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Pacific Peace Forum (April 7, 2017) – Taking an Ax to Unjust Tax

Announcement for the April 2017 Pacific Peace Forum Pacific Peace Forum The Cathedral of St. Andrew & the Pacific Justice and Reconciliation Center  ~ Click Here to access a pdf Event Flyer: Pacific Peace Forum Flyer – Taking an Ax to Unjust Tax Taking an Ax to Unjust Tax Why do those with the lowest … Continue reading

Pacific Peace Forum – The Death of Lono: Responding to the Hawaii Pacific Climate Crisis

This event is for Friday, March 3, 2017. It will be in the Von Holt Room at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Honolulu, Hawaii, across the street from the Hawaii State Capitol and next door to Washington Place, the home of Queen Lili’uokalani. Please open and see Event information in the pdf file Flyer … Continue reading

Abolition 2000 Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

News! Abolition 2000: Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons was just nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize!  This is wonderful news. The organization was formed in the mid-1990s by international civil society organizations working at the United Nations and around the world to rid the planet of nuclear weapons. I served in the Coordinating Council … Continue reading

A Manifesto for “micro”-Diasporas, from close to a Decade Ago!

This is an article I wrote nearly a decade ago! As I browsed on the web today (Thanksgiving Day, Nov 24, 2016), considering what I ought to be thankful for, I found it again and was surprised at my own youthful passion way back when about some PanMicronesian regionalism!  It’s a manifesto indeed and it … Continue reading

Dismissal of the Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Zero Cases – International Court of Justice

Courtesy, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy eNews November 2016 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 4050 New York, NY 10017 212.818.1861 Nicholas Grief, Laurie Ashton, Luigi Condorelli, and Phon van den Biesen of the Marshall Islands’ legal team at the Peace Palace in The Hague on October 5. Photo AFP/Bart Maat. Dismissal of the Marshall Islands’ … Continue reading

Kafkaesque !

Wow! Cool explanation of Kafka’s points! Thanks TEDEd! Watch video for good explanation of Kafkaesque. /richard salvador “The term Kafkaesque has entered the vernacular to describe unnecessarily complicated and frustrating experiences, especially with bureaucracy. But does standing in a long line to fill out confusing paperwork really capture the richness of Kafka’s vision? Beyond the … Continue reading

Donald Trump critique of US foreign policy in Iraq

This is the only thing I agree with Donald Trump on. Hahaha! He’s a smart dude. But we must wonder what his alternative will be, besides wanting to make America great again! richard salvador   Begin Trump quote: “Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, and this led to one foreign policy disaster after another. … Continue reading

Nature of God — Meister Eckhart [i.e. Eckhart von Hochheim] via Kurt Flasch

I am reading this fascinating book about the life and teachings of Meister Eckhart (Eckhart von Hochheim) by a German author named Kurt Flasch. I came across a small section on the “nature of God” and wanted to share it here. Many know of Meister Eckhart. Wikipedia describes him thusly: “Eckhart von Hochheim O.P. (circa … Continue reading

Visions of Challenge and Hope for Hawaii – Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris

Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D., an evolution biologist and Professor in Residence at Chaminade University will present the series “Visions of Challenge and Hope for Hawaii” A Lecture/Dialogue Series in three parts on Pope Francis’ LAUDATO SI Encyclical January 29-31, 2016 Friday evening, 6:00 – 7:30pm Saturday morning 10:00 – 11:30 am Sunday afternoon 1:00 – … Continue reading

Ho’okuikahi – Part 3 (Pacific Peace Forum, Friday 06 November 2015)

Ho’okuikahi – Part 3 (Pacific Peace Forum, Friday 06 November 2015) [Click on this link for one-page pdf Flyer, with image: Ho’okuikahi Part 3 – For 06 November 2015] Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 9:52 PM From: Leon Siu Kahu for CHN  HO’OKUIKAHI 3 Friday, November 6 E kala mai for any repeat postings… Aloha … Continue reading