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Pele’s Path & Christmas Peace! Dec. 2, 2022 Hilo Peace vigil leaflet

Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

Peace organizing meeting Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at the Kea’au Community Center

Sunday, November 27th, 2022

Peace organizing meeting Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at the Kea’au Community Center from 6-8 PM and online too.  The online Zoom part starts at 6:30 PM. 

Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 987 690 1944 Passcode: peacenow

Please pass the word to others to join the meeting and the weekly Hilo Peace Vigils Friday 3:30-5 PM at the downtown Post Office/Federal Bldg. organizing meetings held the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at the Keaau Community Center usually 6-8 PM

Among items on the agenda:

1.  Reflections on La Ku’oko’a Day –Nov. 28, 1843 Hawaii Independence Day.  Hawaii recognized internationally into the family of nations.

 2.  Discussion of Ukraine war status and dangers of escalation.  Also China, Korea, Iran, etc.  

3.  Requested meeting with PTA Commander LTC Kevin Cronin and New PTA Sergeant Major Jessica Cho with nuclear, and chemical hazard background. 

4.  Plans for UH Hilo forums on Pohakuloa –history, lease, etc.  formation of a committee to work with Cade Jameson at UH Hilo. 

5. Martha Hennessy will be visiting Hawaii Island Jan. 18 -30th 2022 and available for speaking engagements for Peace.

 contact Jim Albertini 966-7622

 Catholic activist Martha Hennessy has traveled to Russia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Korea, and Palestine and has been imprisoned for protesting nuclear weapons, drone warfare, and the torture of prisoners at Guantanamo. She is the seventh grandchild of Dorothy Day (1897-1980), founder of the Catholic Worker movement, Benedictine Oblate, and candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church.

6.  Seeking comments on Cultural Impact Assessment for Pōhakuloa lease.  See   Matthew Kawaiola Sproat   Honua Consulting 808) 294-2296 or email Matt Sproat <>

7.  Mayor Roth’s Peace Pole in his office lobby, even though he supports the bombing of Pohakuloa, and lease renewal.   He thinks the military is doing a good job.    An email by Jim urging Mayor to join Mayor’s for Peace has been sent to him.  So far no response.

  1. Mayors for Peace is an effort to urge governments toward a nuclear-weapons-free world. Urge your municipality to register as a Mayors for Peace city.

other agenda items are welcomed.


PS Dec. Peace meeting dates: Monday, Dec. 12th and 26th from 6-8 PM.  Please mark your calendars.

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 Visit us on the web at

Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, November 25th, 2022
I’m making signs for the Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil. 3:30-5 PM at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Bldg.
La Ku’oko’a – Nov. 28, 1843 — Hawaii Independence Day!
Aloha NOT Hate –LGBTQ
to go with our many –Stop Bombing Pohakuloa, Cancel PTA Lease, Protect Sacred Mauna Kea, Free Hawaii, etc.  Come join us for 5 minutes, or the full hour and a half. Mahalo.

The Path to Peace in Ukraine! Nov. 25, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022

The Path to Peace in


We need negotiations, a ceasefire, not escalation that could lead to WWIII.

Weapons are NOT the path to Peace.



US funding for the war in Ukraine:

March $13.6 Billion – May $40 Billion –

November (proposed) $37.7 Billion

That’s $91.3 Billion total.

Reasons Congress should NOT give additional tens of billions of dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine.

  • The endless flow of weapons prevents negotiations that must eventually come unless nuclear war comes first.
  • Most of the world wants a ceasefire and negotiated peace.
  • Ukrainians who haven’t fled and live nearest the war want negotiated peace in much higher numbers than do those in more distant parts of Ukraine.
  • Fractions of the amounts they’re dumping into this could transform the lives of billions of people, end starvation, end the lack of clean drinking water, and create a Green New Deal beyond our wildest imaginings.
  • The U.S. public has not been asked and easily could be, especially as this is all being done in the name of democracy.
  • The war-profiteering weapons dealers fund election campaigns, scatter jobs across districts as bribes, and have stock owned by Congress Members, some of whom openly brag about profiting from their support for war.
  • The government of Ukraine is apparently seeking a wider war with an increased risk of nuclear war, and would not mind deceiving the U.S. government in the process.
  • Some U.S. allies where the propaganda has been less intense in this case, such as Italy, have seen big peace rallies with leading elected officials demanding an end to the weapons shipments, and dock workers blocking those shipments.
  • If we don’t create peace and the possibility of global cooperation, environmental destruction will run its course whether or not nuclear war is part of it.

Click here to join with World BEYOND War,, and CODEPINK in emailing Congress

Peace is a Victory for ALL Sides!

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.

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For more information

November 25, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1104Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office

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 Visit us on the web at

The very first US Regime change

Monday, November 21st, 2022

Hawai’i—The Very First U.S. Regime Change