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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

Donald Trump: Post Tortoise

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Image may contain: one or more people, possible text that says 'country The old said, Well, see it. like 'Post Tortoise' 'Not being familiar with the term. the doctor asked him what 'post was. The old farmer said, "When you're driving down road and you come across fence post with balanced on top. that's post tortoise. old farmer the look the doctor's to explain "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't up he doesn't do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass him up there to begin with."'

Correction: 1:30PM new trial time. Mauna Kea protectors on trial Dec. 20, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
Merry Christmas – Happy Holidays!

38 Protectors of Sacred Mauna Kea on Trial

Friday, Dec. 20th Hilo Courthouse 2nd floor

Starting at 1:30 PM

      On Dec. 16, 2019 An Open Letter Urging a Halt to Construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope was sent to Governor David ige and Mayor Harry Kim from the President and Board of directors of SACNAS – Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

      The letter says in part: “Mauna Kea is considered the most sacred mountain in the Hawaiian archipelago and the zenith of Native Hawaiian’s ancestral ties to creation. We cannot stress enough how important sacredness is for Native Hawaiians and other indigenous peoples. It is a lived experience of oneness and connectedness with the universe and our ancestors.

     We recognize that the TMT project has been a deeply painful, complex, and divisive issue which is symptomatic of the ongoing intergenerational struggle to protect indigenous lands and honor indigenous knowledge systems…”

      “We respectfully recommend that you take the following actions:
1. Halt construction of the TMT and move the project to a location which has near equal conditions and that welcomes the opportunity.
2. Ensure that those who are peacefully protesting be treated with dignity, respect, and remain unharmed.
3. Make an official public statement that recognizes the irreversible damage that would be caused by building an 18-story structure for TMT on a pristine native ecological system in a conservation district.
4. Direct your offices to protect the sacred lands and resources on and near indigenous territories for generations to come…”

      “We invite you to join our commitment to conscious stewardship for our planet as we seek to put into action environmentally sound and culturally appropriate methodologies within our respective scientific disciplines and research for our people, our country, and the world.”

See the full Open letter here https://www.sacnas.org/2019/12/17/open-letter-urging-a-halt-to-constructions-of-the-thirty-meter-telescope/?fbclid=IwAR1c2BfRvDzg85WPgJIGP7hrpjWjCoz9OhUzItPA6oeETjxFUfnvSas2uhw

Also see The rights of Indigenous Peoples are key to saving our global ecosystems https://intercontinentalcry.org/the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples-are-key-to-saving-our-global-ecosystems/?fbclid=IwAR2BxSz6_1NlKyrB3ucZZ_1BDoSaA5nQ-RVkex3gF9QZpLp3mGbHgCDYih4

Peace on Earth must be built on a Foundation of Justice

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.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

For more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

Dec. 20, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 951 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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Annual Christmas Appeal    

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                                                                                                  December 2019       

       Once a year we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a living planet.  This year is extra special.  It marks the 40th anniversary of our founding, and the name Malu ‘Aina given by Bernard Punikai’a of Hale Mohalu and Kalaupapa.  For 40 years we have survived as an all volunteer organization and have been very grateful for your donations of support that have made that possible.  From the start we decided not to seek foundation money, corporate money, or government grants to maintain our independence and critical voice on important issues.

      A donation of 21 acres of land from a friend was the seed to start Malu ‘Aina.  Our vision was to start small and stay small, to be a kipuka of resistance, a base rooted in the principle of nonviolence, to learn and share sustainability skills to grow food, build simple structures, live off the grid, and organize for justice, peace and protecting the earth.  We started living in tents, catching rain water and clearing old sugar cane land by hand to plant fruits and vegetables.

