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County officials notified on DU unethical experimentation, new PTA construction, etc.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018

Aloha kakou,

I was in Hilo this AM (Wednesday, July 25, 2018) to make copies of this weeks peace vigil leaflet, etc.  Afterward, I went to the the following:

  1. county council hearing on the Hamakua Community Development Plan.  Since Pohakuloa is in the Hamakua District, I put on record –the leaflet on DU Human Experimentation, notice of new Pohakuloa construction and calling for independent investigation of possible DU contamination as well as lead, asbestos, etc.  before demolition of old buildings, and the protest flyer for Aug. 1 (all below)
  2. Ran into Blake Watson of Councilwoman Jen Ruggles office so gave him a set of above and also alerted him to county council reso 639-08 that passed on July 2, 2008 calling for stopping all live fire at PTA and 7 other actions, none of which have been done.
  3. Delivered the same 3 documents to the Mayor’s office, Parks and Rec that manages Mauna Kea Park, and County Prosecutor Mitch Roth’s office alerting them to the fact that on numerous occasions we have detected high radiation spike readings outside of PTA, and at Mauna Kea Park which is now in County hands.  Spoke to staff in all of the above

Jim

— Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 email ja@malu-aina.org visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org sign up on our website to automatically receive our posts

Military Pohakuloa Bombing:

Unethical DU Human Experimentation


      The 133,000-acre Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii island is contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation and a wide range of military toxins from 75 years of live-fire training by all branches of the US military and training by foreign countries. High Explosives turns DU metal into DU oxide dust particles that can be carried long distances by the wind and when inhaled is the most deadly form of radiation (causing cancers and genetic damage) according to Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, MPH who spent 24 years in the Army Medical Corps. Dr. Pang gave a community presentation on July 9, 2018 on “DU Human Experimentation.” where he compared the military bombing of DU contaminated Pohakuloa to unethical human experimentation condemned by the Nuremberg war crime trials following WWII for which some Nazis were hung. A video of his presentation DU & Unethical Human Experimentation can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwlrPvieTB4 Dr. Pang’s Power Point slides can be viewed here http://malu-aina.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/DU-Human-Experimentation.pdf

      According to the Nuremberg principles, if experiments have known bad effects and are still carried out that constitutes a crime. If there is doubt, bad effects are not intentional, or those conducting the experiments think they are safe, the experiments still require informed consent, both individual and community consent. There can be no coercion. And the individual has the right to opt out. The majority (community) cannot over rule the individual, and national security, science, etc. cannot be used to override the right of informed consent.

      Citizen radiation monitoring has detected radiation spikes well above background radiation levels outside PTA on many occasions, including Mauna Kea Park, where many who travel the improved Saddle Road stop for picnics, use the restrooms and the children’s play area. DU has a half-life of 4.5 billion years. Please view Dr. Pang’s short video https://vimeo.com/19153948 on the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles. Once inhaled DU oxide particles stay in the body for decades.

Where is the Informed Consent? Stop the Bombing!

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July 27, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 879th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

 

Testimony needed on Pohakuloa new construction

Published by jalbertini on July 24th, 2018 in Hawaii Independence, Military, Pohakuloa, Public Events, Radiation, Social Justice, Take Action!.

Major construction planned for the military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

Link for EA at Pohakuloa $210 million in new construction

Deadline for comments is Aug. 7th. I would think at a minimum, before any demolition of those 123 existing buildings, there should be an independent thorough check for DU and other toxins from 75 years of military live-fire. Especially since we recorded numerous above background radiation readings just outside the main gate over the past 10 years. There should be a full EIS not simply an EA. There are lots of issues that should be addressed. But the biggest issue is that Pohakuloa is stolen lands and Pohakuloa is part of illegal US occupation.

See the draft EA here

http://oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/Other_TEN_Publications/2018-07-23-HA-NEPA-EA-Draft-FONSI-Pohakuloa-Training-Area-Cantonment-Facilities-Improvement.pdf#search=PTA

Comments should be sent to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil

or Directorate of PublicWorks, Environmental Division (IMHW-PWE), attn: Lisa Graham 947 Wright Ave. Wheeler Army Airfield, Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5013

Mahalo. Jim Albertini

 

STOP BOMBING HAWAII!

For people, plants, and animals, air, land and sea, and FOR SOVEREIGNTY!

