30th Anniversary!

Hilo Bay Nuclear Warship

Blockade

 warship3.jpg      July 18, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of an historic protest in Hilo Bay to uphold the spirit, if not the letter, of Hawaii County’s Nuclear-Free law (ordinance #665) passed unanimously in 1981. On July 18, 1984 hundreds of people gathered on the Hilo docks in protest of a Pearl Harbor based visiting U.S. nuclear armed warship, USS Ouellet. The ship was coming to Hilo at the invitation of the Hawaii Japanese Chamber of Commerce for its “Let’s Sell Hawaii” Festival of the Pacific.

      For three years, despite numerous requests to respect our law, the Navy repeatedly violated the law. In June of 1984 peace activists announced a non-violent blockade of the next nuclear ship visiting Hilo. In response, the Navy, got federal authorities, to establish a martial law situation in Hilo Bay.

      On July 18 two Coast Guard cutters escorted the warship. Military speed boats, zodiacs, helicopters and Navy Seal teams were also in the harbor. Federal authorities declared that anyone entering Hilo Bay to peacefully protest the nuclear warship would be subject to a felony criminal violation with a federal prison term up to three years and a $50,000 fine. Three people entered the water from the point of pier 2 and 3 swimming toward the arriving warship in the harbor channel. They held their hands up in a symbolic message to the ship –”STOP.” Jim Snyder, Warren Wineman, and Jim Albertini were imprisoned and/or fined for their non-violent protest. Jim Albertini was released from Federal prison after a little more than a year of his 3 year sentence mainly due to international protest. For nearly 10 consecutive years, because of his non-violent protests, Jim had to obtain a federal court order to travel from Hawai`i island.

Aloha Hawai`i – Protest RIMPAC 2014

Sat. July 19th 10AM- Noon Hilo Airport -Hwy. 11 Intersection

      RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) is the world’s largest warfare exercise and is now taking place in and around the waters of Hawai`i. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft (including killer drones) and 25,000 personnel are participating.

      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. All Hawai`i stand together in saying –We want RIMPAC stopped! Now! Ku`e!

(See the lyrics and listen to the song – “The Ballad of Pearl Harbor” at www.malu-aina.org )

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 18, 2014 – 669th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

The Ballad of Pearl Harbor

Below are the lyrics to the song:  Jim and Bernard Punikaia of Hale Mohalu recorded the song together in 1985.  A link for the audio is also included.

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The Ballad of Pearl Harbor

by Jim Albertini, composed 12/21/1983

Do not give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before swine. They will trample them under foot at best, and perhaps even tear you to shreds.”

(Matthew 7:6)

 Chorus: Take back the Pearl for the people. Let Mother Pearl shine again, and give life back to the land, and welcome all of her rainbow children that bridge the ocean of peace.

1. We showered you with our pearls, but you wanted even more. You took away our Mother Pearl –raped, plundered, and trampled her.

2. We were blinded by your breath of fire. You made us very proud. We worshiped you not knowing, we were losing our souls.

 Chorus:

 3. You poisoned the waters and destroyed the fish ponds. You killed the fish and the oysters and desecrated holy lands. You put up fences and iron gates. You brought in disease and waves of death.

 Chorus:

 4. We have been fools. But our eyes are now opening. No longer will we worship you or follow in your ways. Depart from us with your poison quills and deadly unhatched eggs.

 Chorus:

 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

 

 

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