Articles by Jim Albertini
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Malu ‘Aina in Search of Volunteers
Jim Albertini and Antonio C. S. Rosa | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2023
10 Aug 2023 – Founded in 1979, Malu ‘Aina is an all-volunteer non-profit peace farm in Hawaii. We are looking for a farm torch carrier, someone to take on the volunteer farm coordination that Jim Albertini has done for over 40 years. (Read the special note from the TMS Editor, a former volunteer.)→ read full article
How to Avoid WWIII?
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023
28 Jul 2023 – The New York Times recently ran an article on an Artificial Intelligence (AI) start-up named Anthropic. Doing so, they created their own AI, named Claude2, which was linked in the article. A friend asked Claude2 how peace could be brought to Ukraine and avoid WWIII. Its thoughts are below.→ read full article
Free Speech Denied 25 Years Ago: Free Speech Trial
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Jul 2023
Big Island, Hawaii’s History: Hawaii Tribune-Herald, 1998 – Albertini presented Choi with an estimated 5-foot-by-8-foot check made out to the District Court for the amount of $100. At the top of the check was written, “free speech denied” and “no lie can live forever.”→ read full article
No Aloha in Reaper Drones Now Based in Hawaii
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Jul 2023
17 Jul 2023 – Recent news reports noted Russian jets “harassing” MQ-9 Reaper US drones over Syria. What was not reported was that the Russians are operating at the request of the Syrian government whereas the US drones are operating illegally, aiding theft of oil. The US acts like an international mafia boss, assassinating people and stealing other countries’ oil.→ read full article
The U.S. Military in Hawaii: The Dark Side of Paradise!
Jim Albertini | CovertAction Magazine - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jun 2023
2 Jun 2023 – The Hawaiian Islands are viewed as the Paradise in the Pacific–image promoted by the tourist industry. But Hawaii has a very different dark side as one of the most militarized places in the world and a long history of illegal U.S. occupation.→ read full article
The Passing of Benjamin Ferencz (11 Mar 1920 – 7 Apr 2023) RIP
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Apr 2023
Easter 2023 (9 Apr) was marked by the passing of a remarkable man–Benjamin Ferencz. He died on 7 Apr at the age of 103. Ben was the last living Nuremberg WWII war crimes prosecutor. I met him in 1972.→ read full article
Hawai’i to Pentagon: Stop Bombing Pohakuloa Toxic Area
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Dec 2022
30 Nov 2022 – Lava Flow from Maunakea Volcano Has Entered Hawaii’s Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) –->Danger of Toxins! There is a massive toxic stew at Pohakuloa from 75 years of bombing and the use of nuclear depleted uranium, spotting rounds, and likely chemical and biological weapons. Pohakuloa is NOT safe for soldiers, residents and visitors to Hawaii Island.→ read full article
Time to Sign the Treaty
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Aug 2022
10 Aug 2022 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock is closer to midnight than it has ever been. It’s time to get the US and the 8 other nuclear powers to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Humanity is playing with nuclear fire as if climate catastrophe was not bad enough.→ read full article
The Ugly Americans: Donald, Joe, Nancy, and more
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Aug 2022
2 Aug 2022 – Dangerous Don, Joe, and Nancy are big believers in the US empire of global domination. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan against China’s wishes. The Ugly Americans believe they have a right to go anywhere in the world and do anything they want, including overthrowing governments, assassinating people, and taking other countries resources.→ read full article
U.S. Global Empire of Violence!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2022
31 May 2022 – The U.S. says weapons, weapons, and more weapons, are the solution for everything! More weapons for Ukraine! Arm teachers in schools! Put armed guards everywhere!→ read full article
U.S. Empire: The Global Grim Reaper! And It’s Not Just for Halloween!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Nov 2021
26 Oct 2021 – The U.S. Military is the greatest polluter and creator of chaos on the planet. All Empires eventually crumble and fall. I know of no empire in history that has repented and made an about face. The chickens from the U.S. Empire’s foreign wars are coming home to roost with increased spread of violence, hate and division.→ read full article
Free Julian Assange!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Oct 2021
CIA Plotted to Kidnap and Assassinate Assange! What the US and UK are doing to Julian Assange for exposing the crimes of empire is criminal. A free society stands on freedom of the press, speech, and dissent. We all need to speak out for his freedom. If not, we’re next!→ read full article
‘The Dark Side of Paradise: Hawai’i in a Nuclear World’ Now Free Online
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Sep 2021
Folks in Hawai’i, the Pacific and elsewhere will be glad to know that the classic 1980 book, The Dark Side of Paradise: Hawai’i in a Nuclear World, is available again in PDF. Please click to download:→ read full article
Hiroshima Never Again!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Aug 2021
Aug. 6th marks the anniversary of the U.S. dropping the first atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. Three days later, on Aug. 9th a second atomic bomb named “Fat Man” was dropped on Nagasaki. In two blinding flashes of light, heat and radiation, hundreds of thousands of people were killed.→ read full article
Aloha & Mahalo Haunani-Kay Trask! RIP
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jul 2021
Haunani-Kay Trask, Hawaiian scholar and activist, died in the morning of 3 Jul 2021 on Oahu, Honolulu. She was 71. Tenured as a professor for more than 30 years at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Trask worked in co-founding the contemporary field of Hawaiian Studies.→ read full article
U.S. Military: Greatest Polluter on the Planet!