      Over time we have built several small structures, still live off the electric grid and use rainwater catchment, planted more than 100 fruit trees and a wide variety of food crops to feed people.  We have served as an emergency food pantry for over 30 years, helping thousands, conducted 948 consecutive weeks and counting of a Hilo Peace vigil at the downtown Post office/Federal Building , writing a new leaflet each week for distribution on the street corner and via the internet, and available on our website www.malu-aina.org.  We continue efforts to stop the bombing and demilitarize Pohakuloa and all Hawaii, and to protect Sacred Mauna Kea from further desecration.  Protecting Mauna Kea is a direct connection to protecting the planet from climate catastrophe.  It all starts with respecting native people’s cultural and religious beliefs and practices.  It means protecting the Sacred.  Sacred before dollars!

     After 40 years, Malu ‘Aina is in transition to a new generation of leadership.  Hopefully, with your continued financial support and solidarity, and the volunteer helping hands of many, the vision of Malu ‘Aina will be carried forward for generations to come.  What is most important is the spirit and mission — to stand in the spirit of nonviolence — Kapu Aloha, and work for a Hawaii and world rooted in justice, peace, and protecting the sacred – mauka to makai –from the mountains to the sea.  Mahalo to all of you for your financial support and helping hands of solidarity in this journey of 40 years and beyond.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini

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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.  On the website, please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace leaflet and other posts or send me an email ja@malu-aina.org. with a request.  You can also reach us by phone (808) 966-7622.  Mahalo.

Malu Aina Annual Christmas Appeal

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Annual Christmas Appeal    

Dear Friends,                                                                                                                           December 2019                                                                                                                                                                         

       Once a year we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a living planet.  This year is extra special.  It marks the 40th anniversary of our founding, and the name Malu ‘Aina given by Bernard Punikai’a of Hale Mohalu and Kalaupapa.  For 40 years we have survived as an all volunteer organization and have been very grateful for your donations of support that have made that possible.  From the start we decided not to seek foundation money, corporate money, or government grants to maintain our independence and critical voice on important issues.

      A donation of 21 acres of land from a friend was the seed to start Malu ‘Aina.  Our vision was to start small and stay small, to be a kipuka of resistance, a base rooted in the principle of nonviolence, to learn and share sustainability skills to grow food, build simple structures, live off the grid, and organize for justice, peace and protecting the earth.  We started living in tents, catching rain water and clearing old sugar cane land by hand to plant fruits and vegetables.

      Over time we have built several small structures, still live off the electric grid and use rainwater catchment, planted more than 100 fruit trees and a wide variety of food crops to feed people.  We have served as an emergency food pantry for over 30 years, helping thousands, conducted 948 consecutive weeks and counting of a Hilo Peace vigil at the downtown Post office/Federal Building , writing a new leaflet each week for distribution on the street corner and via the internet, and available on our website www.malu-aina.org.  We continue efforts to stop the bombing and demilitarize Pohakuloa and all Hawaii, and to protect Sacred Mauna Kea from further desecration.  Protecting Mauna Kea is a direct connection to protecting the planet from climate catastrophe.  It all starts with respecting native people’s cultural and religious beliefs and practices.  It means protecting the Sacred.  Sacred before dollars!

     After 40 years, Malu ‘Aina is in transition to a new generation of leadership.  Hopefully, with your continued financial support and solidarity, and the volunteer helping hands of many, the vision of Malu ‘Aina will be carried forward for generations to come.  What is most important is the spirit and mission — to stand in the spirit of nonviolence — Kapu Aloha, and work for a Hawaii and world rooted in justice, peace, and protecting the sacred – mauka to makai –from the mountains to the sea.  Mahalo to all of you for your financial support and helping hands of solidarity in this journey of 40 years and beyond.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini

dove

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.  On the website, please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace leaflet and other posts or send me an email ja@malu-aina.org. with a request.  You can also reach us by phone (808) 966-7622.  Mahalo.

Important article on restoring streams and sustainable farming

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/05/this-native-hawaiian-taro-farmer-has-been-fighting-ab-for-decades/?fbclid=IwAR02F7BbEaYwtqMpza4jmUeAyzjUwJAvQQoitNiCmGY5YW_wd6t2QOM6D2o