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Say NO to Army PTA Lease Extension! Sept. 18, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Say NO to Army PTA Lease Extension!

STOP BOMBING POHAKULOA!

      The Army is beginning the process of studying the impacts of continuing to use state leased lands at Pohakuloa beyond 2029. All comments should be submitted by the deadline of Oct. 14, 2020. Comments can be emailed to: usarmy.hawaii.nepa@mail.mil or submitted on line or mailed by US mail.  Here is the Army homepage for the EIS. https://home.army.mil/hawaii/index.php/ptaeis/project-home There will also be an EIS Scoping Virtual Open House on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 4-9 p.m. During the EIS Scoping Virtual Open House, video presentations can be viewed online at https://home.army.mil/hawaii/index.php/PTAEIS and oral and written comments will be accepted. More information can be found at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/04/2020-19620/environmental-impact-statement-for-army-training-land-retention-at-phakuloa-training-area-in-hawaii

      Here are a few issues you might want to comment on: Unexploded ordinance (UXO) clean up, Depleted Uranium and other toxic contamination of air, land and ground water, invasive species, cultural sites and the cultural significance of Pohakuloa itself. The military controls nearly 133,000-acres at Pohakuloa. 23,000 acres of this is leased from the state for $1 total for 65 years –1964- 2029. These so called “ceded lands” are crown and government lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom before the U.S. overthrow in 1893. These lands are in the ahupua’a of Humu’ula (crown), Kaohe and Pu’uanahulu (government lands). Besides the 23,000 acres of leased lands at PTA, 758 acres were obtained by an executive order of Governor Samuel Wilder King in 1956 and 84,000 acres by a Presidential Executive Order of President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. These lands by executive order were turned over to the US military without any compensation.More recently, in the early 2000s, an additional 23,000 acres of land near Waiki’i Ranch was purchased by the military from Parker Ranch.

      Today, we need a broad based citizen movement to Stop the Bombing of Pohakuloa, like the movement that stopped the bombing of Kaho’olawe. All the lands at Pohakuloa should be cleaned up by the US military and returned to the Hawaiian people. An important step in this process of de-militarizing Pohakuloa and Hawaii is to stop the PTA lease extension. Please speak up and get your ohana and friends involved. Your voice is important. We are stronger when we stand together for aloha aina.

The Military Needs to Malama Aina – clean up it’s mess!

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 Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

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Sept. 18, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 990 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Photo from Sept. 11, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, September 11th, 2020
 
Photo from Sept. 11, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil in Hilo.
 
See this week’s Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet here https://malu-aina.org/?p=6885
 
Help Prevent the Ultimate Terrorist Attack on Planet Earth!
 
It will take a Global People’s Movement to Save the Planet from Nuclear War & Climate Disaster!
Remember that Hawaii is a US Military Command, Training, and Staging Area for Nuclear War! Pohakuloa on Hawaii Island is a training area for nuclear war!

Please join the Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil at the downtown Post Office

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Please join the Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil at the downtown Post Office 3:30-5PM or a peace vigil near you.  Please wear a mask and social distance.  Mahalo.  Jim Albertini

Watch the 14 minute video on Pohakuloa here https://kawaiola.news/aina/state-has-duty-to-malama-aina-at-pohakuloa/

See this week’s Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet here https://malu-aina.org/?p=6885

Global Nuke Appeal Sept. 11, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Global Nuke Appeal Sept. 11, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Remembering 9-11

 Help Prevent the

Ultimate Terrorist Attack

 on Planet Earth                                            cloud

Global Appeal to Nine Nuclear

Governments

To the presidents, prime ministers, and legislatures of China, France, India, Israel, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States

This is an appeal from the people of the world to nine nuclear governments to each commit to a nuclear policy of no first strike, not ever, not for any reason; and to sign and ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and to collectively agree to immediately begin disarming on a schedule to completely eliminate all nuclear weapons from the earth no later than August 6, 2045.

“This is the greatest moral crisis of our time: governments are prepared to unleash a nuclear war which would end civilization as we know it and could kill over seven billion people.” —Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower, and endorser of this appeal.

Go here to sign: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/global-appeal-to-nine-nuclear-governments

It will take a Global People’s Movement to Save the Planet from Nuclear War & Climate Disaster!

Remember that Hawaii is a US Military Command, Training, and Staging Area for Nuclear War!  Pohakuloa on Hawaii Island is a training area for nuclear war!

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 Hawai`i and around the world.

Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action

P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760 Phone (808) 966-7622 Email ja@malu-aina.org

DisasterFor more information and to receive our posts go to www.malu-aina.org

Sept. 11, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 989 – Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

Increasing Risk of Nuclear War Aug. 28, 2020 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

END ALL WARS!

This month, August 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.

The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.”

General and future US President Dwight David Eisenhower on the Atomic bombs dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima and Nagasaki