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jul 2021
29 Jun 2021 – The U.S. Military is the largest consumer of oil and largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the world. In the name of “defense” the U.S. military is carbon bombing the planet and countries all around the world, including munitions sites this week in Syria and Iraq.→ read full article
Madman Trump’s Last Ditch Options
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jan 2021
8 Jan 2021 – Are Trump’s Most Reckless Actions Yet to Come? Just what we need in the midst of a global pandemic! Iranian officials are aware of intelligence suggesting the Trump administration is engaged in a “plot to fabricate a pretext for war.” Israeli and US nuclear submarines and other warships including the USS Nimitz carrier strike force are in position.→ read full article
Chaos or Happy New Year?
Jim Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021
29 Dec 2020 – In the midst of the Covid pandemic, one thing which unites the US Congress is an increasing War Budget. Meanwhile, an Israeli submarine, possibly carrying nuclear weapons, has crossed the Suez canal and headed for the Persian Gulf in a show of force to Iran.→ read full article
A Brief History of US Military Poisoning of Hawai’i
Ann Wright, Kyle Kajihiro and Jim Albertini | Popular Resistance - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020
U.S. military contamination in Hawai’i comes from the military bases on four of the islands. The island of Kauai has the large Pacific Missile Test Facility. The Big Island of Hawai’i has the massive 130,000 acre firing range. The island of Kahoʻolawe is still contaminated from being bombed for decades. 43,000 active duty military personel, 9,600 Guard and Reserve, 60,000 dependents and 20,000 military employees live in Hawai’i. The military complex population of 132,600 comprises 10% of the 1.4 million population of the state.→ read full article
Living & Resting in Peace
Jim Albertini | Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2016
Could it be the U.S. is poking around in other people’s business and taking their stuff? Or worse yet, killing them indiscriminately? Is this what the U.S. means when it calls itself the “exceptional” nation? Is this why so many people hate the U.S.?→ read full article
30th Anniversary! Hilo Bay Nuclear Warship Blockade (Hawai’i)
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jul 2014
For three years the Navy repeatedly violated the law. In June of 1984 peace activists announced a nonviolent blockade of the next nuclear ship visiting Hilo. Three people entered the water and held their hands up in a symbolic message to the ship –”STOP.” Jim Snyder, Warren Wineman and Jim Albertini were imprisoned and/or fined for their nonviolent protest.→ read full article
“Beacon of Freedom & American Exceptionalism?”
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jun 2014
The U.S. has between 800-1000 military bases around the world in 150 countries. Since WWII: has used military force 120 times; has tried to overthrow governments of 50 countries and grossly interfered in the elections of 30 others; has bombed civilian populations in 30 countries including the use of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. (Source: www.uslaboragainstwar.org) And don’t forget the U.S. illegal overthrow and continuing illegal occupation of the Nation of Hawai’i.→ read full article
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Why He Died & Why It Matters!
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Apr 2014
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., the apostle of non-violence, was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968. Few people remember him for his work for economic justice and an end to the U.S. war in Vietnam. Very few people realize that a jury in the wrongful death suit brought by the King family found that Dr. King’s death was “an act of State.”→ read full article
2014 and Beyond: Chaos or Community?
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jan 2014
Nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “The choice is not between violence and nonviolence but between nonviolence and nonexistence.” That choice is becoming ever more profound as we enter the new year of 2014.→ read full article
Aloha Nelson Mandela!
