June 24, 2015 Sacred Mauna Kea Protection slideshow

June 24, 2015 Sacred Mauna Kea Protection slideshow


TMT construction halted

Governor has announced TMT construction again halted indefinitely. Another opportunity for ho’oponopono to set things right.

Awesome Day on Mauna Kea

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Keiki lei to police (640x480)

It was an awesome day on the Mauna. Such pono spirit of kapu aloha to protect the sacred mauna. The keiki gave ti-leaf lei to the police and exchanged hugs to start the day. How good is that. Not a dry eye around. Mahalo to all involved.

#‎BREAKINGNEWS‬: Hawaii DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) agents just informed the hundreds of protestors who have gathered to prevent the Thirty Meter Telescope construction, that officers & TMT workers will be turning around and no longer asking anyone to leave or make any further arrests. More than 700 people gathered to stand in what they say is protection of a sacred Native Hawaiian space. Seven hours after protestors began lining up to prevent construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea, only 10 people have been arrested and the TMT crew only made it about 1.5 miles up the road. More details tonight on Hawaii News Now
Developing details: http://bit.ly/1Ie7Tcn
‪#‎HawaiiNewsNow‬ ‪#‎HINews‬ ‪#‎BehindTheScenes‬ ‪#‎WeAreYourSource‬

Gary Hooser and Walter Ritte speaking in Hilo this Tuesday

Aloha Kakou,

Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA) will be giving a presentation and  community meeting  this Tuesday June 23rd in Hilo. There will be stories shared from Syngenta’s home country of Switzerland by Gary Hooser, as well as Mauna Kea actions from Uncle Walter Ritte. Also presenting updates will be Senator Russell Ruderman. Considering the National Guard may be called to Mauna Kea the following morning, this is bound to be a very interesting meeting. We are also looking forward to hearing Gary Hooser’s first-hand account of speaking at the Syngenta’s shareholder meeting on the topic of: Why is this company suing Kauai for passing a pesticide disclosure and buffer zone bill when many of these same chemicals are banned in Syngenta’s home country?


This Tuesday June 23rd  5:30 – 7:30

UH Hilo Science and Technology Building Room STB 108 Hilo , Hawaii 96720 ~Free T-shirts to the first 15 people. Please sign up for more information at http://tinyurl.com/JoinHAPA

Please read this important blog about the TPP, also from HAPA:

Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Mounts in Obama’s Home State:

Coalition of labor, environmental, Native Hawaiian, farmer, and social justice groups urges bold opposition to “fast tracking” the TPP

HAWAI‘I — In a rapid response following House approval to fast track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a diverse coalition of Hawai‘i organizations united to issue a strong statement calling on lawmakers for continuing, and emboldened, action to stop fast track legislation.

Fast track legislation would remove Congressional oversight of far-reaching international treaties, forcing an expedited “yes/no” vote with no amendments and limited debate. On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for granting President Obama, and subsequent administrations, fast track authority over the TPP and similar treaties. The measure now returns to the Senate, which earlier voted for a different fast track package.

Thus far, Senator Schatz, Senator Hirono, Representative Gabbard and Representative Takai, have all voted against fast track in an ongoing saga of high-pressure efforts by the Obama administration and Republican leadership to pass it in various forms.

The coalition urged Congress members for resolute opposition to fast track and the TPP, listing specific concerns regarding potential local impacts. Organizations taking part in the coalition include labor, environmental, farmer, Native Hawaiian, health, social and economic justice, and anti human-trafficking groups from Obama’s home state: AiKea Movement, Babes Against Biotech, Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action (H.A.P.A), Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety, Hawai‘i Farmers Union, Hawai‘i SEED, Hui Ho‘opakele ‘Aina, Hui o Kuapa and Hawaiian Learning Center, IWIKUA, Kaua’i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice, Malama Kaua‘i, ‘Ohana O Kaua‘i, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, UNITE HERE Local 5.

A statement sent to lawmakers reads:

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other international agreements currently being negotiated, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), would severely undermine democracy, equality, sustainability, worker protections, human health, and indigenous rights. The trio of international treaties that are laying the foundations for a new system of international law are centered around extending the profits, powers, privatization rights, markets and speculative capacities of the world’s largest corporations and banks. The implications for people and the planet are grave and extensive. They range from loss of access to life-saving medicines, to displacement of local food systems that feed the world’s poorest, to the ruin of internet freedom, to the continual offshoring of jobs that drives down wages and working conditions. The TPP touches every part of our lives, and could thwart future attempts to deal with climate change and other environmental problems that threaten the livability of the planet. Further, virtually any local or national law could be challenged by corporations in offshore tribunals, dismantling the very structures of democracy.

