Archive for June, 2018

Press Release: Report on June 30, 2018 Pohakuloa Protest to Stop RIMPAC Bombing

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

Press Release for Immediate release June 30, 2018 at 8PM

further  contact : Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

Jim Albertini 966-7622, email














“Twenty six people held signs outside the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) from 10AM till 12 noon on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in protest of RIMPAC 2018.  See the statement below signed by more than 100 people that was delivered to base security personnel to pass on the the new PTA commander, Lt. Col. Loreto V. Borce Jr.  Following the protest, LTC Borce and his wife, both born and raised on Oahu, came out of the base to engage in friendly, respectful dialog.  It was a good beginning for a new commander and we look forward to continuing the dialog.” said Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina.

Above  are 2 photos of the protest.



Saturday, June 30, 2018

10AM — 12 Noon

Pohakuloa Main Gate

Carpools leaving Hilo (Puainako and Komohana at 9AM)

From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 Some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. RIMPAC includes the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the middle of Hawaii island.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email:

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Below is a partial list of signers of a statement calling for Stopping RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii.  On Saturday, June 30, 2018 protests from 10-12noon are being held at Pohakuloa on Hawaii Island.

President Donald Trump, following his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader, Kim Jung Un, cancelled joint U.S. – South Korea military exercises. Trump said: “We will be saving a tremendous amount of money.  Plus, it is very provocative..”  Malu ‘Aina says the same can be said of RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific, now Indo-Pacific — the largest military command in the world based on Oahu).

 Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

 From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games that includes bombing and shelling the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area in the middle of Hawaii island.

Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, farms, and businesses.  We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC  bombing of our island home.  We ask that the bombing be stopped immediately.Â

Mayor Harry Kim has said due to the Kilauea eruption “needs are greater than we’ve ever seen.” If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii island, forgo RIMPAC 2018 and use the money for housing and other lava relief efforts.

Partial list of signers:

Isaac “Paka” Harp, Vice-President Hawaiian Patriotic League
Hanalei Fergerstrom, Kurtistown, Hawai’i
Kalama oka’aina Niheu
Joan Heller, lawai Hawaii
Kalikolehua Kanaele Sr., Keaau Hawaiian Kingdom
Jim Albertini
Ron Fujiyoshi
Danny Li
Donna Grabow
Wendy Salem
Kieba Blacklidge
Sarah Anderson
Suzanne Villeneuve, Kapa’au
Sherri Carden
Mike Walls
Sylvia Dolena, Pahoa
Julie Kailani Ranoa
Courtney Zajicek
Lorraine Ayers-Briel
Denice Manulani Griffith
Annette Julia Pearson Schmidt, Kihei, HI
Geoffrey Shaw
William Gilliam
Carmen Lyman
Sylvia Dolena, Pahoa, HI
Mike Walls
Randy Goff
Kathy Dorn
Dharmani Zelin
Teresa San Miguel, Kea’au, Hawaii
Sherri Carden
Suzanne Villeneuve, Kapa’au, HI
Sarah Anderson
Kieba Blacklidge
Jan Asch, Kapa’au, HI
Julie Kailani Ranoa
Michael Crawford, Tillamook Oregon
Josh Yang
Michael J. Moore
Bob Bogle
Gloria Baraquio
April K. Lee, Hawi, HI
Luella Nohea Crutcher
Mele Stokesberry, Organization:  Maui Peace Action
Shannon Rudolph
Fred E. Hofer
Lindafaye Kroll
Wally Inglis
Cythia Hathaway
Gwen Kim
Eila Algood
Gary Harrold
Mary Marvin Porter
Jon Olsen, Jefferson, Maine
John Otranto
Chandell Asuncion
Patricia Blair, Kailua, Hawai’i
Nedi McKnight, Paʻauilo
Tom Holzer, Santa Fe, NM
Nancy Redfeather
Aerit Waters
Charlotte Flavin.  Pukalani, HI
Marta Barreras
Nancy Shearman
Jennifer Day, Maui
Courtney Zajicek, Pahoa, HI
Dr. Sylvia C Frain, Auckland Peace Action, Aetearoa
Denice Manulani Griffith
Lauraine Ayers-Briel. Haiku, HI
Joan Lander
Viviane Lerner
Nelson Ho
Jennifer Ho
Hiiaka Kahalewai
Zoe Avalon Shane Cobb Adams, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Anahola, Anahola, Kauai
Maile Lavea-Malloe, Hui Aloha Aina o Puna
Zak Shimose, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Robbie Ann Kauanoemaikalani Shimose, Hui Aloha ÊÄina O Hilo
Ku Kahakalau, Ph.D., Kukuihaele, Hawaii
Tim Kaapuni, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Hiwa Kaapuni, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Keawemauhili Kaapuni, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Lahela Burgess Camara, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Kelley Kamahele-Heaukulani & Charles M. Heaukulani
Leilani Lindsey Kaapuni, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Lynette Cruz, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Ka Lei Maile Alii, President Malama Makua
Sara Niau Wakana, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Puna
Steven Robello, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Honolulu
Lynda Saffery, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Kuuipo Kumai, Hilo, Hawaii
Katy Benjamin, Hilo, Hawaii
Susan Rosier
Pat Blair
Malie Sellers
Ellen Schomer
Dr, Lorrin Pang, MD
Pua’ena Ahn
Terri Kekoolani-Raymond
Carol Stevenson
Milicent Cummings
Olivia Ling
Rose and Vic Hummert
Judy Kugelmass
Koohan Paik-Mander