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Dec 2013
Mandela was a political activist and agitator. He did not shy away from controversy and he did not seek — or obtain — universal approval. Before and after his release from prison, he embraced an unabashedly progressive and provocative platform.→ read full article
The U.S. National Security State-CIA Killed J.F.K. in 1963
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Nov 2013
Kennedy was killed by multiple shooters with the killing shot coming, not from the school book depository building in the rear, but from the front, behind the picket fence on the grassy knoll. Dr. Robert N. McClelland, MD, the surgeon that treated Kennedy, stated frankly that the killing shot came from the front causing a massive exit wound in the right side of the President’s skull.→ read full article
Mission Accomplished: Peace Is Drone-Bombed
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Nov 2013
It would appear the Empire has succeeded in both preventing peaceful negotiations and continuing the drone bombing that stirs up hatreds and foments that which our mainstream press label as “terrorism,” without including the drone attacks.→ read full article
How PPP Helped Stop a War!
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Sep 2013
Overwhelming public opinion and people-power protest action, both in the U.S. and around the world, against a U.S. attack on Syria, including an appeal by the Pope, and a diplomatic proposal from the Russians all helped to call off the planned illegal U.S. military attack on Syria in the 11th hour.→ read full article
Hiroshima, Fukushima, and the Global Crisis of Violence: Where Do We Go from Here?
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Aug 2013
There are now 9 countries with nuclear weapons –the U.S., Russia, Great Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and North Korea. Add to this the violence of climate change, the plundering of the earth resources, and even the genetic modification of our very food supply. All for what? Ever increasing short-term profits? Ever increasing consumption, energy demands? Addictions eventually kill. And greed and our addiction to war may prove to be the worst addictions of all.→ read full article
Another Day, More People Drone-Bombed
Jim Albertini – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2012
We now know that, after our leaders decide who should be killed from photos and flimsy evidence, they then follow up by bombing the funerals of those they’ve killed, assuming that whoever shows up for the funeral must also be a terrorist. How low can the U.S. Go? It is unlikely that, from the most powerful nation on earth, the leaders will ever be hauled off to the International Court of Justice for trials, and so we have a world in which the hatreds are compounded daily.→ read full article
‘The People Don’t Want War’
Jim Albertini, Center for Nonviolent Education and Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jun 2011
Truth From An Unexpected Source – ”Why of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.” – Herman Goering, Nazi Germany→ read full article
Malu ‘Aina – Volunteers of All Skills, and No Particular Skills, Needed!
Jim Albertini, Center for Nonviolent Education and Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Aug 2010
If you are interested in organic farming and helping a non-profit peace farm to grow food to share with people in need, supporting its work for justice and peace, please email me or give me a call. (Note from TMS Editor Antonio C. S. Rosa: I have lived at Malu Aina when I was doing my Ph.D. work at the University of Hawaii in the 90s. I highly recommend the experience to activists, students, nature lovers, hard workers for peace/social justice/anti-militarism, and all those interested in improving the lot of our planet – and their own lives as human beings. You work in the farm, do research, engage in nonviolent direct actions, connect, learn, make a difference. Simple living, high thinking. No pain, no gain. Making the best of our short lives here).→ read full article
A BLANK CHECK FOR WAR! WHERE’S THE OUTRAGE?
Jim Albertini – Center for Nonviolent Education and Action, Hawaii, 29 Jan 2010
People are justifiably angry over billion-dollar bank bailouts, corporate mega-bonuses at taxpayers expense, giveaways to insurance companies, high unemployment, foreclosures, politicians in the pockets of lobbyists, the lack of true health care reform, etc., etc. But where is the outrage over the escalating military budget and trillion dollar wars of empire disguised as a war […]→ read full article
9/11: 8 YEARS AND COUNTING
Jim Albertini, from Hawaii, 11 Sep 2009
Unanswered questions suggest that people within the Bush administration may have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, or were directly involved in it to create a pretext for a new perpetual war against "terrorism" to replace the cold war against "communism."We want truthful answers to questions such as: 1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing […]→ read full article
400 WEEKS AGO TODAY, ON SEPTEMBER 12, 200l…
Jim Albertini in Hilo, Hawai’i, USA, 15 May 2009
… we began our HILO FRIDAY PEACE VIGIL, with a new leaflet prepared each week for local and international circulation. Four hundred leaflets later, the five points at the bottom of the page remain the same. Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (May l5, 2009 – 400th week) – Friday 3:30-5:00 p.m. downtown Hilo Post Office […]→ read full article
BACK TO BASICS: WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT?
Jim Albertini, from Hawaii, 27 Mar 2009
After 7 years of war and occupation in Afghanistan, six years of war and occupation in Iraq, an increasing loss of civil liberties at home, and now growing economic collapse, no wonder more and more people are feeling fearful and desperate. In such times it’s important to return to core principles of non-violence. […]→ read full article