evil triplets:  Capitalism, militarism and racism.
“The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and evils of racism.”

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

Let’s take Dr. King’s word to heart.  We need to build a broad based nonviolent resistance movement for justice, peace and the earth. Preparing to run and hide from a nuclear blast is not the answer.  Major military installation in Hawaii make Hawaii a prime target.   Hawaii has more than 100 U.S. military installations including the Pacific Command ( PACOM) at Camp H.M. Smith in Aiea Heights above Aloha Stadium that covers more than half the earth.  Other major force installations on Oahu include Hickam Air Force Base, Pearl Harbor, Schofield Barracks, and Kaneohe Marine Station.  Othe Hawaiian Islands have military facilities too: Pacific Missile Range facility on Kauai, military tracking facilities on Haleakala and military computers in Kihei on Maui, and the Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii Island.

We need to stand up against US warmongering, demand nuclear weapons be abolished, and demilitarize Hawaii and the world.  Let’s get to work.  On the first working day of each month, when the State of Hawaii test the nuclear attack sirens at 1145 AM, join in protest from 11:30–12 noon throughout Hawaii in any public place with the message “No Nukes, No War, No Need Siren Missile Tests!  The only true shelter is Peace.”

U.S. OUT!  Free Hawaii!

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.org