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No Nukes in Space or Any Place!

Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

Peace on Earth!

No Nukes in Space or Any Place – land, sea, and air.

No nukes period!

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Last week a SpaceX rocket exploded in a fireball at the SpaceX site in Texas. “Fortunately,” reported Lester Holt on NBC TV’s Nightly News, “no one was aboard.”

But what if nuclear materials had been aboard?

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Space X, should get the loony of the century award. Musk wants to explode 10,000 nuclear bombs over Mars to warm up the planet for habitation. His SpaceX company is selling T-shirts emblazoned with the words         “Nuke Mars.”

See article —Big Push for Nukes in Space

Karl Grossman: It’s not just a bad idea, it’s a deadly one.

Before we look into space, we need to Malama (take care of) this place!

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-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

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Dec. 18, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1003 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

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

1000th Hilo Peace Vigil Nov. 27, 2020

Friday, November 27th, 2020

1000 weeks of the Hilo Peace Vigil

Nov. 27, 2020

 

1000 Weeks Nov. 27, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

1000 Weeks Today!

Thank you for taking a peace leaflet!

     Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 marks 1000 weeks of a new peace leaflet prepared as part of the Hilo Peace Vigil. The new weekly leaflet is distributed widely by email, on our website (www.malu-aina.org) and handed out on the street corner fronting the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Building.

     We started this weekly Hilo Peace Vigil on the day after 9-11, a day that resulted in the tragic deaths of nearly 3,000 people. The theme of that first peace leaflet in 2001 was “Restraint NOT Vengeance.” We sensed there would be a lashing out in retaliation for the deaths on that awful day. We were not wrong. The US lashed out and attacked at least 7 countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Pakistan, killing, injuring and displacing more than 37 million people and causing widespread destruction. Here we are 1000 weeks later and still in endless wars, though they are much less in the news these days. Who might be next? Will Israel and/or the US attack Iran before Jan. 20, 2021. What about war with China, Russia? Make no mistake. I’ll be glad to see Donald Trump gone. But Democrat and Republican administrations and Congress support the US war machine and its 800 overseas military bases surrounding Iran, China and Russia. No wonder the US empire is considered the greatest threat to world peace on the planet.

     Jesus, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and others have taught “Love your enemies.” Gandhi said “An eye-for-an-eye will only make the whole world blind.” Non-violence (Kapu Aloha) must always be our guiding light. In all that we do, the means we use must be in line with the end that we seek. So vengeance, violence, and war will never be paths to true peace.

     True lasting peace must be built on a foundation of justice. And justice requires respect and fair treatment, not corporate domination, of one another and the earth we share. Needless to say, we have a lot of work to do. Protecting ourselves and the planet from nuclear war and climate disaster are two of the biggest challenges we face. These challenges reflect how out of balance we are as a global community. The current global pandemic is telling us to shift resources from warfare to healthcare and other human needs such as guaranteed income, food and housing associated with this health crisis. It comes down to basics. Act responsibly to protect ourselves and one another. Wear a mask, social distance, etc. The same sense of basic responsibility applies to caring for the earth. The big question is will we listen and act accordingly?

 

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De-Militarize Hawaii & the World!

Please tell your friends about www.malu-aina.org Mahalo!

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-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

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

Nov. 27, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1000 – 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

Nov. 20, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil photo

Friday, November 20th, 2020

Solidarity with Kings Bay Plowshares 7

Margaret Furukawa, age 87, Malie Sellers, 87, Jim Albertini, 73, Rev. Ron Fujiyoshi, 80, Photographer Danny Li, 73

For more on the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 click on the link below.

Plowshares Activists Pay Heavy Price For Resisting Nuclear Warfare