Protest RIMPAC 2016

Aloha kakou,

I have reserved the Keaau Community Center front room for planning meetings to protest RIMPAC 2016.

Meeting dates:

Monday, June 13, Monday June 20, and Monday June 27

Meetings from 6:30 – 8:30PM.  Please pass the word.  All ideas and input appreciated in the spirit of kapu aloha to protest this desecration of air, land, and sea.

Mahalo and solidarity,

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



Twenty-seven nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

“As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans,” so claims the Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.