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Front page sham article in today’s Hawaii Tribune-Herald about Experience Pohakuloa Day

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Frontpage article in Today’s Hawaii Tribune-Herald 5/13/22 on “Experience Pohakuloa Day” was a complete one-sided sham. Even a photo of someone wearing a “Kia’i” cap. and the PTA commander Cronin talking about PTA being good “stewards of the land.” See my letter below. I should also mention that KGMB last night news had a story about PTA federal firefighters filing complaints about poor safety conditions at PTA. I just sent a letter to the editor. See below.

Jim
 

Letter to the editor:

Dangers of Experience Pohakuloa Day!

The May 13, 2022 article on “Experience Pohakuloa Day” was completely one sided. All who visit the Pohakuloa TOXIC Area (PTA) need to be aware of the dangers of war dust. See https://www.cnn.com/…/military-exposure-burn…/index.html PTA has many war toxins blowing in the wind from more than 70 years of weapons training in the center of Hawaii Island. A very dangerous one is Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide particles. DU oxide involves alpha radiation and can be deadly when small particles are inhaled. It can enter the lymph system and lodge in various organs causing cancer. DU has a half-life of 4.5 Billion years. Our organization especially recommends that children NOT enter PTA.

Millions of live rounds are fired annually at PTA. PTA is a training ground for conventional and nuclear war. B-52 and B-2 strategic nuclear bombers fly from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb PTA. DU oxide dust particles can be re-suspended in the air by ongoing live-fire training explosions at PTA, strong frequent winds in the Saddle region, and any kind of movement (disturbances) in the area.

Our organization first picked up high radiation readings on 2 monitors at Mauna Kea park on May 29, 2007, the day of the New Saddle Rd. dedication with strong winds coming off PTA from the south blowing toward the park. This was before the military officially acknowledged DU had been used at PTA after years of repeatedly denying its use.

Remember that the US Military is the greatest polluter on the planet. It is the largest consumer of oil and the largest emitter of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). For the PTA website to claim that the Army provides “environmental and cultural stewardship” reminds me of Nazis during the Nuremberg trials claiming “Auschwitz was a family camp.”

Jim Albertini

Jim Albertini, president of 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

Dangers of Experience Pohakuloa! May 13, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

 Dangers of Experience Pohakuloa!

May be an image of 9 people, people standing, outdoors and text that says 'Science Exhibits Static Displays Military Equipment EXPERIENCE POHAKULOA us Army garrison Open House Public Welcome May 12, 2022 Environment. Education. Community. Pohakuloa ESM raining Arca 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call (808) 969-2402or email jeffrey.a.cunningham.civ@army.mil'

      All who visit the Pohakuloa TOXIC Area (PTA) need to be aware of the dangers of war dust. See https://www.cnn.com/…/military-exposure-burn…/index.html PTA has many war toxins blowing in the wind from more than 70 years of weapons training in the center of Hawaii Island.   A very dangerous one is Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide particles. DU oxide involves alpha radiation and can be deadly when small particles are inhaled. It can enter the lymph system and lodge in various organs causing cancer. DU has a half-life of 4.5 Billion years. Our organization especially recommends that young children NOT enter PTA.

      Millions of live rounds are fired annually at PTA. PTA is a training ground for conventional and nuclear war. B-52 and B-2 strategic nuclear bombers fly from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb PTA. DU oxide dust particles can be re-suspended in the air by ongoing live-fire training explosions at PTA, strong winds that are frequent in the Saddle region, and any kind of movement (disturbances) in the area. More small particles can be created from larger chunks of the material with the use of conventional weapons. 

      We first picked up high radiation readings on 2 monitors at Mauna Kea park on May 29, 2007, the day of the New Saddle Rd. dedication with strong winds coming off PTA from the south blowing toward the park.   This was before the military officially acknowledged DU had been used at PTA after years of repeatedly denying its use.

      Remember that the US Military is the greatest polluter on the planet. It is the largest consumer of oil and the largest emitter of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). For the PTA website to claim that the Army provides “environmental and cultural stewardship” reminds me of Nazis during the Nuremberg trials claiming “Auschwitz was a family camp.”

