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Press Release: Military cancels tour of Pohakuloa over Planned Protest at Main Gate

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Press Release:  Military cancels tour of Pohakuloa over Planned Protest at Main Gate

Dec.. 13, 2018 For Immediate Release 7:30PM

Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
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"At 5PM today, Dec. 13, 2018 via a phone call from Pohakuloa Training Area Public Affairs officer Mike Donnelly (808-824-1474)                                                     
Malu 'Aina was informed that a pre-arranged tour of PTA for 10 people on Monday, Dec. 17th from 10-12 noon was now cancelled" 
said Jim Albertini of Malu 'Aina.   

Albertini said "Mr. Donnelly informed Malu 'Aina that US Army Garrison Commander Barrett made the decision due to a similarly 
timed protest outside the main gate of PTA to protest the ongoing bombing of Pohakuloa and to protest military Special Ops in 
public areas planned for all islands." (See flyer below)

Albertini said "Malu 'Aina has been pushing for years for access to cultural sites, the firing ranges where Depleted Uranium 
weapons were fired, the PTA drone field, etc. But our main concern has always been "STOP THE BOMBING" AT PTA, clean up the toxic mess
and return the stolen lands to their righful owner -- the Hawaiian Kingdom, and end US Occupation."  Albertini said, "it appears 
that Col. Barrett expects us to shut up if even 10 people are provided some semblance of a tour."  Albertini said "I thought 
Col. Barrett was suppose to be defending citizens First Amendment right to Free Speech, not trying to silence our speech if we want
a token tour. This is classic Special Ops divide and conquer tactics, between a few given a tour and others left outside."

Albertini said "we will not be cowed into silence.  We urge Col. Barrett and the US to stop bullying the world.  It's time for 
aloha and diplomacy, not war.  Ho'oponopono can heal our broken world."


Stop Increasing Military Madness in Hawaii

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Military Special Ops Training Planned for all Hawaii Islands –

water, land, and air-based training outside of military bases, in coastal nearshore waters, shorelines, and inland locations on non-federal lands throughout Hawaii involving Navy, Army, Marines, and Air Force!

(Military Special Ops Training includes covert assassination missions but you won’t see that mentioned in the EA document)

Training in groups up to 46

Up to 330 trainings per year lasting from 4 to 72 hrs. each

Environmental Assessment Open for Public Review

Draft Environmental Assessment for Naval Special Operations Training November 2018

The U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to supposedly analyze the potential impacts of the Special Ops.  It made a Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI).  The finding is a lie.  This massive intrusion into our coastal nearshore waters, public shorelines and public spaces has lots of significant impacts – cultural, environmental, etc., including the expansion and normalization of militarism in our communities.  The public is encouraged to review and provide comments on the Draft EA through Jan. 7, 2019. Comments opposing this military madness can be submitted by email to or by mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Attention: Project Manager, EV21.JZ, 258 Makalapa Drive, Ste 100, Pearl Harbor, Hi 96860-3134

Stop the U.S. Killing Machine!

Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email Visit us on the web at

Talk Story on Pohakuloa/Mauna Kea Sat. Dec. 8th

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Should be a great Talk Story event Sat. Dec. 8th 3:30PM at Mauna Kea Recreation area on Saddle Rd . Please come and invite friends.
Aloha & solidarity,
Jim Albertini

SAT, DEC 8 AT 3:30 PM
Mauna Kea State Recreation Area

Katy, Piikea and 20 friends

Talk Story on Pohakuloa and Mauna Kea

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

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News article on Military Special Ops on Hawaii Island and all Hawaii Islands

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Military Special Ops planned for Mauna Kea Recreation Area now cancelled