Archive for April, 2016

Please pass the word on the ‘Oiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Please pass the word on the ‘Oiwi Film Festival 2016 on Oahu.  

Here is the link to the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2016 lineup:

Malu ‘Aina places Special emphasis on the film:
Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege
Sunday May 08


Directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander

2005. 57 min.

A decade before Mauna Kea was the scene of protests against the development of a 30-meter telescope, Puhipau and Joan Lander turned their cameras on the volcano. For five years, Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina captured on video the seasonal moods of Mauna Kea’s unique 14,000-foot summit environment, the richly varied ecosystems that extend from sea level to alpine zone, the legends and stories that reveal the mountain’s geologic and cultural history, and the political turbulence surrounding efforts to protect the most significant temple in the islands, the mountain itself.

Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege paints a portrait of a mountain that has become a symbol of the Hawaiian struggle for physical, cultural and political survival. The program explores conflicting forces as they play themselves out in a contemporary island society where cultures collide daily.

Featuring Aka Mahi, Pualani Kanahele, Kealoha Pisciotta, Paul Neves, Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, Keawe Vredenburg, Sam Gon III, Julie Leialoha, Kahu o Terangi, Kapono Souza, Clarence Kukauakahi Ching, Debbie Ward and Nelson Ho. 

See the trailer.

Stand Up on Earth Day!

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Aloha kakou,
We need your kokua!  Please come to today’s Earth Day Peace Vigil in Hilo (or a gathering in the community wherever you are)
3:30-5PM at the downtown Hilo Post office. And please pass the word to others.
Jim Albertini

PS  Senior citizens bring a chair.  There is a nice shady spot under the trees fronting the Federal bldg.

Civil Disobedience may be more important than voting

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Capitol Police say 1,240 people have been arrested in the last seven days.

300+ Arrests As Pro-Democracy Forces Converge For Final Day Of Spring Revolt

Democracy Awakening demonstrators marched past the U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday. (Photo: Greenpeace/Tim Aubry) By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams – More than 300 people were arrested Monday as part of Democracy Awakening, marking the final day of a record-setting week of civil disobedience at the U.S. Capitol. Among those taken into custody were approximately 60 organization and movement leaders, including NAACP president and CEO Cornell William Brooks, Public Citizen president Robert Weissman, Greenpeace executive director Annie Leonard, radio commentator Jim Hightower, and Ben & Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. -more-

Emergency Citizen Action Needed

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016


We spend billions of dollars looking for life on other planets and spend trillions of dollars killing this one.
Time to malama (take care of) this place.

earth cryingThe entire earth is suffering but

to understand a problem, ask the question:

Who Profits? Follow the Money!

Who is making a killing off the killing?

A starting point is the Military Industrial/Corporate/Wall St./Banking Complex that puts short-term gain before long-term consequences.

(Pohakuloa military radiation, and other toxic, contamination is a good example.)

Make Peace! Save the Planet!
Civil Disobedience may be more important than voting!

  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. Email:
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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (April 22, 2016 – 761st week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Solidarity with UH students: Fight the Hike! Please pass the word.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Solidarity with UH students: Fight the Hike!  Please pass the word.
jim Albertini

Big news: The UH members of the Board of Regents are coming to hear testimony on their proposed tuition hikes at 10:00AM  on Thursday April 28th in Bldg 379 Rm 1 on the lower campus.  We have suspended Democracy Spring for that day since the Student Government is holding a “FIGHT THE HIKE” rally on the Lower Campus from 9:30 to 12:00 noon at the HawCC Admissions Building.   Later that same day, the Board of Regents will be hearing testimony on the upper campus at 4:00PM in UCB 127 (the Fish Bowl).

Students, the University Community, and the public are invited to listen to a presentation on the University’s proposed tuition schedule and to present testimony (written or oral) at the meetings.  The proposed tuition schedule and supporting documentation are available at  Contact or email testimony to

New event:
On Thursday, May 5th from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM. the Community Development class will be a hosting a BIG event on the upper campus celebrating the Last Day of classes, Cinco de Mayo, Boys Day, and democracy itself.  It’s “CINCO DEMOCRACY.”  More information on Cinco Democracy will be forthcoming.

Please bring your classes and/or announce Fight the Hike and Cinco Democracy.  Thank you! Noelie Rodriguez (934-2635)