Archive for the ‘Farm’ Category

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

Malu ‘Aina Annual Appeal

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Malu ‘Aina Annual Appeal

December 2021


Aloha friends,

      Once a year, during this Holy season, we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina.  We are an all-volunteer organization committed to justice, peace and a living planet.  What a year 2021 has been, and I thought 2020 war rough!  I hope you and your loved ones are healthy amid this global pandemic.  Let’s hope we’ll all get through this. 

     2021 marks 42 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, and we are grateful for your 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 a transition to the next generation 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 of 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 due to the pandemic.  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. 26, 2021 marked 1052 consecutive weekly peace leaflets, for a vigil that started the day after Sept 11, 2001.  You can read the weekly leaflets on our website www.malu-aina.org.  In addition, we continue our efforts to de-militarize Hawaii and the planet and shift resources from warfare to healthcare, education, and the environment.  Protecting the planet from nuclear war and climate disaster are two of the biggest challenges we face.  But we also have this ongoing Pandemic and the many difficulties and unmet needs that go with it. 

     We have plenty of work to do.  Meanwhile, our old farm tractor needs some major repairs or a modest upgrade.  A younger driver would also be helpful to this senior citizen turning 75!  Mahalo for your continued financial support and solidarity in the journey of protecting one another and this sacred earth — mauka to makai, from the mountains to the sea.  You are a blessing for justice and peace, 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 www.malu-aina.org as another convenient way to make donations. To receive our weekly peace leaflets and other posts, please send me an email to ja@malu-aina.org with a request. You can also reach us by phone (808) 966-7622. Mahalo.

Info to receive posts from Jim Albertini and Malu Aina

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021

Malu Aina is now using a google group to send out flyers, posts, actions, etc. about justice, peace, and protecting the earth.

We can no longer do it from our www.malu-aina.org website though information is still posted there.
If you want to receive our posts directly, please send a request to join at the link below.

https://groups.google.com/g/big-island-peace/ 

Please forward this email to other friends who also might like to join.

Mahalo and solidarity.

Jim Albertini for Malu Aina

Prepping the taro patch until we get Pu’uhonua as alternative to prison

Monday, February 15th, 2021

Prepping the taro patch until we get Pu’uhonua as alternative to prison

Mr. Kama lived alone on the South side of the Big Island, known to all as Ka’u. He wanted to dig his taro patch, but it was very hard work because the ground was too hard.(no nuff rain). His only son, Kimo, who used to help him, was in Kulani prison. The old man wrote a letter to Kimo and explained his predicament…
Dear Kimo,
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my taro patch this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up this hard soil. I know if you were here you would be happy to dig the patch for me and it wouldn’t be a problem.
Love, Dad
A few days later he received a letter from his son Kimo:
Dear Dad,
No dig up the dirt in the taro patch. That’s where I buried the body.
Love, Kimo
At 4 A.M. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and an army of men dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. Later that same week Mr. Kama received another letter from Kimo..
Dear Daddy,
You can go ahead and plant your taro now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances. Take care of the taro and make choke Poi.
Love you to da max, Kimo

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

Malu Aina Annual Christmas Appeal

Sunday, December 6th, 2020

Annual Christmas Appeal

Dear friends,                                                                                  December 2020

Once a year we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina, our all-volunteer organization committed to justice, peace and a living planet. What a year this has been! I hope you and your families are well amid this difficult time of a global pandemic. Stay safe! Help protect yourself, your family and friends and we’ll get through this.

2020 marks 41 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, and are grateful for your donations of support and your volunteer hands. 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. While recognizing our imperfections and shortcomings, we believe deeply that the means we use must be in line with the ends that we seek. Currently we are in transition to the next generation of leadership. With team perseverance and your support and solidarity I believe the vision of Malu ‘Aina will be carried forward for generations to come.

We continue to grow food at Malu ‘Aina to share with people in need and 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. 27, 2020 marked 1000 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 www.malu-aina.org. In addition, we continue our efforts to de-militarize Hawaii and the planet and shift resources from warfare to healthcare, education, and the environment. Protecting the planet from nuclear war and climate disaster are two of the biggest challenges we face. But we also face the urgent health care crisis of this Covid 19 pandemic and all the associated unmet human needs that go with it.

We have plenty of work to do. Mahalo for your continued financial support and solidarity in the journey of protecting one another and this sacred earth –mauka to makai, from the mountains to the sea. You are a blessing and 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 at www.malu-aina.org as another convenient way to make donations. Because of spammers, we have had to change the way we send out group messages now through Google. To continue to receive our weekly peace leaflets and other posts, please send me an email to ja@malu-aina.org with a request, or go to *Malu Aina Peace Ohana* <https://groups.google.com/d/forum/big-island-peace> and join yourself.  You can also reach us by phone (808) 966-7622. Mahalo.

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