Archive for September, 2017

Battleship Guam – Militarism in the Pacific

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

The militarization of Guam and Hawaii

Land Board to Hear TMT Contested Case Oral Arguments

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Below is a DLNR release about the TMT Contested case hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.  There will be a peaceful sign holding from 7:30-8:30 on the sidewalk  along Banyan Dr, fronting the Naniloa Hotel prior to the BLNR hearing.  Please pass the word.  Come in a spirit of Kapu Aloha to support the Mauna Kea Petitioners.  Bring a sign if can:  “Protect Mauna Kea, Sacred Before Dollars, Respect the Sacred, No TMT” etc.  Mahalo.

Jim Albertini





Sept. 13, 2017


Hearing Scheduled in Hilo for Sept. 20

 (Hilo) – The Hawai‘i State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) will hear oral arguments in the Contested Case Hearing for the Conservation District Use Application (CDUA) for the Thirty Meter Telescope at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Crown Room of the Grand Naniloa Hotel in Hilo. This is not a public hearing and members of the public will not be allowed to testify, argue, or otherwise present to the BLNR.

 Minute Order No. 107, posted on Sept. 7, 2017 provides that each party to the contested case will have fifteen (15) minutes to present oral arguments. Up to five minutes of the fifteen minutes may be reserved by parties for responding/rebuttal argument. Those rebuttal arguments will take place after all parties have completed their initial arguments. There are twenty-three (23) parties to the contested case.

 The DLNR is providing as much seating as possible for public observation, once space has been made for the parties. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Na Leo TV will provide live streaming of the oral arguments, but there will not be viewing available at the Grand Naniloa. Doors to the Crown Room will open at 8:30 a.m. for public entrance.  There will be no reserving of seats and any seat that’s empty for more than ten minutes may be given to the next person in line waiting outside.  Signs, posters, and other displays will not be allowed inside the Crown Room or on the hotel’s property. Food will not be allowed in the Crown Room.

 DLNR continues to utilize expanded media coverage rules used during the TMT Contested Case Hearing and only designated pool media; Na Leo (broadcast) and the Hawai‘i Tribune-Herald (print) will be allowed to videotape or photograph the proceedings. All other audio and photographic documentation of oral arguments is not allowed.

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 Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources

Communications Office

(808) 587-0407

“A New Pearl Harbor” for U.S. Global Empire

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

9-11 & Beyond


At U.S. sporting events the flags keep getting bigger and bigger. But…

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent lives.

      This week marked the 16th anniversary of 9-11 and the 834th consecutive week of the Hilo Peace Vigil which started on Sept. 12, 2001. Each week we write a new peace leaflet. I join you with thoughts and prayers for all those who have lost loved ones on 9-11, but we need to do more. While there were lots of articles on remembering those who died in the U.S. that day and since related to those attacks, less has been written about strange occurrences during those murderous events. Such as four commercial passenger jets hijacked within a half hour and no NORAD fighter jets scrambled. How come? Engineers the world over claim the Twin Towers and Building 7 (not hit by any plane) were brought down by controlled demolition explosives.

      Bush cabal criminals –George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Colin Powell, CIA Director George Tenet, etc. need to be brought to justice. The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) – the neocon think tank whose position paper in the late 1990s declared – the 21st century will be the century of the American Empire but to provide a cover for resource grabbing and global domination, a new triggering event is needed. That event PANAC said is –”A New Pearl Harbor.” Hence 9-11. But it’s not just the Bush cabal that needs to be brought to justice. It’s everything that preceded 9-11 and followed. The Clinton cabal of the 90s, the Obama cabal that followed Bush, and of course the Trump cabal that is ongoing.

      9-11 is not just those who died in the U.S..  It includes the millions killed in western wars in at least 7 countries since 9-11 with no end in sight. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said 50 years ago — “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government.”  The only thing that has changed since King spoke those prophetic words 50 years ago is that things have gotten much worse. The U.S. killing continues to escalate.  It’s time to say enough!

No More War!   Work for Justice!  

Save the Planet!

  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 peaceful means and work for 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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