Must see film: Citizenfour at the Hilo Palace theater

The docu-drama on Edward Snowden is playing at the Palace theater in Hilo Jan. 3-6th –Sat., Sunday Monday and Tues 7PM  Also on Sunday at 2:30PM
$8 general, $7 student/senior. BBC says “It’s a chillingly dramatic…”  “Toronto Star says “so explosive, it’s one of the most riveting films you’ll see this year.”

Jim Albertini

The passing of Hawaiian Kupuna Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr.

Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr. Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr

Uncle Sam Kaleleiki, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at Queens Hospital in Honolulu.

Uncle Sam had been president of Ohana Ho’opakele for several years and a member of the organization for more than 15 years. I worked closely with him as secretary of the organization and knew him for more than 20 years.  The painting of Uncle Sam above by Donna Grabow  from a film where Uncle Sam is saying “You gotta focus…” captures the deep commitment of his life for justice.  Uncle Sam was a great inspiration to me and many others.  He sure had plenty of aloha and will be deeply missed.  Let us carry on his vision, determination and commitment.

Jim Albertini


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#1 New Year’s Resolution

#1 New Year’s Resolution:

Prosecute the Torturers, War Criminals, &

Wall St. Banksters!

war criminals2Rumsfeld, Bush, and Cheney 

President Obama, you have one slim chance to do what is right. Prosecute the torturers, war criminals and Wall St. Banksters and stop these criminal policies that you have carried forward. If you fail to act, your name, and the names of your abettors, will be added to the list for prosecution.

“In signs of a slow deep sea change in what can and cannot be done in our name, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights has filed a criminal complaint against Bush torture program architects, accusing them of war crimes, rejecting the “golden shield” of a U.S. legal defense, and calling for a German prosecutor to hold an investigation to “help to ensure that those responsible for abduction, abuse and illegal detention do not go unpunished.” More astonishingly, the New York Times has written a blistering editorial likewise calling for prosecution of “the torturers and their bosses” who broke federal and international laws. It argues “no amount of legal pretzel logic can justify the behavior detailed in the (Senate) report,” slams “the distance officials in the executive branch went to rationalize, and conceal, the crimes they wanted to commit,” and condemns “blinkered apologists… desperate to call these acts anything but torture, which they clearly were…The nation cannot move forward in any meaningful way without coming to terms, legally and morally, with the abhorrent acts that were authorized, given a false patina of legality, and committed by American men and women from the highest levels of government on down.”


Justice Delayed, is Justice Denied! Prosecute Now!

  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.

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Jan. 2, 2015 – 693rd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Merry Christmas!

Photo of Christmas eve vigil in Hilo

2014 Christmas eve vigil