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Dec, 9, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Mauna Loa Lava Flow & Pohakuloa Military Toxins!

     If the Mauna Loa Lava flow moves further west into the main portion of the Military Pohakuloa Training Area — there is the potential for a massive military toxic burn pit spread of contamination.

     The Mauna Loa lava flow is still heading north toward Saddle Rd.  If the flow continues, at some point it will turn either most likely right (east toward Hilo) or left (west toward the main portion of the Pohakuloa Military base).  It will not continue north — uphill toward Mauna Kea.  Actually, the flow is already in the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) base on the easternmost portion of the 133,000-acre base within 2 miles of the Saddle Rd. and a little over 3 miles from the 55,000-acre “Impact Area” of Pohakuloa (PTA) where tens of millions of live rounds have been fired over the past 75 years.  All sorts of weapon systems, both ground and air have been used at PTA, containing a wide range of high explosives and toxins, including lead, Depleted Uranium (DU), etc.  All of PTA may contain munitions, but if a lava flow enters this impact area, it could create a very large military toxic burn pit.  Toxic fumes could endanger military personnel, and residents, and visitors of Hawaii Island, and perhaps beyond Hawaii Island.  In such an event, there should be extensive independent (not military) air monitoring for toxic particulate matter, and advance warning for evacuations.  Allowing the military to do the monitoring would be like letting the fox be in charge of the hen house. 

     Depleted Uranium metal when hit with high explosives burns and turns into small Depleted Uranium oxide particles that can be easily inhaled.  These particles once inside the body can cause various cancers and genetic damage affecting generations to come. President Biden attributes the burn pit toxins of the Mideast wars to his son’s unusual brain tumor and death.  Too bad that we have to wait for a prominent politician’s tragedy to highlight the threat to common people – but better late than never. 

     Watch the short 14 min video on Pohakuloa –Now that you know, do you care? to learn about Pohakuloa and the serious hazards of Depleted Uranium.  Click on the link https://vimeo.com/94598875

Tutu Pele: Please Cleanse & Shut Down Pohakuloa Gently!

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.

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Dec. 9, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1106Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office

Massive Military Toxic Burn Pit possible with Mauna Loa lava flow

Monday, December 5th, 2022

Monday, Dec. 5, 2022  4PM

If the Mauna Loa Lava flow moves further west into the main portion of the Military Pohakuloa Training Area — there is the potential for a massive military toxic burn pit spread of contamination.

The Mauna Loa lava flow is still heading north toward Saddle Rd.  If the flow continues, at some point it will turn either right (east toward Hilo) or left (west toward the main portion of the Pohakuloa Military base).  It will not continue north — uphill toward Mauna Kea.  Actually, the flow is already in the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) base on the easternmost portion of the 133,000-acre base approximately 2 miles from the Saddle Rd. and a little over 3 miles from the 55,000-acre “Impact Area” of the base where tens of millions of live rounds have been fired over the past 75 years.  All sorts of weapon systems, both ground and air have been used at PTA, containing a wide range of high explosives and toxins, including lead, Depleted Uranium (DU), etc.  If a lava flow enters this impact area, it could create a very large military toxic burn pit.  Toxic fumes could endanger military personnel, and residents and visitors of Hawaii Island, and perhaps beyond Hawaii Island.  In such an event, there should be extensive independent (not military) air monitoring for toxic particulate matter, and advance warning for evacuations.  Allowing the military to do the monitoring would be like letting the fox be in charge of the hen house. 

Depleted Uranium metal when hit with high explosives burns and turns into small Depleted Uranium oxide particles that can be easily inhaled.  These particles once inside the body can cause various cancers and birth defects affecting generations to come.

Watch the short 14 min video on Pohakuloa –Now that you know, do you care? to learn the serious hazards of Depleted Uranium.  Click on the link https://vimeo.com/94598875

Jim Albertini

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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

 

The lava viewing area closed due to military grenade found

Hawai’i Volcano Blog

Lava parking area temporarily closed after discovery of unexploded ordinance

Jim Albertini said “Not surprising in the least. To all who drove the old Saddle Rd., remember the signs “Caution–Live Fire Overhead.” There is a lot worse military Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) than a possible grenade. Lots of toxins too, including Depleted Uranium (radiation) rounds have been fired at Pohakuloa.

See the Pohakoloa fact sheet below and especially watch the short 14 min video –“Pohakuloa: Now that you know, do you care?” 
https://vimeo.com/94598875

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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

Stop Bombing

Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA)

     Pohakuloa is NOT safe for soldiers, residents, and visitors to Hawaii Island.  The area has been bombed for 75 years with a wide range of toxins, including lead, Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation, etc.  Millions of live rounds are fired annually. The multiple toxins are resuspended in the air by high explosives and can be carried long distances in the wind.  Everyone on Hawaii Island is downhill, downwind, and downstream of PTA’s toxins.  Whatever happens mauka comes makai.  PTA is Hawaii Island’s Red Hill and Camp Lejeune!  Stop the Bombing!  Cancel the State Lease! Shut Down Pohakuloa! Clean Up the military mess and return the land to the Hawaiian people!  ENOUGH!

