Archive for April, 2013

Free Movie – Iran, Yesterday and Today

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Free Movie – Iran, Yesterday and Today

Where: UH-Hilo UCB 100 (see for map)

When: 7pm. Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Details: Travel guide Rick Steves’ film of his journey of discovery to better understand the 70 million people who call Iran home. He found most Iranians genuinely like Americans.


Free Parking

Contact: Bunny (935-0622)

Hope to see you there!

Free Facebook and Twitter workshop in Hilo

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Workshop by Kerri Marks
SAT 4/6 SPRING TRAINING – facebook and Twitter Training 1:30 pm at Starbucks in Target. Learn about the general layout of facebook, uploading pictures and video, how to post and share things, interacting with groups and community pages and general netiquette. We’ll also talk about setting up a twitter account, how to write tweets, managing lists, and growing your audience. Bring a laptop if you have one, otherwise just take notes and follow along. Training will last about an hour and a half with plenty of time for questions during and after. Free Internet is available. Sharing is caring!

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email

Dr. Martin Luther King’s death — 45th anniversary

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Below this post is an article about How the government killed Dr. Martin Luther King.

The more important question is Why did the government kill Dr. Martin Luther King?

The evidence is clear.  If King had stayed to narrow issues of integration, the system reluctantly could have absorbed it.  But King connected the issues of racism in the U.S. with opposing the war in Indochina.  King became one of the leading voices opposing the war, calling the U.S. “the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.”  His famous speech “Beyond Vietnam” delivered a year to the day of his death on April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in NY city is important reading.  That speech likely sealed his death.  In addition, when King was killed he was mobilizing for a massive poor peoples march on Washington, D.C. for the summer of 1968.  King was pushing for economic justice and his intent was not to go to DC and give another “I Have a Dream” speech and go home as he did in 1963.  This time he planned on staying, and massive non-violent civil disobedience was planned to shut down Washington if necessary. Such action, the system could not absorb.  And the system decided King had to go. King had the capacity to mobilize millions of people in non-violent action to fundamentally change the war, economic and social system, and people in power knew it and had King killed.  I would suggest as further reading the book entitled “An Act of State” by the King family lawyer, William Pepper.We all need to pick up the torch for justice and peace that Dr. Martin Luther King carried for all of us.

Jim Albertini,  April 4, 2013



April 4th –45th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Carl Gibson | How The Government Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King at Washington DC's Lincoln Memorial in 1968. (photo: Francis Miller/Getty Images)
Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News
Gibson writes: “It really isn’t that radical a thing to expect this government to kill someone who threatened their authority and had the power to organize millions to protest it.”

“Aloha ‘Aina – Stop Bombing Pohakuloa”

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Draft statement only – Feedback appreciated. Mahalo

Aloha ‘Aina

Stop the desecration and contamination of Hawaiian Kingdom Crown Lands at Pohakuloa

     Pohakuloa located in the center of the island of Hawaii is revered by Kanaka Maoli (Hawaii’s first people) as the heavenly unity between Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai – the sacred realms of Na Akua (Gods).  The U.S. military conducts live-fire training in the heart of Hawaii Island among numerous cultural, historic, and religious sites, and the highest concentration of endangered species of any U.S. military training area in the world.

     This sacred place was transformed into a toxic wasteland after the U.S. unlawfully seized over 84,000 acres through presidential executive order #111767.  The illegitimate State of Hawaii leases over 24,000-acres at Pohakuloa to the army for 65 years at 1.5 cents per year.  The unlawful State lease is due to expire in 2029 and the army is seeking early termination of the lease and replacement with a new lease to accommodate their expansion plans.  The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) now encompasses over 133,000 acres, nearly 5 times the size of Kaho’olawe island, and is the largest U.S. military training area outside the United States.

     Military documents reveal that up to 14.8 million rounds of live ammunition are fired annually at PTA, ammunition that includes known toxic health hazards such as lead, uranium, and numerous other toxins.  High winds risk spreading the toxic contamination far and wide in the form of easily ingested microscopic particles.  Heavy rains risk flushing toxins down into our drinking water aquifers and into our ocean.  Uranium is already showing up in residents’ urine and further investigation is needed to determine if the uranium is linked to military contamination.

     We demand an end to the belligerent U.S. occupation in Hawaii.  We demand the restoration of self-governance of the Hawaiian nation.  We demand the U.S. to stop bombing Hawaii and clean up its opala (mess).  We demand an end to U.S. desecration and contamination of sacred, cultural, religious, and historic sites in Hawaii and beyond.  We pray that the U.S. not do to others what the U.S. has already done and continues to do to Hawaii: unlawfully occupy its government and nation, desecrate its sacred sites, contaminate its air, land, water, people, plants, and animals with military toxins.

     Pohakuloa is a natural place for peace and healing. The time has come to void the unlawful executive orders and unlawful leases of Hawaiian Kingdom Crown lands.  The time is now for the Aloha Spirit!

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

For feedback or to add your name and/or organization as endorsing this statement, please contact:

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email Visit us on the web at