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Please pass the word about RIMPAC forums & Protests in Hilo & Kona. Mahalo.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Aloha Not War!

Stop Bombing Hawai’i!   Protest RIMPAC 2016!

aircraft carrier #3

Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27th from 3:30-5PM

Hilo Airport – Hwy 11 Intersection

Thursday, July 14th from 3:30-5PM

Kona Airport – Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway Intersection

(Check www.malu-aina.org for other dates and sites of protest)

      While the Hokule’a sailing canoe circles the globe with the message “Malama Honua” – Care for the Earth, the U.S. military is waging war on the earth – air, land, and sea, people, plants and animals.  The U.S. is currently waging wars in at least six countries, and provoking and risking new wars with other countries, including possible nuclear war with Russia and China.

     Meanwhile, RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific), the world’s largest U.S. led war game is now taking place in and around Hawaii. RIMPAC 2016 is scheduled from June 30 till August 4. Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating.

     During RIMPAC countries conduct live-fire operations with a wide variety of weapons systems on land, sea, and in the air. Different military operations are carried out on many of the more than 100 military installations throughout Hawai’i and in waters surrounding Hawai’i.

     It has been confirmed that RIMPAC air and ground live-fire will be taking place at the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawai’i Island. Pohakuloa is contaminated with military Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation and a wide range of military toxins. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops, residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

     Pohakuloa is translated to mean “The Land of the Night of Long Prayer.” To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawai’i’s Native People – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. occupation of the independent nation of Hawai’i. In short, we want it stopped.

Free Hawaii & the World from the Curse of Militarism , War, and Occupation!

  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/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 1, 2016 – 771st week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Please pass the work. Mahalo

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

shannon rudolph RIMPAC flyer

Co-sponsoring organizations: Na Wahine Aloha ‘Aina, H.A.E. Society (Hawaiian National Aloha ‘Aina EAducation Student & Community Org.), Na Koa Kiai

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/

RIMPAC forums Hilo & Kona (Please pass the word)

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

RIMPAC 2016

Free Public Forums

(Speakers to include: Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, Terry Lilley, Marine Biologist, Isaac “Paka” Harp, Lindafaye Kroll, Jim Albertini, Lakea Trask, Kumu Pua Case and Kalani Flores, and a speaker from the Lawful Hawaiian Government (list still in formation)

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

For People, Plants and Animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana

Showing of the 14 min. film: “Pohakuloa:  Now that you know…”

Hilo Thursday, June 30th from 5-8PM at UH Hilo, STB 108 off Lanikaula St. on UHH campus

Kona – Thursday, July 7th 6:30-8:30PM at the County Council Chambers West Hawaii Civic Center

Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific military war on the earth –air, land and sea (RIMPAC 2016) scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

The Range Control office at the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island PTA has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage. (Google 14 min. video: “Pohakuloa– Now that you know…”)

Po-haku-loa is translated to mean: “The Land of the night of Long Prayer. Pohakuloa is known as the sacred heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawaii’s native people – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. military occupation of the nation of Hawaii.

Malama Honua! Care for the Earth!

Aloha Not War!

For more info on RIMPAC 2016 see
http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2016/06/participation-in-rimpc-2016.html?m=1

The US Navy’s official RIMPAC website http://www.cpf.navy.mil/rimpac/

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/

Co-sponsoring organizations: Na Wahine Aloha ‘Aina, H.A.E. Society (Hawaiian National Aloha ‘Aina EAducation Student & Community Org.), Na Koa Kiai

RIMPAC 2016 Forums –Hilo & Kona

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

RIMPAC 2016

Free Public Forums

(Speakers list in formation)

Stop Bombing Hawaii

For People, Plants and Animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana

 

Hilo Thursday, June 30th from 5-8PM at UH Hilo,UCB 100

Kona – Thursday, July 7th 6:30-8:30PM at the County Council Chambers West Hawaii Civic Center

Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific military war on the earth –air, land and sea (RIMPAC 2016) scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

The Range Control office at the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island PTA has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

Po-haku-loa is translated to mean: “The Land of the night of Long Prayer. Pohakuloa is known as the sacred heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawaii’s native people – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. military occupation of the nation of Hawaii.

Malama Honua!

(Care for the Earth)

Aloha Not War!

For more info on RIMPAC 2016 including countries involved, etc. see
http://islandbreath.blogspot.com/2016/06/participation-in-rimpc-2016.html?m=1

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/

Malama Honua –Protest RIMPAC 2016

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Malama Honua!

earth in clouds(Care for the Earth)

For People, Plants and Animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana…..

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific military war on the earth –air, land and sea (RIMPAC 2016) scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

The Range Control office at the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island PTA has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage.

Po-haku-loa is translated to mean: “The Land of the night of Long Prayer. Pohakuloa is known as the sacred heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawaii’s native people – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. military occupation of the nation of Hawaii.

Aloha Not War!

 This is a call for nonviolent (Kapu Aloha) action on all islands to Malama Honua and Protest RIMPAC.

Malu ‘Aina will be having planning meetings on Hawaii Island at the Keaau Community Center from 6:30-8:30 PM on Mondays, June 20th, and 27th. We encourage people in other parts of the island, and on other islands, to organize in the spirit of Kapu Aloha to protest RIMPAC. Mahalo and solidarity.

  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/

Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (June 17, 2016 – 769th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office