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Nonviolence – Kapu Aloha!

Monday, February 26th, 2024

Nonviolence – Kapu Aloha!

     In all of our efforts for justice, peace, and aloha ‘aina, the means that we use must be in line with the ends that we seek. This is a firm principle of nonviolence in the tradition of Gandhi and Martin Luther King. If we want peace, then peace, not violence, including inflicting physical harm to ourselves, must be the path to peace. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Aaron Bushnell and we pray for peace in Gaza, Ukraine, and the entire world. May Aaron forever Rest in Peace!

Remembering Aaron Bushnell! 1999 – 2024          

(from an article by Brett Wilkins in Common Dreams

Feb. 26, 2024) https://www.commondreams.org/news/aaron-bushnell? Also see articles by Ann Wright and Caitlin Johnstone https://consortiumnews.com/2024/02/26/

After Setting Himself on Fire, US Airman Aaron Bushnell Dies Declaring ‘Free Palestine’ “Many of us like to ask ourselves, ‘What would I do if I was alive during slavery? Or the Jim Crow South? Or apartheid? What would I do if my country was committing genocide?’ The answer is, you’re doing it.”

My name is Aaron Bushnell, I am an active-duty member of the United States Air Force, and I will no longer be complicit in genocide. I’m about to engage in an extreme act of protest, but compared to what people have been experiencing in Palestine at the hands of their colonizers, it’s not extreme at all.”

That’s how the 25-year-old introduced himself—and bade farewell—to the world in a livestream video of his Sunday afternoon (Feb. 25, 2024) walk to the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. Arriving outside the front gate, Bushnell set down his phone, took eight paces, turned to face the camera, doused himself in an unknown accelerant, donned his service cap, and set himself alight. He repeatedly screamed “Free Palestine” as he burned.

More than 100,000 Palestinians—mostly women and children—have been killed or wounded by Israeli bombs and bullets since the October 7 attacks on Israel. Around 90% of Gaza’s 2.3 million people have been forcibly displaced, and at least hundreds of thousands of Gazans are on the brink of starvation.

The U.S. government backs Israel with nearly $4 billion in annual military aid and diplomatic support including three vetoes of United Nations Security Council cease-fire resolutions. The Biden administration is seeking an additional $14.3 billion in armed assistance for Israel, and has twice sidestepped Congress to fast-track emergency military aid.”

Peace, Not More Bombs & Killing in Gaza, Ukraine, etc.!

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, anti-Russian, anti-LGBTQ, 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), Hawai’i 96760

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

For more information see https:malu-aina.org

March 1, 2024, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1170Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 Hawaii Island Peace organizing meeting in person and Zoom

Wednesday, February 21st, 2024

Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, Hawaii Island Peace organizing meeting in person and Zoom

Aloha Peace Ohana,

Monday Feb. 26, 2024 Peace organizing meeting.  Check out recent posts at www.malu-aina.org  Mahalo.  We need to put some moral pressure on elected officials at all levels, to pass a Ceasefire Resolution  See https://malu-aina.org/?p=9777  Come to the meeting to discuss this. and other peace topics such as the Pohakuloa State lease renewal, and to evaluate the Feb. 18th protest at Pohakuloa.  Your insights are important.

Reminder:  Peace Organizing Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month from 6 -8 PM at the Kea’au Community Center located behind the Kea’au Health Clinic and Police Station.  Next meeting Monday, Feb. 26, 2024.  Usually there is Zoom from 6:30 to 7:15 PM.  Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9876901944… Meeting ID: 987 690 1944 Passcode: peace now. Steve Paulmier in our group is the person who sets up zoom. His email is <stephen.paulmier@verizon.net> and his phone 430-8866

Every Friday from 3:30-5 PM there is a peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Federal Bldg./Post Office on Waianuenue Ave. from 3:30 to 5 PM with set up at 2:30.  Please pass the word. Check out this week’s 2 sided peace leaflet here:  “Where Were You” https://malu-aina.org/?p=9805 and “Hawaii Interfaith Call for an Immediate Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza” https://malu-aina.org/?p=9817

We are living in extremely dangerous times.  We need your involvement.

Your participation and solidarity are much appreciated.  Please help spread the word. Bring ohana and friends to the meeting and weekly Hilo peace vigil.

Mahalo.

Jim

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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

Where Were You?

Sunday, February 18th, 2024

Where Were You?P

PPriorities? Super Bowl or CEASEFIRE? 

If only people would put as much energy as they do towards a Super Bowl into a CEASEFIRE FOR HUMANITY That would be a win for the entire world!

