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Biden & Putin are heads of Outlaw states June 18, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

It’s Time for Diplomacy Not

War!

 

 

President Biden and President Putin should reaffirm at their June 16, 2021 meeting in Geneva,

the 1985 Reagan/Gorbachev declaration in Geneva:

“A nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”

Nuclear Weapons are Now Illegal

      On January 22, 2021 the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force under international law. The Treaty specifically prohibits State Parties from developing, testing, producing, manufacturing, acquiring, possessing, deploying, using or threatening to use nuclear weapons, and from assisting or encouraging such acts.   The “Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty” as it is also known, has been approved by122 nations in the UN General Assembly and now ratified by more than 50 countries as required under international law. The nine countries known to have nuclear weapons: U.S., Russia, China, UK, France, Israel, Pakistan, India and North Korea have so far failed to ratify the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

The US and Russia have 90 percent of the world’s nuclear warheads!

The United States, Russia, and the 7 other countries which continue to possess nuclear weapons are now Outlaw States. Worsening relations between Washington and Moscow means increasing the dangers that the world will blow up in a nuclear holocaust. It’s time for an about face – to reopen, restore, and re-engage respectful dialogue to resolve differences, instead of fueling profits for the military industrial complex.

      The urgent need is to redirect military spending toward meeting human needs and protecting the environment, especially in this time of a global pandemic and pending climate catastrophe. The United States spends more on militarism than Russia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea, and Brazil – combined. We need to create a safer, not more dangerous, world for future generations.

Feed People, NOT the War Machine! Help Save Humanity!

No New Cold War with Russia & China!

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

June 18, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1029– 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

June 14, 2021 Military F-22 Hawaii Mystery

Monday, June 14th, 2021

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2021/06/14/breaking-news/three-armed-f-22-fighters-launched-sunday-from-honolulu-at-request-of-faa/

Top News

Three armed F-22 fighters launched Sunday from Honolulu at request of FAA

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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

Covert Military Special Ops (assassination training) in public areas throughout Hawaii

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Covert Military Special Ops (assassination training) in public areas throughout Hawaii

 

Below is a Letter to the Editor of West Hawaii Today (WHT) by retired nuclear geologist, Mike Reimer, PhD about Military Special Ops (covert assassination training) outside of military bases in public areas throughout all of Hawaii. No news articles on the issue so far only a legal notice in the June 9, 2021 WHT about no EIS needed because no significant environmental impact. You got to be kidding me.
Jim Albertini
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
 

Dear Editor:

I submit the below comment for consideration to be published as a letter in WHT. I had been and continue to be involved with the impact PTA has on the environment and public health risk for the Big Island. At one time, I had been appointed to the PTA citizen advisory board by then Councilwoman Brenda Ford. Now retired, I have moved to the mainland but maintain my deep aloha and devotion for Hawaii and look forward to returning soon.

Mahalo for your consideration,

Michael Reimer, Ph.D.
Denver, Colorado
 
 
June 10, 2021

Pohakuloa Training Area now includes all of the Big Island.

The U.S. Navy announced they do not need a full Environmental Impact Statement for their special operation training of moving stealthily among the population for various exercises including apparent assassination or abduction training (WHT June 9, 2021, p. 6B). It believes there would be no significant human environmental impact as personnel will clean up after their maneuvers. We have all seen how such a commitment has not been honored at PTA and other sites with toxins, unexploded ordinance, and depleted uranium left to migrate into the pristine Hawaiian environment.
I think most reasonable people of this earth would agree that humans are part of the total environment. Therefore, the basis of no significant impact is downright false and a clear example of disinformation. How can you move trainees among the general population with no impact? It is training, after all, and training by its very nature generates some failures. If it did not, then training would not be necessary. This cannot be dodged by broadly defining the word “significant.” Might that be one traumatic event, injury, or death; or perhaps two?

This is a situation that goes to the heart of Dr. Lorrin Pang’s personal research that the military needs to obtain informed consent from the general population for these experiments, as already much of PTA operations involve unwitting civilian exposures to known carcinogens. How would the tourist industry be impacted if to visit Hawaii, all people must sign a form acknowledging they and their families agree to be part of training exercises that involve military personnel moving unrecognized among them for lethal-activity training? Do you know who that person is sitting beside you?
In any case, the factual truth now is that the entire Big Island is a military training ground and a full environmental impact statement is required.

Michael Reimer, Ph.D.
Denver, Colorado

 

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Desperate U.S. Global Empire June 11, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Desperate U.S. Global

Empire                     

trying to maintain domination for corporate interests

Biden’s Proposed Military Budget: $753,000,000,000

                                                  Includes At least $51 billion to maintain over 800 overseas bases and establish new ones in the Indo-Pacific region;  At least $30 billion for new nuclear weapons slated to cost $1.7 trillion over the next decades, and a whole lot more…

Hawaii is one of the most militarized places in the world with more than 100 military installations, including the headquarters of the US Indo-Pacific Command which covers more than half the earth from Camp H.M. Smith on Oahu. Hawaii also has major US force bases for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and the largest (133,000-acre) live-fire training area outside the continental US at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on Hawaii Island. In addition to massive military land holdings in Hawaii, there are Strategic nuclear weapon systems and killer drones. The US Military in Hawaii also conducts Special Ops (Assassination) Training outside of military bases in Hawaii public areas, including parks, beaches, and near shore waters. This is a disgrace. Where are the critical voices from our county, state, and Congressional officials, religious leaders, and media to this massive military intrusion into our community? See more on Special Ops here https://malu-aina.org/?p=7377

As we celebrate this Kamehameha Day Hawaiian holiday, let us remember – besides assisting business interests in the illegal overthrow of the government of the independent nation of Hawaii in 1893…

The US needs to learn Hawaiian Ho’oponopono, a process of healing, making right instead of waging war.  The US military needs to clean up the massive mess it has made in Hawaii — unexploded ordinance, chemical and nuclear contamination, etc. and then demilitarize Hawaii and end its illegal occupation and restore Hawaii as it was –an independent nation of military neutrality.

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

June 11, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1028– 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

Hold the name of a loved one who refused to glorify war

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Aloha fellow peacemakers,

Please come to the Friday, June 4, 2021 Hilo Peace vigil 3:30-5PM at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Bldg. 

Hold the name in memory of a loved one who stood for justice, peace, and protecting the earth, and refused to glorify war.

I’ll have cardboard and markers for writing the names of loved ones.  Below is this week’s peace leaflet we’ll be handing out.

Mahalo.

Jim

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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


See the June 4, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet here https://malu-aina.org/?p=7359