Jan. 20, 2017 Trump Inauguration protest in Hilo

Please pass the word. Mahalo.

PROTEST

The Inauguration of

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Live Aloha!

No More Hate, No more Racism,  Sexism, Bigotry, etc.

Friday, January 20, 2017

3-5 PM Downtown Hilo Post office/Federal Bldg

Speakers, Music, Bring protest signs!

  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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Overcoming the Giant Triplets of Racism, Extreme Materialism, and Militarism

ENDING POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS!

Decent Food, Clothing, Housing, Education, Health Care, Employment, etc. should be recognized as Human Rights for ALL !

trump-in-mumbai        

     We need a more just society where the gap between rich and poor is narrowed, not widened. Mumbai, India pictured above, is increasingly becoming everywhere U.S.A. with Honolulu now ranking #1 in homeless major cities. Homeless people and those living on the edge of becoming homeless are increasing throughout Hawaii.. Housing is being priced out of the reach of more and more people.

     Dr. Martin Luther King said, “Our only hope… lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit, and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism, and militarism.” 

     There always seems to be enough money for war and new weapons systems. The US is the greatest seller of weapons in the world and the most heavily armed nation the world has ever known.

     As we begin the new year of 2017 let’s change priorities. Let’s rededicate our lives toward building our communities and world on a foundation of justice, peace, and nonviolence. In the process let us live aloha where “kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear.”

A Happy New Year for ALL! 

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 Jan. 6, 2017-798th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Jan. 2017 Mauna Kea Contested Case Hearing dates

Important food for thought as we approach the Trump Inauguration

An Open Letter to Myself on New Year’s Day 2017

By Richard Falk

Richard Falk is a member of the TRANSCEND Network, an international relations scholar, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, author, co-author or editor of 40 books, and a speaker and activist on world affairs. In 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) appointed Falk to a six-year term as a United Nations Special Rapporteur on “the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967.” Since 2002 he has lived in Santa Barbara, California, and taught at the local campus of the University of California in Global and International Studies, and since 2005 chaired the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. His most recent book is Achieving Human Rights (2009).

https://www.transcend.org/tms/2017/01/an-open-letter-to-myself-on-new-years-day-2017/


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

The Smoking Gun! No Question on Illegality of the U.S. Overthrow of the Hawaiian Government in 1893

http://hawaiiankingdom.org/blog/the-smoking-gun-no-question-on-illegality-of-the-u-s-overthrow-of-the-hawaiian-government-in-1893/

 

The Smoking Gun! No Question on Illegality of the U.S. Overthrow of the Hawaiian Government in 1893

Posted on January 2, 2017

In 2016, Duke University Press published Tom Coffman’s Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai‘i. While this book has been in circulation since 1998, it is the first time that an academic publisher has put its name to the book. The goal of Duke University Press is “to contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship.” “By insisting on thorough peer review procedures in combination with careful editorial judgment, the Press performs an intellectual gatekeeping function, ensuring that only scholarship of the highest quality receives the imprimatur of the University.”

Dr. Keanu Sai, a political scientist, whose doctoral research covered the American occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom and its continued existence today as an independent State, was asked by the Hawaiian Journal of History to write a book review of Coffman’s Nation Within for its first publication in 2017. In his review, Dr. Sai reveals the “smoking gun” that was brought to his attention by Dr. Ron Williams of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

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In Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai‘i, Tom Coffman exhibits a radical shift by historians in interpreting political events post-1893. When Coffman first published his book in 1998, his title reflected a common misunderstanding of annexation. But in 2009, he revised the title by replacing the word Annexation with the word Occupation. Coffman admitted he made this change because of international law (p. xvi). By shifting the interpretive lens to international law, Coffman not only changed the view to occupation, but would also change the view of the government’s overthrow in 1893. While the book lacks any explanation of applicable international laws, he does an excellent job of providing an easy reading of facts for international law to interpret.