Press Release: Report on June 30, 2018 Pohakuloa Protest to Stop RIMPAC Bombing

Press Release for Immediate release June 30, 2018 at 8PM

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Twenty six people held signs outside the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) from 10AM till 12 noon on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in protest of RIMPAC 2018.  See the statement below signed by more than 100 people that was delivered to base security personnel to pass on the the new PTA commander, Lt. Col. Loreto V. Borce Jr.  Following the protest, LTC Borce and his wife, both born and raised on Oahu, came out of the base to engage in friendly, respectful dialog.  It was a good beginning for a new commander and we look forward to continuing the dialog.” said Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina.

Above  are 2 photos of the protest.

PROTEST RIMPAC BOMBING

OF POHAKULOA

Saturday, June 30, 2018

10AM — 12 Noon

Pohakuloa Main Gate

Carpools leaving Hilo (Puainako and Komohana at 9AM)

From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 Some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 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. RIMPAC includes the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the middle of Hawaii island.

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Below is a partial list of signers of a statement calling for Stopping RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii.  On Saturday, June 30, 2018 protests from 10-12noon are being held at Pohakuloa on Hawaii Island.

President Donald Trump, following his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader, Kim Jung Un, cancelled joint U.S. – South Korea military exercises. Trump said: “We will be saving a tremendous amount of money.  Plus, it is very provocative..”  Malu ‘Aina says the same can be said of RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific, now Indo-Pacific — the largest military command in the world based on Oahu).

 Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

 From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 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 that includes bombing and shelling the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area in the middle of Hawaii island.

Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, farms, and businesses.  We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC  bombing of our island home.  We ask that the bombing be stopped immediately.Â

Mayor Harry Kim has said due to the Kilauea eruption “needs are greater than we’ve ever seen.” If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii island, forgo RIMPAC 2018 and use the money for housing and other lava relief efforts.

Partial list of signers:

Isaac “Paka” Harp, Vice-President Hawaiian Patriotic League
Hanalei Fergerstrom, Kurtistown, Hawai’i
Kalama oka’aina Niheu
Joan Heller, lawai Hawaii
Kalikolehua Kanaele Sr., Keaau Hawaiian Kingdom
Jim Albertini
Ron Fujiyoshi
Danny Li
Donna Grabow
Wendy Salem
Kieba Blacklidge
Sarah Anderson
Suzanne Villeneuve, Kapa’au
Sherri Carden
Mike Walls
Sylvia Dolena, Pahoa
Julie Kailani Ranoa
Courtney Zajicek
Lorraine Ayers-Briel
Denice Manulani Griffith
Annette Julia Pearson Schmidt, Kihei, HI
Geoffrey Shaw
William Gilliam
Carmen Lyman
Sylvia Dolena, Pahoa, HI
Mike Walls
Randy Goff
Kathy Dorn
Dharmani Zelin
Teresa San Miguel, Kea’au, Hawaii
Sherri Carden
Suzanne Villeneuve, Kapa’au, HI
Sarah Anderson
Kieba Blacklidge
Jan Asch, Kapa’au, HI
Julie Kailani Ranoa
Michael Crawford, Tillamook Oregon
Josh Yang
Michael J. Moore
Bob Bogle
Gloria Baraquio
April K. Lee, Hawi, HI
Luella Nohea Crutcher
Mele Stokesberry, Organization:  Maui Peace Action
Shannon Rudolph
Fred E. Hofer
Lindafaye Kroll
Wally Inglis
Cythia Hathaway
Gwen Kim
Eila Algood
Gary Harrold
Mary Marvin Porter
Jon Olsen, Jefferson, Maine
John Otranto
Chandell Asuncion
Patricia Blair, Kailua, Hawai’i
Nedi McKnight, Paʻauilo
Tom Holzer, Santa Fe, NM
Nancy Redfeather
Aerit Waters
Charlotte Flavin.  Pukalani, HI
Marta Barreras
Nancy Shearman
Jennifer Day, Maui
Courtney Zajicek, Pahoa, HI
Dr. Sylvia C Frain, Auckland Peace Action, Aetearoa
Denice Manulani Griffith
Lauraine Ayers-Briel. Haiku, HI
Joan Lander
Viviane Lerner
Nelson Ho
Jennifer Ho
Hiiaka Kahalewai
Zoe Avalon Shane Cobb Adams, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Anahola, Anahola, Kauai
Maile Lavea-Malloe, Hui Aloha Aina o Puna
Zak Shimose, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Robbie Ann Kauanoemaikalani Shimose, Hui Aloha ÊÄina O Hilo
Ku Kahakalau, Ph.D., Kukuihaele, Hawaii
Tim Kaapuni, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Hiwa Kaapuni, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Keawemauhili Kaapuni, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Lahela Burgess Camara, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Kelley Kamahele-Heaukulani & Charles M. Heaukulani
Leilani Lindsey Kaapuni, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Lynette Cruz, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Ka Lei Maile Alii, President Malama Makua
Sara Niau Wakana, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Puna
Steven Robello, Pelekikena Hui Aloha Aina O Honolulu
Lynda Saffery, Hui Aloha Aina O Hilo
Kuuipo Kumai, Hilo, Hawaii
Katy Benjamin, Hilo, Hawaii
Susan Rosier
Pat Blair
Malie Sellers
Ellen Schomer
Dr, Lorrin Pang, MD
Pua’ena Ahn
Terri Kekoolani-Raymond
Carol Stevenson
Milicent Cummings
Olivia Ling
Rose and Vic Hummert
Judy Kugelmass
Koohan Paik-Mander


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

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