RIMPAC PROTEST

For Public release.  Please pass the word!  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini
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

   

Aloha Hawai`i!

PROTEST
Rimpac 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
    10AM - Noon

Hilo Airport – Hwy. 11 Intersection

(and possibly other sites throughout Hawai`i)

      RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) is the world’s largest warfare exercise held every two years hosted by the U.S. Pacific Fleet Command in and around the waters of Hawai`i. RIMPAC 2014 isscheduled for June 26 till August 1. Twenty-two nations, 49 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft (including killer drones) and 25,000 personnel will participate. Military units from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate.

      During RIMPAC countries conduct live-fire exercises that include surface-to-air missiles, air-to-air missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, laser-guided bombs, and rounds of naval gunfire from surface combatant warships. Fighter Jets, helicopters, bombers, and drones fly air sorties. Ground forces do amphibious landings, etc.  In all, different training events are scheduled in all Hawaiian operations area, encompassing Kāneʻohe Bay, Bellows Air Force Station, the Pacific Missile Range Facility, and the Pohakuloa Training Area.

      In short, RIMPAC is an attack on the air, land and sea environment of Hawai`i — it’s people, plants and animals.  It desecrates and contaminates what we hold sacred and sustains our life.  We want it stopped!  Now!  Ku’e!

  Free Hawai`i & the World from the Curse of Militarism!

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 11, 2014 – 668th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Join July 4 peace contingent in Volcano parade

Aloha peace ohana,
Donna Grabow has arranged to have a peace contingent in the Volcano July 4 parade which begins at 10AM and should only last an hour. It’s just the 2 of us so far.  it would be great to have company. We have the Stop the Bombing at Pohakuloa banner and I’ll bring other peace signs, so please come and join us.  Bring your own sign if you like. The parade starts at the Post Office from what I understand.
Please pass the word. Hope to see you there.   Mahalo.
Jim

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

Independence Day!!!!!!

The World is NOT

a U.S. Colony!

      In Hawai`i, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is moving throughout the islands conducting hearings on so called “Federal Recognition” of Native Hawaiians and how the U.S. DOI can “help”?

      At the same time, the U.S. is sending more troops to Iraq and considering further bombing after decades of U.S. war and sanctions that have decimated the country’s infrastructure and created millions of casualties, refugees, and instability throughout the region. In short, the U.S. created the current mess and further U.S. military action will only make matters worse, not better.

      In both Iraq and Hawai`i, and a host of other countries around the world, the U.S. portrays itself as “the good guy,” instead of the problem. It’s a classic colonial attitude of intervening in the internal affairs of other nations.

      The bottom line is this: The U.S. must stop intervening in the internal and domestic affairs of independent nations all over the world, including the U.S. occupied Kingdom of Hawai`i. Such interference is a blatant violation of international law.

      The DOI’s current efforts at “Federal recognition” and the considering of measures to establish a government to government relationship with Native Hawaiians is a fraud. It is simply trying to do through executive action what the Akaka bill tried to do through Congressional action –that is subvert what justice demands.

      Federal recognition is a trap. It divides Hawaiian against Hawaiian, and others in Hawai`i. It causes confusion, and provides a cover to complete the theft of Hawaiian Kingdom lands.

Justice demands the deoccupation of Hawaii. Justice demands the restoration of the multi-ethnic independent nation state of Hawai`i that existed prior to 1893 and the Bayonet constitution of 1887. Nothing less.

Free Hawai`i!    Free Iraq & the world

from U.S. domination!

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 4, 2014 – 667th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Dept. of Interior hearing 6-9PM Wed. July 2nd at Kawananakoa gym in Keaukaha

Aloha Peace Ohana,
     The DOI meeting set for Wednesday night at Keaukaha Cafeteria has been moved to Kawananakoa Gym from 6pm till 9pm to accommodate a larger crowd.  I urge you to attend this important meeting in solidarity with Kanaka Maoli opposing the DOI’s attempt to do through executive action what the Akaka bill tried to do through Congressional action — that is to subvert what justice demands. Justice demands the restoration of the independent nation of Hawaii.

There is also a US senate debate between Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa at the same time in Hilo at the downtown Sangha Hall.  I was originally planning to go to the Senate debate and hold signs for peace outside the event before the DOI meeting was scheduled.

Jim Albertini

State Operation blocks off Stainback Highway and violates free speech rights for Kulani Prison Reactivation ceremony

State Operation blocks off Stainback Highway and violates free speech rights for Kulani Prison Reactivation ceremony

Dear State & County officials and County prosecutor:
Please investigate the violation of citizen civil rights today
The State Sheriff’s Dept, together with DLNR blocked off the State Stainback highway at the North Kulani Rd intersection approximately 8-10 miles from the Kulani  prison main gate.  They were checking everyone’s ID  against an invitation list to the ceremony to allow them to proceed.  We of Ohana Ho’opakele were all blocked from proceeding to the main gate area to conduct our peaceful protest of the Kulani reactivation ceremony and even a hunter who wanted to look for his lost dog was turned away.  When I asked the head Sheriff guy –”By what authority are you blocking public access on a state highway?”  He pointed to his badge and said it was a “state operation.”
Please investigate this violation of our civil liberties to travel on a state highway to peacefully protest the State’s failure to follow Act 117 that said Kulani should be the site of a Pu’uhonua unless a better site can be found, and that the state should be working with Ohana Ho’opakele to establish the Pu’uhonua.
This police State tactic by the Sheriffs Dept. and DLNR is shameful.  Even the County police were involved.  They showed up and yielded to the Sheriffs Dept. Police Officer B. Watanabe badge # 113 was one of the police present.
Mahalo.
Jim Albertini

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