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Protest at Pohakuloa “Earth Day Hypocrisy” Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:30-10:30AM

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Car pools will leave Hilo (Komohana and Saddle rd. at 7:45AM) Bring water, sunscreen, and be prepared for all weather conditions.  Mahalo and please pass the word.

Press Release April 18, 2018

Re: Protest at Pohakuloa “Earth Day Hypocrisy” Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:30-10:30AM

Further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 email ja@malu-aina.org

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 sign up on our website to automatically receive our posts

   “There will be a picket line, sign holding protest at the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:30-10:30 AM” according to Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina.  Albertini said, “a banner outside the PTA main gate announces a “Pohakuloa Earth Day gathering” where the public is invited.” Albertini said his group and others are planning a protest.  Albertini said,”Malu Aina sent a Public Service Announcement out to all schools on the the island warning of possible dangers from Depleted Uranium (DU) and other military toxins at PTA.  See the announcement below.”

For School Officials & Teachers – Please print and post in the teacher meeting room.Please forward this message to your Parent-Teacher Association PTA, so that this important information is circulated prior to organizing ANY STUDENT EARTHDAY EXCURSIONS TO POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA

P U B L I C   S E R V I C E   A N N O U N C E M E N T

Parents of young children and pregnant women are warned of the dangers of DU (Depleted Uranium) and other military toxins at the Pohakuloa Training Area!

Please view the short video of Dr. Lorrin Pang, M.D., public health officer and retired Army Medical Corps explaining the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles (See https://vimeo.com/19153948). As Dr. Pang explains, especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women.

Allowing children in your care to attend programs at Pohakuloa, especially during live fire training, unnecessarily puts them at risk. Mahalo.

For more information, contact Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, P.O. Box 489, Kurtistown, HI 96760. Tel. (808) 966-7622.

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Below is a copy of a leaflet that will be offered to people before they enter PTA on April 20 along with a copy of the Public Service Announcement


POHAKULOA CELEBRATES

“EARTH DAY HYPOCRISY”

On April 20, 2018 the military is inviting school children and the public to Pohakuloa for “Earth Day” activities.  Can you imagine greater hypocrisy?

      The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, and other military toxins from more than 70 years of military live-fire training. More than 14 million live-rounds are fired annually at PTA from a wide variety of weapon systems by all branches of the military. Even global strike B-52, B-1 and B-2 strategic bombers fly non stop from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa as practice for nuclear war.

      The inhalation of Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles are “the most deadly form of radiation.” This is according to Hawaii resident, Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, listed in the who’s who best doctors, and retired from the Army Medical Corp. If anyone inhails DU oxide particles those particles can remain in your body for decades causing a wide range of problems including cancer, and genetic damage to future generations. 

      Let’s be clear. DU metal on the ground at Pohakuloa does not pose a serious health threat. But if that metal has been hit with high explosives it burns and turns the metal into DU oxide dust particles which can be carried long distances in the wind.

     DU was first used by the military at Pohakuloa in the early 1960s fired into the 57,000-acre impact area. That impact area has been subjected to decades of high explosives firing ever since.

Are We Inhaling DU Oxide Dust?

Malama Honua –Protect the Earth

Stop the Bombing!

  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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April 20, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 865th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protest Pohakuloa “Earth Day Hypocrisy”

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

There will be a protest of Pohakuloa “Earth Day Hypocrisy” on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the PTA main gate from 8:30-10:30AM.  Car pools will leave Hilo (Komohana and Saddle rd. at 7:45AM) Bring water, sunscreen, and be prepared for all weather conditions.  Mahalo and please pass the word.

POHAKULOA CELEBRATES

“EARTH DAY HYPOCRISY”

On April 20, 2018 the military is inviting school children and the public to Pohakuloa for “Earth Day” activities.

Can you imagine greater hypocrisy?

Pohakuloa DU Threat

      The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, and other military toxins from more than 70 years of military live-fire training. More than 14 million live-rounds are fired annually at PTA from a wide variety of weapon systems by all branches of the military. Even global strike B-52, B-1 and B-2 strategic bombers fly non stop from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa as practice for nuclear war.

      The inhalation of Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles are “the most deadly form of radiation.” This is according to Hawaii resident, Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, listed in the who’s who best doctors, and retired from the Army Medical Corp. If anyone inhails DU oxide particles those particles can remain in your body for decades causing a wide range of problems including cancer, and genetic damage to future generations. 

      Let’s be clear. DU metal on the ground at Pohakuloa does not pose a serious health threat. But if that metal has been hit with high explosives it burns and turns the metal into DU oxide dust particles which can be carried long distances in the wind.

     DU was first used by the military at Pohakuloa in the early 1960s fired into the 57,000-acre impact area. That impact area has been subjected to decades of high explosives firing ever since.

Are We Inhaling DU Oxide Dust?

Malama Honua –Protect the Earth

Stop the Bombing!

  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

Sign up on our website to receive our posts  http://www.malu-aina.org/

April 20, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 865th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

No More War. Not in My Name!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

STAND FOR PEACE NOT WAR

Tell Trump & Congress:

More bombs and missile strikes on Syria will only cause more death and destruction.

