Protest RIMPAC Bombing at Pohakuloa

Aloha ‘Aina

Stop the Bombing

Join the RIMPAC Protest!

Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Main Gate

Sunday, July 15, 2012

10AM – till Noon

(car pools leaving 9AM Hilo Bayfront parking lot on Hamakua side of Pauahi St.)

Pot Luck Picnic at Mauna Kea Park to follow the protest

The world’s largest military naval exercise – RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) is taking place this month in and around Hawaii, and includes bombing at the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area, in the center of Hawaii Island. RIMPAC involves 22 nations, 42 surface ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

The money required to eradicate hunger for everyone in the world has been estimated at $30 billion a year… about as much as the world spends on the military every eight days. The U.S.A. is the world’s top military spender, spending nearly as much as the rest of the world combined. Meanwhile, 28% of the children on Hawaii Island are food insecure. It’s time to set our priorities straight!

Feed the People Not the War Machine!

Malu ‘Aina asks everyone to come with the spirit of aloha. This protest is one of principled non-violence, where we treat all people we encounter with respect, even those who disagree with us. Do not return insult for insult. Stand firm with aloha!


1. Mourn all victims of violence. 2. Reject war as a solution. 3. Defend civil liberties. 4. Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, etc.
5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
Phone (808) 966-7622.
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 13, 2012 – 564th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office