Archive for the ‘Hawaii Independence’ Category

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

The Most Dangerous Time in Human History! Moving Closer to Omnicide!

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

The Most Dangerous Time in Human History!

Moving Closer to Omnicide!

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      The definition of omnicide is the destruction of all life, or all human life, on the planet. As our understanding grows, so does the horror. Instead of moving toward a ceasefire in Ukraine acceptable to all sides, more and more weapons are being poured into Ukraine. More death and destruction are the results. What we are now facing is the risk of escalation to the use of nuclear weapons between Russia, the US, and NATO, resulting in the obliteration of all humans and all living species on earth. The US and Russia possess 90% of the world’s nuclear arsenal, enough firepower to destroy the world many times over. US nuclear weapons are based in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, and Turkey, countries all part of NATO. Britain and France have their own nuclear weapons. The remaining nuclear powers are China, Israel, India, Pakistan, and North Korea.

      A ceasefire is desperately needed before further war escalation. Dialogue needs to find common ground for peace. Goodwill diplomacy is urgently needed if the world is to survive and prevent a WWIII nuclear apocalypse. This year’s US military budget is over $800 Billion. That’s more than 13 times the Russian military annual budget of $60 Billion. On top of that, the US is pumping tens of Billions of dollars of additional weapons into Ukraine. More weapons will not bring peace. Violence begets violence. When will we ever learn?

      Peace needs to be built on a foundation of justice. Justice for all. In all that we do, the means that we use must be in line with the ends that we seek. Martin Luther King, the apostle of nonviolence said, the means and ends must cohere. The world cannot bomb its way to peace. In fact, to prevent omnicide, the world’s 9 nuclear-armed countries better soon follow what is now international law. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), otherwise known as the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, entered into force on Jan. 22, 2021. That means all nuclear weapons are now illegal, and that any country, including the US, that possesses nuclear weapons is officially a rogue outlaw state.

      Humanity must make the abolition of nuclear weapons and war itself the highest priority. Only then can we harness and redirect our creative energy to solve the climate crisis, meet other human needs, and live responsibly on this earth. Recently, our faithful Hilo peace vigil participant, Margaret Furukawa, celebrated her 89 birthday and donated a new sign with words of wisdom to our vigil. It reads —

Peace is a Victory for ALL Sides! Peace Heals!

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, 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/

May 6, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1075– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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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

NO Trust Army

Sunday, May 1st, 2022
No Trust Army!
Bu’lai’i’a!
 
Below photo from the Pohakuloa Training Area Facebook page.

Cancel Pohakuloa Lease April 29, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

U.S. War Machine

Boldface Lies!

Cancel Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) Lease NOW!

 

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Where are the voices of religious leaders, and elected officials – at

the county, state, and federal level against war and militarism, and

for return of Hawaiian lands?

      Military authorities at the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island, repeatedly lied for years saying that Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation weapons were never used in training at PTA. And then the cat jumped out of the bag. Legal documents proved Depleted Uranium was used at Pohakuloa, Schofield Barracks, likely at Makua Valley, and possibly Kaho’olawe and other sites in Hawaii. DU radiation has a half-life of 4.5 Billion years.

      Pohakuloa military authorities were not the only military officials caught lying. There is a long history of military lies. The US war machine has proven to be a habitual liar. Remember the Tonkin Gulf lies and Pentagon Papers about the US war in Vietnam? How about US false claims of WMDs in Iraq? And what war machine lies are we being fed today about Ukraine, Russia, China, etc.?

      Here’s another example of military lies in Hawaii. In the 1960s, around the same time the Army got a lease of State land at PTA (23,000-acres for 65 years at a total cost of $1), the Army also got a lease of state lands in the Waiakea forest area south of Hilo. The Waiakea forest is Hilo’s watershed. The Army told the state it wanted to do “Weather testing.” The Army was lying. The Army secretly tested chemical and biological weapons in Hilo’s watershed, including sarin nerve gas that is so toxic it kills at 1/50 of a drop. The Army repeatedly denied such testing was going on, but Hawaii’s US Congressional Rep. Patsy Mink confirmed the tests. Then Hawaii County mayor, Shunichi Kimura spoke out. The Army lied to us, he said. Cancel the State lease of land to the Army. There was a community uproar and the state lease was canceled. How many people got sick and died from the Army’s poison is still unknown. Hunters say there are areas in the Waiakea forest where little or nothing grows today, more than 50 years after the chemical and biological secret weapons testing.

      Congresswoman Patsy Mink and Mayor Shunichi Kimura were people with the courage to stand up to the military.   Where are such people today – our County, State, and Congressional elected officials?  Who will speak out and say — Stop all Bombing and other live-fire training at PTA now. Clean up the massive military toxic mess at the 133,000-acre base. Return all PTA lands, the entire 133,000-acres to Kanaka Maoli. Return all stolen lands and end the illegal US occupation of Hawaii.

      On Monday, April 25, 2022, there was a public meeting in Hilo on the military extension of its 23,000-acre state lease at PTA. Only 2 people spoke in support of extending the military lease. All the others for 2 hours spoke against any lease extension. The vast majority of speakers were Kanaka Maoli. There was NO media coverage and no elected officials or church leaders spoke out Why? Pohakuloa is the Big Island’s Red Hill. We all live downhill, downwind, and downstream of the Army’s Pohakuloa Toxic stew, where millions of live-rounds have been fired annually for more than 70 years. For ways to comment on the record for PTA lease see https://malu-aina.org/?p=8003   Cancel PTA Lease Now!

Enough is Enough!

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, 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/

April 29, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1074– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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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

Celebrate Earth Day –Friday, April 22nd.

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day –Friday, April 22nd.

Join the Hilo Peace Vigil at the downtown Hilo Post Office
3:30-5PM
 
 
 
 
The Army claims that its desecration – – bombing and toxic pollution of the ‘aina, air, and water at The Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is “environmental and cultural stewardship,” and “an enduring partnership with the local Hawaiian community.” What shibai!!!!!!!