Re: Please help!! From all Hawaii counter-recruiting groups

Aloha Peace ohana,
Below is a message from Caki Kennedy asking for your help.  Below her message is one I sent to the career day folks.
Jim Albertini

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Subject: Re: Please help!! From all Hawaii counter-recruiting groups
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:03:24 -1000
From: Jim Albertini <>
To: Caki Kennedy <>
On 11/11/2014 6:14 PM, Caki Kennedy wrote:

Aloha all,

Please help get the word out and complain that ALL island counter-recruiting groups have been banned from next week’s career fairs.
The following simple piece compiled by us explains the situation and gives suggestions.
Thank you if you can post this widely, and if you have time fire off a letter to your school, newspaper or the organizers of the fair.
Many mahalos, Caki

Begin forwarded message:

From: Shannon Rudolph <>
Subject: Re: Draft Letter – College & Career Fair…
Date: November 11, 2014 at 9:34:15 PM EST
To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Heads Up ~ YOUR Quick Email Needed NOW ~ for Equal Time!

Upcoming Hawaii College & Career Fairs BANS Local Peace Groups!

The annual Hawaii College & Career Fair starts next week and travels to all islands.The Fairs provides career information and opportunities for 12,000 kids and parents to speak to over 200 representatives of higher education institutions including trade schools, business groups, visitor industries, and military recruiters.

THIS YEAR, at the last possible moment, local Hawai’i ‘counter military recruiting’ groups have been UNINVITED and EXCLUDED from the fairs on all islands. Banning these groups is illegal and they need your help now.

Local counter military recruitment groups are youth advocacy groups that provide high school and middle school youth with crucial information ‘to counter’ the slick pitch for enlistees from military recruiters and give them alternative ideas besides enlistment.


If you are a parent, please ask your child’s principal for ‘equal time’ for ‘counter-recruiters’ at the fair if you child’s class is being bussed into this event.

Also, please send letters of support and/or outrage to your local newspapers. This is a blatant attempt to keep youth from getting full disclosure about military careers that they have a LEGAL right to.

Without the the local counter-recruitment groups participating at these fairs, minors will get heavily biased information, funded by our tax dollars.

ONLY YOU can put the pressure on to correct this injustice, right now.

O’ahu – Hawaii Peace & Justice
Maui – Careers in Peace Making
Kaua`i – Kaua`i Alliance for Peace & Social Justice
Hawai`i Island -The Peace Squad

Here’s a copy of the message I sent.

I was appalled to learn that counter military recruiting groups have been banned from the career fairs on all Islands.  What kind of blatant Nazi action is this in the land of the free?  Lift the ban.  Respect the right of students to receive a balanced approach to counter military recruitment.  And apologize to the groups once banned and the youth for trying to deny them to see all sides of an issue.   Shame on you.
Jim Albertini

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 This communication may be unlawfully collected and stored by the National Security Agency (NSA) in secret. The parties to this email do not consent to the government retrieving or storing of this communication and any related metadata, as well as printing, copying, re-transmitting, disseminating, or otherwise using it. If you believe you have received this communication in error, please delete it immediately.