Press Release on March & Rally for Peace in Hilo


Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760.  Phone 808-966-7622



Press Release:  March & Rally for Peace in Hilo, Saturday, March 17, 2007 (4th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq)
further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622
     "A March & Rally for Peace will be held in Hilo on Saturday, March 17, 2007" said Jim Albertini of Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, sponsor of the event.  Albertini said, " this weekend marks the 4th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and demonstrations are taking place throughout the U.S., including a major march on the Pentagon in Washington D.C."  Albertini said "the Hilo gathering will begin at 9AM with sign holding along Kamehameha Ave. across from the Hilo Farmers' Market.  At 10AM a Rally with speakers and music will be held at Mo`oheau bandstand.  At 11AM a peace march will go along Kamehameha Ave. to Wailoa bridge and back to the bandstand.  From noon till 2PM there will be an open mic at the bandstand for sharing thoughts, poems and music for peace.  The 10 AM rally speakers include UHH economics' professor Anson Chong and Philosophy professor Tim Freeman, former Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Moanikeala Akaka, Kaliko Kanaele of the Royal order of Kamehameha, retired nurse Lindafaye Kroll, and community activists Shannon Taylor. Mayor Harry Kim has also been invited to say a few words."
     Albertini said "major themes for the day include: End the war!  Cut off the war fund! Bring the troops home! Impeach Bush and Cheney for war crimes!  No war on Iran! Stop Stryker and the militarization of Hawaii!  Restore the Nation!"  Albertini said "the day's events are peaceful expressions of the right of dissent.  It's a family affair open to all.  For people who have never participated in a peace rally and march, now is a good time to take that step.  Everyone's voice is important! Speak out for peace and to end this war.  Silence is consent!"


Malu`Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action is a non-profit organization that grows food to share with people in need, and works for justice, peace and preserving the environment.


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