PROTEST

Wednesday, Aug. 1st

10AM – 12 Noon

Pohakuloa Main Gate

Carpools leave Hilo 9AM. Meet at Komohana & Saddle Rd.

From June 27 until Aug. 2, 2018 some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time) will participate in RIMPAC war games on land, sea and air in and around Hawaii.  Participating will be 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.  The war exercises include bombing and shelling the Pohakuloa Training Area in the center of Hawaii Island.

Please pass the word! Mahalo.

For more information 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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Testimony needed on Pohakuloa new construction

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Major construction planned for the military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

Link for EA at Pohakuloa $210 million in new construction

Deadline for comments is Aug. 7th. I would think at a minimum, before any demolition of those 123 existing buildings, there should be an independent thorough check for DU and other toxins from 75 years of military live-fire. Especially since we recorded numerous above background radiation readings just outside the main gate over the past 10 years. The should be a full EIS not simply an EA. There are lots of issues that should be addressed. But the biggest issue is that Pohakuloa is stolen lands and Pohakuloa is part of illegal US occupation.

See the draft EA here

http://oeqc2.doh.hawaii.gov/Other_TEN_Publications/2018-07-23-HA-NEPA-EA-Draft-FONSI-Pohakuloa-Training-Area-Cantonment-Facilities-Improvement.pdf#search=PTA

Comments should be sent to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil

or Directorate of PublicWorks, Environmental Division (IMHW-PWE), attn: Lisa Graham 947 Wright Ave. Wheeler Army Airfield, Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5013

Mahalo. Jim Albertini

 

RIMPAC Protest at Pohakuloa

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

STOP BOMBING HAWAII!

For people, plants, and animals, air, land and sea, and FOR SOVEREIGNTY

PROTEST

Wednesday, Aug. 1st

10AM – 12 Noon

Pohakuloa Main Gate

Carpools leave Hilo 9AM. Meet at Komohana & Saddle Rd.

From June 27 until Aug. 2, 2018 some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time) will participate in RIMPAC war games on land, sea and air in and around Hawaii.  Participating will be 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.  The war exercises include bombing and shelling the Pohakuloa Training Area in the center of Hawaii Island.

Please pass the word! Mahalo.

For more information 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/

Russiagate

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

                  Reality Check for Americans                   Obsessed with Russia

     “This basic belief in America’s good intentions is often linked to “American exceptionalism”. Let’s look at just how exceptional America has been. Since the end of World War 2, the United States has:

  1. Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
  2. Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
  3. Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
  4. Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
  5. Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
  6. Led the world in torture; not only the torture performed directly by Americans upon foreigners, but providing torture equipment, torture manuals, lists of people to be tortured, and in-person guidance by American teachers, especially in Latin America.
  7. This is indeed exceptional. No other country in all of history comes anywhere close to such a record.”                                                                                                                                                                         From Professor and author William Blum https://williamblum.org/aer/read/158

Also see https://www.democracynow.org/2017/4/4/chomsky_half_the_world_is_laughing

And of course let’s not forget the U.S. treatment of Native Americans, slavery, and the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, illegal annexation and ongoing occupation of Hawaii by the U.S.

      I’m no fan of Trump but this growing anti-Russian hysteria– “Russia did it, Russia did it” allegations with no proof by the very agencies that carried out the crimes listed above is nothing short of warmongering. It’s meant to pump up militarism and weapons sales to benefit arms profiteers. It is ridiculous and very dangerous.  I think the growing danger of American fascism and global nuclear confrontation comes as much from anti-Trump folks as pro-Trump folks.

      The indictment of 12 Russians by U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, on the weekend prior to the Helsinki talks was all meant for show. There will be no trial, no evidence presented, no findings of facts, no verdicts. It was meant to inflame a growing new cold war with Russia which could turn hot quickly over Syria, Iran, Ukraine, etc.

     Last week’s peace leaflet was on “14 Early Warning Signs of Fascism.” See http://malu-aina.org/?p=5448    Education is understanding how millions of ordinary citizens throughout history were convinced that Fascism was required. Education is also learning how to spot the signs of history repeating itself.

Diplomacy Not War! Save the Earth!

Rid the World of Nuclear Weapons!

  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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July 20, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 878th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Hawaii RIMPAC Protest gets wide coverage

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Protests Erupting Around US RIMPAC War Games Off Of Hawaii