Take Action to Stop Training for War!

Protect Pohakuloa!

Protect People, Plants & Animals on Land & Sea!

      The Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) has just completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) on “Managing Cultural resources.”  The document says “the general objectives of the cultural resources management program are to eliminate impacts to the military missions arising from cultural resources…” according to a front page article in the Nov. 11, 2017 Hawaii Tribune-Herald. Shouldn’t that be the other way around – eliminate impacts to cultural resources from military missions? Or do military missions trump all?

      Malu ‘Aina urges public meetings on Hawaii island for community feedback. The military PTA Public Affairs officer, Eric Hamilton, says such meetings are not required, therefore none are planned. His phone numbers are 969-1966 office, and 824-1474. For people off island dial 1-808 first. Email for Eric Hamilton usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil

      Our overall demands are Stop All Live-Fire Training at PTA, Clean-Up of the military created toxic mess at PTA, including Depleted Uranium radiation contamination, and then Shut-Down PTA. Meanwhile, the military should provide access to cultural and religious sites in this sacred area “Pohakuloa—the Land of the Night of Long Prayer” and immediately stop further desecration of this sacred heavenly realm located between Mauna Loa and Mauna A Wakea. The public comment deadline for the EA is Dec. 7, 2017.

The 212-page Army environmental assessment can be found at https://www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/NEPA/NEPA.htm

Comments can be emailed to usaghi.pao.comrel@us.army.mil or mailed to: Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii Environmental Division (IMHW-PWE) 947 Wright Ave., Wheeler Army Airfield Schofield Barracks, HI 96857-5013.

Stop Navy Bombing & Sonar!

      An article in the Nov. 11, 2017 Hawaii Tribune-Herald “Public Skeptical about Navy training plans” A-3 reported on the only public meeting held Nov. 9th on the Big island about the Navy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) about Navy bombing and sonar plans in an around Hawaii and the west coast U.S. The public testimony went on for several hours with each testifier limited to 3 min. Every testimony was AGAINST Navy plans. No one spoke in support. No one believed the military claims of being “responsible stewards.” The Navy’s record speaks for itself –Pearl Harbor pollution and destruction of fish ponds, nuclear waste dumped in Hawaiian waters, massive fuel storage leaks, the bombing of Kaho’olawe, which is still a military mess after $400 million has been spent on clean up there. Former Navy bombing sites on Hawaii island are still in need of unexploded ordnance and other military toxin clean up.

      Malu ‘Aina encourages you to send in testimony urging the “No Action” Navy alternative. Enough already. Send in your testimony by Dec. 12, 2017 to https://hstteis.com/Public-Involvement/Public-Comment. The full Navy EIS can be downloaded at https://hstteis.com/Documents/2017-Hawaii-Southern-California-Training-and-Testing-Draft-EIS-OEIS/Draft-EIS-OEIS

Malama Honua – Take Care of the Earth!  No More 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.

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