Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

Photos from the Jan. 26, 2024, Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, January 26th, 2024

Photos from the Jan. 26, 2024, Hilo Peace Vigil

 

Jan. 17, 1893 Hawaii Overthrow Anniversary!

Monday, January 15th, 2024

Free Hawai’i!

End US Illegal Occupation

Now!

     On Jan. 17, 1893, the US and European Sugar Barons, with the direct assistance of US military troops, carried out a coup — an illegal overthrow of the independent Nation of Hawaii and Queen Liliu’okalani. Six years earlier in 1887, these same business interests orchestrated “the Bayonet Constitution” that forced King David Kalakaua to give more power to these business interests, including a free trade agreement with the US, and exclusive use of Pearl Harbor to the US military. But they wanted more. They wanted total control. In 1898, Hawaii was illegally annexed to the US. Illegal Statehood, followed illegal annexation, which followed the illegal overthrow. It now has been 131 years of illegal occupation.

     From the time of Hawaii’s first western contact in 1778, western diseases reduced Hawaii’s native population drastically, by over 75% in just a few decades. Lands became privatized in former missionary hands that became Big 5 private corporations, sugar, and pineapple plantations, instead of a self-sufficient ahupua’a (mauka to makai –mountain to the sea) village system. Today, instead of being 100% self-sufficient in food, Hawaii now imports over 95% of what is consumed here.        

     Mass tourism and over 100 US military installations are the new plantations.  Former Sugar barons still control a lot of land in Hawaii. But there are new Hi-tech barons with net worth in the hundreds of billions of dollars. The likes of Jeff Bezos ($177B) of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg ($128B) of Facebook, Larry Ellison ($123B) of Oracle software company, and Michael Dell ($78B) of Dell computers, all have palatial vacation estates here in Hawaii. Ellison owns over 98% of the island of Lanai. Zuckerberg besides his mansions and large land holdings has an underground 5000 square foot doomsday bunker on Kauai, Bezos has a $78 million estate on Maui, and Dell has a multimillion-dollar place in Kukio, the vacation land of the 1/10 of the 1% just north of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii Island. Meanwhile, native Hawaiians have been priced out of Hawaii, their homeland. More Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) now live in the Las Vegas and the LA area than in Hawaii. Shameful! Justice demands fundamental change and a restored independent Hawaii nation, and ahupua’a village homeland for Kanaka Maoli. 

In 1993 President Bill Clinton signed an apology bill for the illegal overthrow of Hawaii. But an apology is not enough.

 

No Lie Can Live Forever! Free Hawai’i Now!

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 to receive our posts.

For more information see https:malu-aina.org

January 17, 2024

Honoring Martin Luther King

Thursday, January 11th, 2024

Honor Martin Luther King

January 15, 2024, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

On April 4, 1967, Rev. Martin Luther King spoke out strongly against the US war in Vietnam. He said: “This Madness Must Cease”. The U.S. is “The Greatest Purveyor of Violence in the World Today.”

Read the full MLK speech “Beyond Vietnam” and watch the video here

lhttp://www.worldfuturefund.org/Reports2013/Martinlutherkingspeech1967.htm

King’s words were true in 1967 and remain true today in 2024.

King spoke those words one year to the day of his assassination on April 4, 1968

Rev. King saw the US war in Vietnam as “a symptom of a far deeper malady within the American spirit.” Later that spring, he asserted that “the evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism are all tied together”: we could not “get rid of o­ne without getting rid of the others [and] the whole structure of American life must be changed.”

Today, and every day, we must speak out for justice, peace, and social change!

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

Dec. 24, 2023 Honolulu Star-Advertiser viewpoint by Jim Albertini

Tuesday, December 26th, 2023

Dec. 24, 2023, Christmas Eve Hilo Peace Vigil photos

Sunday, December 24th, 2023

Dec. 24, 2023, Christmas Eve Hilo Peace Vigil Photos