Archive for November, 2013

There will be NO Peace Without Justice!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Pope Slams Capitalism as

‘New Tyranny’

Not to share wealth with poor

is to steal.”

     Pope Francis, who has spoken out strongly against war, is now taking aim at capitalism urging world leaders to step up their efforts against poverty and inequality.

     “A new tyranny is thus born, invisible and often virtual, which unilaterally and relentlessly imposes its own laws and rules,” the 84-page document, said. “To all this we can add widespread corruption and self-serving tax evasion, which has taken on worldwide dimensions. The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits… The culture of prosperity deadens us…” the pope’s document says.

     He goes on to explain that in this system, which tends to devour everything which stands in the way of increased profits, whatever is fragile, like the environment, is defenseless before the interests of a deified market, which has become the only rule we live by.

Shameful Wealth!

     Inequality between the rich and the poor has reached a new threshold, and in his apostolic exhortation to mark the end of the “Year of Faith”, Pope Francis asks for better politicians to heal the scars capitalism made on society.

     “Just as the commandment ‘Thou shalt not kill’ sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say ‘thou shalt not’ to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills,” Francis wrote in the document issued Tuesday. His calls to service go beyond general good Samaritan deeds, as he asks his followers for action “beyond a simple welfare mentality”.

A recent IRS report shows that the wealth of the US’s richest 1 percent has grown by 31 percent, while the rest of the population experienced an income rise of only 1 percent.

     “As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems,” he wrote.

Pope Francis says the growing inequality and trickle-down economics of “the socioeconomic system is unjust at its root,” and thus spawns violence. “Until exclusion and inequality in society and between peoples is reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence,” he wrote. Security is impossible in a state with rampant inequality, and cannot be provided through the surveillance state or militarism, he continued.” For more on the Pope message, see and

If You Want Peace, Work for Justice!

1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760.

Phone (808) 966-7622Email

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (November 29, 2013– 636th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Robert F. Kennedy on the Assassination of JFK

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

      John F. Kennedy at work in the Oval office in 1962. (photo: George
      Tames) Very important article
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Rolling Stone
Kennedy writes: “On November 22nd, 1963, my uncle, president John F. Kennedy, went to Dallas intending to condemn as ‘nonsense’ the right-wing notion that ‘peace is a sign of weakness.’ He meant to argue that the best way to demonstrate American strength was not by using destructive weapons and threats but by being a nation that ‘practices what it preaches about equal rights and social justice,’ …”

1963 Coup in USA -JFK Assassination

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
How Gullible Are Americans?
The Kennedy Assassination : 50 Years Later
By Paul Craig Roberts
The true story of JFK’s murder has never been officially admitted.

Urge Mayor Kenoi to sign Bill 113 for a GMO Ban in Hawaii County

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Aloha kakou,
Below is a message from GMO free Hawaii I urge you to support.
I received word that the Mayor is leaning toward a veto and that lots of pressure is being put upon the six who voted for Bill 113 to change their vote.  I would therefore urge phone calls and emails to all council members and the Mayor in support of Bill 113.  If the Mayor does veto, six votes are needed to override.  If just one person caves to pressure the bill will be defeated.  However, now is a critical time for calls and emails to support Bill 113, especially to the Mayor 961-8211, Email:
If he does not veto, the Bill becomes law.  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini

GO HAWAII ISLAND! Bill 113 Passes 6-3. Now it’s up to Mayor Kenoi!
Those voting against the bill: Councilmembers Ilagan, Onishi and Yoshimoto.
Those voting against sending the bill immediately to the mayor: Kanuha, Ilagan and Onishi. That vote was 6-3 sending the bill immediately to Mayor Kenoi after Council Chairman Yoshimoto signs it and forwards it to him (possibly on Nov. 21), starting the 10-day countdown.
The mayor has ten days to sign the bill or let it automatically become law. If he vetoes it, the Council needs a two thirds majority to override the veto. That means six YES votes would be needed. The 6-3 vote may not hold for a veto override, and so NOW is the time for everyone who wants to move us closer towards making sustainable agriculture in Hawaii a reality, to take part in this campaign. If the bill is vetoed, that would be the time to contact those councilmembers who voted NO, asking them to vote YES for the veto override.
Sign the Petitions and Forward Them to Your Family, Friends, and Networks. We need thousands of signatures:
Write a Letter Asking Mayor Kenoi to Sign Bill 113 (and ask others to also write letters)
Honorable William P. Kenoi Mayor, County of Hawaii
Hilo: Hawai`i County Building
25 Aupuni Street, Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: (808) 961-8211
Fax: (808) 961-6553
TDD: (808) 961-8521

Kona: West Hawai`i Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy.,
Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i 96740
Tel: (808) 323-4444
Fax: (808) 323-4440
TDD: (808) 327-6003


Mahalo for your support!
GMO-Free Hawaii Island
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Hawaii County Council votes to Ban future GMO Crops

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

The vote was 6-3to ban future GMO crops in Hawaii County and now goes to the Mayor for signing, allowing it to become law in 10 days without his signature or he can veto the bill.  A veto override would require 6 votes by the council.
See the article by the Hawaii Tribune-Herald at the link below.
It’s been an uphill battle. The testimony has been impressive from a broad cross section of our community.
Pleass pass the word.  Mahalo.

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