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Pohakuloa & U.S. Shibai! May 7, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Pohakuloa & U.S. Shibai!

“Bombing Mama for Peace!”

Shibai (she-buy) is a popular word used in Hawaii to describe untrustworthy, shady behavior,
when someone is pretending to be sincere but is really insincere.

     Here’s an example of shibai with recently celebrated “Earth Day” and upcoming “Mother’s Day” in mind.  The Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) had an April 22, 2021 Earth Day message on its Facebook page.  Imagine, a commander of a 133,000-acre base that has been bombed for 75 years with millions of live-rounds annually, and the land contaminated with lead, Depleted Uranium (DU), and a wide range of military toxins, wishing us a “safe and enjoyable Earth Day,” and looking forward to the return of thousands of school children visiting the contaminated toxic base for “Experience Pohakuloa Day.” If that’s not shibai, I don’t know what is.  The current commander at PTA, Lt. Colonel Loreto V. Borce, Jr. (better known as JR) will be leaving June 4, 2021 after 3 years.   He will be replaced by Lt. Colonel Kevin E. Cronin.  When LTC Borce, a local born Filipino from Kalihi on Oahu, first arrived at PTA, he promised “openness, transparency,” and doing things “ohana style.”  His promises turned out to be further shibai.  Numerous requests and multiple letters with questions for basic factual information about PTA have gone unanswered.  No openness, No transparency, and instead of doing things “ohana style” he has tried to divide people in our community.  We’ve been through a lot of new commanders at PTA every 2 – 3 years, and it’s all much the same, a reflection of U.S. global military empire policy of control and domination on behalf of corporate interests.

     Here’s another example of shibai.  President Joe Biden said in his recent prepared address to Congress that “America won’t back away from our commitment to human rights and fundamental freedoms.”  This from the President of a country that has hundreds of military bases around the world.  Author Catlin Johnstone says the U.S. works “to destroy any nation which disobeys it via invasion, proxy wars, blockades, economic warfare, staged coups, and covert operations. There is no other government on earth whose violence has killed millions of people and displaced tens of millions just since the turn of this century… in order to perpetuate its iron-fisted domination of our planet.”  The mass of refugees to Europe and the southern borders of the U.S. are from countries where the U.S. has been overtly or covertly waging war, creating chaos, rubble, and desperation. The U.S. can try and point fingers and  blame Russia, China, Iran and others for human rights abuse, but the fact remains as Johnstone puts it: “the US government is the single worst human rights abuser on planet Earth.” If you don’t believe Johnstone, ask Native Americans, families of African Americans whose unarmed loved ones have been killed by police.  Ask Native Hawaiians waiting 128 years for an end to the US illegal occupation of their sovereign nation.

https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/worlds-most-tyrannical-regime-cant?fbclid=IwAR1vclCdEF-CCnrb6LgcsRGLTr4BwrmS4saWlEjh9UFCRKYxVTovrTLV3fU 

  Stop the Shibai!  Stop Bombing Mama!

On Earth Day, Mother’s Day & Every Day!

                                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  

                                         May 7, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1023– 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

April 30, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Solidarity with “The Golden Rule”

On May 1, the Veterans for Peace historic Sail Boat “The Golden Rule” will set sail from Honolulu to San Francisco.  The sailboat has been in Hawaii for nearly 2 years doing educational work for peace and justice, including a Nuclear-Free, Hawaii, Pacific and World.  Below is a photo of the Golden Rule in Hilo Harbor in Aug. 2019 with Veterans for Peace Golden Rule president Gerry Condon. Gerry and others from the Golden Rule came up to the Mauna Kea Access Rd. in Aug 2019 to express solidarity in Protecting Sacred Mauna Kea from TMT development.

 

Below is a photo from the April 30, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil with Golden Rule crew member Nolan from Seattle (3rd from left) along with other Golden Rule friends from Maine, Michigan, and the Boston area who came by to join the Hilo Peace Vigil in solidarity for peace and justice.  We express our gratitude and aloha for their solidarity.  They are truly living “The Golden Rule.”  Safe journey!

Friday Peace Vigils

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Please, all who can, join in solidarity with Kupuna every Friday at the Hilo Peace Vigil from 3:30-5PM at the downtown Post Office. Mahalo.

Jim Albertini

May be an image of 2 people, people standing, outdoors and text that says 'EARTH MOTHER'S DON'T BOMB DAY IS DAY MAMA PEACE "LOVE MERCY JUSTICE Heal ourPlanet ENDMiLA ALOHA WAR! NOT'

 

Protesting Bombing at Pohakuloa on Earth Day –April 22, 2021

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

Exposing Pohakuloa Earth Day Fraud

Claiming “environmental and cultural stewardship” and

“an enduring partnership with the local Hawaiian community.”

 

Protesting Bombing at Pohakuloa on Earth Day, April 22, 2021

Note electronic military sign in the background about “Military Training in Process”

Left to right: Jeffrey, Kanani, Danny, Andrea, Nani, and Stephen. Jim taking photo.   Please share with others

Mahalo to Tomas Belsky for Making the "Earth Day is Mother's Day --Don't Bomb Mama" banner


Danny and Stephen holding "Make Hawaii & the Pacific Nuclear Free" banner

Protest on Earth Day, April 22, 2021 at Pohakuloa (spread the word)

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Celebrate Earth Day!

Protest Bombing Pohakuloa!

Thursday, April 22, 2021

10AM -11:30AM Pohakuloa Main Gate

(car pools leave Komohana and Saddle Rd at 9AM)

      Desecration — Bombing and toxic pollution of the land, air, and water, portrayed as “environmental and cultural stewardship” and “an enduring partnership with the local Hawaiian community.”

      Here is Earth Day fraud straight from the Pohakuloa Training Area Facebook page: “PTA provides a quality joint/combined arms facility that provides logistics, public works, airfield support, and environmental and cultural stewardship in support of the U.S. Army Pacific training strategy while maintaining an enduring partnership with the local Hawaiian community.”

      The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island is a 133,000-acre military live-fire training area for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines., and foreign countries too. The area has been bombed for more than 75 years, with more than 14 million live-rounds fired annually. (Current figures are secret.) Military toxins, including lead, cancer causing Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, perchlorate, PFAS, etc. contaminate the area. Some contaminants, including DU oxide particles can be carried long distances by the wind.

PTA

Pohakuloa is a Training Ground for Nuclear War!

B-2 & B-52 Strategic bombers fly non-stop from Missouri, Louisiana, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa.

      Where are the voices of our religious leaders, government representatives at the county, State and Federal level and ordinary citizens speaking out to say enough? Sign the petition to not renew the lease of State lands at PTA ($1 for 65 years of 23,000 acres of Public lands). Sign here: https://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/do-not-extend-1-lease-on-27-000-acres-of-hawai-i-state-lands-in-pohakuloa-training-area?bucket=&fbclid=IwAR1WzgovPkxJdZbcB0tBKSmMx2FzHJMFI1mOJABKB8C3VKhLZF0g7_rEAbk

Wage Peace Not War! Stop the Bombing!

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