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Come on Brothers & Sisters: Stand Up & Protest RIMPAC

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Come on Brothers & Sisters:

Stand Up & Protest!

      What has happened to the spirit of nonviolent resistance? Where have all the justiceseekers and peacemakers gone? Have we been so beaten down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves and the planet? Are we so consumed by fear or with looking down at our cell phones that we are incapable of standing up for our rights and the rights of others? What are the forces that helped create a demoralized, passive, population?

      These are serious questions that we need to answer. Bruce E. Levine is a practicing clinical psychologist who addresses some of these questions in his latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite.  You can read an article by Levine here: https://www.alternet.org/are-americans-broken-people-heres-why-weve-stopped-fighting-back-against-forces-oppression?src=newsletter1092898

      Here in Hawaii we have RIMPAC 2018 coming up June 27th till August 2nd. Some 26 nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. This year, even Israel who has been massacring Palestinians, and threatening war on Iran is coming to Hawaii to practice its warmaking. Included in RIMPAC is air, land, and sea military live-fire. The 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island, will be subjected to multi nation bombardment. PTA is known to be contaminated with radiation and a wide range of military toxins from 75 years of bombing and RIMPAC 2018 will add to the toxins here in our midst and resuspend Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide particles present at PTA. According to Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD with 24 years in the Army Medical Corps says inhaling DU oxide dust particles is the most deadly form of radiation. DU can not only cause various cancers, but it can cause genetic damage that can be passed on to future generations. DU has a half life of 4.5 billion years. The question is now being asked — does bombing a site known to be contaminated with DU constitute “human experimentation” that requires prior consent?

      RIMPAC, the world’s largest international war exercise, is now organized out of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, based on Oahu at Camp H.M (“Howling Mad”) Smith, located in Halawa Heights above Aloha Stadium. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command controls military activity in more than 60% of the earth’s surface.

      Hawaiian activist, Ruth Aloua, says: “People in every district on the island can hear and feel the bombs drop on Pohakuloa…. Why is not the wider collective saying anything?”

Break the Silence Now! Speak Up! Stand Up!

  1. 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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June 8, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 872nd week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Pohakuloa article in Honolulu Civil Beat

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

Please pass this article on to others.

Military’s Live-Fire Training Ignites Resistance From Some Big Island Neighbors

RIMPAC 2018 to Bomb Hawaii

Friday, June 1st, 2018

 

26 nations to participate in upcoming RIMPAC war games

Stopping Terrorism!

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

How to Stop Terrorist Attacks!

 “If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize to all the widows and orphans, the tortured and impoverished, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. Then I would announce, in all sincerity, to every corner of the world, that America’s global interventions have come to an end, and inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the USA but now — oddly enough — a foreign country. Would then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims. There would be more than enough money. One year’s military budget of 330 billion dollars (now 686 billion dollars) is equal to more than $18,000 an hour (now $36,000 an hour) for every hour since Jesus Christ was born. That’s what I’d do on my first three days in the White House. On the fourth day, I’d be assassinated.”  

  • William Blum, author of “Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II,” and “Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower”

U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower was right in 1960 when he warned about the undue influence of the military-industrial complex (MIC). It’s much worse today than he could have ever imagined 58 years ago.  Here’s a quote to ponder from American novelist E.L. Doctorow:

“The bomb was first a weapon.  Then it became our diplomacy.  Then it became our economy.  Then it became our identity.  We have become the people of the bomb.”
I would add that in spiritual terms the military-industrial complex and the bomb are forms of demonic possession.

The US is great at telling other countries to give up the bomb: Libya, North Korea, Iran, etc. but God forbid the US consider giving up the bomb.  What ever happened to the spiritual principle of leading by example?  And what about us leading by example?

Make 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.

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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June 1, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 871st week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Connections Public Charter School tries to block information to parents and students

Friday, May 25th, 2018

May 25, 2018 Press release  on Connections Public Charter School and Pohakuloa Earth Day

By Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

For Immediate Release  8PM

further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622, email ja@malu-aina.org

The information leaflet below was handed out this afternoon between 1-1:45PM to students and parents at the Connections Public Charter School in downtown Hilo in the Kress Bldg on Kamehameha Ave. Principal John Thatcher (935-2395) and his security team of 5-7 people ordered students not to accept our leaflet as they were leaving school, getting on the school buses, or being picked up by parents.  Security attempted to block our access on the public sidewalk from offering the leaflets.  Still, 4 people associated with Malu ‘Aina were able to hand out a few dozen leaflets to parents, staff and students.  What is the school afraid of?  We were being courteous in our efforts. We would be willing to do educational sessions on the dangers of Depleted Uranium (DU), even inviting Dr. Lorrin Pang. MD retired Army Medical Corps to be part of the presentation for principles, trustees, and parents of Public Charter Schools.

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) was sent out to every school on the island one month in advance of Earth Day events held at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on April 20, 2018.  We do not know if the PSA was shared with students, parents, teachers and staff of Connections.   Additional recent efforts to contact the school by phone and email have gone unanswered so Malu Aina offered information to Connections students and parents today outside the school.

PTA is an 133,000-acre military base contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, and other military toxins from more than 70 years of military live-fire training. More than 14 million live-rounds are fired annually at PTA from a wide variety of weapon systems by all branches of the military. Even global strike B-52, B-1 and B-2 strategic bombers fly non stop from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa as practice for nuclear war.

-- 
Jim Albertini, President
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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To Students, Parents, Teachers and staff of

Connections Public Charter School

Please make the CONNECTIONS on Earth Day field trip to the

Military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

*Between Earth Day and Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide contamination at PTA.  Depleted Uranium (DU) is a radioactive material that has been used in weapons firing at Pohakuloa. It has a half-life of 4.5 billion years.

*Between DU oxide and cancer and genetic damage.

*Between possibly being exposed at PTA and the health of children.  At least 3 Connections classes attended the April 20, 2018  “Earth Day” at PTA.  Connections classes also attended the 2017 PTA Earth Day events. On Earth Day 2018, Malu Aina monitors recorded spikes of 68 CPM (Counts per minute) at PTA, which is above background count.

      Please view the short video of Dr. Lorrin Pang, M.D., public health officer and retired Army Medical Corps explaining the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles (See https://vimeo.com/19153948). As Dr. Pang explains, especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women.  Dr. Pang says the inhalation of Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles are “the most deadly form of radiation.” If anyone inhails DU oxide particles those particles can remain in your body for decades causing a wide range of problems including cancer, and genetic damage to future generations. 

      If school administrators don’t take responsibility, it may be up to parents to hold the school liable if their children get sick from DU exposure.

Mahalo. 

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
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