Friday, January 15, 2010
On Friday, January 22, Retired U.S. Army Colonel Ann Wright, co-author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience, will speak on Maui about “The Plight of Gaza: An Eyewitness Account of How U.S. Policies Are Causing Harm.”
Wright has just returned from Egypt where she participated in the Gaza Freedom March. The free public talk is at 7pm January 22 in MCC Ka Lama 103, sponsored by the MCC Peace Club, Koa Books and Maui Peace Action, www.mauipeace.org
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
An army reservist who served in Iraq and was later granted conscientious objector status is visiting high school students across the state this week. Speaking by cell phone from the Big Island, Aidan Delgado told Hawaii Public Radio's Kayla Rosenfeld his goal is to offer students a balanced perspective of military recruitment currently taking place around the country. Have a listen to the conversation HERE.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Come enjoy delicious pizza at the Flatbread Company in Paia from 5 to 10pm, and help build a school in rural Nicaragua. There's a silent auction of valuable items until 9:30. Manali'i plays Hawaiian and Jawaiian reggae from 5:00, and Seth and Shelly do bluegrass and jazz from 8:30 to 10. Part of the proceeds of every pizza sold will go to Somos Amigos - Nicaragua, a Maui non-profit that partners with several small Nicaraguan villages to build schools and bring clean water and health services. For more information, call Charlotte or Dan Flavin at 572-9898.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Look – we believe that reaching President Obama with our message isn’t going to be easy. We know that. That’s why it is so very critical that you take that extra step of sharing our open letter with people you know. For every six people you tell, only one might join us – so please don’t hold back! We have until Monday!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
A letter from NIRS
Dear Friends in Hawaii:
The Senate has passed its economic stimulus bill. Unfortunately, it still includes $50 Billion in loan guarantees intended for new nuclear reactors and "clean coal" plants.
Fortunately, the House version does not include this provision. The Senate-House conference committee will now decide whether that provision stays in the final bill.
Rep. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii is one of the five Senate members on the conference committee. Thus his position on this issue will be crucial.
Please call Sen. Inouye today: 202-224-3934 (Honolulu office, 808-541-2542) and tell him that the Senate should not have been added to the stimulus bill. Ask that he ensure that the House position on nuclear and coal loan guarantees prevails, and that the Senate provision be removed from the final bill.
Also, follow up your call with an e-mail to Inouye, which you can do by going to http://inouye.senate.gov/
Thanks for your help!
Nuclear Information and Resource Service