Archive for the ‘Sacred Mauna Kea’ Category

We have lost a great activist –Moanikeala Akaka

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

We have lost a great activist –Moanikeala Akaka

     I just saw a post from Melissa Leina’ala Haa Moniz that Moanikeala Akaka died this morning  Sat. April 15, 2017 at 1:46 AM after a several month battle with cancer. We have lost a great activist and champion for justice, peace and the earth.  My sympathy goes out to her partner Tomas and family.  I last saw Moani only a couple weeks ago.  Her spirit was very strong but physically she was weak.  I had just come from a protest at Pohakuloa.  Moani was glad to hear about it and that the movement to protect both Mauna Kea and Pohakuloa continued to gain strength.  I was honored to be arrested with Moani and others on April 2, 2015 Protecting Mauna Kea.   We road the same paddy wagon to the Hilo jail after blocking TMT construction equipment from proceeding up the Mauna to desecrate the Sacred temple.  I first met Moani in 1970-71 in the Kalama Valley land struggle on Oahu.  Her vision and spirit for justice was a gift we all need to carry on.  Solidarity forever Moani.  You will be with us always.  Mahalo nui loa.

Jim Albertini

Protect Pohakuloa

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

PROTECT POHAKULOA

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

                                         

                                                                     Radiation symbol    

                                                                                                      radiation monitor at PTA showing 62 CPM

      On Wednesday, March 29, 2017 people gathered outside the main gates of the 133,000-acre Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii Island to stand for peace and protect sacred lands from further military bombing desecration and contamination. The group of protectors carried signs, offered Hawaiian chants, sang and prayed, as howitzer shells exploded in the distance, sending dust clouds high into the air. They also conducted radiation monitoring.

      Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions have been used at Pohakuloa. The winds and continued use of high explosives can resuspend DU oxide dust particles which can then be inhaled. Dr. Lorrin Pang MD and retied Army Medical Corps, says “DU is an emitter of alpha radiation, the most dangerous form of radiation once it enters the body.” On March 29, 2017 protectors radiation monitors recorded spikes of radiation up to 70 CPM (counts per minute) outside the PTA main gate when normal background is 5 – 20CPM.

                                                                              

                                                                                                Some of the Protectors at Pohakuloa 

                                                                                                                    Howitzer explosion dust clouds

Join the effort to protect people, plants and animals, land, air, and water – from Mauna Kea, to Standing Rock, to Pohakuloa. It is all one. Malama Honua. Take care of Mother Earth and she will take care of us.

See video coverage here

See http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2017/03/30/video-gathering-to-protect-pohakuloa/

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Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet March 31 2017– 810th week – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Protect Pohakuloa! Stop the Bombing!

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Protect Pohakuloa!
Stop Desecration of the ‘Āina! Stop the Bombing!
Time: 10AM – 2PM

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Place: Pohakuloa Main Gate

It has been announced that fighter jets from the Hawaii Air national Guard and five other states will be doing live fire bombing at Pohakuloa starting this coming week.

Please spread the word. Car pools from the Hilo side will leave 9AM from the parking area at Komohana and Saddle Rd. Bring all weather gear, a brown bag lunch, sunscreen, water, a protest sign, etc.

#PTAshutdown
#StoptheBombing
#DemilitarizeHawaii

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Protest Pohakuloa Bombing Desecration

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Protest Pohakuloa Bombing!

Desecration of the ‘Aina!

Time: 10AM – 2PM

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Place: Pohakuloa Main Gate

It has been announced that fighter jets from the Hawaii Air national Guard and five other states will be doing live fire bombing at Pohakuloa starting this week.

Please spread the word.  Car pools from the Hilo side will leave 9AM from the parking area at Komohana and Saddle Rd.  Bring all weather gear, a brown bag lunch, sunscreen, water, a protest sign, etc. 

March 23, 2017 Radiation Monitoring across from Pohakuloa Training Area main gate

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

March 23, 2017 Radiation Monitoring across from Pohakuloa Training Area main gate

Ron Fujiyoshi, Danny Li, Donald Wessels, and myself spent more than 3 hours doing radiation monitoring fronting the main gate at the Pohakuloa Training Area on Thursday, March 23rd.  During that time heavy artillery live fire was taking place with huge dust clouds formed by the explosions.  In addition aerial burst of a bright white nature were also taking place, which could have been white phosphorus weapons. 

During that time frame, under moderate trade wind conditions, our radiation monitors picked up several radiation spikes in the 60s Counts Per Minute (CPM) rage.  One at 70 CPM.  A reading at Mauna Kea Park hit 88 CPM.  Normal background readings are in the 5-20 CPM range.

Next week fighter jets from the Hawaii air national guard and 5 other states are due to begin bombing at Pohakuloa.  A protest at the Pohakuloa main gate is planned for 10AM-2PM on Wednesday, March 29th.  Car pools from the Hilo side will leave Komohana and Saddle rd. at 9AM.  Bring all weather gear, sun screen, a brown bag lunch, and water.  And please pass the word to others.  It is our responsibility to protest this desecration of Hawaii’s sacred aina. Mahalo. Jim Albertini