Where is the Pohakuloa Clean Up & Exit Plan?

Aloha ‘Aina! Protect Pohakuloa!


     Military command officials of the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii Island, held meetings May 18 in Hilo and May 19 in Kona. These meetings were required under the National Historic Preservation Act concerning cultural, religious, and historic sites at PTA. Peace activist Jim Albertini said “the Hilo meeting was one of the most insulting I ever attended in my life.” The military turned away people at the door that had not sought prior permission to attend even though the notice sent out did not state that requirement.

     It is clear the military has no intention of seriously addressing questions that may restrict or stop their bombing plans, even on a base known to be contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. As for a question that the military address an exit plan for Pohakuloa with their lease expiring in 2029, it was very clear the military has no intention of leaving. That is how occupation works. How dare we raise that question and insist that the the entire area of Po-haku-loa –“the Land of the Night of Long Prayer” is sacred. From a spiritual perspective, Pohakuloa is viewed as the heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. This entire area should be designated an historic site of cultural and religious significance. To bomb such an area is desecration pure and simple! Auwe!



Where is the Military Exit Plan?

  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.

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