Statement on the Orlando Killings: No More violence! No More War!

Statement on the Orlando Killings

No More Violence! No More War!

I grieve with the families of innocent victims in Orlando Florida. The horrific violence carried out Sunday June 12, 2016 against members of the LGBTQ community at the Pulse club by Omar Mateen is difficult to comprehend.  How could anyone do such evil?  Certainly the availability of military style assault weapons in the U.S. contributes to such massive casualties –49 dead and 53 injured. But it doesn’t explain the source of such hate and violence.  More is becoming known each day.  Several news sources now quote statements made by the shooter, Omar Mateen, on Facebook in the early morning hours of the shooting. “You kill innocent women and children by doing US airstrikes..now taste the Islamic state vengeance.” http://abcnews.go.com/US/orlando-shooter-facebook-now-taste-isis-vengeance/story?id=39875518

In short, innocent lives killed for killing innocent lives. An eye for an eye. A cycle of violence. Vengeance for vengeance. Killing and more killing without end. Solving the escalating killing of innocents will require more than banning military style assault weapons, though that is a start. What about the innocent lives killed on the other end of official U.S. military assault weapons – weapons of war? Are innocent women and children killed abroad by U.S. airstrikes, drones, special ops, etc. of less value than innocent people killed at home in Orlando? There are reports that 4 million Muslims have been killed in U.S./NATO wars. 4 MILLION! http://www.globalresearch.ca/four-million-muslims-killed-in-us-nato-wars-should-we-call-it-genocide/5470424 Even if that number would be cut in half that still involves an awful lot of people killed, and without doubt, many completely innocent men, women, and children.

     Isn’t it time to stop the killing both at home and abroad, and build a world with liberty, justice, and peace for all?  In truth, we are one human family.  Let’s show by example that more violence, more weapons, more war, more hate, is not the answer.  Love is the answer.  Love conquers hate.  Let’s live aloha!.

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB 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

June 15, 2016

Malama Honua –Protest RIMPAC 2016

Malama Honua!

earth in clouds(Care for the Earth)

For People, Plants and Animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana…..

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific military war on the earth –air, land and sea (RIMPAC 2016) scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

The Range Control office at the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island PTA has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

Po-haku-loa is translated to mean: “The Land of the night of Long Prayer. Pohakuloa is known as the sacred heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawaii’s native people – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. military occupation of the nation of Hawaii.

Aloha Not War!

 This is a call for nonviolent (Kapu Aloha) action on all islands to Malama Honua and Protest RIMPAC.

Malu ‘Aina will be having planning meetings on Hawaii Island at the Keaau Community Center from 6:30-8:30 PM on Mondays, June 20th, and 27th. We encourage people in other parts of the island, and on other islands, to organize in the spirit of Kapu Aloha to protest RIMPAC. Mahalo and solidarity.

  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: ja@malu-aina.org
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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 17, 2016 – 769th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Get copies of files the Government may have on you

Get copies of files the Government may have on you

This is easy print out form letters.  Takes very little time.  Might be interesting to see what pops up in terms of government monitoring of peace, justice, independence activity.
I sent letters in April 2016.  The FBI responded recently saying they have 1304 pages on me.  It will cost me $40 to get 3 CDS with the pages in them or $60 for paper pages. I’ll keep you posted of anything interesting when i get my 3 FBI CDs.
Jim Albertini

http://www.getmyfbifile.com/

RIMPAC 2016: Malama Honua – Stop Bombing Hawaii!

Malama Honua

(Care for the Earth)

earth in clouds

For People, plants and animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana…..

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

The Range Control office at the military’s 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area, located in the center of Hawaii Island has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016 during the month of July. What other military actions will be taking place in and around Hawaii as part of RIMPAC 2016 have not been disclosed.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU). Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination, possibly endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike downwind. DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled.

rimpac16RIMPAC 2016

Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

This is a call for Kapu ‘Aloha action on all islands to Malama Honua.

Malu ‘Aina will be having planning meetings on Hawaii Island at the Keaau Community Center from 6:30-8:30 PM on Mondays, June 13th, 20th, and 27th. We encourage people in other parts of the island, and on other islands, to organize as well. Mahalo and solidarity.

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 www.malu-aina.org

Protest RIMPAC 2016

Aloha kakou,

I have reserved the Keaau Community Center front room for planning meetings to protest RIMPAC 2016.

Meeting dates:

Monday, June 13, Monday June 20, and Monday June 27

Meetings from 6:30 – 8:30PM.  Please pass the word.  All ideas and input appreciated in the spirit of kapu aloha to protest this desecration of air, land, and sea.

Mahalo and solidarity,

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 www.malu-aina.org

 

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RIMPAC 2016

Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

“As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans,” so claims the Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.