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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.

Save the Planet! Starve the War Machine!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Mass People’s Movement Needed!

The fundamental change to prevent climate catastrophe and nuclear war needs to come from the bottom up. It won’t come from the top down that put us in this crisis position. The mass movement needs to be rooted in nonviolence – kapu aloha, to protect this sacred earth and the dignity of all life.

VFP Statement on Results of COP26 (UN Climate Conference)

      If COP26 is the “last best hope for the world” as Climate Envoy John Kerry stated, the USA is largely responsible for the failure to achieve that “hope.” President Biden says the USA is “… leading by the power of our example”. The Veterans For Peace Climate Crisis & Militarism Project (CCMP) believes that the USA’s poor “example” led to the half-measures achieved at COP26.

  • Why should other nations, both USA’s friends and foes, prioritize action on climate when the USA spends more in one year on so-called “defense” than the total 10-year funding for climate action proposed in Biden’s Build Back Better plan?
  • Biden’s promised doubling of funds “…by 2024 to $11.4 billion per year to help developing nations deal with climate change,” is less than the funds added by Congress ($25 BILLION) to an already bloated FY 2022 military budget, (now totaling more than $778 Billion.)

      In his address at COP26, President Biden stated the climate crisis poses “…the existential threat to human existence as we know it.” Unfortunately, the actions of the Biden administration are not just inadequate, they are counterproductive. How can other countries trust the intentions of the U.S. government to prioritize a meaningful response to climate change when the U.S. expends vast resources on maintaining its global military dominance? Without the trust of other nations, the USA cannot expect international cooperation in what should be a shared effort to meaningfully address the climate crisis. Read the entire statement

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As we offer prayers during this Holy Season, let us be grounded in our responsibilities to one another and the earth we share. Justice, peace, and the environment are the keys to human survival!

Read: Who is America’s God?

America’s Abyss of Weapons and Warmaking

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56863.htm 

Save the Planet!  Starve the War Machine!  Feed the Hungry!

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, anti-Black, anti-Asian, 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 www.malu-aina.org

November 26, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1052– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

— 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

Oct. 29, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil Grim Reaper leaflet

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

U.S. Empire:

The Global Grim Reaper!

And it’s not just for Halloween!

   

 The U.S. Military is the greatest

 

polluter and creator of chaos on the

planet.

     The Roman Empire, as bad as it was, left cobblestone streets and aqueducts in areas it conquered or occupied, many of which are still in use today throughout the world. By contrast, the U.S. Empire leaves unexploded ordnance, a vast stew of military toxins, abandoned bases, broken equipment, and massive chaos in its wake. Afghanistan is the most recent case in point, but people are still dying in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and elsewhere from US toxins and exploding ordnance.

      We need to look no further than Hawaii Island for a case study of U.S. military pollution. Our organization has documented at least 57 past and present military sites on Hawaii Island alone, totaling more than 250,000-acres that may contain live-arms and other military toxins, including Depleted Uranium radiation, chemical and biological weapons, etc. These sites, and others in near shore waters, should be considered military hazard areas and so designated with signage, etc. And the toxins should be cleaned up. See https://malu-aina.org/?p=7677 There is always bi-partisan support in the US Congress for more and more military spending for new weapons systems and waging wars, but little money for military clean up. Now Hawaii Island has become a military training ground for the latest weapons of empire —assassination drones appropriately named “Reapers.” Where are the official elected voices of opposition to this desecration of Hawaiian lands and the spirit of aloha?

      All Empires eventually crumble and fall. I know of no empire in history that has repented and made an about face. The chickens from the U.S. Empire’s foreign wars are coming home to roost. Increasing hate and division spreading within the U.S. are signs the U.S. Empire is crumbling. Let us always remain firmly committed to Kapu Aloha – nonviolence in working for peace, justice, protecting the earth, and de-militarizing Hawaii and the world.  See critical article on the US Empire here https://truthout.org/articles/people-worldwide-name-us-as-a-major-threat-to-world-peace-heres-why/?utm_campaign=Truthout%20Share%20Buttons&fbclid=IwAR0UNge-Emydw-kpTRKeLrGKN9AKrRXGoMxRSRvwzuWtKaeE6CPyjqOt2Bc

   Live & Spread Aloha Not Hate & War!

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, anti-Black, anti-Asian, 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 www.malu-aina.org

October 29, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1048– 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

Hundreds join anti-vax protests while few join vigil for peace on Hiroshima day

Sunday, August 8th, 2021
Hundreds join in anti-vax protests on Oahu, Maui, Kona, Waimea, and Hilo
Photos in Trib, WHT, Star-Advertiser, and TV stations
Very few with masks and social distancing
 
 
Meanwhile a handful of us hold signs on the 76th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing

amid alarming Covid numbers increasing.
 
Latest Alarming Hawaii Covid figures as reported Aug. 5, 2021

Total statewide Covid infections today 655, the highest since the Pandemic began. Hawaii island Covid cases today 131, the highest since the pandemic began. There are 920 active Covid cases on Hawaii island. 155 covid patients are hospitalized statewide with 27 in ICU and 29 on ventilators. MASK UP, SOCIAL DISTANCE AND GET VACCINATED

Come hold a sign social distancing at the Friday, Aug. 6th Hilo Peace Vigil at the downtown Post Office/Federal Bldg. 3:30-5PM
“Vaccinate for the common good.” “Aloha Vaccinate for others.” etc.
Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki –76th anniversary. See Hiroshima-Nagasaki Never Again weekly leaflet here  https://malu-aina.org/?p=7470

 
And photos from the Aug. 6, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil below.
Mahalo.
Jim Albertini
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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    
Photos from the Aug. 6, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil
                           1037th consecutive weekly vigil