Remembering The Greatest 4th Of July Speech Of All Time

Remembering The Greatest 4th Of July Speech Of All Time

by Frederick Douglass

What to the Slave (and the Native American and Native Hawaiian and many people living under U.S. bombs and regime change throughout the world) is the Fourth of July?

Here is one vivid paragraph:

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sound of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants brass fronted impudence; your shout of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanks-givings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy — a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour.”

Read the full speech here

https://www.popularresistance.org/remembering-the-greatest-4th-of-july-speech-of-all-time/

 


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

End All War! Live Aloha!

End U.S. Addiction To War

When you define something as war, violence becomes the only means.

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Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror, or How to Make War on Everything

      Despite talk of promoting “freedom and democracy,” U.S. military interventions have been going on for a very long time. Native Americans, the Nation of Hawaii, and a long list of other countries, especially since WWII, can speak to this. Today, the policies of Democrats and Republicans — of Clinton, Bush I, Bush 2, and Obama are all much the same – serve Wall St. and the corporate elite and declare WAR on anyone or anything that gets in the way! The war industry now rules. It has a life of its own and has spread to militarize domestic police forces and private security firms.

      William J. Astore, a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF) says “War on drugsWar on poverty. War in Afghanistan. War in Iraq. War on terror. The biggest mistake in American policy, foreign and domestic, is looking at everything as war. When a war mentality takes over, it chooses the weapons and tactics for you.  It limits the terms of debate before you even begin. It answers questions before they’re even asked.

When you define something as war, it dictates the use of the military (or militarized police forces, prisons, and other forms of coercion) as the primary instruments of policy.  Violence becomes the means of decision, total victory the goal.  Anyone who suggests otherwise is labeled a dreamer, an appeaser, or even a traitor.”

To read the full story by William J. Astore, see http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/176016/

      We are seeing an increasing war on the homeless, and beware: Governor Ige has declared war (disguised of course) on the Mauna Kea Protectors. To deny toilet facilities at the Mauna Kea Visitors center to protectors and visitors is insulting and more… Stop TMT! Sacred Mauna over Money!

End All War! Time to Live Aloha!

  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 http://www.malu-aina.org/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 3, 2015 – 719th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

TMT Star Advertiser Poll

instead of asking your opinion on whether it should be built, it asks for the “result” – whether it will be built?

I think it is a trick question – that suggests that the TMT is a DONE deal, that it is inevitable – that it WILL be BUILT.

I suspect that the powers that be will then SPIN the “suggestion” to make it into a reality!
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http://poll.staradvertiser.com/

Protect Mauna Kea!

    PROTECT THE SACRED!

       On Wednesday, June 24th construction of the $1.5 Billion Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea was again halted by more than 700 people standing together to protect the sacred temple from further desecration. 13 telescopes currently exist on the Mauna.

It was an awesome gathering on the Mauna. Following prayers and chants, 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 who came in a spirit of “Kapu Aloha” to stand for the sacred above dollars.

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     As the construction caravan tried to push its way up the mountain with police in front, line after line of protectors chanted, prayed, sang, and stood firm in saying We are Mauna Kea. No TMT.

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Photos tell the story better than words. See the links below.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/slideshow?widgetid=159787

https://www.facebook.com/OiwiTV/photos_stream

      12 more protectors were arrested June 24th in addition to the 31 arrested on April 2nd. Several of those arrested in April are requesting to engage in Ho’oponopono (an Hawaiian cultural process to make right) with Governor David Ige, TMT President Henry Yang, University of Hawaii President David Lassner, and DLNR Deputy Director, Kekoa Kaluhiwa and/or their representatives. The request is supported by Hawaii County Prosecutor, Mitch Roth, and Hawaii District Court Judge Barbara Takase.

Ho’oponopono Not More Desecration!

  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 http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 26, 2015 – 718th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Great photos and video from June 24th Mauna Kea protection

Great photos and video from June 24th Mauna Kea protection

https://www.facebook.com/OiwiTV/photos_stream