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Protest RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

     From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 Some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. RIMPAC includes the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the middle of Hawaii island. 

     Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, farms, and businesses.  We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC  bombing of our island home.  We ask that the bombing be stopped immediately. 

     Mayor Harry Kim has said due to the Kilauea eruption “needs are greater than we’ve ever seen.” If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii island, forgo RIMPAC 2018 and use the money for housing and other lava relief efforts.

If you would like to add your name to this statement for public release to the news media and government officials, please email U.S. President Donald Trump just cancelled U.S. South Korea joint military exercises and labeled them “provocative and expensive.” The same can be said about RIMPAC!

PROTEST RIMPAC

A peaceful protest of RIMPAC 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) main gate from 10AM-12 noon. A RIMPAC protest is also schedule on Oahu at Pearl Harbor at the same time and date. Please pass the word to others.

Community forums and additional protests of RIMPAC are being planned in Hilo and Kona. To get involved check out the www.malu-aina.org website

For Peace, Justice and a Nuclear-Free Pacific & 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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June 15, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 873rd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii sign on statement

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

For public release.  If you would like to add your name, please email Donna
Grabow by  June 18, 2018   Donna Grabow <meridianwoman@yahoo.com

  Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

For public release.  If you would like to add your name, please email Donna Grabow by  June 18, 2018   Donna Grabow <meridianwoman@yahoo.com> 

  Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

     From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 Some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games that includes bombing and shelling the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area in the middle of Hawaii island. 

     Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, farms, and businesses.  We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC  bombing of our island home.  We ask that the bombing be stopped immediately. 

     Mayor Harry Kim has said due to the Kilauea eruption “needs are greater than we’ve ever seen.” If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii island, forgo RIMPAC 2018 and use the money for housing and other lava relief efforts.

Reminder: RIMPAC 2018 Pohakuloa Strategy Meeting in Hilo Monday, June 11, 2018; 6:00 p.m. Church of the Holy Cross 440 W Lanikaula St

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Please help pass the word. Mahalo and solidarity.

Jim

Reminder: RIMPAC 2018 Pohakuloa Strategy Meeting Monday, June 11, 2018; 6:00 p.m. Church of the Holy Cross 440 W Lanikaula St. in Hilo

The meeting is in the Youth Lounge off the mauka side parking lot opposite the UHH science & technology (glass) bldg.

Come on Brothers & Sisters: Stand Up & Protest RIMPAC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Come on Brothers & Sisters:

Stand Up & Protest!

      What has happened to the spirit of nonviolent resistance? Where have all the justiceseekers and peacemakers gone? Have we been so beaten down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves and the planet? Are we so consumed by fear or with looking down at our cell phones that we are incapable of standing up for our rights and the rights of others? What are the forces that helped create a demoralized, passive, population?

      These are serious questions that we need to answer. Bruce E. Levine is a practicing clinical psychologist who addresses some of these questions in his latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite.  You can read an article by Levine here: https://www.alternet.org/are-americans-broken-people-heres-why-weve-stopped-fighting-back-against-forces-oppression?src=newsletter1092898

      Here in Hawaii we have RIMPAC 2018 coming up June 27th till August 2nd. Some 26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. This year, even Israel who has been massacring Palestinians, and threatening war on Iran is coming to Hawaii to practice its warmaking. Included in RIMPAC is air, land, and sea military live-fire. The 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island, will be subjected to multi nation bombardment. PTA is known to be contaminated with radiation and a wide range of military toxins from 75 years of bombing and RIMPAC 2018 will add to the toxins here in our midst and resuspend Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide particles present at PTA. According to Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD with 24 years in the Army Medical Corps says inhaling DU oxide dust particles is the most deadly form of radiation. DU can not only cause various cancers, but it can cause genetic damage that can be passed on to future generations. DU has a half life of 4.5 billion years. The question is now being asked — does bombing a site known to be contaminated with DU constitute “human experimentation” that requires prior consent?

      RIMPAC, the world’s largest international war exercise, is now organized out of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, based on Oahu at Camp H.M (“Howling Mad”) Smith, located in Halawa Heights above Aloha Stadium. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command controls military activity in more than 60% of the earth’s surface.

      Hawaiian activist, Ruth Aloua, says: “People in every district on the island can hear and feel the bombs drop on Pohakuloa…. Why is not the wider collective saying anything?”

Break the Silence Now! Speak Up! Stand Up!

  1. 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/

June 8, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 872nd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Pohakuloa article in Honolulu Civil Beat

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Please pass this article on to others.

Military’s Live-Fire Training Ignites Resistance From Some Big Island Neighbors