Protest Pohakuloa Bombing!
Desecration of the ‘Aina!
Time: 10AM – 2PM
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Place: Pohakuloa Main Gate
It has been announced that fighter jets from the Hawaii Air national Guard and five other states will be doing live fire bombing at Pohakuloa starting this week.
Please spread the word. Car pools from the Hilo side will leave 9AM from the parking area at Komohana and Saddle Rd. Bring all weather gear, a brown bag lunch, sunscreen, water, a protest sign, etc.
March 23, 2017 dust clouds from heavy artillery fire at Pohakuloa
March 23, 2017 aerial blasts at Pohakuloa perhaps white phosphorous
March 23, 2017 Pohakuloa radiation monitor reading of 56 CPM at Pohakuloa main gate. We recorded sever spikes in the 60 CPM range and one 70 CPM. At nearby Mauna Kea Park we recorded an 88 CPM reading
March 23, 2017 Radiation Monitoring across from Pohakuloa Training Area main gate
Ron Fujiyoshi, Danny Li, Donald Wessels, and myself spent more than 3 hours doing radiation monitoring fronting the main gate at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Thursday, March 23rd. During that time heavy artillery live fire was taking place with huge dust clouds formed by the explosions. In addition aerial burst of a bright white nature were also taking place, which could have been white phosphorus weapons.
During that time frame, under moderate trade wind conditions, our radiation monitors picked up several radiation spikes in the 60s Counts Per Minute (CPM) rage. One at 70 CPM. A reading at Mauna Kea Park hit 88 CPM. Normal background readings are in the 5-20 CPM range.
Next week fighter jets from the Hawaii air national guard and 5 other states are due to begin bombing at Pohakuloa. A protest at the Pohakuloa main gate is planned for 10AM-2PM on Wednesday, March 29th. Car pools from the Hilo side will leave Komohana and Saddle rd. at 9AM. Bring all weather gear, sun screen, a brown bag lunch, and water. And please pass the word to others. It is our responsibility to protest this desecration of Hawaii’s sacred aina. Mahalo. Jim Albertini
Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star mother whose son, Casey, was killed in Iraq on April 4, 2004 joined today’s peace vigil. Cindy has been an outspoken critique of US wars and a strong advocate for peace. It was an honor to have her join us in Hilo. (Cindy is 2nd from right on top row in photo below.) Apologies to others who joined the vigil but did not make it into this photo. Today was our 809th consecutive weekly Hilo peace Vigil. Each week a new leaflet. Sign up on our website to receive the weekly leaflet.