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Naming Pohakuloa Training Area for what it truly is June 14, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Naming Pohakuloa Training Area for what it truly is!

 

      The Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii Island, is a 133,000-acre live-fire bombing range for all branches of the U.S. military. Even other countries bomb Pohakuloa as part of RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) war games conducted every 2 years. At last count at least 24 countries participated. Bombing at Pohakuloa has been going on for more than 75 years.

      The U.S. military calls PTA the “Premier Training Area of the Pacific!” The big question is training for what? Is it training for peace, freedom and democracy? Is it training for Ho’oponopono – how to heal and repair the damages of centuries of war? Or is it training for regime changes, endless war, including the end of civilization through nuclear war?

      The late Archbishop of Seattle, Washington, Raymond Hunthausen, called the Trident nuclear submarine base in nearby Bangor, Washington the “Auschwitz of Puget Sound.” Auschwitz was the Nazi concentration and extermination camp that killed more than 1 million people. Every Trident submarine can carry hundreds of nuclear weapons each with a destructive power 10 times the nuclear blast that destroyed Hiroshima.

      PTA is a training ground for nuclear war ever since the 1960s and perhaps before that. In the 1960s crews were trained at Pohakuloa to fire the Davy Crockett nuclear weapons systems. At the time it was classified Top Secret. They fired Depleted Uranium (DU) spotting rounds to replicate the actual firing of the nuclear weapon. Military testimony before the Hawaii Council in 2008 said that up to 2000 DU spotting rounds for the Davy Crockett were fired at PTA. There have even been unconfirmed reports from several sources that actual Davy Crockett nuclear weapons were exploded at Pohakuloa.

      What we do know is that other training for nuclear war has taken place, and is very likely still taking place at PTA, behind a wall of secrecy. It has been confirmed that B-52 and B-2 strategic bombers have flown monthly non-stop from Louisiana, Missouri and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa and return home without ever touching down in Hawaii (except for their bombs). B-2 stealth bombers are now deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. One B-2 bomber is named the Spirit of Hawaii!

      Help us name Pohakuloa for what it truly is? Call or send us your ideas. Mahalo.

Protect the Earth: Train for Peace Not War!

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.

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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June 14, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 925 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Reminder: Stop Bombing Pohakuloa strategy meeting Monday, June 10th 6-8PM Kea’au Community Center

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

REMINDER!!!!!!!!  PLEASE PASS THE WORD TO OTHERS. MAHALO.

Aloha Kakou,

There will be a Stop Bombing Pohakuloa strategy meeting Monday, June 10th 6-8PM Kea’au Community Center

Please mark your calendarsStrategy meetings on Stop Bombing Pohakuloa are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month 6-8PM at the Kea’au Com Ctr.

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
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U.S. Militarism – What is it good for?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

U.S. Militarism

War, War & More War… What is it good for?

We must see now that the evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism are all tied together.

And you can’t get rid of one without getting rid of the other.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“Endless war, caused by militarism. does not make us safer, more secure, or more free. In fact each new war strengthens our culture of violence, weakens civil liberties, promotes militarization of our police, and increases the power of the executive branch. Many observers think this is moving us toward authoritarianism and the decline of democracy.”

Phil Anderson

https://duluthreader.com/articles/2019/05/30/17068_militarism_in_america?fbclid=IwAR3eXi7nKglfHmQ-eXBgaBS1ajGt5Ub37M15SWwR1U5wNo-jlN_7n29ZWXg

The right thing to do is to stop the march to war in Iran, Venezuela, etc. Demilitarize the U.S., Hawaii & the World!  Wage Peace Not War! Work for Justice & Save the Earth!

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.

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

For more information and to receive our posts go to   http://www.malu-aina.org/

June 7, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — week 924 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Question PTA Officials

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Aloha kakou,

      It’s been suggested that people write PTA officials and request written response to the questions asked at the May 14th and 16th Kona and Hilo Public Meetings on Pohakuloa.  Questions dealing with cultural and religious sites, ongoing bombing, and Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles blowing in the wind, etc.  Ask additional questions since the opportunity at the meetings was limited.  Below are emails for PTA officials.  Please ask for a response to questions within 30 days.

Solidarity,

Jim Albertini

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Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.orgPTA Commander                        Borce, Loreto V Jr LTC USARMY IMCOM PACIFIC (US) <loreto.v.borce.mil@mail.mil>
PTA  Deputy Commander         Fleming, Gregory R CIV USARMY IMCOM PACIFIC (US) <gregory.r.fleming4.civ@mail.mil>
PTA Cultural Manager               Taomia, Julie M CIV USARMY IMCOM PACIFIC (US) <julie.m.taomia.civ@mail.mil>
PTA Public Affairs officer           michael.o.donnelly.civ@mail.mil

Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies, May 31, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019