Video of Jan. 21, 2016 Demilitarizing Hawaii & the Pacific forum

Video of Demilitarizing Hawaii & the Pacific forum at UH Hilo Jan. 21, 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0QflUcZ5lo&feature=youtu.be

Fukushima keeps on Polluting

http://tinyurl.com/jhjnmb6

Great article.  And with increasing climate disaster storms, there are likely more Fukushimas to come all around the world.

Reminder: Pohakuloa Sat. Jan. 30th

Aloha ‘Aina!

Kalo graphic                                                                                                        peace symbol

Justice

&

Peace

Demilitarize

Hawaii &

The Pacific

Saturday, January 30, 2016

10 AM Pule at Ahu on Saddle Rd and

Mauna Kea Access Rd.

11 AM – Noon sign/banner holding at

Pohakuloa Main gate

      January 2016 marks 40 years since the historic action of 9 people who went to the Island of Kaho’olawe to stop the bombing there. It sparked a movement. Many people followed in the months and years after. Some went to jail. Two — George Helm and Kimo Mitchell, lost their lives, but the bombing of Kaho’olawe was eventually stopped. Kaho’olawe is 28,000 acres. Pohakuloa, located in the center of Hawaii Island, is 133,000 acres, nearly 5 times the size of Kaho’olawe. Millions of rounds are fired on Pohakuloa annually. It has been going on more than 50 years. It is time to Malama ‘Aina everywhere. It is time stop the bombing and desecration of Pohakuloa.

  We in Hawaii are part of a larger “Moana Nui” movement to demilitarize the entire Pacific. Pacific Island and Pacific Rim communities are currently actively mobilizing thousands of citizens–in Okinawa, Korea, Guam etc–against U.S. military bases.

Please come in a spirit of Kapu Aloha for the ‘aina and all people we encounter, including those who may disagree with us. Mahalo.

Protect Pohakuloa!  Stop

the Bombing!

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

Phone
(808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

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Free film showing on Palestine at UH Hilo

“The People & the Olive” is the name of a documentary film on Palestine that will be shown at UH Hilo on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in UCB 100 at 7PM.
The film shows a group of American ultra-marathoners as they run 129 miles in 5 days across Palestine’s West bank.  Each evening from vans that accompany them, the runners deliver and help plant olive tree seedlings with Palestinian farmers to replace some of the trees that have been uprooted and destroyed by Israeli settlers.  Please help pass the word about this film showing.  Free parking at UH after 5PM.
The film is sponsored by Global HOPE, Malu ‘Aina, Jewish Voices for Peace and Hale Lokahi

30 Year Peace Vigil at the White House

“Live by the Bomb, Die by the

Bomb”

connie at White HouseConchita across from the White House

      Concepcion Picciotto, known to many as Conchita or Connie, protested outside the White House for more than 30 years making the peace vigil the longest-running act of political protest in the U.S. Picciotto died on Jan.25, 2016. (Zoeann Murphy/The Washington Post) She was believed to be 80.

      In a 2013 profile in The Washington Post, Ms. Picciotto said she spent more than 30 years of her life outside the White House “to stop the world from being destroyed.” “Through her presence, she said she hoped to remind others to take whatever action they could, however small, to help end wars and stop violence, particularly against children.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/concepcion-picciotto-who-held-vigil-outside-the-white-house-for-decades-dies/2016/01/25/e0f829e2-c3b0-11e5-a4aa-f25866ba0dc6_story.html 

Concepcion Picciotto Dies; Kept Vigil Behind White House for 3 Decades

Despite President Obama’s declaration less than three months after taking office that he would “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,” today his administration plans to spend $1T, over the next three decades, to modernize every single element of America’s nuclear triad. 

Thank you for your service Conchita.

You are now gone. But your warning endures. 

Stop the Wars!  Stop the Violence! 

Disarm Now!

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

Phone
(808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Jan. 29, 2016 – 749th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office