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Stop Bombing Pohakuloa Protest June 2, 2021 PTA Main Gate 10AM

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Stop the Desecration of our Sacred ʻAina

Protest: Wed. June 2, 2021 Pohakuloa Main Gate 10AM – 11:30 AM

Carpools from Hilo side leaving Komohana & Saddle Rd at 9AM Please join the protest and pass the word.  Mahalo.

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When asked why he was traveling to Kaho’olawe in 1977, this was his reply:

“Simply … the reason is … I am a Hawaiian and I’ve inherited the soul of my kupuna. It is my moral

responsibility to attempt an ending to this desecration of our sacred ʻāina …” ~ George Helm ~

[George Helm on the boat to Kaho’olawe, 1977]

George Helm lost his life in the struggle to stop the bombing of Kaho’olawe in March of 1977. Finally in 1990, after a decades long struggle, the bombing of Kaho’olawe was stopped.

      The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island is a 133,000-acre military live-fire training area for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines., and foreign countries too. PTA is nearly 5 times the size of Kaho’olawe. The area has been bombed for more than 75 years, with more than 14 million live-rounds fired annually. (Current figures are secret.) Military toxins, including lead, cancer causing Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, perchlorate, PFAS, etc. contaminate the area. Some contaminants, including DU oxide particles can be carried long distances by the wind.

      B-2 & B-52 Strategic bombers fly non-stop from Missouri, Louisiana, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa. Where are the voices of our religious leaders, government representatives at the county, State and Federal level and ordinary citizens speaking out to say enough? Sign the petition to not renew the lease of State lands at PTA ($1 for 65 years of 23,000 acres of Public lands). Sign here: https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/do-not-extend-1-lease-on-27-000-acres-of-hawai-i-state-lands-in-pohakuloa-training-area?bucket=&fbclid=IwAR1WzgovPkxJdZbcB0tBKSmMx2FzHJMFI1mOJABKB8C3VKhLZF0g7_rEAbk

     On June 4th there will be a PTA change of command from Lt.Col. JR Borce to Lt. Col. Kevin Kronin.We’ve been through a lot of these before.  Same old… Same old!  The bombing continues and promises are broken.

Pohakuloa is a Training Ground for Nuclear War!

Stop the Desecration! Stop the Bombing! Aloha ‘Aina!

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 28, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1026– 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

Israel “Mows the Grass” again May 21, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Israel “Mows the Grass”

Again!

         Israeli racist hardliners call the Anti-Arab killings of a new generation of Palestinians as “mowing the grass,” a process underway again-and-again in ongoing massive bombardments of Gaza.

        Let’s be clear. What Israel is doing to Palestinians is ethnic cleansing, It’s apartheid. It’s racist. It’s settler colonialism. The U.S. voted 3 times this past week AGAINST a cease-fire at the UN Security Council. It was the only NO vote. As many have said: the U.S. must stop being an apologist for the Israeli government. Israel is illegally occupying Palestinian land. For Israel to claim it has the right to defend it’s illegal occupation of Palestine is not only ridiculous, it is criminal. It is a crime against humanity. The U.S. needs to immediately end it’s complicity in Israel’s criminal abuse of Palestinians.

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     Israel needs to: return all Palestinian lands it occupies; cede control of the groundwater under the West Bank to the Palestinians who live there; release its Palestinian political prisoners; dismantles all settlements that have displaced Palestinians; halt its nighttime raids of Palestinian homes and detention of children; take down the separation wall it has constructed through Palestinian farmers’ lands; stop restricting access to certain Muslim and Christian places of worship; lift it’s blockade and siege of Gaza; disarm itself of nuclear weapons; and no longer receive U.S. military aid. Each year $3.8 BILLION of U.S. tax payers money is invested in Israel’s oppression of Palestinians. Israeli bombs being dropped on Gaza are “Made in the USA.” Israel’s current war against Gaza is benefiting Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. It is helping him stay out of jail on corruption charges. All violence between Israel and Palestine must end, but there is no comparison between Israeli violence and Palestinian violence.

     Being against Israel’s war crimes is NOT anti-semitism. End U.S. Military funding to Israel now.

     Sign the petition: Tell President Biden and Congress to stop U.S. funds from being used to kill Palestinians and demolish their homes! 

Shabbat! Shalom! Peace with Justice for All!

For a comprehensive view of Israel/Palestine see the links below and article by Chris Hedges: Israel,

                the Big Lie https://consortiumnews.com/2021/05/14/chris-hedges-israel-the-big-lie/                                                                                                                            

  Former Israeli pilot: ‘My government and    military are war criminals’  
Here are four lies Israel kept telling the world
‘Israel commits war crimes, crimes against humanity’, says American-Jewish scholar Finkelstein 

                                                                            

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 21, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1025– 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

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

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

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