2 years ago today July 17, 2019 — 38 kupuna arrested on Mauna Kea. Here’s why!

2 years ago today July 17, 2019 — 38 kupuna arrested on Mauna Kea. Here’s why!

Watch 15 min video.

Like a Mighty Wave: A Mauna Kea Film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J3ZCzHMMPQ

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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

Hilo Mauna Trial postponed till Aug.

Hilo Mauna Trial postponed till Aug.

Just got word that the Mauna trial of Tomas Belsky and others originally set for tomorrow (Thurs. July 15th) 8:30AM in Hilo has been postponed until August 27th. Last minute cancellation by the court — the old runaround. Please let others know. Mahalo.

July 16, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

 

US Wars Come

 

Home to Roost

 

 

 

“War makes murderers out of otherwise decent people – all wars and all decent people.”

Benjamin Ferencz, former WWII Nuremberg Prosecutor of German Crimes Against Humanity

See Benjamin Ferencz on 60 minutes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZHTtfTXjrA

Coleen Rowley, retired FBI agent spotlights the ever-growing list of domestic blowback incidents related to US decades long wars. Here are just a few examples:

1. “…military veterans account for a disproportionate number of mass shooters. Veterans account for 13 percent of the adult population, but more than a third of the adult perpetrators of the 43 worst mass killings since 1984 had been in the United States military. It is clear that, in the etiology of mass killings, military service is an important risk factor.”

2. Timothy McVeigh served as a highly decorated Army sergeant in the first Gulf War. McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City Federal Building in 1995, killing 168 men, women and children and injuring more than 680 others — the largest act of “domestic terrorism” ever committed.

3. An entire generation of young kids, mostly boys – like the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooter — grew up playing “Call of Duty” first-person-shooter-style video games, which tend to desensitize them and teach them violence.

See full Rowley article here https://consortiumnews.com/2021/07/08/us-wars-come-home-to-roost/ fbclid=IwAR3yD2mhvs1V8X8B_6hAKSYpQx_e6y8gAGboNVPP8KVZLXOXk9SEEI57_SA

      In my lifetime, millions have been killed, injured, and displaced from their homes as a result of US wars. I personally have had friends killed and injured in wars. A great tragedy and suffering to military families, often ignored by the general population, is the death by suicide of US combat veterans. In the Vietnam war, more than twice as many Vietnam vets died from suicide (120,000), than died in combat.

     “Four times as many men and women who have served in the US military since 9/11 have died by suicide than were killed in the post-9/11 wars… Thirty thousand dead from suicide in 20 years among American service-members and veterans.”

https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/07/09/was-it-just-america-and-her-suicidal-combat-veterans/

It’s a Time for Healing – People & the Planet!

No More 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

July 16, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1033– 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

Fatal Officer involved shootings in Hawaii County

Fatal Officer involved shootings in Hawaii County

I got a response in writing to my June 19, 2021 letter to Hawaii County Police Chief Paul Ferreira requesting a list of all fatal officer involved shootings in Hawaii County since 2010.

Between 2010 and 2015 there were ZERO Fatal Officer involved shootings in Hawaii County.

Between 2016 and 2021 (as of June 28, 2021), there were 12 Fatal Officer involved shootings in Hawaii County.

5 in 2016, 1 in 2017, 4 in 2018, 0 in 2019, 0 in 2020, and 2 in 2021 as of June 28, 2021.

Hawaii County is going in the wrong direction.  We need efforts to de-escalate potentially deadly situations.

Jim Albertini

July 9, 2021 Aloha & Mahalo Haunani-Kay Trask

Aloha & Mahalo Haunani-Kay Trask!

     Haunani-Kay Trask, Hawaiian Scholar and activist died Saturday morning, July 3, 2021 on Oahu. She was 71. Tenured as a professor for more than 30 years at the UH Manoa, Trask worked in co-founding the contemporary field of Hawaiian studies. We send our sympathy and aloha to the Trask ʻohana, Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi, the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, and the many other organizations and people that she inspired.

     Trask wrote two poetry books — “Light in the Crevice Never Seen” and “Night is a Sharkskin Drum” — and a collection of politically provocative essays, “From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii.” She also co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning documentary “Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation,” which premiered in 1994.

     Here is an excerpt of Haunani-Kay Trask’s prophetic testimony in Hilo, April 20, 1978 at an EIS hearing on the Navyʻs use of Kahoʻolawe for target practice:

“Why does the military need Kahoʻolawe? Please try and consider this as a broader issue. If the military loses Kahoʻolawe, the struggle is gonna go on forever. They’re gonna lose Makua valley. They’re gonna lose Pohakuloa, they’re gonna lose Kaneohe Marine Air base. This is the beginning of the struggle. This is not the end. That’s why they need Kaho’olawe…

“Try and think about the fact that if the military loses Kahoʻolawe, a precedent will be set for getting back all the military lands. 26% of Oʻahu is owned by the military. That’s what the argument is. That’s what the fight is. That’s what weʻre talking about. We’re not talking about all this other stuff. Were talking about whoʻs going to get the land back, who it belongs to. It doesn’t belong to the Navy. It doesn’t belong to the Americans…

“When you listen to all the testimony tonight, remember this is the main thing: We are talking about totally opposed cultural values. They’re interested in war, theyʻre interested in destruction. We’re interested in nourishment, sustenance and protection.”

Let us honor and carry with us always Haunani-Kay’s passion, vision, and truth.

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

End the US Illegal and Unjust Occupation of Hawaii!

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

July 9, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1032– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office