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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

2022 Malu ‘Aina Annual Appeal

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

Malu ‘Aina Annual Appeal

December 2022

Aloha friends,

     Once a year, during this Holy season, I write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina, an all-volunteer organization committed to justice, peace, and a living planet for generations to come.

     2022 marks 43 years since the founding of Malu 'Aina. Some of you have been with us from the start. Others more recently. Please know, we appreciate all of you for your solidarity and donations of support. You are our base. To maintain our independence and critical voice, we do not seek corporate or government funding. We started grassroots and want to stay grassroots.

  We remain committed to the principle of non-violence, kapu aloha, as our guiding light. We believe deeply that the means we use must be in line with the end that we seek. Currently, we are in transition to the next generations of leadership.  It's a slow process but we hope the vision of Malu ‘Aina will be carried forward for generations to come. Your ideas, and suggestions for next-generation leaders, are encouraged.

  We continue to grow food at Malu ‘Aina to share with people in need, but with limited volunteer farm help. We have long served as an emergency food pantry. Each week we also write a new peace leaflet for widespread distribution and conduct a peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Building. Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, marked 1104 consecutive weekly peace leaflets, for a vigil that started the day after Sept. 11, 2001. You can read the new weekly leaflet on our website In addition, we continue our efforts to de-militarize Hawaii and the planet and shift resources from warfare to healthcare, education, and protecting the environment. Protecting the planet from nuclear war and climate disasters are the two biggest challenges facing human civilization.

  We have plenty of work to do.  Our 40 year-old-farm tractor was not running for nearly 2 years. We had difficulty finding parts. But thanks to the help of a volunteer mechanic friend and your financial help it’s now running again. A younger driver would be helpful to this senior citizen turning 76. Mahalo for your continued financial support and solidarity in this journey of working for justice, peace, and aloha ‘aina. You are a blessing and very much appreciated.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini

Donations are tax deductible if checks are made to Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 ‘Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760. A Pay Pal account (Donate Button) has also been set up on our webpage To receive our posts, please send me an email with a request. You can also reach us by phone (808) 966-7622. Mahalo.


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

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.

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July 29, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1087– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


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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 Visit us on the web at

March 23rd Honor George Helm in Pohakuloa protest

Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
Honor                                          george

George Helm

Protect Pohakuloa! Stop the Bombing!

Gathering at PTA Main Gate

10 AM – Noon

Wed. March 23, 2022

(Carpools leave Hilo 9 AM from Komohana and Saddle Rd.)

      March 23 is the Birthday of George Helm who was a leader of the Protect Kaho’olawe Ohana (PKO). George lost his life in 1977 along with Kimo Mitchell in the movement to Stop the Bombing of Kaho’olawe. The bombing was eventually stopped in 1990 due to the dedication of George, Kimo, and many others of the PKO movement. George, and kupuna of that movement remain an inspiration in our efforts to Stop the Bombing of Pohakuloa.

      Please join us on March 23rd to honor George and Protect Pohakulo and Stop the Bombing. The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), otherwise known as the Pohakuloa Toxic Area, is a 133,000-acre military live-fire range in the center of Hawaii Island that has been bombed for more than 75 years. Pohakuloa is nearly 5 times the size of Kaho’olawe. Millions of live rounds are fired annually at PTA and have involved a wide range of weapons and toxins, including radioactive Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. When DU metal is hit with high explosives it is turned into DU oxide particles that can be carried long distances in the wind and easily inhaled causing various cancers and other serious health problems.

      Everyone on the Big Island is downhill and downwind from PTA which is at 6500 feet elevation. The land, water, air, people, plants, and animals, including the thousands of troops who train at PTA, are all part of a Military Sacrifice Zone. The bombing must be stopped, the military mess cleaned up, and the land returned to the Hawaiian people. Mahalo to Liam O’Malley of Lanihuli Farm for initiating this action in honor of George Helm.

Forever Aloha Aina!

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Phone 808-966-7622 Email Visit us on the web at