Oct. 25, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet on Hawaii Training Ground for Nuclear War

Shut Down Pohakuloa:

Training Ground for

Nuclear War!

      The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island has been a nuclear war training base for more than 50 years. The Davy Crockett nuclear weapon system fired hundreds, possibly thousands, of spotting rounds that contained radioactive Depleted Uranium (DU) in the 1960s. DU has a half life of 4.5 Billion years and when the metal is burned it forms Depleted Uranium Oxide dust particles that can be carried long distances in the wind and can be deadly if inhaled according to Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD and 24 years in the Army Medical Corps. The training with the Davy Crockett and other nuclear weapon systems is considered Top Secret.

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     Today, we know for a fact that B-2 Strategic nuclear war planes routinely train at Pohakuloa. What other nuclear weapon systems train at PTA is still hidden behind the curtain of military secrecy. What we do know is that a nuclear war today would result in Omnicide – the killing of nearly every human being on earth which nuclear weapons training at PTA made possible.

     International law professor Frances Boyle wrote in “Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence,” “Today’s nuclear weapons establishments as well as the entire system of nuclear deterrence/terrorism currently practiced by all the nuclear-weapon states are criminal — not simply illegal, not simply immoral, but criminal under well-established principles of international law… All human beings possess the basic right under international law to engage in non-violent civil resistance activities for the purpose of preventing, impeding, or terminating the ongoing commission of these international crimes.”  (Presently, there is trial taking place in Georgia known as the King’s Bay Plowshares 7 for civil resistance to the US Trident nuclear missile submarine. Learn more kingsbayplowshares7.org)  To learn more on the catastrophic consequence that would result from nuclear war, read the book by the legendary whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg’s The Doomsday Machine, Confessions of a Nuclear Planner.

Save Hawaii & the Planet! Disarm Now!

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 Hawaii and around the world.

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October 25, 2019 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 943 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office