Protest RIMPAC Protect Pohakuloa Sunday, July 31st 11AM

Please help pass the word.  Mahalo.

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

Protest RIMPAC  Protect Pohakuloa  Sunday, July 31st 11AM

Sunday, July 31 “La Hoi Hoi Ea — Hawaiian Restoration Day” Protest RIMPAC to Protect Pohakuloa at Pohakuloa main gate 11AM – 12:30 followed by flag ceremony at nearby Mauna Kea  Park.

carpools leave Komohana and Puainako at 10AM in Hilo.


Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org

Friday Peace Vigil will go on

Aloha Peace Ohana,

In light of the pending tropical storm Darcey, the radiation monitoring planned for the Hilo and Kona sides this weekend (Sat & Sun) is canceled. Friday’s Hilo peace vigil 3:30-5PM at the downtown Post office will go on.

Please pass the word. I hope all will be safe.

Mahalo.

Jim


Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

Citizen Radiation Monitoring

What’s Blowing in the Wind? 

Leina'ala Sleightholm photo

      Currently, RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) deadly war games by 26 countries are taking place in and around Hawaii that include bombing at the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island. Pohakuloa is known to be contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation from weapons training there.

    However, no comprehensive independent survey of Pohakuloa has been done to determine the full extent of DU contamination. DU burned by high explosives forms DU oxide particles that can be carried long distances by the wind. When inhaled DU oxide radiation alpha particles can cause cancer, birth defects, and genetic damage for future generations.

     Citizen radiation monitoring over the years have picked up significant spikes around the island well above background radiation. In fact, in 2007 citizen monitors detected high radiation readings at Mauna Kea Park adjacent to Pohakuloa before the military officially confirmed military radiation weapons had been fired at Pohakuloa. For years the military denied even having used DU weapons here in Hawaii.

     The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Nuclear regulatory Agency (NRC) have not stepped up to do proper surveying and monitoring to protect the health and safety of troops who train at Pohakuloa, and residents and visitors of Hawaii. Even during a recent major brush fire in the Pohakuloa bombing impact area, no one was doing any monitoring to see what was coming off the base in the smoke. This is unacceptable. We want responsible government action and answers to questions about military radiation contamination on Hawaii Island. We want action and answers NOW!  What is blowing in the wind?

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties.
    4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

Contact: Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 22, 2016 – 774th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Depleted Uranium (DU) references from Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD

Depleted Uranium (DU) references from Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD

Reference for medical issues.
Fulco CE, Liverman CT, Sox HC. Depleted Uranium, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Sarin, and Vaccines. National Research Council. Gulf War and Health, 2000 Volume 1.

Another general reference of all DU topics.  This is very good

The New Internationalist, Dinyar Godrej, Novermber 2007. Seems to be many articles with many references. the cover is titled “Depleted Uranium The poisoned legacy”

Upcoming RIMPAC Protests, Radiation Monitoring, and La Hoi Hoi Ea Day

Aloha kakou,

Here is what came out of Monday night’s  (July 18th) Protest RIMPAC planning meeting at the Keaau Community center.  Please pass the word and join in when you can.

Solidarity,

Jim Albertini

1.  Sign holding to protest RIMPAC 2016 and protect air, land and sea, people, plants and animals.  Wednesday, July 20 and 27th 3-5PM at Hilo airport intersection/Hwy 11  Let’s make RIMPAC 2016 the Last RIMPAC.

2.  Big island Radiation Monitoring  — East Side- Sat. July 23rd

8 AM at scenic point just north of Hilo on Hwy 19.

9:30 AM at Akaka Falls Park

11:30 AM Highway 11 median near Panaewa Zoo

3.  Big island Radiation Monitoring west side Sunday July 24th (those of us coming from east Hawaii meet at Komohana and Saddle Rd at 8AM for car pooling.  We will stop for a short protest   at Pohakuloa main gate around 9AM

10AM  at King’s trail  that crosses entrance road of Waikoloa Resort  near the King’s shops

12 noon at the sea wall in Kailua – Kona near Kailua pier

4.  Sunday, July 31 “La Hoi Hoi Ea — Hawaiian Restoration Day” Protest RIMPAC to Protect Pohakuloa at Pohakuloa main gate 11AM – 12:30 followed by flag ceremony at nearby Mauna Kea   Park.


Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org www.malu-aina.org