July 20, 2024 Hilo Cancel Rimpac protest & Stop the Genocide in Gaza

July 20, 2024 Hilo Cancel Rimpac Protest & Stop the Genocide in Gaza

Held on Hilo Bayfront near the King Kamehameha Statue

4 upcoming peace events on Hawaii Island

Four upcoming Peace events!
 
Hawaii County Mayoral Forum
Naniloa Hotel in Hilo on Banyan Drive.
1. Thursday, July 18, 2024, from Hawaii County Mayoral Forum at theNaniloa Hotel in Hilo on Banyan Drive.4:30 to 6 PM sign holding to Stop Bombing Pohakuloa and cancel Pohakuloa Lease, Cancel RIMPAC Now and Forever.
2. Friday weekly 3:30-5 PM Hilo Peace Vigil at the downtown Post Office
3. Sat. July 20th Cancel RIMPAC Now and Forever protest in Hilo 10 AM -Noon fronting the King Kamehameha Statue.
4.  Peace organizing Meeting, Monday, July 22, 2024, from 6-8 PM at the Kea’au Community Center, behind the Keaau Police station and clinic. Please pass the word. Mahalo.
Jim Albertini

sign holding outside Hilo Mayoral forum Thursday –to Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Hawaii County Mayoral Forum
Naniloa Hotel in Hilo on Banyan Drive.
1.  Thursday, July 18, 2024, from 4:30 to 6 PM sign holding to Stop Bombing Pohakuloa and cancel Pohakuloa Lease, Cancel RIMPAC Now and Forever.
2,  Peace organizing Meeting, Monday July 22, 2024 from 6-8PM at the Kea’au Community Center, located behind the Keaau Police station and clinic.
3.  Sat. July 20th Cancel RIMPAC Now and Forever protest in Hilo 10AM -Noon fronting the King Kamehameha Statue.  Please pass the word.  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini

My edited Letter in today’s –July 17, 2024 Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The Star Advertiser really edited my letter -- see below what was printed and what was sent. 
But I guess something better than nothing.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 84° Today’s Paper

 

 

Letter: Violence has become too pervasive, it must end

Many federal, state and local officials speaking out against the attempted assassination of Donald Trump are hypocrites. Joe Biden said, “Look, there’s no place in America for this kind of violence. It’s sick. It’s sick.” That’s true, but Biden, Gov. Green, Sen. Schatz, Rep. Case and others must speak out and stop supporting the Israeli genocide in Gaza, and war funding policies that are contributing to escalating violence. Here in Hawaii on all islands, U.S. military training on bases, in public parks and on beaches has been taking place for several years.

In all that we do, the means we use must align with the end we seek. If we want a just and peaceful nation and world, we must commit to just and peaceful means toward that end. Violence only begets more violence. We must commit to nonviolence — kapu aloha before the violence escalates further.

Jim Albertini

 
Copy of Letter to the Editor:  — emailed  July 15, 2024
 
 Political Hypocrites!

Many federal, state, and local officials speaking out against the attempted assassination of Donald Trump are hypocrites!  Joe Biden said “Look, there’s no place in America for this kind of violence. It’s sick. It’s sick.” That’s True, but Biden, Gov. Green, Senator Schatz, Congressman Case, etc. must speak out and stop supporting the US/Israel Genocide in Gaza, and US war funding policies toward Russia, China, etc. that are contributing to escalating violence, including the risk of nuclear war.  Here in Hawaii on all islands, US military “Special Ops” assassination training outside military bases, in public parks, beaches, etc. has been taking place for several years using locals and tourists unknowingly as props. Not a peep out of politicians to oppose and stop this disgraceful violence training.

We need a world of peace, justice, and aloha ‘aina, not one of escalating violence.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. said on April 4, 1967, one year to the day of his assassination: “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government, I cannot be silent.” True in the 1960s. True today!

In all that we do, the means we use must align with the end we seek. If we want a just and peaceful nation and world, we must commit to just and peaceful means toward that end.  Violence only begets more violence.  We must commit to Nonviolence — Kapu Aloha before the violence escalates further.

Jim Albertini, President of Malu ‘Aina

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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

Letter to the Editor: Political Hypocrites!

July 15, 2024
 
Letter to the Editor: 

Political Hypocrites!

Many federal, state, and local officials speaking out against the attempted assassination of Donald Trump are hypocrites!  Joe Biden said “Look, there’s no place in America for this kind of violence. It’s sick. It’s sick.” That’s True, but Biden, Gov. Green, Senator Schatz, Congressman Case, etc. must speak out and stop supporting the US/Israel Genocide in Gaza, and US war funding policies toward Russia, China, etc. that are contributing to escalating violence, including the risk of nuclear war.  Here in Hawaii on all islands, US military “Special Ops” assassination training outside military bases, in public parks, beaches, etc. has been taking place for several years using locals and tourists unknowingly as props. Not a peep out of politicians to oppose and stop this disgraceful violence training.

We need a world of peace, justice, and aloha ‘aina, not one of escalating violence.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. said on April 4, 1967, one year to the day of his assassination: “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world: My own Government, I cannot be silent.” True in the 1960s. True today!

In all that we do, the means we use must align with the end we seek. If we want a just and peaceful nation and world, we must commit to just and peaceful means toward that end.  Violence only begets more violence.  We must commit to Nonviolence — Kapu Aloha before the violence escalates further.

 

Jim Albertini, President of Malu ‘Aina

-- 
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