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Kings Bay Plowshares: Honoring MLK by resisting militarism, racism, materialism

Seven Catholic plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning at the Kings Bay Naval Base St. Mary’s Georgia. They entered on Wednesday night April 4.  Calling themselves Kings Bay Plowshares, they went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command: “beat

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Nonviolence, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

SB3095 SD1 Needs to restore “Disclose and Notify” Provisions; ban Chlorpyrifos. Please send in testimony TODAY

SB 3095 SD1 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION  will be heard by the Hawaii State House Committee on Finance on Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:30 P.M. in Conference Room 308 The original draft of SB 3095 included provisions for mandatory disclosure

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Pesticides

Tell legislators to restore pesticide disclosure, notification to SB3095. Protect ALL our kids with buffer zones around schools. Deadline Feb 19.

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Remember SB3095–the so-called environmental protection bill from last week? It WAS a mandatory pesticide disclosure bill with a five school buffer zone pilot program. The heart of the bill (mandatory pesticide disclosure) was gutted, and as a

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Posted in Environmental Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Uncategorized

Former Senate Majority Leader, Hooser, calls for servant leadership in opening reflection at the Capitol

Former Kaua‘i Senator and County Councilmember Gary Hooser was honored Friday February 3rd by an invitation to offers words of “reflection and contemplation” to the Hawai‘i State Senate.  Hooser was invited to speak by Oahu Senator Les Ihara and welcomed

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Raise HI’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. Your testimony could make it happen

Support working families: Submit testimony for SB 2291 by 3:30pm Mon Feb 5, 2018. The hearing for this bill is scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 3:30 PM in conference room 229. See the hearing notice. SB 2291: Raises

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice

HI legislators must act now in the face of Trump tax cuts for the rich, and assault on the safety net for the most vulnerable

The OpEd below was first published in the Honolulu Star Advertiser, April 25, 2017 and republished on this blog with permission. As the 2018 Hawai‘i state legislature convenes, it is worth remembering that our new Gilded Age is a call

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Income disparity, Justice, Uncategorized

Guest Post: Crazy! A Catholic Worker House at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church

This Wednesday we will welcome to our motley crew here at St Elizabeth’s two crazy people. They are Barbara and David. David and Barbara are members of the Third Order of St Francis, lay people who have ditched all of

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice

Gun control is a pro-life issue. Will the bishops lead? Will legislators listen?

Civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis on the need for the courage to enact gun control; on kneeling to advance justice “perhaps in Statuary Hall, perhaps in the Rotunda, perhaps on the steps of the Capitol;” on gerrymandering and politicians

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, US Bishops

Guest Post: What Jesus says about a living wage.

 “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard….When those who had started about five o’clock came, each received the usual daily wage. So when the first came, they thought

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, US Bishops

Bearing witness: A Jewish scholar explains the BDS movement to hold Israel accountable

Think Tech Hawaii recently ran this interview with a disclaimer warning viewers that they should seek out the other side of this issue by watching another show they offered about anti-Semitism on campus 2017. This interview is posted here, with

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

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