Archive for September, 2015

‘Pesticides in Paradise’ presented by the Center for Food Safety & GMO Free Hawai`i Island.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015


Heads Up Hawai`i Island! Next Week! ~ ‘Pesticides in Paradise’ presented by the Center for Food Safety & GMO Free Hawai`i Island.
Please Tell Your Friends!

Hawai’i Center for Food Safety and GMO FREE Hawaii Island encourage you to attend free evening presentations on Thursday October 1st, in Hilo & Oct. 3rd, in Kona – about pesticide-promoting genetically engineered (GE) crops in Hawai‘i, and the impacts of the pesticide-seed industry on our families, farms and food. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ashley Lukens, director of the nonprofit organization Hawai‘i Center for Food Safety, who will share key findings from the organization’s groundbreaking report ‘Pesticides in Paradise’.
HILO: Thursday, October 1st
UH Hilo, Room STB 108
475 W Lanikaula St
Saturday, October 3rd
Island Naturals
74-5487 Kaiwi St
For more information please visit the Hawaii Center for Food Safety Website at or call our office at (808-681-7688.
To view Pesticides in Paradise: Hawai‘i’s Health & Environment at Risk Report visit:

UHH free film & Discussion: “The Next American Revolution”

Monday, September 21st, 2015

UHH free film & Discussion: “The Next American Revolution”
Where: University of Hawaii at Hilo UCB 100    — 200 W. Kawili St. Hilo
When: Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 7:00PM
Details: In the film “The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism & State Socialism,” noted political economist Gar Alperovitz describes building a system more in sync with American values of equality and democracy.  The illustrated presentation looks at expanding public ownership in the U.S. Over 130,000,000 Americans are already members of a cooperative or credit union.  10,000,000 are in worker-owned enterprises.  The event is free and so is parking.
Contact: Bunny Smith 935-0622

Press Release on Ho’oponopono efforts on Mauna Kea

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Press Release
For Immediate Release Sept. 21, 2015
Re: Some  Mauna Kea Protectors arrested seek Ho’oponopono with TMT, State, County and other parties
further contact:  Joseph Kualii Camara (808) 443 1229, Moanikeala Akaka 935-7981, Jim Albertini 966-7622

On Aug. 24, 2015 a letter seeking Ho’oponopono from several Mauna Kea protectors was sent to the following people.

Billy Kenoi,  Hawaii County Mayor
Kekoa Kaluhiwa -DLNR
Suzzane Case -DLNR
Chris Yuen BLNR
Stanley Roehrig, BLNR
3 UH Board of Regents: chair Randolph G. Moore, Wayne Higaki, and Barry Mizuno
Henry Yang , President TMT
David Lassner, UH President

Letter Hand delivered to:
Don Straney UHH Chancellor
Sandra Dawson TMT Hilo office

A copy of one of the letter with attachments is below.

Mauna Kea protectors arrested April 2, 2015 who are still seeking Ho’oponopono include:
Liloa Lavea, Danette Galdones, Moanikeala Akaka, Joseph Kualii Camara, Jim Albertini, Craig Neff, Gary Oamilda, Jerry Maloe, Eric Kaheakulani, Kepa Ka’eo.  Several other protectors were also granted a motion for Ho’oponopono, but have dropped their effort because of the lack of good faith by the other parties.

To date none of the above listed parties responded to the protector’s letter for Ho’oponopono. Joseph Kuali’i Camara who drafted the letter for ho’oponopono, said “We are disappointed that none of the other parties had the courtesy to respond to our Ho’oponopono appeal letter that included a stamped self-addressed envelope and a response box to check yes or no.”  Moanikeala Akaka said, “We encourage the press to inquire of the parties why they have not responded.. The other parties have stated in the press that they want dialog but they have failed to respond to Ho’oponopono. Is the only alternative court and meeting in the middle of the Mauna Kea access road again?” Akaka added “a primary concern of those of us seeking Ho’oponopono is the sacredness of Mauna Kea and that there should be no more desecration by further telescope development on the Sacred Mauna.”

