Archive for December, 2014

House Res 758 moves U.S. closer to War with Russia

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Below is a copy of a recent email I sent to U.S. Hawaii Representatives Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa.  I urge you to send similar emails and to Hawaii senators as well.  Urge the senators to vote against any similar resolution in the Senate.  Mahalo. Jim

Aloha Tulsi,
Why didn’t you vote NO on House Res 758 that will bring us closer to war with Russia.  House  Res 758 is reckless. See the commentary at the link below from Rep. Ron Paul.
We need to defuse the conflict in Ukraine with Russia not inflame it.
Thank you.
Jim Albertini

Congressional contacts:

Member Name DC Phone DC FAX Contact Form
Senator Brian Schatz (D- HI) 202-224-3934 202-228-1153
Senator Mazie Hirono (D- HI) 202-224-6361 202-224-2126
Representative Colleen Hanabusa (D – 01) 202-225-2726 202-225-0688
Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D – 02) 202-225-4906 202-225-4987 …


Climate Change & the U.S. Military

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Climate Change Challenges: Support the Environment or the U.S. Military?


By Kathy Kelly edited version below. Full article here [Common Dreams]

      Having lived through the 1991 Desert Storm bombing and the 2003 Shock and Awe bombing in Iraq, I tread carefully when speaking about any danger greater than war that children in our world might face…

      Even so, it seems the greatest danger—the greatest violence—that any of us face is contained in our attacks on our environment. Today’s children and generations to follow them face nightmares of scarcity, disease, mass displacement, social chaos, and war, due to our patterns of consumption and pollution.

     Ironically, one of the institutions in U.S. society which comprehends the disasters that loom is the U.S. military. In the past few years, the Pentagon has issued several reports which concur that the greatest threat to U.S. national security is posed by climate change and potential environmental disasters… What’s more, the U.S. military, with its more than 7,000 bases, installations, and other facilities, worldwide, is one of the most egregious polluters on the planet and is the world’s largest single consumer of fossil fuels.

      Its terrible legacy of forcing its own soldiers and their families, over decades, to drink lethally carcinogenic water on bases that should have been evacuated as contaminated sites is covered in a recent Newsweek story. Civilians drinking from wells around. ..U.S. military bases… can fare little better…

  (What about Hawai`i – contaminated by military Depleted Uranium radiation, leaking military fuel, and a stew of other military toxic chemicals?)

Save the Planet! Stop the Wars 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, anti-Hawaiian, 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 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.

Phone (808) 966-7622.

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Dec. 5, 2014 – 689th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office