Archive for June, 2019

CIA Has Interfered With Over 81 Foreign Elections in the Past Century

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

CIA Has Interfered With Over 81 Foreign Elections in the Past Century  

By Nina Agrawal, Los Angeles Times

Don’t buy Iran Attack

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

These latest oil tanker attacks sound like provocative actions for war on Iran.  Now who might be interested in war on Iran, besides Bolton, Pompeo, and other US neocons along with Israel.  Ask –in whose interest does a war on Iran serve?  Don’t be fooled again like the war on Iraq, etc.

Jim Albertini

Naming Pohakuloa Training Area for what it truly is June 14, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Naming Pohakuloa Training Area for what it truly is!


      The Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii Island, is a 133,000-acre live-fire bombing range for all branches of the U.S. military. Even other countries bomb Pohakuloa as part of RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) war games conducted every 2 years. At last count at least 24 countries participated. Bombing at Pohakuloa has been going on for more than 75 years.

      The U.S. military calls PTA the “Premier Training Area of the Pacific!” The big question is training for what? Is it training for peace, freedom and democracy? Is it training for Ho’oponopono – how to heal and repair the damages of centuries of war? Or is it training for regime changes, endless war, including the end of civilization through nuclear war?

      The late Archbishop of Seattle, Washington, Raymond Hunthausen, called the Trident nuclear submarine base in nearby Bangor, Washington the “Auschwitz of Puget Sound.” Auschwitz was the Nazi concentration and extermination camp that killed more than 1 million people. Every Trident submarine can carry hundreds of nuclear weapons each with a destructive power 10 times the nuclear blast that destroyed Hiroshima.

      PTA is a training ground for nuclear war ever since the 1960s and perhaps before that. In the 1960s crews were trained at Pohakuloa to fire the Davy Crockett nuclear weapons systems. At the time it was classified Top Secret. They fired Depleted Uranium (DU) spotting rounds to replicate the actual firing of the nuclear weapon. Military testimony before the Hawaii Council in 2008 said that up to 2000 DU spotting rounds for the Davy Crockett were fired at PTA. There have even been unconfirmed reports from several sources that actual Davy Crockett nuclear weapons were exploded at Pohakuloa.

      What we do know is that other training for nuclear war has taken place, and is very likely still taking place at PTA, behind a wall of secrecy. It has been confirmed that B-52 and B-2 strategic bombers have flown monthly non-stop from Louisiana, Missouri and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa and return home without ever touching down in Hawaii (except for their bombs). B-2 stealth bombers are now deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. One B-2 bomber is named the Spirit of Hawaii!

      Help us name Pohakuloa for what it truly is? Call or send us your ideas. Mahalo.

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Reminder: Stop Bombing Pohakuloa strategy meeting Monday, June 10th 6-8PM Kea’au Community Center

Sunday, June 9th, 2019


Aloha Kakou,

There will be a Stop Bombing Pohakuloa strategy meeting Monday, June 10th 6-8PM Kea’au Community Center

Please mark your calendarsStrategy meetings on Stop Bombing Pohakuloa are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month 6-8PM at the Kea’au Com Ctr.

Jim Albertini

Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
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Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
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Jim Albertini testimony in Opposition to UH Mauna Kea Rules

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Testimony opposed to Mauna Kea Administrative Rules  submitted June 5, 2019

Testimony can be sent to up to 11:59PM June 7, 2019

I strongly oppose the proposed Mauna Kea Administrative Rules by the University of Hawaii

1.  Rules for Mauna Kea should be made by Kanaka Maoli cultural and spiritual practitioners who practice on Mauna Kea, not the UH, not the BLNR, etc.  There is no question that rules need to be made for controlling commercial and industrial development on Mauna Kea.

2.  It was insulting that in Hilo only 1 (out of 15) UH Board of Regents attended the hearing,  No President David Lassner either and he is the one directing the power in the proposed rules as police, judge and jury over rule violations and appeal process. The same appeared true in the Honolulu hearing and at Waikoloa. In the Sept. 2018 hearing at Imiloa in Hilo only 1 Regent attended as well.  INSULTING!!!!!  Who is HEARING?  Listening?  Hawaii is an oral cultural.  Transcripts can’t do justice to the oral testimony.

3.  No Hearings are scheduled for Lanai, Molokai and Kauai.  This is a violation of due process and should halt any consideration of the rules. and have them redone on every island.  The time restriction of 2 hrs. and only 3 min testimonies is also very restrictive.  The meetings should go as long as people want to present testimony.  In Hilo there was a cut off time for signing up to give oral testimony.

4.  A good example of why Hawaiian cultural and religious practitioners need to make the rules is because no where in the UH proposed rules does it say that Mauna Kea is considered Sacred. It is not even mentioned that many Hawaiians view the summit area as the realm of Akua.  Stop trampling on the souls of the Hawaiian people!

5.  The rules are thinly disguised but quite apparent designed to block protest of TMT construction which are really religious practice actions to PROTECT Sacred Mauna  Kea from further desecration by industrial development.  Where else does the University propose rules to control religious practice?  Does the UH try to regulate Christian religious practice? Buddhist, Jewish Muslim? etc.  How come rules to control Hawaiian religious practice on Hawaii’s most sacred temple site?

6.  I feel quite confident if Hawaii cultural and religious practitioners were to propose rules for Mauna Kea  to regulate and control commercial, industrial, and military development on Hawaii’s most Sacred Temple, it will be done in a pono way  and lead to the decommissioning and removal of all telescopes and the banning of all future commercial and industrial activities in the realm of Akua.

7.  While the proposed UH rules say in 20-26-3 that Native Hawaiian rights shall not be abridged, the  rules go on to abridge these very rights with prohibition after prohibition, requirements for registration, proof of insurance, limits to group practice, etc. etc.   In addition, there is no question that the proposed penalties in the rules are clearly designed to intimidate people from attempting to practice their traditional, cultural and religious rights in a manner to prohibit further industrial development on Mauna Kea.

8.  In Sept. 2018 not one person testified in favor of the UH proposed rules at the Imiloa public hearing in Hilo.  In the June 4, 2019 Hilo hearing, approximately 3 dozen people testified in opposition to the proposed rules. The only person who testified for the UH rules was a business person given an award by the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce as an advocate for business and industry interests.  Her photo appeared in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald receiving the award on the very day of the Hilo UH rules hearing –June 4, 2019.

9. Perhaps the ultimate hypocrisy of the UH proposed rules is the blanket exemption from the UH rules  for UH education and research activities — meaning  astronomy –telescopes!!!!!! Example —  UH wants to outlaw walking on a pu while the UH leveled entire pu’u for telescopes.

10.  It is clear as day that  the proposed rules are tilted to prioritize science over cultural and religious practice yet in the realm of Wao Akua, there should be no industrial or commercial activity.  It’s as simple as Jesus clearing the “Money Changers” from the Temple of Jerusalem.  Sacred is sacred!

11.  It has been repeated over and over that the UH which is the promoter of telescopes should not be the rule maker.  The history for decades on Mauna Kea is clear –“substantial, significant, and adverse effects on the cultural and natural resources on Mauna Kea.”  Time for the UH and the State of Hawaii to step aside. Kanaka Maoli cultural and religious practitioners should be the ones to make the rules for the Sacred Mauna.

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