     The Military Pohakuloa Toxic (Training) Area, located in the center of Hawaii Island at 6500 feet elevation totals 133,000 acres, or more than 200 square miles in size. That’s as big as the island of Guam. PTA has been used as a live fire training area since WWII by all branches of the military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and foreign troops too. Much of what goes on up at PTA is secret – training for nuclear war, assassination drone training, B-2 and B-52 bombing runs, the long list of various munitions used over the years, and even the number of live rounds fired annually. The last figure released nearly 2 decades ago was 14.8 million live rounds are fired annually at PTA.

     The military leases 23,000 acres of Hawaiian crown and government lands from the State DLNR at Pohakuloa for a total cost of ONE DOLLAR for 65 years. The military is now trying to get that lease renewed. The current lease expires in 2029. 84,000 additional acres at PTA were simply seized in 1964 by a presidential executive order of Lyndon B. Johnson at ZERO cost. The military claims the 84,000 acres are “Federally owned land.” That’s like someone stealing your car and claiming they now own it. See Presidential Executive Order #11167 https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/executive-order-11167-setting-aside-for-the-use-the-united-states-certain-public-lands-and

     See Attached State DLNR criticism of PTA lease PTA DLNR comment doc.pdf

     See Pohakuloa 14 minute video “Now That You Know, Do You Care? https://vimeo.com/94598875

     If you believe you have suffered harmful health effects connected to the Pohakuloa Toxic Area, contact our organization listed below.

Cancel, Don’t Renew, PTA State Land Lease!

Return Federally Seized Lands!

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

November 18, 2022, Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1103Fridays 3:30-5 PM downtown Post Office

 

— 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

2022 Malu ‘Aina Annual Appeal

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

Malu ‘Aina Annual Appeal

December 2022

Aloha friends,

     Once a year, during this Holy season, I write to ask for your help to sustain the work of Malu ‘Aina, an all-volunteer organization committed to justice, peace, and a living planet for generations to come.

     2022 marks 43 years since the founding of Malu 'Aina. Some of you have been with us from the start. Others more recently. Please know, we appreciate all of you for your solidarity and donations of support. You are our base. To maintain our independence and critical voice, we do not seek corporate or government funding. We started grassroots and want to stay grassroots.

  We remain committed to the principle of non-violence, kapu aloha, as our guiding light. We believe deeply that the means we use must be in line with the end that we seek. Currently, we are in transition to the next generations of leadership.  It's a slow process but we hope the vision of Malu ‘Aina will be carried forward for generations to come. Your ideas, and suggestions for next-generation leaders, are encouraged.

  We continue to grow food at Malu ‘Aina to share with people in need, but with limited volunteer farm help. We have long served as an emergency food pantry. Each week we also write a new peace leaflet for widespread distribution and conduct a peace vigil at the downtown Hilo Post Office/Federal Building. Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, marked 1104 consecutive weekly peace leaflets, for a vigil that started the day after Sept. 11, 2001. You can read the new weekly leaflet on our website www.malu-aina.org. In addition, we continue our efforts to de-militarize Hawaii and the planet and shift resources from warfare to healthcare, education, and protecting the environment. Protecting the planet from nuclear war and climate disasters are the two biggest challenges facing human civilization.

  We have plenty of work to do.  Our 40 year-old-farm tractor was not running for nearly 2 years. We had difficulty finding parts. But thanks to the help of a volunteer mechanic friend and your financial help it’s now running again. A younger driver would be helpful to this senior citizen turning 76. Mahalo for your continued financial support and solidarity in this journey of working for justice, peace, and aloha ‘aina. You are a blessing and very much appreciated.

With gratitude and aloha,

Jim Albertini

Donations are tax deductible if checks are made to Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 ‘Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760. A Pay Pal account (Donate Button) has also been set up on our webpage www.malu-aina.org. To receive our posts, please send me an email ja@malu-aina.org with a request. You can also reach us by phone (808) 966-7622. Mahalo.

 

Dec. 2, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

Pele’s Eviction Notice

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Pohakuloa – the land of the night of long prayer.

 

Dearest Tutu Pele, if you could find it in your
meandering to the sea… toward Pohakuloa
and smother da buggah. It would make a
great La Ku’oko’a”   Wiley Kanak

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

 

                     

The Christmas Truce of 1914 in the midst of World War I was a symbol of hope and courage. As Christmastime approaches, we call for a ceasefire in Ukraine for this coming Christmas holiday season.

This appeal is made taking into consideration all the tens of thousands of deaths and the more than a hundred thousand casualties that the invasion of Ukraine has caused – The lives of soldiers, families, and civilians that are being destroyed because of this unnecessary war.

By signing this petition, you state your support for negotiation efforts and attempts of conflict resolution through non-violent means for peaceful ends.

Sign here: https://www.christmasappeal.ipb.org

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

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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

Dec. 2, 2022 Hilo Peace Vigil photo

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022

Lava has entered Pohakuloa. What toxins from 75 years of bombing are in the smoke? Or is it government policy –“Do not look and you will not find?” Dear Tutu Pele –Please cleanse Pohakuloa!