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The Importance of Speaking Up Now!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Aloha kakou,

This Friday is our 800th consecutive weekly Hilo peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Fed. bldg./Post office.  It’s also Trump’s Inauguration Day so I expect a larger crowd than usual. (See below)  I’ll be bringing a portable sound system for speakers and some music.   Mahalo and solidarity for justice, peace, and aloha ‘aina.

Jim Albertini

This week’s peace leaflet is below the protest flyer. Click on the link to open.

PROTEST

The Inauguration of

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Live Aloha!

No More Hate, No more Racism,  Sexism, Bigotry, War, etc.

`We Shall Overcome what Martin Luther King called “the giant triplets of Racism, Extreme Materialism and Militarism”

Friday, January 20, 2017

3-5 PM Downtown Hilo Post office/Federal Bldg

Speakers, Music, Bring protest signs!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Jan. 20, 2017 Hilo peace Vigil leaflet on Speak Up Now!#2

“When the truth is replaced with silence, the silence is a lie”.   Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko  

 

Speak Up Now!

                                           first they came                                                         

First Trump came for the women
and I didn’t speak up–
Because I wasn’t a woman.

Then Trump came for the people with disabilities and I didn’t speak up–
Because I didn’t have a disability.

         Then Trump came for Native Americans and Native Hawaiians but  I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t Native

Then Trump came for the African Americans
and I didn’t speak up–
Because I wasn’t African American.

Then Trump came for the Mexicans
and I didn’t speak up–
Because I wasn’t Mexican.

Then Trump came for the Muslims
and I didn’t speak up–
Because I wasn’t Muslim.

Then Trump came for the gay, bi, and trans people and I didn’t speak up–
Because I wasn’t gay, bi or trans.

Then Trump came for the Jews & Palestinians
and I didn’t speak up–
Because I wasn’t a Jew or Palestinian

Then Trump came for the journalists
And I didn’t speak up–
Because I wasn’t a journalist.

Will Trump come for me next?
If I do not speak up Now, who am I?

If Not Now, When?

There is such a thing as being Too Late!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet Jan. 20, 2017–800th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Reminder: Please join and pass the word on these important events

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Please join and help pass the word on these important events.  Mahalo. Jim Albertini

 

We’ve Got Some Difficult Days Ahead”  

                                                                   mlkmountaintop1                                           
                                                                      “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(view the final 3 minutes of Dr. King’s last speech on April 3, 1968, the night before he was killed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oehry1JC9Rk

See the full text of King’s last speech here http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm

Join together for Peace, Equality and Justice

Honor Dr. King.

Don’t Mourn! Organize!

2-5 PM Monday, January 16, 2017

Mo’oheau Bandstand in downtown Hilo

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Protest the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump

Friday, January 20, 2017

3-5 PM Downtown Hilo Post office/Federal Bldg

the-don

Speakers, Music, Bring protest signs!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet Jan. 13, 2017-799th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Time for Solidarity for Justice, Peace, & the Earth

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

We’ve Got Some Difficult Days Ahead”  

                                            mlkmountaintop1                                                           
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”   Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(view the final 3 minutes of Dr. King’s last speech on April 3, 1968, the night before he was killed)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oehry1JC9Rk

See the full text of King’s last speech here http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm

Join together for Peace, Equality and Justice

Honor Dr. King.

Don’t Mourn! Organize!

2-5 PM Monday, January 16, 2017

Mo’oheau Bandstand in downtown Hilo

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Protest the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump

Friday, January 20, 2017

3-5 PM Downtown Hilo Post office/Federal Bldg

Speakers, Music, Bring protest signs!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet Jan. 13, 2017–799th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Jan. 20, 2017 Trump Inauguration protest in Hilo

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Please pass the word. Mahalo.

PROTEST

The Inauguration of

the-don

Live Aloha!

No More Hate, No more Racism,  Sexism, Bigotry, etc.

Friday, January 20, 2017

3-5 PM Downtown Hilo Post office/Federal Bldg

Speakers, Music, Bring protest signs!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

Mahalo for your Solidarity in 2016 and in the difficult days ahead

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Aloha and Mahalo  friends for your solidarity and support for justice, peace and aloha ‘aina in 2016 and continued dedication in the years ahead, which, no doubt, will involve some difficult days.  But never doubt the importance of such work, and never, ever, give up!  As the philosopher Thomas Carlyle said: “No lie can live forever.”

Annual Christmas Appeal

December 2016 

Aloha Friends,  

      Once a year, I write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a healthy planet. As an all volunteer organization, with no corporate or government funding, Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need for the past 36 years.  In all that we do, the spirit of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land) and nonviolence guide us. But we know we can’t do it alone. It takes a movement of people power, commitment, and donations to carry on.  You have been an important part of this effort and we thank you for your solidarity in the journey.

      The stakes couldn’t be higher. One of our recent weekly Peace Vigil leaflets sums it up. “Prevent Climate Disaster & Nuclear War,” and stand in solidarity with people struggling for justice and protecting the Sacred in every way possible. In an increasingly militarized and corporate dominated world, it is hard to learn the lesson that we cannot bomb, kill, and exploit our way to justice, peace, and a healthy planet.

      Your support and solidarity keep us from being discouraged and remind us that we are stronger together. We pledge to you our commitment to carry on and never give up. Blessings of this holy season to you and your loved ones.

With gratitude and aloha,
Jim Albertini

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PS. Donations are tax deductible if checks are made to Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 ‘Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760. A Pay Pal account (Donate button) has also been setup on our webpage www.malu-aina.org as another convenient way to make donations. Please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace vigil leaflet (now approaching 800 consecutive weeks) and other posts for peace, justice and the environment. Other contact information: Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org Mahalo.