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Reminder : Aloha ‘Aina! Stop Bombing Pohakuloa Protest on Wednesday, Oct. 16th 10AM till noon at PTA Main gate!

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Reminder : Aloha ‘Aina! Stop Bombing Pohakuloa Protest on Wednesday, Oct. 16th 10AM till noon at PTA Main gate!
Car pools leave Hilo side 9AM Komohana and Saddle Rd. Please help pass the word.  Mahalo.

Aloha ‘Aina

Protect Pohakuloa, Mauna Kea & All Sacred Sites

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Pohakuloa Main gate 10AM till Noon

b2          stealth    

      A military press release of October 1, 2019 said that on Oct. 16 and 18, strategic aircraft will bomb Pohakuloa. The B-2 stealth strategic nuclear bomber (shown above) may be the strategic aircraft involved. Three B-2s are deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam. Other B-2s from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam have also bombed Pohakuloa flying non-stop from their respective bases. Each B-2 bomber costs in excess of $2 Billion. The military media release also said that Oct. 2019 training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) will involve small and heavy weapons, artillery and mortar training, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and helicopter gunnery.

Stop the Bombing!  Stop the Wars!  Enough already!

Stop Bombing our sacred sites!

Stop bombing our water source -Kaohe!

Stop Bombing Mauna Kea!   Kapu Aloha!

      The military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island is 133,000-acres in size. That is 4-5 times the size of Kaho’olawe and bigger than the island of Guam. PTA has been used as a war training ground since WWII, more than 75 years. Today, all branches of the U.S. military, conduct live-fire war training at PTA. Virtually every kind of weapon – from small arms, artillery, rockets, bombs, etc. are fired at PTA. PTA is now contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including lead, perchlorate, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, etc.

Malama I Ka ‘Aina – Take care of the Land!

Please pass on this information to ohana and friends. Mahalo.

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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

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

October 11, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 941 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Press Release: Military Cancels Strategic Bombing of Pohakuloa for Oct. 16 and 18

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Press Release: Military Cancels Strategic Bombing of Pohakuloa for Oct. 16 and 18

The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Public Affairs Officer, Mike Donnelly, confirmed to me by phone this morning (Oct. 11, 2019) that the Strategic aircraft bombing of Pohakuloa announced in an Oct. 1, 2019 PTA media release for Oct. 16th and 18th at PTA has been cancelled.  The protest of bombing at PTA scheduled for 10AM at the PTA main gate on Oct. 16th will go forward since other heavy live firing is taking place at PTA.  Word of the Oct. 16 PTA  protest of strategic bombing was spreading like wild fire on social media.

Jim Albertini

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Strategic aircraft to bomb Pohakuloa Oct. 16 and 18. See military media release below. Stop Bombing Pohakuloa gathering Wed. Oct. 16, 2019 at PTA main gate 10AM
See more info here http://malu-aina.org/?p=6387
Strategic aircraft generally refer to B-2 , B-1 and B-52 bombers. While these bombers can carry conventional weapons, they are also known to be the strategic nuclear weapon bombers. Photo of a B-2 bomber below.

On 10/9/2019 10:35 AM, Jim Albertini wrote:

Aloha ‘Aina

Protect Pohakuloa, Mauna Kea & All Sacred Sites

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Pohakuloa Main gate 10AM till Noon

b2          stealth    

      A military press release of October 1, 2019 said that on Oct. 16 and 18, strategic aircraft will bomb Pohakuloa. The B-2 stealth strategic nuclear bomber (shown above) may be the strategic aircraft involved. Three B-2s are deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam. Other B-2s from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam have also bombed Pohakuloa flying non-stop from their respective bases. Each B-2 bomber costs in excess of $2 Billion. The military media release also said that Oct. 2019 training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) will involve small and heavy weapons, artillery and mortar training, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and helicopter gunnery.

Stop the Bombing!  Stop the Wars!  Enough already!

Stop Bombing our sacred sites!

Stop bombing our water source -Kaohe!

Stop Bombing Mauna Kea!   Kapu Aloha!