Locally in Hawai‘i, the TPP and similar international treaties could lead to increased foreign-ownership of the islands’ most valuable resources, terminate local procurement policies that support local agriculture, restrict renewable energy initiatives, interfere with Kanaka Maoli self-determination efforts, increase the costs of State health services like QUEST, remove both the State and Counties’ abilities to regulate pesticide use, freeze minimum wage, inhibit the development of a more diversified economy, privatize important public services, and make all taxpayers liable for any multinational corporation’s “expected profits.”

We strongly support international agreements and actions that advance environmental and climate protections, human rights, social justice, labor protections, democracy and global cooperation. For this very reason, we oppose the TPP, and especially “fast track” legislation that would circumvent democratic deliberation over such treaties. Further, we demand transparency in the negotiation of these far-reaching international agreements, which has been extraordinarily secretive, with exception to corporate advisors that most stand to benefit. Given the impacts on all of our lives, immediate release of the working texts of the TPP, TTIP and TISA is imperative. We support all individual efforts, including by Congress members, to publish portions of draft negotiating texts.

We thank our Hawai‘i policy-makers for voting against fast track legislation thus far, and call for continuing, and bold, action against the TPP and any fast track bill.

(Statement end).

The most recent, House passed version of fast track legislation could be voted on by the Senate as early as Tuesday, June 23. The House bill raises additional concerns to the original Senate version, including prohibition of climate solutions in future trade negotiations, weakening of human trafficking measures, and elimination of currency-manipulation restrictions.

The Senate may be voting Monday or Tuesday to fast track the ‪#TPP‬ . Be sure and tell your ‪#SenatorDontComeHome‬ unless they vote against fast track.http://www.flushthetpp.org/tools/

Mahalo nui loa,

-the team at GMOFHI

Ho’oponopono NOT TMT Construction

Aloha kakou,
This is a kahea (call) for all friends of justice, peace, and the ‘aina to come in a spirit of kapu aloha to the Mauna Kea visitor’s center by dawn on Wednesday, June 24 to stand for the sacred temple in opposition to further desecration by construction of the TMT telescope.  There will be the opportunity for both legal and possible civil disobedience stands.  Those considering possible arrest should have a support person to drive you up and be available to pick you up at the Hilo police station.  Those arrested on April 2nd were transported to Hilo for processing and required to post $250 bail. People being arrested for the 2nd time will likely be required to post $1000 bail.  The important thing in coming to the mountain is to be pono yourself and treat everyone with aloha.  To stand for aloha aina  we must be pono ourselves and express aloha in all that we do and the way we treat one another, even those arresting us.
Mahalo for your solidarity.  Please pass the word and if you can’t come to the Mauna, try to stand in a public place (even for a few minutes) with a sign that says “We are Mauna Kea.  No TMT.”
Jim Albertini

Press release: Malu ‘Aina’s Jim Albertini calls for TMT and government parties to participate in Ho’oponopono and not attempt to resume construction.

Jim Albertini, president of Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, calls on TMT to participate in Ho’oponopono and NOT attempt to resume construction on Mauna Kea.  Albertini said “for TMT to proceed with construction on Mauna Kea in light of the good faith effort made by Mauna Kea Protectors for Ho’oponopono shows a lack of good faith by TMT and disrespect for the Hawaiian cultural process of Ho’oponopono — to make right.  In short, TMT is inviting further arrests for Kapu Aloha prayerful action to protect Hawaii’s sacred temple — Mauna Kea.

