Never Give Up! Let Your Little Light Shine!


James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service

Digging in for the Long Haul!

15 Nov 2016 – The work of justice, peace and malama honua (caring for the earth) involves a lifelong commitment and our efforts today in Hawaii and around the world are more important than ever before. Never give up!


This week saw solidarity actions around the world, including actions on several Hawaiian Islands, where people stood with Native Americans seeking to protect sacred land and water at Standing Rock, North Dakota from another oil company pipeline.

This week also saw Hawaii’s native people, the Kanaka Maoli, standing in an ongoing contested case hearing to protect Hawaii’s most sacred temple, Mauna Kea, from further desecration in the name of scientific astronomy development. It also saw Hawaii’s native people speaking out about imposed toxins in the Hawaiian Homestead area of Keaukaha and Panaewa and a planning meeting to stop the bombing of Pohakuloa and the spread of radiation and other military toxins around our island home.

Throughout Hawaii and the U.S., thousands of people are demonstrating in cities and towns against President elect Trump who during his campaign made blatant racist, sexist, Islamophobic statements, threatened to expel millions, close the EPA, cancel all efforts to halt climate change, cut services to the poor, for healthcare, for schools, and to expand an already bloated military budget and even use nuclear weapons.

In such dark times, we must rededicate ourselves in the spirit of nonviolence – kapua aloha, toward all people and redouble our efforts for justice, peace and the earth. Together, we can build a movement that rejects violence and can change the course of history for the better. Get involved, dig deep, carry on for the long haul, and let your light shine!

Let It Shine!

  • Mourn all victims of violence
  • Reject war as a solution
  • Defend civil liberties.
  • Ground the Drones!  Say No to War!
  • Mourn all victims of violence
  • Defend civil liberties
  • Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
  • Seek peace by peaceful means through justice in Hawai’i and around the world.

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (Nov. 25, 2016 – 792nd week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office


james jim-albertini-taroJames Albertini is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment, and director of Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760. Phone (+ 808) 966-7622 Email:  Website:

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