Revised Press Release on Pohakuloa Earth Day

Press Release April 18, 2017

Re: Picket line planned at Pohakuloa Earth Day, Thursday, April 20, 2017

further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 email

      There will be a picket line beginning at 8:30AM fronting the Pohakuloa Training Area  main gate on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

     “The military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) where millions of live rounds are fired annually is having an “Earth Day” celebration on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 9AM-3PM.  Can you believe it?  “Such hypocrisy is hard to top.  It is an insult of the highest caliber and the military fires a lot of high caliber rounds annually at PTA –over 14 million live-rounds annually at last report” said Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina. “And that’s on top of decades of bombing and shelling at the 133,000-acre base loaded with a thick stew of military toxins, including lead, Depleted Uranium (DU), etc.”  Albertini said,  “Who knows what’s blowing in the wind from Pohakuloa around our island home and making it’s way into our island’s water.”

     Albertini said,  “Our organization advises that pregnant women and young children should not set foot on Pohakuloa due to the risk of inhaling DU oxide dust.   According to Hawaii resident, Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD with 25 years in the Army Medical Corps and listed in who’s who best doctors, inhaled DU oxide is “the most deadly form of radiation.”  The fact is that proper air monitoring has not been done to determine the full extent of DU oxide contamination at Pohakuloa. 

Albertini said the U.S. Department of Defense is actually the US Dept. of Offense — training to do to others what they have already done to the independent Nation of Hawaii –INVADE, CARRY OUT REGIME CHANGE, AND OCCUPY! The U.S. needs to Stop Bullying Korea, provoking war, and blaming Russia for nearly everything. I agree with film director Oliver Stone who said the U.S. “is the real threat to the world, not ISIS.”


Car pools will leave Hilo for Pohakuloa at 7:30 AM on Thursday, April 20th from the parking area at Komohana and Saddle Rd.

Read the latest about Pohakuloa DU Threat at

Jim Albertini
Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box 489
Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
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