TMT issued a press statement on Sat. June 20, 2015 about its intent to resume construction/desecration on Mauna Kea on Wednesday, June 24th.  TMT’s press release was issued two days after Hawaii District Court Judge Barbara Takase and Hawaii County prosecutor, Mitch Roth, both made statements supporting Mauna Kea protectors request for Ho’oponopono as an alternative to trial. A motion by 3 Mauna Kea Protectors was filed in District Court on May 28th and formally responded to by Judge Takase in court proceedings of other protectors on Thursday June 18th.  The motion was also supported by other Mauna Kea protectors joining the process.  A press release about this was issued by Na Koakumanuna  on 6/18/15.  (See below) 



For Immediate Release

Nā KOAKUAMAUNA Appear in Court for Third Time
Trial delayed until December 3rd while parties intiate Hoʻoponopono

The Koakuamauna AKA the Maunakea 31, call upon and invite the following individuals, who represent their respected parties, to participate in Hoʻoponopono: David Ige-Governor of the state of Hawaiʻi, Kekoa Kaluhiwa-Deputy of DLNR, David Lassner-President of the University of Hawaiʻi, Donald Strainey-Chancellor at UH Hilo, Stephanie Nagata of the Office of Mauna Kea Management, and Henry Yang-Chairman of TMT International Observatory, LLC.
Hoʻoponopono is a traditional Hawaiian process defined by Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi as, “setting to right; to make right; to correct, to restore and maintain good relationships…The specific family conference in which relationships were ‘set right’ through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.”
In order to preserve the integrity of Hoʻoponopono and remain true to its intent and purpose, the Koakuamauna call for a complete halt to any further attempt by the TMT to resume construction upon sacred Mauna a Wākea until the complete process of Hoʻoponopono can be thoroughly vetted or either side decides that a Hoʻoponopono is unachievable.
“Hoʻoponopono is not a process of mediation or any type of negotiation. It is an honest and strict process and attempt of making right what is wrong,” says Kahoʻokahi Kanuha. It is a “committed process that requires knowledgeable and disciplined cultural practitioners to fairly preside over it,” added fellow protector Lākea Trask.
On May 28, 2015 three of the Koakuamauna, Jim Albertini, Ronald Fujiyoshi and Gary Oamilda, filed a written motion to “request the court for Ho’oponopono with all parties involved with the arrests as an alternative to proceeding to trial.” The motion was supported by both the prosecutors office as well as Judge Barbara Takase.
On June 18, 2015, 20 of the remaining 21 wrongfully arrested on Mauna a Wākea on April 2, 2015 appeared in court in Waimea for what was for many, their third appearance. Judge Takase presided over the cases and offered every defendant the option to waive their right to a speedy trial and partake in Hoʻoponopono outside of the courts. All but two Koakuamauna, who chose instead to continue straight to trial, agreed to the process.
Trask believes that even the courts recognize that a guilty or not guilty verdict would not get to the heart of the issue between the protectors and the TMT. “It is our sincere hope that all parties involved will see the value in Ho‘oponopono and make the concerted effort to resolve this issue in the most culturally and morally appropriate way.”
Koakuamauna and all parties involved have until August 6 to file with the courts the parameters of the proposed Hoʻoponopono. If the wrongs committed upon Mauna a Wākea and to its protectors cannot be made right, trials for each arrestee will recommence on Decemeber 3, 2015.
Kū Kia‘i Mauna!


For more information, please contact:
Kahoʻokahi Kanuha – (808)936-4249kahookahi@gmail.com

Lākea Trask – (808)896-4882koakuamauna@gmail.com


Big Island Video news interview with Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth on his support for Ho’oponopono

Motion for Ho’oponopono attached

James Albertini

Ronald Fyjiyoshi

Gary Oamilda

P.O. Box 489

Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760

Tel. No. (808) 966-7622

Email: ja@malu-aina.org

pro se Defendants






Plaintiff ) April 2, 2015 arrests on Mauna Kea

vs. )






Defendants )



Defendants James V. Albertini, Ronald Fujiyoshi, and Gary Oamilda, all pro se defendants, hereby

request the court for Ho’oponopono with all parties involved with the arrest as an alternative to

proceeding to trial. Parties to include, Hawaii County Police Captain Richard Sherlock, Mayor Billy

Kenoi, TMT representatives, University of Hawaii representatives, Governor David Ige,

Our contention is that we should not have been arrested on the charge of obstruction. We were there as

part of a spiritual gathering to stop the desecration of the Hawaiian Sacred Temple – Mauna Kea by the

construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea.

Dated: Hilo, Hawaii May 28, 2015

By: ________________________

James V. Albertini, Pro se


Ronald Fujiyoshi. Pro se


Gary Oamilda, Pro se