Archive for January, 2016

Kapu Aloha! Unarmed truth and unconditional love!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016


Hawaii’s Queen Lili`uokalani and

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Liliuokalani                                             king
      January 17th marks the date of the illegal overthrow of Hawaii’s Queen Lili’uokalani and the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893 by U.S. business interests with the assistance of U.S. Marines. It is a crime and injustice still waiting to be undone and restitution made – 123 years late. But better late than never!

      January 18th marks the holiday in the U.S., and U.S. occupied Hawaii, named for the late Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. who was a champion for civil rights, justice, peace and the power of nonviolent action. Dr. King was assassinated in 1968. A jury in a wrongful death suit brought by the King family determined King’s killing was “an act of State.” In short, King’s assassination was a U.S. government operation, not the work of a lone assassin.

      Though having bombed 7 countries, and assassinated thousands by drone strikes, U.S. President Barrack Obama in his 2016 State of the Union address spoke highly of Dr. King’s belief that “unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word…” Dr. King  did not support bombing anyone.  He shared a belief similar to Queen Lili’uokalani. Hawaii’s Queen did not advocate violence in response to the illegal and unjust overthrow of her government. She yielded power temporarily to save lives and with the belief that no lie can live forever.

      Today, Kingdom of Hawaii nationals, African Americans, and others are continuing the call for justice. Hawaii nationals, rightfully so, want their nation back. African Americans want their call that “Black Lives Matter” to be taken seriously.  All movements for justice, peace, and civil rights, like Birmingham, Selma, stopping  wars and bombing of Kaho’olawe, Pohakuloa, and protecting Mauna Kea, etc. require committed, sustained, nonviolent action. In Hawaii we call this belief and spirit of  “unarmed truth and unconditional love” — Kapu Aloha. Indeed, Truth and Love, not bombs, should have the first and final word.

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize &

Never Give Up!

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

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Jan. 15, 2016 – 747th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Government crime

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Michael Moore at his best.  Read and sign his petition.
Jim Albertini

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

UH Hilo Jan. 15 Food Summit forum 6-8PM

Monday, January 11th, 2016


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Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 1:59 PM
Subject: Please join me Friday for the Hilo Food Justice Summit Event, January 15, 6PM – 8PM at UH Hilo!
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Aloha Bob,

I am so excited to invite you to the 2016 International Food Justice Summit that will be in Hilo, Hawai`i THIS FRIDAY!  HAPA has partnered with the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) North America to host, “Challenging the Global Impacts of the Agrochemical Industry: An International Food Justice Summit,” January 15-20, 2016, in locations throughout Hawai`i.

Advocates from around the world and Hawai`i will travel across the islands to weave together a story of how our local struggles for protections from pesticides and to limit corporate influence on government are connected — and to explore how we can grow (together) towards restoring a fairer and more sustainable food system.

The event in Hilo is this Friday, January 15th, from 6PM – 8PM at the University of Hawai`i, Hilo (in University Classroom Building (UCB) 100).  This is a FREE event, and HAPA is giving away free T-shirts to the first 20 people to arrive and sign-in. (Seating is unreserved, no tickets are needed.)  

You can learn more and RSVP on the Facebook event page. Please join me to hear these inspiring local and global advocates. I hope to see you there!

Gary Hooser
President, Hawai`i Alliance for Progressive Action 

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Thursday, January 7th, 2016
TransCanada sues Obama administration over Keystone XL rejection under NAFTA –Calgary-based company ‘throwing the corporate equivalent of a temper tantrum,’ say opponents | 06 Jan 2016 | TransCanada has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration and plans to file a claim under the North American Free Trade Agreement over the U.S. government’s rejection of the company’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The company said Wednesday it has filed a notice of intent to initiate the NAFTA claim on the basis that the denial was not justified. “TransCanada has been unjustly deprived of the value of its multi-billion-dollar investment by the U.S. Administration’s action,” said the company in a release. [This is *exactly* why Obama’s deadly corporate takeover bill, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) aka ‘NAFTA on steroids,’ needs to be stopped dead in its psychotic tracks. –LRP]
Scroll down the Malu Aina Website and sign the Petition to Stop TPP. Mahalo.


For Peace, Justice, & the Planet

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016


Hawaii & the Pacific

Public Forum

Thursday, January 21, 2016

UH Hilo

6:30-8:30PM UCB – 100


Ku Ching — plaintiff in Pohakuloa lawsuit challenging the Army’s compliance with State lease.

Ann Wright — Retired Army Colonel and diplomat who resigned her State Department Post in 2003 in protest of the U.S. illegal invasion of Iraq

Koohan Paik – Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific program at the International Forum on Globalization who has written extensively about the social and environmental impacts of militarism in the Pacific.

Sponsored by UHH Global H.O.P.E and Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action. The event is free and open to all. Free parking at UHH too.