Join the Protest at Pohakuloa!
Saturday, March 1, 2014 –
Pohakuloa Main Gate
Pot luck at Mauna Kea Park following the protest
Car Pools leave Hilo 9AM sharp from makai Hamakua side parking lot at Pauahi/Kamehameha Ave.
March 1st is known as “Nuclear-Free & Independent Pacific Day.” It commemorates the 1954 tragic 15 megaton U.S. nuclear bomb test code named Bravo, at Bikini atoll in the Marshall Islands 60 years ago. The Bravo test was 1000 times more powerful than the U.S. bomb that destroyed the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
Stop the military build up at Pohakuloa: Infantry Platoon Battle Course! Urban Close Air Support Range! Aviation Bulls-Eye Range! It’s one thing after another and the military keeps saying — “No significant impact.”
The entire 133,000-acres at the military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island should be considered a “Radiological Control Area.” For years, the Army said no Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation weapons had been used at Pohakuloa. This was proved to be false. The military now confirms DU has been used at PTA. How much and where it was used are still in dispute. Less than 1% of PTA has been surveyed for DU. Citizen monitors on numerous occasions have detected radiation in civilian areas beyond the confines of PTA boundaries.
Furthermore, the independent nation of Hawaii is under continued illegal military occupation by the U.S. even since the Bayonet Constitution and Reciprocity Treaty of 1887, and the overthrow of Hawaii’s Queen Lili’uokalani in 1893. The illegal state of Hawaii has no clear title to the Crown and Government lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the area known as Pohakuloa, so the State of Hawaii and the U.S. military have no legal basis for building any ranges at Pohakuloa or conducting any activities there. Therefore cease and desist from any further operations.
A full EIS should be conducted to investigate thoroughly all of these matters raised.
Stop the Bombing! Shut Down PTA, Clean Up & Exit!
Return Crown & Government Lands to the Hawaiian Nation!
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 justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622. Email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (February 28, 2014 –649th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office