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Oct. 25, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Hawaii Training Ground for Nuclear War

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019

Shut Down Pohakuloa:

Training Ground for

Nuclear War!

      The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island has been a nuclear war training base for more than 50 years. The Davy Crockett nuclear weapon system fired hundreds, possibly thousands, of spotting rounds that contained radioactive Depleted Uranium (DU) in the 1960s. DU has a half life of 4.5 Billion years and when the metal is burned it forms Depleted Uranium Oxide dust particles that can be carried long distances in the wind and can be deadly if inhaled according to Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD and 24 years in the Army Medical Corps. The training with the Davy Crockett and other nuclear weapon systems is considered Top Secret.

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     Today, we know for a fact that B-2 Strategic nuclear war planes routinely train at Pohakuloa. What other nuclear weapon systems train at PTA is still hidden behind the curtain of military secrecy. What we do know is that a nuclear war today would result in Omnicide – the killing of nearly every human being on earth which nuclear weapons training at PTA made possible.

     International law professor Frances Boyle wrote in “Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence,” “Today’s nuclear weapons establishments as well as the entire system of nuclear deterrence/terrorism currently practiced by all the nuclear-weapon states are criminal — not simply illegal, not simply immoral, but criminal under well-established principles of international law… All human beings possess the basic right under international law to engage in non-violent civil resistance activities for the purpose of preventing, impeding, or terminating the ongoing commission of these international crimes.”  (Presently, there is trial taking place in Georgia known as the King’s Bay Plowshares 7 for civil resistance to the US Trident nuclear missile submarine. Learn more kingsbayplowshares7.org)  To learn more on the catastrophic consequence that would result from nuclear war, read the book by the legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine, Confessions of a Nuclear Planner.

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October 25, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 943 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Oct. 16, 2019 Protest at Pohakuloa of B-2 bombing training for nuclear war

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
 

 
Hawaii News

Three dozen protest bombing at Pohakuloa Training Area

  • KEVIN DAYTON / KDAYTON@STARADVERTISER.COM Activists gathered at the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area on Wednesday. Mary “Auntie Maxine” Kahaulelio, 81, who held a sign, said the protest was an effort to stop desecration of the land.

    KEVIN DAYTON / KDAYTON@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Activists gathered at the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area on Wednesday. Mary “Auntie Maxine” Kahaulelio, 81, who held a sign, said the protest was an effort to stop desecration of the land.

 

MAUNA KEA >> About three dozen activists gathered at the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area on Wednesday to protest continued bombing and shelling on the sprawling U.S. Army base, which regularly hosts life-fire training exercises for Hawaii-based soldiers and Marines.

A few Hawaii County and military police looked on as the protesters held signs and waved at passing vehicles on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway starting at about 10 a.m. The group remained within state right-of-way for the highway, and made no attempt to interfere with any military operations.

There were no arrests or other incidents, and the activists scattered shortly before noon as a light rain began to fall.

One of the protesters was Mary “Auntie Maxine” Kahaulelio, 81, who with Clarence Ching successfully sued the state for failing to enforce the terms of a lease of state lands to PTA. The base includes 22,988 acres of land that the federal government leases from the state. The state Supreme Court ruled in August that the state has failed to properly manage those lands.

Kahaulelio sat in a folding chair near the entrance of the base on Wednesday holding a sign that read “Enough already!”

She was arrested on Kahoolawe in 1977 for protesting military target practice on that island, and also was one of the Hawaiian elders arrested on July 17 for blocking the Mauna Kea Access Road in an effort to prevent construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.

The TMT opponents believe construction of the telescope would be a desecration of Mauna Kea, which many Hawaiians consider sacred. Kahaulelio said she was outside the PTA gate with her sign on Wednesday for “the same issue — desecration, whether it be a mauna, an island, or somebody’s home, that’s desecration.”

“The desecration is so enormous right now, and that’s why we’re here today, why we’re at the mauna, why I was up there getting arrested, was to stop the desecration. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bomb or dynamite” used in construction of the telescope, she said.

Michael O. Donnelly, public affairs officer for PTA, said in a written statement that military officials there “support the right to free speech as long as it does not impede our mission to support the training of soldiers, Marines, local law enforcement and soldiers of the Hawaii Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve.”

“Training at PTA is essential to ensure that service members and law enforcement personnel can successfully accomplish their missions,” Donnelly said in the statement.


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.org
 

“Enough Already”

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

      More than 40 Protectors came together on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at the main gate of the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island to say stop the desecration of aina at Pohakuloa by bombing, artillery training, mortars, helicopter gunships, etc.  The message was simple and clear: Stop the Bombing, clean up your mess, and end the illegal US occupation of Hawaii.  US B-2 Strategic Bombers do regular training for nuclear war at Pohakuloa that could end civilization as we know it.

    One of the US $2 Billion B-2 bombers is named  “Spirit of Hawaii.”  The US spends  $32 million per minute on war!