Archive for June, 2012

Don’t Bite the Cheese!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

U.S./NATO Attack

on Syria in the Works

Prelude to Attack on Iran

 An increasing number of voices are sounding the alarm about major western corporate media setting up the psychological conditions for yet another military attack, under the disguise of a “humanitarian intervention” previously touted to justify the U.S./NATO’s attack on Libya. Don’t be suckered again into supporting another imperial war with a mask of “protecting civilians.” Military attacks will only add to casualties of violence begetting more violence. If we want peace, we need to prepare the ground of peace based on building just societies and international relations. The means we use must be in line with the end sought.

 Get informed:

 Syria: It Is Looking Ominous

Engineering Consent For An Attack On Syria ?
Many killed as rebel town bombed in Syria Tuesday: 

Obama speeds up limited air strike, no-fly zones preparations for Syria: 

 U.S.-Israeli War Against Syria Moves To The Next Stage: A Media Coup
The U.S., NATO, Saudi Arabia, and Israel continue to stir up trouble in Syria to get a larger war going in the region.

 Pressure Builds for War on Syria By Stephen Lendman
It’s baked in the cake. Preparations began months ago. Regime change plans are longstanding. The road to Tehran runs through Damascus.

 Don’t Bite the Bait of War Cheese Propaganda!

 1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 15, 2012 – 560th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Hilo Protest of Navy War Plans!

Sunday, June 10th, 2012
Protest Navy War Plans!

On Thursday 6/14 from 5-8 PM representatives of the Navy will appear in Hilo to promote their Expansion Plan for war preparation exercises in the eastern Pacific and around Hawaii . While the topic is an EIS addressing potential harm to marine mammals, many see an opportunity to address U.S. war plans in a broader perspective, including the increasing use of Navy Seal Special Operation assassination squads and killer drones.  Who are the real winners and losers in US military power projection in the Pacific basin and globally?  Don’t be deceived that U.S. military power is about protecting “freedom and democracy/”  It’s all about geopolitical control of oil and other resources to insure record corporate profits.

A demonstration with signs will be held from 4-5 pm, prior to the 5pm event start, and the attached flyer will be handed out. Anyone who wishes can participate.  Bring a sign if you want but we will have plenty.  We will be in front of the downtown Hilo Federal Bldg/Post Office, across Kalakaua Park from the meeting venue at the East Hawaii Cultural Center, 141 Kalakaua St.

A special thanks to friends on Kauai who did a similar protest and prepared the flyer.
Please pass the word on the Hilo protest.  I encourage people to go to the Navy event and register your protest of U.S. war Plans.  Give input in any way you see fit, i.e. how the money could be put to better use putting solar power on peoples homes, etc.  Mahalo.

PS  flyer attached—flyer


More Navy training –sonar and explosives planned for Hawaii

Friday, June 8th, 2012

Navy Invites Public in Hawaii, San Diego to Open-House Meetings on Draft EIS

Posted on June 7, 2012 by Damon

The U.S. Navy encourages the public to attend open-house public meetings in Hawaii June 12-15 and on June 20 in San Diego to learn about and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement (EIS/OEIS) for Navy training and testing activities in the Hawaii-Southern California Study Area.

The HSTT Draft EIS/OEIS takes a comprehensive look at the effects of Navy training and testing on the ocean environment in Hawaii and Southern California, incorporating the latest science. Four open house public meetings will be held in Hawaii and one in San Diego, Calif., to inform the public about the Navy’s Proposed Action and to obtain comments on the Proposed Action and alternatives, and the accuracy and adequacy of the Draft EIS/OEIS analysis. The public may arrive at any time during the open house public meetings.

