Archive for the ‘Radiation’ Category

U.S. Admiral ready to Nuke China if ordered by Trump

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Dr. Strangelove is alive and well, and multiplying rapidly in the military ranks.  A more modest article about  Admiral “Swifty” is on page 3 of today’s Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

http://www.atimes.com/article/doubt-nuke-china/

Pohakuloa Radiation Contamination and more…

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

POHAKULOA

Maybe More Military Depleted Uranium than Thought

                                                                                       

      Retired Nuclear Geologist, Dr. Mike Reimer, PhD of Kona says “the amount of DU (Depleted Uranium) present at PTA (the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area located in the center of Hawaii Island) is likely greatly understated.” Dr. Reimer says “The amount (of DU) typically is estimated based on a probable number of DU spotting rounds used for practice. It is highly probable that not only were spotting rounds used but also dummy warheads constructed of DU.”

      Dr. Reimer has sent a July 24, 2017 letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) asking them to investigate this matter. If indeed some dummy M-390 nuclear warheads, each constructed with more than 50 pounds of DU, were fired along with an estimated 2000 DU 8 ounce spotting rounds at Pohakuloa, “there could be upwards of thousands of pounds or more DU at PTA,” according to Dr. Reimer. And it should be noted that PTA has had decades of high explosives used in this same impact area which likely has turned much of this DU metal into oxide particles than can be carried long distances by the wind. According to Hawaii Doctor, Lorrin Pang, MD, inhaled DU oxide alpha particles are the most deadly form of radiation, causing various cancers and genetic damage. See the short video below where Dr. Pang explains the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles. The danger applies equally to troops who train at Pohakuloa, residents and visitors alike. https://vimeo.com/19153948)

      On Wednesday, July 19th, the Hilo Hawaiian Civic Club sponsored an excellent forum on Pohakuloa held at Hawaii Community College. Speakers included Isaac “Paka” Harp, Dr. Lorrin Pang, and Ruth Aloua. Paka Harp started by showing a 17 min video “An Uncomfortable Truth” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzfEFlVQ0gU about the illegal overthrow and ongoing military occupation of Hawaii by the U.S. Dr. Pang emphasized that DU used at Pohakuloa raises ethical questions of exposing people to unknown risks without their informed consent. (See http://westhawaiitoday.com/5634673.html )

      Ruth Aloua, who has lived and farmed in Waiki’i, the closest neighbors to PTA, spoke passionately from the heart about what the bombing of Pohakuloa means to her – for people, plants and animals, air, land and water, ancestors and future generations. She covered it all. You can view her inspiring talk here – = https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=cTpLp07vZF4&app=desktop

Now it’s up to us to listen, learn, organize, and to act for justice, peace, aloha ‘aina, and malama honua for present and future generations. Imua!

Stop the Bombing!

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    5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for justice in Hawai`i and around the world.

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Public at risk for what’s blowing in the wind (Pohakuloa)

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

http://westhawaiitoday.com/5634673.html

On Pohakuloa Depleted Uranium (DU) dangers

Public at risk for what’s blowing in the wind


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Reminder Hilo Pohakuloa forum

Monday, July 17th, 2017

There is a Pohakuloa forum 5-7 PM this Wed. July 19 at the Hawaii Com. College Manono St. campus Kaneikeao conference room where Ruth Aloua, Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD and Paka Harp will be speaking.  It is sponsored by the Hilo Hawaiian Civic Club.

Bring questions in writing you want answered.

 

Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Historic Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Adopted: U.S. a No Show!

      By a vote of 122 (including Iran and Iraq)  to 1 (Netherlands) countries at the United Nations voted on July 7, 2017 in support of a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. History was made, but the U.S. and 8 other nuclear-armed states chose to stand on the wrong side of it. They boycotted the vote.  The 8 are Russia, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, N. Korea, France, United Kingdom.

      “The adoption of the nuclear weapons ban treaty marks an historic turning point in the centuries-old battle to eliminate all weapons of mass destruction,” said Jeff Carter, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

      “Right now,” Carter added, “the U.S. government defies its existing disarmament obligations under the Nonproliferation Treaty by planning to fund an extensive buildup of its nuclear arsenal. The ban treaty is the start of a new worldwide movement that gives the United States an opportunity to break from its self-destructive nuclear weapons policy.”

      The treaty is based in humanitarian law and prohibits the development, testing, production, possession, or stockpiling of nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, the transfer of such weapons, and also bans not only their use but the threat of their use. It also calls for states to undertake environmental remediation for areas contaminated by nuclear weapons use or testing, and for states to provide assistance to victims “including medical care, rehabilitation, and psychological support, as well as provide for their social and economic inclusion.”

      “In the twenty-first century, we can no longer pretend that these doomsday devices are instruments of security. The active conscience of the American health community calls on the United States to sign the nuclear weapons ban treaty to ensure that we safeguard our world for the next generation. It’s past time that we part from this untenable path. Prohibiting and eliminating these weapons of mass destruction is the only responsible course of action for U.S. nuclear weapons policy,” Carter continued. (See the full article below.)

              https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/07/07/us-no-show-historic-nuclear-weapons-ban-treaty-adopted?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email

It’s time for the U.S. and the world to work for justice, peace and saving the planet.

 BAN THE BOMB!

                             

  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.

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P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622. Email: ja@malu-aina.org

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