NO TRUST ARMY! STOP THE BOMBING!

STOP DESECRATING THE ‘AINA

  1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject violence & war as solutions. 3. Defend civil liberties.
4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, anti-Black, anti-Asian,
anti-Russian, etc.
5. Seek peace through peaceful means and work for 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 ja@malu-aina.org to receive our posts.

For more information http://www.malu-aina.org/

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

Dangers of Experience Pohakuloa Day May 12, 2022, and every day!

Sunday, May 8th, 2022
Dangers of Experience Pohakuloa Day May 12, 2022, and every day!
 
 
I just posted the message below on the PTA Facebook page
Jim Albertini
All who visit PTA need to be aware of the dangers of war dust. See https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/11/politics/military-exposure-burn-pits-biden-administration/index.html <https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/11/politics/military-exposure-burn-pits-biden-administration/index.html> is Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide particles. DU oxide involves alpha radiation and can be deadly when small particles are inhaled. It can enter the lymph system and lodge in various organs causing cancer. DU has a half-life of 4.5 Billion years. Our organization especially recommends that young children NOT enter PTA for Experience Pohakuloa events. 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
 
DU oxide dust particles can be re-suspended in the air by ongoing live-fire training explosions at PTA and simply strong winds that are frequent in the Saddle region of Hawaii Island.

We first picked up high radiation readings on 2 monitors at Mauna Kea park on May 29, 2007, the day of the Saddle Rd. dedication with strong winds coming off PTA from the south blowing toward the park.   This was before the military officially acknowledged DU had been used at PTA after years of lying and denying its use. 

 
 
 
 

Urgent peace organizing meeting in Kea’au Monday, May 9th 6-8PM

Saturday, May 7th, 2022

Urgent peace organizing meeting in Kea’au Monday, May 9th from 6-8PM at the Kea’au Community Center, located behind the Kea’au Police Station and Bay Clinic.

Items on the Agenda:

1.  Stopping World War III and Nuclear Armageddon

2.  Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) lease renewal.  Deadline for comment on the PTA EIS is June 7th.  For ways to comment on the record for PTA lease, and to read the draft EIS see https://malu-aina.org/?p=8003 Cancel PTA Lease Now!

3.  Upcoming RIMPAC training in Hawaii — more than 20 countries coming here this summer to practice bombing on land and in Hawaiian waters.

Open to other issues for the agenda.  Please suggest.

Also please pass the word to ohana and friends.  Mahalo.

Jim Albertini

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
 
 

Must watch 24 minute video on Military Red Hill water pollution

Thursday, May 5th, 2022
Must watch 24 min. Red Hill video on military pollution of drinking water by VICE News based in New York. Here’s the link. Please share widely.
The whole Red Hill facility on Oahu, which generally holds about 180 million gallons of fuel, sits just 100 feet above a groundwater aquifer that supplies 77% of the island’s total water, according to the Department of Health.
Here on Hawaii Island, we are all downhill, downwind, and downstream of the Pohakuloa TOXIC Area (PTA). I trust you are aware that Pohakuloa spends $2 million a year hauling water to PTA. But in 2013 they drilled 2 water wells and hit water at shallow depths — 700 and 1200 feet below the surface, but they are still not using the water. WHY? What’s in the water?
I’m trying to pry info out on the water. So far all I got is 1 page of fluff from the military. I think there is a serious water potential problem from PTA, not only for PTA wells but possibly the entire island. But probably greater pollution is what’s blowing in the wind from all the toxins used at PTA and re-suspended by every explosion there.
Join the effort to cancel the lease, or at least not renew the lease of State lands at PTA. Submit comments on this by June 7th as part of the PTA EIS process.
PTA needs to be shut down, the bombing stopped, and the land cleaned up and returned to the Hawaiian people. For ways to comment on the record for PTA lease see https://malu-aina.org/?p=8003 Cancel PTA Lease Now!
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