Commending Canadian Astronomers decision NOT to support TMT without Native Hawaiian Consent – Kanaeokana

Subject: Commending CASCA’s decision NOT to support TMT without Native Hawaiian Consent – Kanaeokana
Date: May 15, 2021 at 4:35:23 PM HST
 
Please view the 4 min video at the link below of Hawaiian elders being arrested to protect Mauna Kea.  And please spread this news of Canadian Astronomers far and wide.  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini

 

One of the TMT project’s biggest and long standing supporters, the Canadian Astronomical Association (CASCA), now proclaims:
 
“Unless the TMT project has consent from the Native Hawaiians, Canada’s astronomical community cannot support its construction on Maunakea…” 
when such consent does not exist, the principles should recognize that the use or threat of force is an unacceptable avenue for developing or accessing an astronomical site.”
 
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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

New signs on Saddle Road near Mauna Kea Access Road

Military Censorship at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

Military Censorship!

What has happened to the First Amendment Right of Free Speech?

It appears it’s OK to desecrate and contaminate the land through military bombing, but not OK to criticize the bombing on a government run, taxpayer funded, Facebook page. It appears the military considers any criticism as “political propaganda.”

Below is a brief email Jim Albertini, president of Malu Aina wrote on May 12, 2021 to the military Pohakuloa Training Area Public Affairs Officer, Mike Donnelly, with cc to (PTA) Commander LTC L. Borce, and Deputy Commander G. Fleming

 

To Mike Donnelly, PTA Public Affairs Officer
May 12, 2021
Michael O. Donnelly
Pohakuloa Training Area
Public Affairs Officer
P.O. Box 4607
Hilo , HI 96720

808-969-2411 Office
808-824-1474 Cell
 
Aloha Mike,
I noticed recently when I went to the official Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) GOVERNMENT Facebook page, that I am not allowed to comment on PTA Facebook posts. I know of at least one other friend who also is NOT provided a “Comment” option on the PTA Facebook page. Other people are allowed to comment.
This looks like government censorship to me and a violation of US First Amendment Free-Speech rights.
Please immediately provide a “Comment” option for all people, myself included, on the PTA GOVERNMENT Facebook page.
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 Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org
 
cc: copies of this email are being sent to government elected officials, news media, and attorneys including the ACLU
 

It should be noted that Mike Donnelly, the PTA Public Affairs Officer is a Big Island Press Club “Lava Tube Award winner” in contrast to the Press Club’s “Torch of Light” award winner.

 

See if you are being censored? Go to the following link and see if you can enter a respectful, but critical, comment of PTA bombing. https://www.facebook.com/PohakuloaTrainingArea/

 
More than 2 years ago, in March 2019, I was also banned from commenting of the PTA facebook page around the time the military was inviting school children from all over the island to PTA for “Experience Pohakuloa Day” as a celebration of Earth Day.  Our organization thinks it is unwise to invite school children to a base heavily contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU).  Below is an email I wrote to the PTA commander at that time 3/20/19

Aloha Commander Borce, Deputy Commander Flemming and PR man Donnelly,

I noticed that I am being prohibited from commenting on your Pohakuloa Training Area Facebook page posts.  How come?  Who made that decision?  Isn’t this a government page and shouldn’t all citizens have a Free Speech right to posts comments as long as there is nothing profane or yelling fire in a crowded theater?
 
Please respond promptly.  Mahalo.
 
Below is something I would like to post on the PTA Facebook page.

Decades from now will the same be said about Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide at Pohakuloa, etc. ?  Not only poisoning its own soldiers but our Big island community as well?

U.S. finally admits Agent Orange residue poisoned its own soldiers

https://www.newstarget.com/2016-05-09-u-s-finally-admits-agent-orange-residue-poisoned-its-own-soldiers.html?fbclid=IwAR0czZ4e_rni0MGyLGilFDMdxVeAZNoJ97Qj7cABzBpqs94fgqb3OQZZC-M

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Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@malu-aina.org
visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org
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 On May 6, 2019 I was "unbanned" from posting on the PTA Facebook page but somehow banned again, 
just recently discovered,now in 2021.  
I was never given any explanation for either banning.  

I can't recall the last time I tried to post on the PTA Facebook page. It is not often.  
PTA did not have an "Earth Day" event for school kids in 2020 due to Covid 
as far as I know.
Jim Albertini
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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

Mauna Kea Kupuna trial Solidarity May 14, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Protect Mauna Kea

Kupuna Trial

Friday, May 14, 2021 at 8:30AM

Billy Freitas, Pualani Kanaka’ole-Kanahele, Nawahine Kahoopi’i,

Patricia Momi Greene, Tomas Belsly

Hilo Courthouse – Courtroom 2B Wear color yellow in support – gather 8AM

If you can’t make it to the courthouse, watch on Zoom 439-401-1568


 Respect Hawaii’s Most Sacred Temple!

Respect Hawaiian religious beliefs, traditions, and practices! 

NO further domination and desecration of the Sacred by an 18 story $2.5 billion dollar Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).

Put Sacred before Dollars!

Who would dare try to build the TMT on Mt. Sinai or Mt. Fuji. Enough is enough. 

TMT is Too Many Telescopes, or has money become our god?

Stand in Solidarity with Hawaiian Kupuna and Sacred Mauna Kea!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject violence & war as solutions. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic,
anti-Hawaiian, anti-Black, anti-Asian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760

Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts. For more information www.malu-aina.org

May 14, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1024– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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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

50 years ago –12,000 arrested in historic DC anti-war protests

May Day 1971: Daniel Ellsberg on Joining Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn at Historic Antiwar Direct Action

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 May Day protests, when tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated against the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C., and brought much of the capital to a standstill through acts of civil disobedience. The mass demonstrations terrified the Nixon administration, and police would arrest over 12,000 people — the largest mass arrest in U.S. history. Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who attended the May Day protests, says it was part of a wave of popular discontent about the war that mobilized millions. “There was a movement of young people who felt that what was happening in the world … was wrong, had to change, and they were ready to risk their careers and their lives to try to change it. And we need that right now,” Ellsberg says. He recently spoke with Amy Goodman at an event marking the 50th anniversary of the release of the Pentagon Papers. We play excerpts from that conversation, which also included National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. 

Read more — click link above