Hawaii County prosecutor, Mitch Roth, along with Hawaii District Court Judge, Barbara Takase, support Ho’oponopono.  Prosecutor Roth has made several unsuccessful attempts  to get the other parties  to sit with the protectors to initiate a process toward Ho’oponopono.  The protectors have been willing but the other parties have not.



Na Koa Kua Mauna

August 23, 2015

Aloha Kekoa Kaluhiwa, Deputy Chairperson of Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources,

Several of those arrested on Mauna Kea have been granted a motion by Judge Takase, with support of County Prosecutor Mitch Roth, to participate in the process of Ho’oponopono, to resolve issues on Mauna Kea.

We formally invite you to participate in this process of Ho’oponopono. We request that you respond to this invitation by filling out the bottom portion of this letter and mailing it in the enclosed envelope no later than September 15, 2015.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Ho’oponopono process, please contact:

Craig Neff, Phone: (808) 938-7891, Email:, or Jim Albertini, Phone: (808) 966-7622, Email:

Me ke aloha ‘aina, Na Koa Kua Mauna

I agree to participate, or have an appropriate representative of mine participate in Ho’oponopono to resolve issues relating to Mauna Kea.

Signature ________________________________________ Date ________________________

I decline participation in Ho’oponopono to resolve issues on Mauna Kea and have included a written explanation for my absence.

Signature ________________________________________ Date ________________________

Below is a brief summary of Ho’oponopono from pages 89 and 90 of the 2004 dissertation on Ho’oponopono by Anona K. Na’one Napoleon, doctor of philosophy in education. 

“Ho’oponopono is a highly structured process with 9 distinctive phases:

1. Pule –opening prayer
2. Kukulu Kumuhana – discussion of purpose
3. Mahiki -Opening up of the issues
4. Hihia – separating the issues
5. Hala – identifying the problem (original transgression)
6. Mihi – asking and giving forgiveness
7. Kala – release
8. Oki – sever, cut
9. Pule Ho’opau – closing prayer – summarize what has transpired and give spiritual and individual thanks for sincere participation.”

The book HO’OPONOPONO by E. Victoria Shook published by the University of Hawaii press is recommended.  The book outlines the process in more detail and uses 6 case studies.

I hope the above is helpful.  I think what is important is an open, respectful, exploration of the process in a kukakuka session.
Mahalo for your consideration and to all involved.

5 Million Gallon Military Oil Plume Beneath Pearl Harbor

Friday, September 18th, 2015

5 Million Gallon Military Oil Plume Beneath Pearl Harbor

Stop the Wars! Stop the Chaos!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Global Refugee

Crisis: Made in the


The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe is a direct result of U.S. and NATO aggression in the Middle East. The result of endless war and regime change policies are death, destruction and chaos resulting in the current flood of refugees. In recent years the U.S. has bombed Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, and Syria. Who is next? The surest way to stop the flood of refugees is for the U.S. and NATO to stop intervening in the affairs of other nations.

Syria -ISIS cartoon
   “By one not unreasonable estimate, as many as four million Muslims have died or been killed as a result of the ongoing conflicts that Washington has either initiated or been party to since 2001.

There are, in addition, millions of displaced persons who have lost their homes and livelihoods, many of whom are among the human wave currently engulfing Europe. There are currently an estimated 2,590,000 refugees who have fled their homes from Afghanistan, 370,000 from Iraq, 3,880,000 million from Syria, and 1,100,000 from Somalia. The United Nations Refugee Agency is expecting at least 130,000 refugees from Yemen as fighting in that country accelerates. Between 600,000 and one million Libyans are living precariously in neighboring Tunisia.

The number of internally displaced within each country is roughly double the number of those who have actually fled and are seeking to resettle outside their homelands. Many of the latter have wound up in temporary camps run by the United Nations while others are paying criminals to transport them into Europe.

Significantly, the countries that have generated most of the refugees are all places where the United States has invaded, overthrown governments, supported insurgencies, or intervened in a civil war.”

See the full article by Philip Giraldi, a former CIA officer, is executive director of the Council for the National Interest.

Stop the Wars!  Stop the Chaos!

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
(808) 966-7622. Email:

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