     One week ago, on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024, 120 MILLION people tuned in to watch Super Bowl LVIII on TV. Those who attended the sold-out game in person paid between $8,500 to $85,000 a ticket. Meanwhile, Israeli GENOCIDE of Palestinians in Gaza was taking place with direct US military support providing BILLIONS in military aid. The bombs dropped that killed or injured more than 100,000 people in Gaza, (2/3 women and children) in less than 5 months were paid and made in the USA. And the situation looks like it is getting worse, much worse.

     One week later, on Sunday, Feb. 18, a protest that had been in the works for more than a month, to “Stop Bombing Gaza and Pohakuloa” outside the Military Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) main gate from 10 AM till Noon, was attended by 4 people, all senior citizens in our 60s and 70s. PTA is located in the center of Hawaii Island. In the past month, several thousand leaflets about the protest were posted and distributed on Hawaii Island. Thousands of emails were sent out along with numerous posts on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and on the malu-aina.org website.

     The signs we carried read “Stop the Genocide! Ceasefire Now! Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!” Some people who drove by the 2-hour protest honked their horns and showed support for a two-state solution by flashing the two-finger peace sign. A few seemed to support Israel Benjamin Netanyahu’s one-state solution by flashing us the middle finger. But most were simply indifferent. They showed No response! Reminds me: “If you wonder what you would have done in Nazi

Germany, you are doing it today.”

     I would appreciate your feedback at the contact links below. If you receive this leaflet in person, via email, or other social media, please let us know what you are thinking and feeling. Why do you choose NOT to join in peaceful protest of the Genocide in Gaza and the bombing and contamination of our island home with military toxins from the bombing at Pohakuloa? Is it because you feel powerless? That it won’t do any good? Do you feel despair, suffering from spiritual and/or psychological trauma? Do you support the Genocide in Gaza? Do you support the bombing at Pohakuloa? Please reconsider and join us to help create a Ceasefire for humanity and a victory for all! Never give up hope! Mahalo!

Stop the GENOCIDE in Gaza!

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa & Training for

Nuclear War!

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, anti-Russian, anti-LGBTQ, 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), Hawai’i 96760

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

For more information see https:malu-aina.org

Feb. 23, 2024, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1169Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office

Stop the Gaza GENOCIDE!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2024

Permanent CEASEFIRE in Gaza NOW!

The US is directly funding and supplying weapons for Israel’s GENOCIDE in Gaza. That makes the US, and its taxpayers, criminal accomplices. The US must end all aid to Israel Now!

Call Hawaii’s Congressional delegation who keep funding Israel. Tell them to STOP! Senator Brian Schatz (808)523-2061, Senator Mazie Hirono (808) 522-8970, Congressional Rep Jill Tokuda (808) 746-6220,

Urge Action for a Permanent Ceasefire Resolution by the Hawaii County Council

Call Council members at (808) 961-8225 Further contact info here for Hawaii County Council members: https://www.hawaiicounty.gov/our-county/legislative/county-council/council-members-and-districts

Support Hawaii State Senate Resolutions SCR13 and SR6 calling for an Immediate Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza. Urging members of Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation to Support a Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza.

https://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session/measure_indiv.aspxbilltype=SCR&billnumber=13

Join the Protest to Stop Bombing Gaza and Pohakuloa on Sunday, Feb. 18th from 10 AM till Noon at the Pohakuloa Main Gate. See the reverse side for more details.

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, anti-Russian, anti-LGBTQ, 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), Hawai’i 96760

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

For more information see https:malu-aina.org

Feb. 16, 2024, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1168Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office

Peace organizing meeting on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 in Kea’au

Thursday, February 8th, 2024
Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 Peace organizing meeting and Friday Weekly Hilo Peace Vigils Check out recent posts at www.malu-aina.org, especially about Ceasefire in Gaza efforts. Mahalo. We need to put some moral pressure on elected officials at all levels. Come to the meeting to discuss this.
 
Reminder: Peace Organizing Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the Month from 6 -8 PM at the Kea’au Community Center located behind the Kea’au Health Clinic and Police Station. The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. Usually, there is Zoom from 6:30 to 7:15 PM. Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9876901944… Meeting ID: 987 690 1944 Passcode: peace now. Steve Paulmier in our group is the person who sets up Zoom. His email is <stephen.paulmier@verizon.net> and his phone 430-8866
 
Every Friday there is a peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Federal Bldg./Post Office on Waianuenue Ave. from 3:30 to 5 PM with set up at 2:30. Please pass the word.
We are living in extremely dangerous times. We need your involvement.
Your participation and solidarity are much appreciated.
Mahalo
Jim
 

PS Help pass the word about the Protest planned for Sunday, Feb. 18th at the Pohakuloa Main Gate.  See https://malu-aina.org/?p=9719

 
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