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Photos from Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Photos from Oct. 16, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil.  Mahalo to all!


Please Join the Friday Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, October 16th, 2020
Please Join the Hilo Friday Peace Vigil
If can, please join the Friday Hilo Peace Vigil 3:30-5PM at the downtown Hilo Post office. Come for 5min. or the full vigil. Bring a chair to sit in the shade. Please wear a mask and social distance.  All participation appreciated. I could use help with set up at 3PM. Please join Hawaiian kupuna, 87 year old Malie Sellers, 87 year old Margaret Furukawa, and other seniors –Ron Fujiyoshi, Danny, Li, Tomas Belsky, Steve Paulmier, etc. We need youth and other seniors too.  See this weeks leaflet here
Jim Albertini

Photo from Oct. 9, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Photo by Ron Fujiyoshi from Oct. 9, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Tomas Belsky, Danny Li, Steve Palmier, Jim Albertini.  Not in photo Malie Sellers and Margaret Furukawa. 

Come join next Friday, Oct. 16th Hilo Peace Vigil. 3:30-5PM at the downtown

Hilo Post office. Come for 5 min or the entire vigil. Bring a sign of your choice

or grab one of the many we have. Help pass the word to others. Mahalo.


This week’s Peace leaflet below

Most Dangerous Award

Goes to Donald J. Trump!



         For Reckless, Irresponsible, and Increasingly Bizarre Behavior!

Photo Op Hospital Joy Ride, Maskless Gasping for Air on Return to the White House, Hosting Super-Spreader Covid Events, Voter Suppression efforts, including Vote by Mail legal challenges in many states, etc. etc. But

BEWARE! Only the Most Desperate and Dangerous would proclaim a State of Emergency and launch nuclear weapons to avoid being declared “A LOSER.”

Trump has immediate access to nuclear launch codes at all times

Among the many drugs Donald Trump is taking for Covid at taxpayers expense is dexamethasone, a steroid that has potential side effects including mental problems such as aggression, agitation, anxiety, and delusions. Here is the link to the Newsweek article that states all the side effects:

The Military Doctors from Walter Reed Hospital are not telling the whole truth about Trump’s condition. It appears far more serious than what’s being said. And what about your Taxes Donald? You appear to be a serial tax-evader!

Stop Trump!  Save Lives!  Vote!  Organize!

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

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Oct. 9, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 993 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Say NO to renewal of leased lands to the Army at Pohakuloa

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Army: State Needs To Renew Lease For Big Island Training Area

Artillery is playing an increasingly prominent role in global conflicts, but opponents say the training there threatens environment and community health.

The U.S. Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area sits high up in the “saddle” between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island. At just over 6,000 feet above sea level, it’s a vast and rugged stretch of land, filled with black and red lava rock. 

When a 155mm round hits the base of Mauna Loa in the distance it takes almost a minute for the sound to reach the gun line.

The Army has a 65-year lease to train in nearly 23,000 acres of state land that it obtained for $1 in 1964. The lease expires in 2029, so the Army is preparing an environmental impact statement to assess the ecological, cultural and economic impacts of continued training as it seeks a renewal. 

Part of that process includes a public comment period, which ends Oct. 14, for citizens, elected officials and organizations to submit concerns.

Last week Marine and Army artillery units trained together there, practicing coordinating their operations as they prepare for possible conflicts in the Indo-Pacific.

“We understand that this is a unique place for us that, you know, offers us a lot of training opportunities that we don’t get elsewhere,” said Army Maj. Ed Guelfi, executive officer of the 25th Infantry Division Artillery. “We want to make sure that those opportunities continue.”