Stop RIMPAC Bombing Community Forum

Stop RIMPAC Bombing Hawaii!

RIMPAC Community Forum

      On Monday, July 9, 2018 there will be a free Public Forum on RIMPAC 2018 from 6-8 PM at the Keaau Community Center. Among the speakers will be Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD and Isaac “Paka” Harp, Vice-President of the Hawaiian Patriotic League. Please pass the word on this important event. Mahalo.

      From June 27 until Aug. 2, 2018 some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time) will participate in RIMPAC war games on land, sea and air in and around Hawaii.  Participating will be 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.  The war exercises include bombing and shelling the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island.

      Pohakuloa is used as a live-fire target by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines and is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Despite this contamination the base continues to be bombed, (more than 15 million live-rounds annually) spreading the DU oxide dust particles around the island. Doctor Lorrin Pang, MD, retired Army Medical Corps, says that inhaled DU oxide dust particles can cause cancer and genetic damage.

      Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows and earthquakes. 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.

      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.

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