Archive for the ‘Hawaii Independence’ Category

Photos from Jan. 27, 2023 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, January 27th, 2023

Photos from Jan. 27, 2023, Hilo Peace Vigil

Military leases up for renewal in Hawaii

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

KITV 4 -Army Secretary in Hawaii as Military Leases Under Scrutiny

 

Jan. 27, 2023 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023

End the Threat of

Nuclear War!

Join the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty!

                                                            

       

 

A time of unprecedented danger: it is 90 seconds to midnight according to the

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists – https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/current-time/

     The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), or the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons with the ultimate goal being their total elimination. The treaty entered into international law on Jan. 22, 2021.

     The treaty prohibits the development, testing, production, stockpiling, stationing, transfer, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons, as well as assistance and encouragement to the prohibited activities.

     According to the treaties database maintained by the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, as of 22 September 2022, the TPNW has 68 parties. More parties are needed. The clock is ticking.

The Problem: 9 Nuclear Rogue States

The US, Russia, China, Great Britain, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel.

     Our world needs a global nonviolent people’s movement to pressure the Rogue states to nuclear disarmament in the interest of the common good of all humanity and the ecosystem of the planet. The threat of nuclear war and climate disasters are directly linked. The global nonviolent people’s movement needs to have the economic teeth to use a global boycott and a general strike to counter the arms industry’s never-ending drive for profits at the expense of human lives and the environment.

     The stakes couldn’t be higher. The risk of crossing red lines to global nuclear destruction is increasing with the US proxy war with Russia in Ukraine threatening to spread into Crimea. There is also growing tension between the US and China. Hawaii is a US military command center for nuclear war covering more than half the earth. The military Indo-Pacom Headquarters is located at Camp H.M. Smith, along with other major military bases on Oahu. More than 100 military installations are located throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii Island is a training area for conventional and nuclear war. It includes B-2 and B-52 strategic nuclear bombers flying non-stop bombing missions from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to PTA.

No Nukes! Peace is a Victory for ALL!

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, 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 http://www.malu-aina.org

Jan. 27, 2023, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1113Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office

Mahalo to Graham Ellis for his article on my peace work and Malu Aina. 

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

Mahalo to Graham Ellis for his article on my peace work and Malu Aina. 

Jim Albertini – Puna Hero

Jan. 20, 2023 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Nonviolence or

Nonexistence?

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s famous quote is even more timely today than when spoken more than 50 years ago: “The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.”

Today, humanity’s existence is threatened by the increasing risk of nuclear war and climate disasters. Both crises are human-made. The human species is now facing an urgent need for an about-face on both fronts. Put an end to war and live sustainably on this planet. Despite this urgent demand, the US continues to head toward escalating war with Russia over Ukraine, and with China over Taiwan. Behind both escalations is the desire by corporate interests for the US to remain on top – domination in a Uni-polar world. King talked about the US triplets of evil – racism, militarism, and extreme materialism. These same evils were a driving force in the 1893 illegal overthrow of Hawaii by Sugar barons with direct assistance from the US military, and continue today after 130 years of illegal US military occupation of Hawaii. The good news is that no lie can live forever!

For the US and the world to make an about-face on war and climate disasters, more and more people will need to embrace what King described as six core principles of nonviolence, or as Hawaiian kupuna say –”Kapu Aloha.” 1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people. 2. Seek to win friendship and understanding.  3. Defeat injustice, not people. 4. Suffering for a cause can educate and transform. 5. Avoid external physical violence, as well as internal violence of the spirit. 6. The universe is on the side of justice. MLK showed courage in speaking out strongly against the US war in Vietnam. He said: “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government. I cannot be silent.” Today, we cannot be silent either. Together, let us stand up, and speak out, for justice, peace, and aloha ‘aina here in Hawaii and around the world.

For a more in-depth look at MLK’s principles of nonviolence and the story behind his assassination on April 4, 1968, see https://malu-aina.org/?p=8707

Live Aloha! Never Give Up!

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, 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 http://www.malu-aina.org

Jan. 20, 2023, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1112Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office