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There will not be a formal presentation; however, Navy representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions about the Proposed Action and Draft EIS/OEIS. The open house public meetings will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at:

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Location: Wilcox Elementary School Cafeteria
4319 Hardy St.
Lihue, HI 96766

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Location: Maui Waena Intermediate School Cafeteria
795 Onehee Ave.
Kahului, HI 96732

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2012
Location: East Hawaii Cultural Center
141 Kalakaua St. Hilo, HI 96720

Date: Friday, June 15, 2012
Location: McKinley High School Cafeteria
1039 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96814

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Location: Marina Village Conference Center Starboard Room
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109

The Navy proposes to conduct training and testing activities primarily within existing range complexes and operating areas located in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands and off the coast of Southern California, Navy pierside locations in both areas and a transit corridor connecting the Hawaii and Southern California range complexes. The Proposed Action includes the use of active sonar and explosives. The HSTT Draft EIS/OEIS updates the science and analyses needed to continue critical Navy training and testing in the Study Area. The Draft EIS/OEIS combines multiple previous studies into one, thereby incorporating expanded areas and new science, platforms and activities.

Copies of the Draft EIS/OEIS are available to the public at and at the following information repositories:


. Lihue Public Library, 4344 Hardy St., Lihue, HI 96766
. Kailua-Kona Public Library, 75-138 Hualalai Road, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
. Wailuku Public Library, 251 High St., Wailuku, HI 96793
. Hilo Public Library, 300 Waianuenue Ave., Hilo, HI 96720
. Hawaii State Library, Hawaii and Pacific Section, 478 S. King St., Honolulu, HI 96813


. San Diego Central Library, 820 E. St., San Diego, CA 92101
. Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90822

The Navy is accepting comments throughout the 60-day public comment period, from May 11, 2012, to July 10, 2012. All comments must be postmarked or received online by July 10, 2012, for consideration in the Final EIS/OEIS.

Written comments may be submitted via the project website at, in person at the public meetings or by mail to:

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest
Attention: HSTT EIS/OEIS Project Manager – EV21.CS
1220 Pacific Highway, Building 1, Floor 3
San Diego, CA 92132-5190

Visit the project website at to learn more about the project.

Mahalo for Ohana Ho’olaulea Kokua

Friday, June 8th, 2012

                                    June 7, 2012

Dear  friends who helped in the Ohana Ho’opakele  Ho’olaulea


Our Ho`olaule`a was a success due to your support!  So far , we have made more than $ 3,500 profit.  And this was our first Ho`olaule`a ever.

Without the musicians donating themselves, as well as the donated goods, kokua with food, photos, video, the educational tent, ticket sales, etc. we would not have been so successful.

Mahalo plenty!

Upon reflection, we learned to have the Ho`olaule`a on the first or second weekend of the month, not to clash with graduation ceremonies, and to give more tim to selling tickets.

If you have other advice to share with us, please do!

We will never forget your kokua!

On behalf of the Ohana Ho`opakele board,

Uncle Sam Kaleleiki Jr.
Jim Albertini
Ronald Fujiyoshi
Kini Burke

How Low Can the U.S. Go?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Common Dreams headlines this morning “US Drone Blitz on Pakistan Continues,” pointing out that nearly thirty people have been slaughtered in Pakistan over the past three days from US drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) bombing, the most recent of which targeted mourners at a funeral.  We now know that, after our leaders decide who should be killed from photos and flimsy evidence, they then follow up by bombing the funerals of those they’ve killed, assuming that whoever shows up for the funeral must also be a terrorist. How low can the U.S. Go? Pakistan’s foreign ministry condemned the attacks as “illegal” under international law.

It is unlikely that, from the most powerful nation on earth, the leaders will ever be hauled off to the International Court of Justice for trials, and so we have a world in which the hatreds are compounded daily until people are so filled with rage about this criminal activity that they become “terrorists,” seeking revenge for the loss of their mothers, their children, and other loved ones, which our ruling Forces of Greed count on as “justification” to continue the wars which are now seen all over the world as terrorism themselves.

End the Cycle of Violence!
Bring the Drones & Special Operation Death Squads Home Now!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc. 5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.  Email
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 8, 2012 – 559th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office