Press Release: Military cancels tour of Pohakuloa over Planned Protest at Main Gate

Press Release:  Military cancels tour of Pohakuloa over Planned Protest at Main Gate

Dec.. 13, 2018 For Immediate Release 7:30PM

Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@malu-aina.org
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"At 5PM today, Dec. 13, 2018 via a phone call from Pohakuloa Training Area Public Affairs officer Mike Donnelly (808-824-1474)                                                     
Malu 'Aina was informed that a pre-arranged tour of PTA for 10 people on Monday, Dec. 17th from 10-12 noon was now cancelled" 
said Jim Albertini of Malu 'Aina.   

Albertini said "Mr. Donnelly informed Malu 'Aina that US Army Garrison Commander Barrett made the decision due to a similarly 
timed protest outside the main gate of PTA to protest the ongoing bombing of Pohakuloa and to protest military Special Ops in 
public areas planned for all islands." (See flyer below)

Albertini said "Malu 'Aina has been pushing for years for access to cultural sites, the firing ranges where Depleted Uranium 
weapons were fired, the PTA drone field, etc. But our main concern has always been "STOP THE BOMBING" AT PTA, clean up the toxic mess
and return the stolen lands to their righful owner -- the Hawaiian Kingdom, and end US Occupation."  Albertini said, "it appears 
that Col. Barrett expects us to shut up if even 10 people are provided some semblance of a tour."  Albertini said "I thought 
Col. Barrett was suppose to be defending citizens First Amendment right to Free Speech, not trying to silence our speech if we want
a token tour. This is classic Special Ops divide and conquer tactics, between a few given a tour and others left outside."

Albertini said "we will not be cowed into silence.  We urge Col. Barrett and the US to stop bullying the world.  It's time for 
aloha and diplomacy, not war.  Ho'oponopono can heal our broken world."

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Join the Dec. 17, 2018 Protest at Pohakuloa

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa

Stop Military Special Ops on All Islands

Protest! Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

Pohakuloa Main Gate 10 AM- 12 Noon

(carpools leaving Hilo side Komohana and Saddle Rd at 9AM)

     The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is the largest US live-fire training area outside the continental U.S. The area has been bombed for more than 75 years with millions of live rounds fired annually by all branches of the US military and other countries too. PTA is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU), which pose serious health hazards. When DU metal is burned (hit with high explosives) it turns into small Depleted Uranium oxide dust particles that can travel great distances and are easily inhaled. These radiation particles once inside the body can cause various cancers and genetic damage to future generations.

Military Special Ops Training Planned for all Hawaii Islands

water, land, and air-based training outside of military bases, in coastal nearshore waters, shorelines, and inland locations on non-federal lands throughout Hawaii involving Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force!

Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review

Aloha & Diplomacy Not War!

Ho’oponopono Can Heal Our Broken World!

  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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Dec. 14, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 899th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Downtown Hilo Post office/Federal Bldg. Public rest rooms locked during holiday rush

Press Release:  Dec. 10, 2018

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action 966-7622 email ja@malu-aina.org

Re: Downtown Hilo Post office/federal Bldg. Public rest rooms locked during holiday rush

” On Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 a security guard “Scotty”at the downtown Hilo Post office/Federal Building informed me that the rest rooms in the building would be locked till further notice because homeless people are making a mess in them,” said Jim Albertini.  Albertini said “that is no excuse to lock the public rest rooms, especially during the holiday season when lines and wait times at the post office are very long.”  Albertini said “the homeless and everyone else deserve basic sanitation facilities.  If the rest rooms need to be cleaned more than once a day (like airport rest rooms) then clean them.  Don’t lock them.”  Albertini said he contacted the Congressional offices of Senators Mazie Hirono, Brian Schatz and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for assistance.  Albertini said his organization has been conducting Friday Peace Vigils outside the Hilo Post office 3:30-5PM since the day after 9-11.  This Friday, Dec. 14 will make week 899.  Albertini said he brings two other senior citizens in his vehicle with him and several other people join in Hilo.  “Two of our vigil participants are 85 years old.  They deserve access to rest room facilities just like everyone else.  What is happening to a sense of human decency in the U.S. that even public rest rooms are now being locked?”  Albertini said the security guard informed him the decision was made by Federal Protective Services.

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Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@malu-aina.org
visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org
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Stop Increasing Military Madness in Hawaii

Military Special Ops Training Planned for all Hawaii Islands –

water, land, and air-based training outside of military bases, in coastal nearshore waters, shorelines, and inland locations on non-federal lands throughout Hawaii involving Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force!

(Military Special Ops Training includes covert assassination missions but you won’t see that mentioned in the EA document)

Training in groups up to 46

Up to 330 trainings per year lasting from 4 to 72 hrs. each

Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review

Draft Environmental Assessment for Naval Special Operations Training November 2018

The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to supposedly analyze the potential impacts of the Special Ops.  It made a Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI).  The finding is a lie.  This massive intrusion into our coastal nearshore waters, public shorelines and public spaces has lots of significant impacts – cultural, environmental, etc., including the expansion and normalization of militarism in our communities.  The public is encouraged to review and provide comments on the Draft EA through Jan. 7, 2019. Comments opposing this military madness can be submitted by email to NFPAC-Receive@navy.mil or by mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: Project Manager, EV21.JZ, 258 Makalapa Drive, Ste 100, Pearl Harbor, Hi 96860-3134

Stop the U.S. Killing Machine!

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 Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org

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