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April 18, 2019 Radiation Monitoring at PTA

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Readings outside the main gate 64 counts per minute.  Wind gusts 30mph coming from the east.

Holy Thursday protest outside the Military Pohakuloa Training Area in the center of Hawaii Island

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Holy Thursday

Here’s a photo from April 18, 2019 protest outside Pohakuloa Training Area during the military’s Earth Week Open House where they encourage school visits to the 133,000-acre live-fire base.  More than 2 dozen people joined the protest. Sadly lots of very young school children entered the base and were at risk of inhaling Depleted Uranium oxide dust particles. The winds were strong with gusts over 30mph.

leaflet for for distribution April 18, 2019 at Pohakuloa

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

“Experience Pohakuloa Day”

On April 18, 2019 the military is inviting school children and the public to Pohakuloa for “Experience Pohakuloa Day” Open House activities. It is “Earth Day” in disguise hypocrisy?

Pohakuloa Depleted Uranium (DU) Threat

      The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, and a host of other military toxins from more than 75 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 have flown 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 24 years in the Army Medical Corp. (See 3 min video Pohakuloa DU Oxides and Birth Defects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m8pBONtMAc&feature=share ) If anyone inhales DU oxide particles those particles can remain in your body for decades causing a wide range of problems including various forms of 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. No comprehensive, independent testing and monitoring has been done to determine the full extent of DU contamination at Pohakuloa and what might be coming off the base. The U.S. has spent $32 million dollars every hour of every day since 2001 on war, but has failed to provided the necessary funds to do comprehensive, independent testing for DU that has the confidence of the community. Priorities need to change. Wage Peace. Protect ‘Aina. Protect Youth. Protect Sacred Pohakuloa – the land of the night of long prayer.

     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 bombing ever since.

Are We Inhaling DU Oxide Dust?

Malama Honua! Don’t Bomb the ‘Aina!

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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Short 3min video on dangers of inhaling Depleted Uranium DU oxide particles

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Short 3 min video on dangers of inhaling Depleted Uranium DU oxide particles by Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD

Palm Sunday Protest of PTA “Breakfast of Champions” and Bombing

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Aloha kakou,

Palm Sunday,. April 14, 2019 protest of “Champions of PTA” Breakfast and Bombing Day at Pohakuloa (PTA) 6:30-8AM.   PTA was hosting a breakfast for its “Champions of PTA” at 7AM and then were going to take the “Champions” on a meet and greet to the troops 8-10AM firing heavy duty cannons etc. A couple of us stood in protest outside the main PTA gate. Judging from the very light traffic entering the base, not many “Champions of PTA” attended.  On the third photo below you can see bomb debris clouds in the distant slopes of Mauna Loa. Our message was simple: Protect “Aina, Protect Youth, Protect Pohakuloa. Stop Bombing. Real Champions don’t Bomb! The live fire was heavy at times — cannons,rockets and helicopter gunships. Desecration of the sacred ‘Aina. Just like the First Palm Sunday — Desecration of the Sacred Temple in Jerusalem by Money changers.whose tables Jesus upset.

Join the Protest at the PTA Main Gate on Thursday, April 18th 9AM till 1PM during the “Experience PTA” open House where school children, etc. are invited on to the PTA base contaminated with Depleted Uranium oxide particles, etc. Please pass the word about the protest.  Mahalo.

We have received word from the Dept. of Education Kona head,Art Souza, that due to our raising health concerns, no schools from the Kona side of the island will be attending “Experience PTA Day”.  We have not heard about the Hilo side of the island if any, or how many, schools will be attending.

Jim Albertini

STOP BOMBING POHAKULOA!

Y’all wanna celebrate Earth Day? Start by not dropping bombs. Rather than let your keiki go to the Pohakuloa military base exposing them to health threats go visit an organic farm, fishpond, prepare a meal for the houseless, go pick flowers and make lei with kūpuna and talk story. Let’s actually care for the earth. That’s free too!

Call to Action!!! Three ways to Protect Pōhakuloa!

1.) Please share on social media and ADD a photo of yourself and your loved ones with the message –Stop Bombing Pohakuloa, Don’t bring youth to Pohakuloa out of health concerns, etc.
Urge young people and off island Lahui to make their own signs and post with their photos on social media!! When you post add the hashtags #protectpohakuloa #PTAShutdown #protectourkeiki #seeyouonthemauna

2.) Thurs, April 18, 2019 Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA). Main Gate 9AM-1PM
Protest “Experience PTA Day” events where the military has invited school children, parents, and people from the community on base, despite KNOWN HEALTH RISKS. We encourage young folks, those who are hapai, or in ill health to post photos, make calls and raise awareness and not risk their health at the 4/18 PTA Gate Protest. (Car pools 8AM from Hilo @Komohana & Saddle)

  1. Contact the DOE and tell them to stop encouraging students to go to Pōhakuloa! (Hilo side DOE) Chad Farias. Phone: 808-982- 4719. Email: Chad_Farias@hawaiidoe.org (Kona side DOE) Art Souza: Phone: 808-327-4991 Email: art_souza@hawaiidoe.org

      It should be noted that PTA is a 133,000-acre hazardous toxic waste dump from more than 75 years of live-fire training of weapons by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. More than 14 million live-rounds are fired annually at PTA and Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation rounds have been used there.

      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).

Malama Honua!  Care for the Earth!  Don’t Bomb It!

  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
    For more info and to sign up to receive our posts go to  http://www.malu-aina.org/

April 12, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 916 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office