Archive for December, 2018

2019 Peace Resolutions

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

Peace, justice and respecting the sacred — all go together! Mahalo for your solidarity!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018


Good will to all!

Justice, Peace, & Saving the Planet Are All Connected

Aloha & Merry Christmas!

  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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Dec. 21, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 900th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Annual Christmas Appeal

Dear friends,                                                                                                                                               December 2018                                                         

     Once a year, we write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina for justice, peace and a living planet.  We are grateful for whatever donation you can make. Malu ‘Aina has been planting seeds and sharing food with people in need for nearly 4 decades, feeding many thousands. The spirit of Aloha ‘Aina (Love for the Land) and non-violence have guided Malu ‘Aina all these years. 2019 will mark 40 years since our small non-profit organization was formed and Bernard Punikaia of Hale Mohalu/Kalaupapa blessed our farm with the name  Malu ‘Aina meaning Land of Peace.  From the outset, it’s always been our vision to stay small as an all volunteer organization with no government or corporate funding to maintain our independence.  As the late Hawaiian activist Kekuni Blaisdell said, instead of big pyramid organizations, we need lots of small “kipuka of resistance.”  Like an old growth kipuka ecosystem, where many species interact and depend on one another, so too it is with movements for social change.  We know we can’t do it alone.  It takes shared commitment, volunteer people power, and the solidarity of your donations to carry on. Besides financial donations, right now we could use a volunteer with carpentry skills for a few days to help replace two shed roofs. We have all the materials and are ready to go.   At age 72 common sense tells me my roofing days should be over.  I better stick to ground level support activity.

      This year has been especially difficult for us located in the Puna district of Hawaii island.   Kilauea volcano lava flows have changed Puna forever.  We were very fortunate not to be in Pele’s path but the near constant earthquakes for several months during the eruption, and 52 inches of rain in 3 days have taken their toll.  We had to redo cement foundation pier blocks on a couple buildings and clear a major water drainage way through our farm clogged with debris.

      During this special time of the year we remember dear friends and supporters who have passed on. Like you, they have been an important part of Malu ‘Aina.  We thank all of them, and all of you, for solidarity in life’s precious journey. Presently, and looking toward the future,  the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Our planet is in climate crisis with intensifying storms, fires and other weather extremes.  Violence, hate, economic disparity, wars and displays of militarism are all on the rise. Hawaii, already one of the most militarized places on the planet, is now facing proposed Military Special Ops training on our beaches, and parks. It seems one of the hardest lessons to learn is we cannot bomb, kill, and exploit our way to a world of justice, peace, and respect for the earth and one another. In such time, work for justice, peace and respecting the sacred is more important that ever.  We are in this together. Your support keeps us from being discouraged. We pledge to never give up. Blessings of this holy season to you and your loved ones.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini,

together with Ruth Aloua and Adhann Iwashita

Donations are tax deductible if checks are made to Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 ‘Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760. A Pay Pal account (Donate button) has also been setup on our webpage as another convenient way to make donations. On the website, please click “Subscribe” to receive the Malu ‘Aina weekly peace vigil leaflet (now nearing its 900th week) and other posts for peace, justice and the environment.  Other contact information: Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: Mahalo.

Peaceful Resistance at Pohakuloa on Dec. 17, 2018

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Peaceful Resistance at Pohakuloa on Dec. 17, 2018

Reminder on Pohakuloa & Military Special Ops Protest

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

REMINDER: PROTEST AT POHAKULOA MAIN GATE MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2018 10-12 NOON. Carpools leaving Hilo side 9AM from Komohana and Saddle Rd. Please come and pass the word to ohana and friends. Mahalo.



Press Release: Military cancels tour of Pohakuloa over Planned Protest at Main Gate

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Press Release:  Military cancels tour of Pohakuloa over Planned Protest at Main Gate

Dec.. 13, 2018 For Immediate Release 7:30PM

Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
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"At 5PM today, Dec. 13, 2018 via a phone call from Pohakuloa Training Area Public Affairs officer Mike Donnelly (808-824-1474)                                                     
Malu 'Aina was informed that a pre-arranged tour of PTA for 10 people on Monday, Dec. 17th from 10-12 noon was now cancelled" 
said Jim Albertini of Malu 'Aina.   

Albertini said "Mr. Donnelly informed Malu 'Aina that US Army Garrison Commander Barrett made the decision due to a similarly 
timed protest outside the main gate of PTA to protest the ongoing bombing of Pohakuloa and to protest military Special Ops in 
public areas planned for all islands." (See flyer below)

Albertini said "Malu 'Aina has been pushing for years for access to cultural sites, the firing ranges where Depleted Uranium 
weapons were fired, the PTA drone field, etc. But our main concern has always been "STOP THE BOMBING" AT PTA, clean up the toxic mess
and return the stolen lands to their righful owner -- the Hawaiian Kingdom, and end US Occupation."  Albertini said, "it appears 
that Col. Barrett expects us to shut up if even 10 people are provided some semblance of a tour."  Albertini said "I thought 
Col. Barrett was suppose to be defending citizens First Amendment right to Free Speech, not trying to silence our speech if we want
a token tour. This is classic Special Ops divide and conquer tactics, between a few given a tour and others left outside."

Albertini said "we will not be cowed into silence.  We urge Col. Barrett and the US to stop bullying the world.  It's time for 
aloha and diplomacy, not war.  Ho'oponopono can heal our broken world."