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US Military: Greatest Polluter on the Planet

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

           US Military:                                                    Greatest Polluter on

             the Planet!          

      The US Military is the largest consumer of oil and emitter of CO2 on earth, contributing to climate catastrophe and the increasing danger of nuclear annihilation. Here in Hawaii, we can see the destructive effects of US militarism firsthand. The Navy’s contamination of Oahu’s drinking water wells with jet fuel from Red Hill storage tanks is but the latest example. The Navy destroyed the freshwater aquifer by bombing on the island of Kaho’olawe. The Navy dumped barge loads of munitions in waters off several islands.  The Navy also dumped thousands of 55-gallon drums of radioactive waste to the ocean floor off Oahu’s southern shores. Millions of gallons of radioactive liquid waste and other toxins have been discharged into Pearl Harbor. Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation weapons have been fired at Schofield Barracks in central Oahu, Pohakuloa on Hawaii Island, and likely at Makua Valley on Oahu’s leeward side. Dating back decades, there have been leaked reports of radiation released at military sites on Oahu from accidents involving nuclear weapons. There have even been reports of sub-kiloton nuclear weapons being exploded at Pohakuloa in the 1950s and early 60s, but everything regarding nuclear weapons is classified as “secret.” The military neither confirms nor denies the presence of nuclear weapons anywhere. End of story.

     August 4th marks the end of RIMPAC 2022 deadly war games involving 26 countries, 25,000 military personnel, 170 aircraft, and more than 40 ships and submarines bombing and shelling Hawaii, sinking ships in Hawaiian waters, killing marine life, and conducting amphibious shoreline landings on several islands. ENOUGH! No More RIMPAC. RIMPAC Never Again!  Where are the voices of elected officials?

Song: Ballad of Pearl Harbor – Matthew 7:6 by Jim Albertini, 1985

https://youtu.be/Ux_XJf7BgB8

Do not give what is holy to dogs or toss your pearls before swine. They will trample them under foot at best, perhaps even tear you to shreds. Matthew 7:6

We showered you with our pearls, but you wanted even more. You took away our Mother Pearl, raped, plundered, and trampled her. We were blinded by your breath of fire. You made us very proud. We worshiped you not knowing, we were losing our souls.

(Chorus) Take back the pearl for the people, let Mother Pearl shine again, and give life back to the land, and welcome all of her rainbow children that bridge the ocean of peace.)

You poisoned the waters and destroyed the fishponds. You killed the fish and the oysters and desecrated holy lands, You put up fences and iron gates. You brought in disease and waves of death. (Repeat chorus)

We have been fools but our eyes are now opening. No longer will we worship you or follow in your ways. Depart from us with your poisoned quills and deadly unhatched eggs. (Repeat chorus and repeat: that bridge the ocean of peace.)

Free Hawaii #cancelRIMPAC #shutdownredhill #aolerimpac #StopRimpac #RIMPAC2022  

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-H awaiian, 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

July 29, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1087– 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

Article by Graham Ellis, about Jim Albertini and Malu Aina

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Below is a link to an article by an old friend, Graham Ellis, about Malu Aina and me. Probably a lot more than you ever wanted to know about me. I appreciate his storytelling skills and kind words.
Graham Ellis is a British citizen deported a couple of years ago by Homeland security for his activism. He had been a resident of Hawaii for 40 years or more — a former school principal, but his real passion was teaching kids juggling, stilt walking, unicycling, and other circus skills.
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

Peace organizing meeting Monday, July 25th 6-8 PM at the Kea’au Community Center

Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

Peace organizing meeting: Monday, July 25th 6-8 PM at the Kea’au Community Center

Focus:  Cancel RIMPAC protests, strategy on Stopping the Bombing of Pohakuloa, coming elections, War in Ukraine, and growing tensions with Russia, China and Iran.

Plenty to discuss.  Please pass the word and encourage others to participate.

Mahalo.

Jim Albertini.

PS  Below are a few photos from the Sat. July 23rd RIMPAC protest 10:30-noon Hilo Bayfront. 

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      Dale

                              Aletha Dale

danny              

                        Danny Li

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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

Hilo Cancel RIMPAC protest Sat. July 23rd Bayfront 10:30-noon

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

Hilo Cancel RIMPAC protest Sat. July 23rd Bayfront 10:30-noon (near King Kamehameha Statue)

Please pass the word.  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

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