      The military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island is 133,000-acres in size. That is 4-5 times the size of Kaho’olawe and bigger than the island of Guam. PTA has been used as a war training ground since WWII, more than 75 years. Today, all branches of the U.S. military, conduct live-fire war training at PTA. Virtually every kind of weapon – from small arms, artillery, rockets, bombs, etc. are fired at PTA. PTA is now contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including lead, perchlorate, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, etc.

Malama I Ka ‘Aina – Take care of the Land!

Please pass on this information to ohana and friends. Mahalo.

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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

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

October 11, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 941 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Invitation to Wed. Oct. 16, 2019 Gathering at Pohakuloa main gate

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

UPDATE

(Once our Oct. 16th protest was announced, the military announced a rescheduling of the strategic bombing. No new dates announced yet, but our protest for Oct. 16th will go forward.)

Aloha ‘Aina

Protect Pohakuloa, Mauna Kea & All Sacred Sites

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019

Pohakuloa Main gate 10AM till Noon

b2          stealth    

      A military press release of October 1, 2019 said that on Oct. 16 and 18, strategic aircraft will bomb Pohakuloa. The B-2 stealth strategic nuclear bomber (shown above) may be the strategic aircraft involved.  One of the 20 U.S. B-2 Bombers has been named “Spirit of Hawaii.”  Three B-2s are deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam. Other B-2s from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam have also bombed Pohakuloa flying non-stop from their respective bases. Each B-2 bomber costs in excess of $2 Billion. Bombing at PTA can be felt throughout much of Hawaii Island.  The military media release also said that Oct. 2019 training at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) will involve small and heavy weapons, artillery and mortar training, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and helicopter gunnery.

Stop the Bombing!  Stop the Wars!  Enough already!

Stop Bombing our sacred sites!

Stop bombing our water source -Kaohe!

Stop Bombing Mauna Kea!   Kapu Aloha!

      The military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island is 133,000-acres in size. That is 4-5 times the size of Kaho’olawe and bigger than the island of Guam. PTA has been used as a war training ground since WWII, more than 75 years. Today, all branches of the U.S. military, conduct live-fire war training at PTA. Virtually every kind of weapon – from small arms, artillery, rockets, bombs, etc. are fired at PTA. PTA is now contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including lead, perchlorate, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, etc.  Inhaled DU oxide dust particles is one of the most deadly forms of radiation

Malama I Ka ‘Aina – Take care of the Land!

Please pass on this information to ohana and friends. Mahalo.

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 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

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

October 11, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 941 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Strategic aircraft bombing PTA on Oct. 16 and 18 likely refers to the B-2 strategic nuclear bomber three of which are deployed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Each costs $2 billion each

Other B-2s fly from Louisiana, Missouri and Guam to bomb PTA.

How about a protest on Wed. Oct. 16 noon at PTA main gate?

Jim Albertini

 

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Protect Sacred Mauna Kea! NO TMT

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
I wrote the following in 2010. I think it has stood the test of time. 
Please share your thoughts with all TMT affiliates and government officials  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini
 
 
Aloha (note to a fellow farmer)
 
Below is a copy (more or less) of my testimony at the Thursday Hilo Mauna Kea hearing. I’m not sure if you were there when I testified.
But I wanted to add a few additional comments to you personally as a fellow farmer trying to do things in sustainable manner which I much appreciate.
 
When we think of wars in our time, we immediately think to Iraq, Afghanistan. but more and more I am seeing the greatest war is beyond that. It is really a war against the planet. ( The latest Monsanto/American Home Products herbicides are named PENTAGON and SQUADRON –the language of war.)
 