The alleged chemical attack by the Syrian government may have actually been the work of people wanting regime change in Syria, and Iran and Russia too. Propaganda has the potential of igniting WWIII  See articles below:

Alleged Chemical Weapon attack by Syrian government Good For Only One Thing: A Pretext for US Aggression https://tinyurl.com/y8q8dx2a Trump Threatens to Bomb Syria Without Any Investigation into Alleged Chemical Attack http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=21548

Red Crescent Says No Evidence of Chemical Attack in Syria’s Douma
https://news.antiwar.com/2018/04/09/red-crescent-says-no-evidence-of-chemical-attack-in-syrias-douma/

Syria – Any U.S. Strike Will Lead to Escalation
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49187.htm

World War 3 alert:’ There WILL be a response’ Russia to strike back if US hit Syria
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/944214/World-war-3-Russia-USA-Syria-donald-trump-assad-chemical-attack

Silence is consent. Stand up, speak up, and be counted.

  No More War. Not in My Name!

  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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April 13, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 864th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Trump Preparing for More War!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2018

GOOD FRIDAY 2018

Trump Preparing for More War!

      The U.S.Empire is today’s Roman Empire magnified a million fold in crucifying power. Dr. Martin Luther King said 50 years ago: the U.S. is the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today and that fact still remains true. Since Dr. King spoke, millions have been killed by U.S. crucifying power. Millions more have been wounded, displaced from their homes and countries, made refugees as a result of U.S. chaos caused in the name of “freedom & democracy” disguised wars for resources.  On this Good Friday 2018, where are the Christian (and other religious) voices speaking out to say No More War? The silence is deafening! Where are the protests in solidarity with the least among us?

      Conservative and liberal columnists are writing about Trump’s preparations for more wars, especially with Iran in the cross-hairs. The worst maybe yet to come.

Is Trump Assembling a War Cabinet by Patrick Buchanan

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49086.htm

How Trump Is Preparing for War By Robert Reich

file:///readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/49197-how-trump-is-preparing-for-war

Let’s Call Bolton What He Is, A War Criminal With Terrorist Ties, Not Just “Hawkish”

by Juan Cole http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/49063.htm

      Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, wrote an op-ed titled “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran,” has called for preemptive strikes and “regime change.” He has also called for a preemptive strike on North Korea. Trump’s proposed new Secretary of State , Mike Pompeo, has also called for a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities and regime change in North Korea. And don’t forget Trump’s Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, who didn’t get the nickname “Mad Dog” for nothing.

John Bolton’s new mustash

Lord Have Mercy!   May Sanity Prevail!

  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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March 30, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 862nd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

It’s not just Trump!

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

How Low Can The U.S. Go?

     The U.S. now has a lying, racist, warmongering, misogynist, narcissist, megalomaniac, corrupt billionaire businessman, reality TV personality as President. The mask is off. But it’s not just Donald J. Trump in the mirror. This is what the U.S. has become in the eyes of much of the world – an Empire of “exceptional” shame and disgrace. Granted the rate of descent has accelerated under Trump, but the downward spiral precedes Trump. It’s been going on for quite sometime. It depends how far back you want to go in massacres, regime changes, and imperial wars for resources.

     Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Massacre at My Lai, as part of an American war that killed more than 3 million in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.. This week marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq under false pretenses – non existent Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) with the war still ongoing. Prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, 500,000 children died there due to U.S. sanctions. The U.S. war in Afghanistan is now in its 17th year. At last count the U.S. was bombing 7 countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Somalia, with millions more civilians killed, mainly Muslims. U.S. covert Special Ops are being conducted in an undisclosed number of countries. And now Trump is pushing for a widening war in the Middle East, including Iran that could involve Russia. And some U.S. citizens wonder why so many people around the world hate the U.S.? Stop bombing and killing their families and occupying their countries!

     How low can the U.S. go? The bigger question is: will the U.S. empire and its Military Industrial Complex engulf the entire world in a catastrophic nuclear war in a desperate attempt to prop up its declining empire? I know of no empire in history that has repented and changed its ways for the better. Empires seem to just fall, crash and burn and take a lot of collateral damage with them. In a nuclear armed world that is especially dangerous.

     Where do we find hope in such times? Let me first say where we will surely not find hope –with those who simply want to replace a bad emperor (Trump) with a better emperor (Democrat or Republican). Don’t be conned by lying politicians, media, and war criminals – the likes of former CIA director, John Brennan, NSA director, James Clapper, neocon warmongers like John Bolton and of course the infinite number of war generals, admirals, and arms makers. And especially beware of smooth talking politicians coming on the scene. Remember Nobel Peace Prize two term bomber, Barrack Obama, who dropped more bombs than two term warmonger George W. Bush. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. And stop blaming the Russians for everything!

     We find hope first by standing in repentance for the crimes committed in our names. Then, committing our lives to stand for justice, peace, and caring for the earth (Malama Honua). In a world of escalating violence, stand in the spirit and tradition of nonviolence, kapua aloha. Stand firm, resist, but do so in a spirit of respect for the dignity of all people, even those who disagree with us and oppose that for which we stand. Join hands in solidarity with people in grassroots struggles. Find common ground. And most of all – never give up. No lie can live forever. The arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice.

Resistance Means Life!

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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March 23, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 861st week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office