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Pohakuloa Post by Ruth Aloua

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Comments on Pohakuloa Programmatic Agreement (PA)



COUNCIL MEMBER JEN RUGGLES HOSTING COMMUNITY MEETING 6PM Monday, Sept. 24th at the Keaau Community center

Monday, September 17th, 2018


September 17th, 2018

For more information contact:

Jen Ruggles

Phone: 808-961-8263





Regarding Recent Question to County Attorney Surrounding War Crimes


Council member Jen Ruggles announced that she will hold a public community meeting to speak with constituents about her recent decision to refrain from voting on legislation until the County Council’s attorney assures her, in writing, that she is not committing war crimes. It will be held Monday, September 24th at 6pm at the Keaʻau Community Center.


The meeting stems from an announcement that Ruggles made on August 21st stating that she had come to understand that she may be in violation of her oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and may be incurring criminal liability under both U.S. federal law and international law. Through her attorney, Stephen Laudig, she formally requested the County Office of Corporation Counsel provide her a proper legal opinion.


Ruggles says she wants her reasoning to be transparent and will have copies of the letters she had received that prompted her to make this decision, explain what brought her to take the action, and will answer questions they might have. Ruggles says she would also like to educate her constituents on their rights as protected persons under U.S. and international law, and share what work she has started to continue to represent and advocate on behalf of her district.


Ruggles says she hopes that constituents will take advantage of this opportunity and attend. There will be time reserved to ask questions and comment on this complex and profoundly implicating topic.



Ruggles says that both her attorney, and Dr. David Keanu Sai, will be present. Dr. Sai, a District 5 constituent, is a scholar and expert in international law as well as United States constitutional law. Heʻs been admitted as an expert in international law and the continued existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom in seven criminal and civil court cases in the State of Hawai‘i. Dr. Sai also served as the lead agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom in international arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague, Netherlands. At the center of these international proceedings was the unlawful imposition of American laws and the Hague and Geneva Conventions. Dr. Sai is very familiar with international laws that apply to Hawai‘i.



Legislative Assistant
District 5 Councilmember Jen Ruggles
Hawaii County Council
25 Aupuni St. Suite 2404
Hilo, HI 96720
Office Ph: 961-8536
Govt. Email:

Mauna Kea “Rules” Hearings set

Friday, September 14th, 2018

See full details here

VIDEO: Mauna Kea Admin Rules Proposed, Hearings Set

Four public hearings will be held in the month of September. Two of them will be on Hawaii Island.

  • September 24, 5 to 7 p.m., Sullivan Conference Center, UH Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu
  • September 25, 5 to 7 p.m., ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi, 600 ʻImiloa Place, Hilo
  • September 26, 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., Waikoloa Elementary and Middle School, 68-1730 Hoʻoko Street, Waikoloa
  • September 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ʻIke Leʻa—Room 144, UH Maui College, 310 West KaʻahumanuAvenue, Kahului

Are You Political?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

“I’m Not Political”

Staff on a break at Auschwitz Nazi Concentration & Extermination Camp During the Holocaust!

From early 1942 until late 1944, transport trains delivered Jews and others to the camp’s gas chambers from all over German-occupied Europe, where they were killed en masse with the cyanide-based poison Zyklon B, originally developed to be used as a pesticide. An estimated 1.3 million people were sent to the camp, of whom at least 1.1 million died… Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.

Hawaii is the U.S. Command Center & Staging Ground for Nuclear War!

Camp H.M. Smith above Aloha stadium is headquarters of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command covering more than 50% of the earth. U.S. nuclear submarines and strategic nuclear bombers are based on Oahu. The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island, is a training ground for nuclear war and military human experimentation.

Are You Political?

  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:
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September 14, 2018 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet — 886th week – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

CALL TO ACTION to Protect Pohakuloa by Ruth Aloua

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

CALL TO ACTION to Protect Pohakuloa by Ruth Aloua

Submit Comments ASAP
Deny the Programmatic Agreement

This is a 15 year document for the 133,000 acre training area that allows for continued adverse effects to cultural resources. These adverse effects are inadequately described and the scale and lifespan of the document requires this information and further consultation. I and others have requested face-to-face public meetings and our requests have been ignored. To resolve adverse effects the US Military will have staff watch a video and hold two annual “listening sessions.” If the agency cannot conduct adequate consultation at this time for the scale of the undertaking in this comment period then how can this PA replace Section 106? The agency has not shown nor demonstrated good faith in consultation efforts. Furthermore, this document does not mention cultural and spiritual significances of Pōhakuloa. Without public meetings these significances cannot be identified, understood or documented.

We need public meetings.

Call, email and write ASAP:

Attn: Training PA, DPW-ENV Cultural Resources
947 Wright Ave., Bldg. 105, 3rd Floor, WAAF, Schofield Barracks HI 96857
Phone: (808) 655-9707

Katharine Kerr
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Phone: 202-606-8534
Email: ​​.

Dr. Julie M. Taomia
Cultural Resources Manager
US Army Garrison – Pohakuloa Hawaii Phone: (808) 436-4280

Mike Donnelly
PTA Community Relations Liaison Phone: (808) 469-2411

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