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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

COUNCIL MEMBER JEN RUGGLES HOSTING COMMUNITY MEETING 6PM Monday, Sept. 24th at the Keaau Community center

Monday, September 17th, 2018


September 17th, 2018

For more information contact:

Jen Ruggles

Phone: 808-961-8263





Regarding Recent Question to County Attorney Surrounding War Crimes


Council member Jen Ruggles announced that she will hold a public community meeting to speak with constituents about her recent decision to refrain from voting on legislation until the County Council’s attorney assures her, in writing, that she is not committing war crimes. It will be held Monday, September 24th at 6pm at the Keaʻau Community Center.


The meeting stems from an announcement that Ruggles made on August 21st stating that she had come to understand that she may be in violation of her oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and may be incurring criminal liability under both U.S. federal law and international law. Through her attorney, Stephen Laudig, she formally requested the County Office of Corporation Counsel provide her a proper legal opinion.


Ruggles says she wants her reasoning to be transparent and will have copies of the letters she had received that prompted her to make this decision, explain what brought her to take the action, and will answer questions they might have. Ruggles says she would also like to educate her constituents on their rights as protected persons under U.S. and international law, and share what work she has started to continue to represent and advocate on behalf of her district.


Ruggles says she hopes that constituents will take advantage of this opportunity and attend. There will be time reserved to ask questions and comment on this complex and profoundly implicating topic.



Ruggles says that both her attorney, and Dr. David Keanu Sai, will be present. Dr. Sai, a District 5 constituent, is a scholar and expert in international law as well as United States constitutional law. Heʻs been admitted as an expert in international law and the continued existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom in seven criminal and civil court cases in the State of Hawai‘i. Dr. Sai also served as the lead agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom in international arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, Netherlands. At the center of these international proceedings was the unlawful imposition of American laws and the Hague and Geneva Conventions. Dr. Sai is very familiar with international laws that apply to Hawai‘i.



Legislative Assistant
District 5 Councilmember Jen Ruggles
Hawaii County Council
25 Aupuni St. Suite 2404
Hilo, HI 96720
Office Ph: 961-8536
Govt. Email:

CALL TO ACTION to Protect Pohakuloa by Ruth Aloua

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

CALL TO ACTION to Protect Pohakuloa by Ruth Aloua

Submit Comments ASAP
Deny the Programmatic Agreement

This is a 15 year document for the 133,000 acre training area that allows for continued adverse effects to cultural resources. These adverse effects are inadequately described and the scale and lifespan of the document requires this information and further consultation. I and others have requested face-to-face public meetings and our requests have been ignored. To resolve adverse effects the US Military will have staff watch a video and hold two annual “listening sessions.” If the agency cannot conduct adequate consultation at this time for the scale of the undertaking in this comment period then how can this PA replace Section 106? The agency has not shown nor demonstrated good faith in consultation efforts. Furthermore, this document does not mention cultural and spiritual significances of Pōhakuloa. Without public meetings these significances cannot be identified, understood or documented.

We need public meetings.

Call, email and write ASAP:

Attn: Training PA, DPW-ENV Cultural Resources
947 Wright Ave., Bldg. 105, 3rd Floor, WAAF, Schofield Barracks HI 96857
Phone: (808) 655-9707

Katharine Kerr
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Phone: 202-606-8534
Email: ​​.

Dr. Julie M. Taomia
Cultural Resources Manager
US Army Garrison – Pohakuloa Hawaii Phone: (808) 436-4280

Mike Donnelly
PTA Community Relations Liaison Phone: (808) 469-2411

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Very good article: Real-World Damages From RIMPAC Games

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Real-World Damages From RIMPAC Games

An open dialogue is needed because ocean ecosystems are at risk during battleground exercises.

News story on Military meeting in Hilo on Pohakuloa

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Big Island Video news on Aug. 29, 2018 Pohakuloa meeting

Please pass on to others

Jim Albertini
Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
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