Archive for April, 2016

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Please attend as many of the events listed below and pass the word to friends.  The Festival honors Puhipau (who passed away recently) and his partner Joan Lander and their wonderful documentary work Na Maka o Ka ‘Aina (Eyes of the Land) Mahalo.

Jim Albertini for malu ‘Aina


Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege
Directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander. 2005. 57 min.
Sunday, May 8 at 1pm

This portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary society where cultures collide.
Screens with:
Kapu Aloha 101:
ʻŌiwi TV. 2015. 11min
– and –
ʻO Poliʻahu me Kūkahauʻula
Directed by Hunter Catton. 2016. 7min.


‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016
May 7-8, 2016

Opening Night: The Tribunal

Pele’s Appeal + Stolen Waters

Corruption in Hawaii & U.S.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Survey Says … Hawaii Is Corrupt!

Reporters across the country were asked about their perceptions of corruption in government. The Aloha State did not fare well.

I saw this article after I wrote this week’s Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Oligarchy (corruption).  It fits right in.  Please read and pass on. Mahalo.



Elections NOT For Sale!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Overthrow the Oligarchy

  Democracy Now!

“The U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt…” is the finding of a study in the academic journal Perspectives on Politics.

      “The authors of this historically important study are Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page, and their article is titled “Testing Theories of American Politics.” The authors clarify that the data available are probably under-representing the actual extent of control of the U.S. by the super-rich. (.1of 1% controls about as much wealth as the bottom 90% U.S. combined.)

“The clear finding is that the U.S. is an oligarchy, no democratic country, at all. American democracy is a sham, no matter how much it’s pumped by the oligarchs who run the country (and who control the nation’s “news” media)… Today, after this exhaustive analysis of the data, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” That’s it, in a nutshell.”

According to former President, Jimmy Carter (1977 to 1981), the American Essence or value has been compromised through “unlimited political bribery” using “unlimited money” by “oligarchs” to elect their chosen politicians to office. The system subverts the American definition of Democracy…

 Big Money Out of Politics! 

Power to the People!

  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
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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (April 29, 2016 – 762nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Local and global problems with DU contamination

US Army’s Depleted Uranium Licencing Saga Highlights Post-Conflict Contradictions

Pohakuloa Sham Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Pohakuloa Sham Earth Day Celebration

The Hawaii Tribune Herald had an article on page A-6 yesterday (April 21, 2016) about Pohakuloa having an Earth Day celebration today, April 22.
Can you imagine such hypocrisy?  Here is a place where upwards of 14 million live rounds are fired annually by the US military and is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, etc.  Bombing the sacred ‘aina is the daily routine.  Such a sham earth day celebration is worse than the cartoon below.
Jim Albertini


Sham Earth Day