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Pohakuloa article in Honolulu Civil Beat

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

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

RIMPAC 2018 to Bomb Hawaii

Friday, June 1st, 2018


26 nations to participate in upcoming RIMPAC war games

Connections Public Charter School tries to block information to parents and students

Friday, May 25th, 2018

May 25, 2018 Press release  on Connections Public Charter School and Pohakuloa Earth Day

By Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

For Immediate Release  8PM

further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622, email

The information leaflet below was handed out this afternoon between 1-1:45PM to students and parents at the Connections Public Charter School in downtown Hilo in the Kress Bldg on Kamehameha Ave. Principal John Thatcher (935-2395) and his security team of 5-7 people ordered students not to accept our leaflet as they were leaving school, getting on the school buses, or being picked up by parents.  Security attempted to block our access on the public sidewalk from offering the leaflets.  Still, 4 people associated with Malu ‘Aina were able to hand out a few dozen leaflets to parents, staff and students.  What is the school afraid of?  We were being courteous in our efforts. We would be willing to do educational sessions on the dangers of Depleted Uranium (DU), even inviting Dr. Lorrin Pang. MD retired Army Medical Corps to be part of the presentation for principles, trustees, and parents of Public Charter Schools.

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) was sent out to every school on the island one month in advance of Earth Day events held at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on April 20, 2018.  We do not know if the PSA was shared with students, parents, teachers and staff of Connections.   Additional recent efforts to contact the school by phone and email have gone unanswered so Malu Aina offered information to Connections students and parents today outside the school.

PTA is an 133,000-acre military base contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, and other military toxins from more than 70 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 fly non stop from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa as practice for nuclear war.

Jim Albertini, President
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
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To Students, Parents, Teachers and staff of

Connections Public Charter School

Please make the CONNECTIONS on Earth Day field trip to the

Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

*Between Earth Day and Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide contamination at PTA.  Depleted Uranium (DU) is a radioactive material that has been used in weapons firing at Pohakuloa. It has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.

*Between DU oxide and cancer and genetic damage.

*Between possibly being exposed at PTA and the health of children.  At least 3 Connections classes attended the April 20, 2018  “Earth Day” at PTA.  Connections classes also attended the 2017 PTA Earth Day events. On Earth Day 2018, Malu Aina monitors recorded spikes of 68 CPM (Counts per minute) at PTA, which is above background count.

      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 As Dr. Pang explains, especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women.  Dr. Pang says the inhalation of Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles are “the most deadly form of radiation.” If anyone inhails DU oxide particles those particles can remain in your body for decades causing a wide range of problems including cancer, and genetic damage to future generations. 

      If school administrators don’t take responsibility, it may be up to parents to hold the school liable if their children get sick from DU exposure.


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

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

News article on Pohakuloa

Speaking Truth to the Liars War Club

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018



Powell lying about Iraq WMDs             Netanyahu lying about Iran 


                                              Trump & Co. lying about…


      The U.S. has been lying its way into wars for a long time. It’s been said the first casualty in war is truth. So be on extra alert while the war salesmen amp up their sales pitch of noble causes for the next war. Use critical thinking. Question more. Don’t buy the lies being sold in the name of truth.

      Syria is the flash point for a possible widening war with Iran, Russia, etc. Beware of what’s called a “False Flag” event designed to provide for further attacks in Syria and beyond. U.S. retired Col. Larry Wilkerson says Israel does not want to end the war in Syria, it is in their interest to keep this war going, and to keep the Iran Nuclear Deal from succeeding, despite international inspectors saying Iran is in full compliance.  From all appearances, Israel wants to push the U.S. to war with Iran.  See

      The country in the Middle East with known (but undeclared) nuclear weapons is Israel (estimates range between 75 and 400 nuclear weapons on submarines, bombers, and land missiles), but hardly anyone talks about that, or evidence that Israel stole weapons-grade uranium for its nuclear weapons program from a nuclear reprocessing plant in Apollo, Pennsylvania.

           Israel’s Netanyahu seems to like to talk about the speck in another person’s eye, and ignore the log in his own eye. He doesn’t want to be held accountable for ordering Israeli snipers to kill unarmed Palestinians in Gaza!! 43 executed and 1500 wounded and 2000 injured by Israeli tear gas and other Israeli chemicals.

Truth, Justice & Peace Now!

  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:

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May 4, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 867th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office