RIMPAC 2016: Malama Honua – Stop Bombing Hawaii!

Malama Honua

(Care for the Earth)

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For People, plants and animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana…..

Stop Bombing Hawaii!

The Range Control office at the military’s 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area, located in the center of Hawaii Island has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016 during the month of July. What other military actions will be taking place in and around Hawaii as part of RIMPAC 2016 have not been disclosed.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU). Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination, possibly endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike downwind. DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled.

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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.

This is a call for Kapu ‘Aloha action on all islands to Malama Honua.

Malu ‘Aina will be having planning meetings on Hawaii Island at the Keaau Community Center from 6:30-8:30 PM on Mondays, June 13th, 20th, and 27th. We encourage people in other parts of the island, and on other islands, to organize as well. Mahalo and solidarity.

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 www.malu-aina.org