You know about Peak Oil and the blood for oil savagery going on right now, the environmental consequences of war in the Persian Gulf, the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the global consequences underway with global warming and climate change. The natural extension of this grasp for resources and concentration of wealth is leading beyond blood for oil, to blood for food, blood for water, etc. There is no end in sight. We are doing violence to soil, to air, to water, violence to all that sustains our very existence which is why we are in a state of rapidly approaching global catastrophe. There is lip service, but nothing appears truly sacred anymore. As I note in my testimony below, I see the current Mauna Kea controversy as a microcosm of the state of the world and the challenge we face to put conservation before development, the temple before the telescope, the kalo before the kala. We look into space but ignore the sacred ground upon which we stand. Instead of a 30 meter mirror to look outward, we need to look in a mirror right here at home and see ourselves and our world for what we have become. Instead of looking up and out, we need to look down and in. Then give voice for a mute earth, who is now in rebellion against our idiocy.
 
Mahalo for your consideration.
With gratitude and aloha,
Jim
 
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
ja@malu-aina.org Visit us on the web at www.malu-aina.org
 
 
Office of Conservation and Coastal Management
Department of Land and Natural Resources
P.O. Box 621
Honolulu, Hawaii 96809
 
December 2, 2010
 
Re: CDUA HA 3568 for the Thirty Meter Telescope
 
The TMT project has the same smell as the fast track DLNR plan years back to put geothermal development in the Natural Area Reserve Conservation district known as the Wao kele O Puna Rainforest –the last remaining intact lowland rainforest in Hawaii. That misguided effort resulted in hundreds of arrests for non-violent civil resistance and was stopped over the failure to do a Federal EIS. The same may be required for the TMT. Federal funds are involved and no Federal EIS has been done.
 
Our non-profit organization, Malu Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, grows food to share with people in need and to support the work of justice, peace, and preserving the environment. We stand in strong opposition to the Conservation District Use Permit requested for the Thirty Meter Telescope on sacred Mauna Kea. We recommend that the Board deny the permit request for the following reasons.
 
The current state of Mauna Kea represents a microcosm of our planet heading off the cliff of Global Warming due to over-development.
 
For our planet, the evidence is crystal clear that the present course of industrial development is heading for unprecedented catastrophe. But are we willing to seriously change the way we live, and the decisions we make day to day. Are we willing to put conservation before development?
 
On Mauna Kea —
1. We know that the cumulative impacts on Mauna Kea according to the 2005 EIS done by NASA are “substantial, adverse and significant” yet we still go forward with more building: 5 meter telescopes, 10 meters, now 30 meters, with no end in sight. The “bigger is better” logic will eventually put a mirror over the entire summit.
2. We know that No study has been done to assess the carrying capacity of the mountain for development.
3. We know that the University of Hawaii and its self appointed Mauna Kea Management Board are in a position of conflict of interest. The University benefits financially from telescope development yet it is suppose to be a management entity for conservation on the mountain. The record is clear: development trumps conservation. When will we learn? When will we reverse course and put conservation before development?
 
For our organization the bottom line is this. The host culture of Hawaii tells us that the summit of Mauna Kea is the most sacred temple in all Hawaii. In fact, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are two of the most sacred sites in all the Pacific. Do we simply hear those words but have no understanding of their meaning? Or do we understand but disregard the meaning out of other concerns –science, prestige, development money and jobs? In any case, to proceed with further development in the summit area of Mauna Kea is desecration of the most sacred temple in Hawaii. It is disrespectful. It is shameful. In the Judeo/Christian sense, it is sacrilegious. It is sinful. The irony is that looking into the heavens will be our downfall because we have not shown respect. We look into space but not listen to the native people of this place. If we want to be pono, the means we use must be in line with the end that we seek. It is time to live aloha — live the principles of non-violence in Hawaii and around the world. Aloha demands justice. The conflict over expanding construction on Mauna Kea, like the expansion of militarism and warfare training at Pohakuloa represent sores/infections on the ‘aina. They are symptoms of a deeper problem. What is truly needed to heal is to end the ongoing illegal U.S. Occupation of Hawaii. I am confident that a reinstated independent nation of Hawaii would never permit the desecration of its most sacred temple.
 
Deny this permit request. Mahalo.
Protect the Sacred! No TMT
 
James V. Albertini
President
 
Jim Albertini
 
Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
 
P.O.Box 489
 
Kurtistown, Hawai’i 96760
 
phone: 808-966-7622
 
 
Visit us on the web at: www.malu-aina.org