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Pohakuloa Military Sacrifice Zone Dec. 3, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

 Military Sacrifice Zones —

Pohakuloa, Red Hill, Pearl Harbor, etc.


Photo of Toxic Dust clouds from bombing at Pohakuloa (PTA) in the center of Hawaii Island

      The land, water, air, people, plants and animals surrounding the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Toxic Area (PTA), including the troops who train at PTA, are all part of a Military Sacrifice Zone. That means everyone on Hawaii Island. Actually the Hawaiian islands are one of the most militarized places on the planet with more than 100 US military installations. On Oahu, 75 year old military multi-million gallon underground fuel tanks at Red Hill are leaking 100 feet above Honolulu’s main aquifer – the drinking water for more than 400,000 people. And military families are smelling fuel-like odor in their military housing tap water in the Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Red Hill areas and in water at nearby schools.

      On Veteran’s Day 2021 US President Biden finally recognized the great risk that soldiers face from airborne toxins including carcinogens when serving in overseas war zones. Joe Biden’s son, Beau, an Iraq war vet died at the age of 46 due to brain cancer. that may have been caused by exposure to war zone toxins. But what applies to overseas war zone toxins also applies to the training for war zone toxins.  Not only are troops exposed to military toxins but the communities surrounding military bases are exposed as well.  Here in Hawaii, we know that among the many military toxins, is Depleted Uranium (DU) Oxide toxic dust from DU weaponry used at Pohakuloa and other sites in Hawaii. DU is recognized by many countries as a weapon of mass destruction.  After more than a decade pursuing transparency and truthfulness of environmental and health studies, we see President Biden’s statement as the first step towards banning DU weaponry and other military toxins – followed by a clean-up of the contaminated lands. The silent killer of persistent, drifting toxins, including DUOxides will affect thousands/millions of generations to follow. DU has a half-life of 4.5 BILLION YEARS. See the following link (and more links within the article) on military toxic exposure

      The well known writer, Arthur Koestler remarked that if he was to name the most important date in all history he would without hesitation choose August 6, 1945, the day when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Koestler said that ”before then each person had to live with only his or her individual death in mind; after Hiroshima we have been forced to live with the prospect of the extinction of our entire species.” Dr. Rosalie Bertell, PhD, American scientist, author, epidemiologist,  cancer researcher, public health advocate, and Catholic nun said: “The last healthy generation belongs to people born before 1945.

Today, the entire planet is a Military Sacrifice Zone!

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.

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December 3, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet – week 1053– Fridays 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office

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Photos from Nov. 26, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil

Friday, November 26th, 2021

Photos from the Nov. 26, 2021 Hilo Peace Vigil