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email Visit us on the web at

CNN United Shades of America Sunday July 1 at 4 & 7PM

Friday, June 29th, 2018


CNN United Shades of America Sunday July 1 at 4 & 7PM

from Ku Ching

Please watch “United Shades of America” on CNN – Sunday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. This is one of the first times, if they should include it in their edit, that the “illegal annexation” and “u.s. occupation of Hawai’i” are mentioned on “national” tv. If the edit goes well – I am looking forward to an AWESOME show that will go a long way to educate all who watch it. Ku Kia’i Mauna!

HAWAI`I IN TRANSITION – Ke Aupuni Update – June 2018
By H.E. Leon Kaulahao Siu – Minister of Foreign Affairs – The Hawaiian Kingdom

Here’s a shocker – The Hawaiian Islands is not a part of the United States of America!
Over the years, through a series of illegal acts, the United States created the impression that Hawai`i was happily adopted into the U.S. family, when in reality Hawai`i was abducted… kidnapped!
The questions are – How do we break free from the grasp of the kidnapper? And, what can we do to rebuild our nation and our lives?
The first big challenge is freeing the Hawaiian Islands from captivity. The second is bringing healing and restoration to our kingdom to be a fully functioning independent country.
There are two fronts in which we are working to liberate our country: — at home in Hawai`i and internationally.
On The Home Front –
Understanding that it is up to us to liberate our country, Hawaiian nationals are engaged in the following activities at home –
Building the identity (citizenship base, body politic) of our nation, with educational programs, workshops, strategy sessions, media outreach and special events to restore our Hawaiian national identity* and the people’s confidence that we are eminently capable of running our own country. [* NOTE: This is about Hawaiian nationality, not Hawaiian ethnicity.]
Raising awareness and assuring our people that restoring our nation’s independence is vital to our future survival and prosperity… and that it is achievable.
Creating broad public acceptance and participation in the vision for an independent Hawai`i, using all aspects of the media to develop and coalesce the movement around our true history, our culture, our character and our vision of a free Hawai`i.
Coordinating the Hawaiian nationalist/activist network in the islands and overseas to promote peaceful acts of resistance, media events, celebrations, informational rallies, etc. to persuade the US to peacefully and gracefully withdraw from the Hawaiian Islands.
Updating the education system in Hawai`i to correct 125 years of American propaganda and indoctrination; to bring new respect, pride and appreciation for the achievements and legacy of our nation; utilizing the resurgence of the Hawaiian language and culture, especially among our younger generations.
Creating a Hawai`i national transitional authority to develop a roadmap for the transition of our country from being American-operated to being Hawaiian-operated. The transitional authority would be visionary, inclusive, innovative and bold in carrying the weight and responsibility to actualize the liberation of the Hawaiian Islands.
The movement in the Hawaiian Islands to free Hawai`i is growing and advancing. It is expected that 2018 will continue to see significant breakthroughs as discussions and constructive ideas are openly developed, shaped and implemented.
Tomorrow – Part Two – On The International Front
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Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Thoughtful piece on RIMPAC.  Chek it out

at the rim: towards a truly pacific Pacfic

Wanted: Used Radiation Monitors

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

If anyone has used, calibrated, Radiation Monitors,  please let us know.  Needed for islandwide Radiation Monitoring for Depleted Uranium (DU) contamination at Pohakuloa.  Mahalo.

Jim Albertini

The reasons behind immigrants fleeing Central America

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
Why Do They Flee?
By William Blum
Those in the US opposed to immigration, declare that the US does not have any legal or moral obligation to take in these Latinos. This is not true.