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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


 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

Pohakuloa & U.S. Shibai! May 7, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Pohakuloa & U.S. Shibai!

“Bombing Mama for Peace!”

Shibai (she-buy) is a popular word used in Hawaii to describe untrustworthy, shady behavior,
when someone is pretending to be sincere but is really insincere.

     Here’s an example of shibai with recently celebrated “Earth Day” and upcoming “Mother’s Day” in mind.  The Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) had an April 22, 2021 Earth Day message on its Facebook page.  Imagine, a commander of a 133,000-acre base that has been bombed for 75 years with millions of live-rounds annually, and the land contaminated with lead, Depleted Uranium (DU), and a wide range of military toxins, wishing us a “safe and enjoyable Earth Day,” and looking forward to the return of thousands of school children visiting the contaminated toxic base for “Experience Pohakuloa Day.” If that’s not shibai, I don’t know what is.  The current commander at PTA, Lt. Colonel Loreto V. Borce, Jr. (better known as JR) will be leaving June 4, 2021 after 3 years.   He will be replaced by Lt. Colonel Kevin E. Cronin.  When LTC Borce, a local born Filipino from Kalihi on Oahu, first arrived at PTA, he promised “openness, transparency,” and doing things “ohana style.”  His promises turned out to be further shibai.  Numerous requests and multiple letters with questions for basic factual information about PTA have gone unanswered.  No openness, No transparency, and instead of doing things “ohana style” he has tried to divide people in our community.  We’ve been through a lot of new commanders at PTA every 2 – 3 years, and it’s all much the same, a reflection of U.S. global military empire policy of control and domination on behalf of corporate interests.

     Here’s another example of shibai.  President Joe Biden said in his recent prepared address to Congress that “America won’t back away from our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms.”  This from the President of a country that has hundreds of military bases around the world.  Author Catlin Johnstone says the U.S. works “to destroy any nation which disobeys it via invasion, proxy wars, blockades, economic warfare, staged coups, and covert operations. There is no other government on earth whose violence has killed millions of people and displaced tens of millions just since the turn of this century… in order to perpetuate its iron-fisted domination of our planet.”  The mass of refugees to Europe and the southern borders of the U.S. are from countries where the U.S. has been overtly or covertly waging war, creating chaos, rubble, and desperation. The U.S. can try and point fingers and  blame Russia, China, Iran and others for human rights abuse, but the fact remains as Johnstone puts it: “the US government is the single worst human rights abuser on planet Earth.” If you don’t believe Johnstone, ask Native Americans, families of African Americans whose unarmed loved ones have been killed by police.  Ask Native Hawaiians waiting 128 years for an end to the US illegal occupation of their sovereign nation.

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/worlds-most-tyrannical-regime-cant?fbclid=IwAR1vclCdEF-CCnrb6LgcsRGLTr4BwrmS4saWlEjh9UFCRKYxVTovrTLV3fU 

  Stop the Shibai!  Stop Bombing Mama!

On Earth Day, Mother’s Day & Every Day!

                                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 7, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1023– 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

URGE GOVERNOR’S VETO OF HB499

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
URGE GOVERNOR’S VETO OF HB499
Call Hawaii Gov. Ige’s office 1-808-586-0034 and email him through Gov. website https://governor.hawaii.gov/contact-us/
Urge him to VETO HB 499. See below. Mahalo and solidarity.
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
 
 
My letter below:
Aloha Governor Ige,
I’m Jim Albertini, president of Malu Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action in Ola’a (Kurtistown) on Hawaii Island. Please veto HB 499 on lease extensions of public trust lands. This seems to provide special treatment for corporate interests and the military. Make the military fully clean up their mess at Pohakuloa, Makua, etc., not partial like at Kaho’olawe. Return the lands to the public trust not special interests.
Mahalo for your consideration.
Jim Albertini, President
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
 

April 30, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Solidarity with “The Golden Rule”

On May 1, the Veterans for Peace historic Sail Boat “The Golden Rule” will set sail from Honolulu to San Francisco.  The sailboat has been in Hawaii for nearly 2 years doing educational work for peace and justice, including a Nuclear-Free, Hawaii, Pacific and World.  Below is a photo of the Golden Rule in Hilo Harbor in Aug. 2019 with Veterans for Peace Golden Rule president Gerry Condon. Gerry and others from the Golden Rule came up to the Mauna Kea Access Rd. in Aug 2019 to express solidarity in Protecting Sacred Mauna Kea from TMT development.

 

Below is a photo from the April 30, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil with Golden Rule crew member Nolan from Seattle (3rd from left) along with other Golden Rule friends from Maine, Michigan, and the Boston area who came by to join the Hilo Peace Vigil in solidarity for peace and justice.  We express our gratitude and aloha for their solidarity.  They are truly living “The Golden Rule.”  Safe journey!

Friday Peace Vigils

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Please, all who can, join in solidarity with Kupuna every Friday at the Hilo Peace Vigil from 3:30-5PM at the downtown Post Office. Mahalo.

Jim Albertini

May be an image of 2 people, people standing, outdoors and text that says 'EARTH MOTHER'S DON'T BOMB DAY IS DAY MAMA PEACE "LOVE MERCY JUSTICE Heal ourPlanet ENDMiLA ALOHA WAR! NOT'