Protest at Pohakuloa “Earth Day Hypocrisy” Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:30-10:30AM

Car pools will leave Hilo (Komohana and Saddle rd. at 7:45AM) Bring water, sunscreen, and be prepared for all weather conditions.  Mahalo and please pass the word.

Press Release April 18, 2018

Re: Protest at Pohakuloa “Earth Day Hypocrisy” Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:30-10:30AM

Further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 email

Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 email visit us on the web at sign up on our website to automatically receive our posts

   “There will be a picket line, sign holding protest at the main gate of the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii island on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 8:30-10:30 AM” according to Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina.  Albertini said, “a banner outside the PTA main gate announces a “Pohakuloa Earth Day gathering” where the public is invited.” Albertini said his group and others are planning a protest.  Albertini said,”Malu Aina sent a Public Service Announcement out to all schools on the the island warning of possible dangers from Depleted Uranium (DU) and other military toxins at PTA.  See the announcement below.”

For School Officials & Teachers – Please print and post in the teacher meeting room.Please forward this message to your Parent-Teacher Association PTA, so that this important information is circulated prior to organizing ANY STUDENT EARTHDAY EXCURSIONS TO POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA

P U B L I C   S E R V I C E   A N N O U N C E M E N T

Parents of young children and pregnant women are warned of the dangers of DU (Depleted Uranium) and other military toxins at the Pohakuloa Training Area!

Please view the short video of Dr. Lorrin Pang, M.D., public health officer and retired Army Medical Corps explaining the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles (See As Dr. Pang explains, especially vulnerable are young children and pregnant women.

Allowing children in your care to attend programs at Pohakuloa, especially during live fire training, unnecessarily puts them at risk. Mahalo.

For more information, contact Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action, P.O. Box 489, Kurtistown, HI 96760. Tel. (808) 966-7622.



Below is a copy of a leaflet that will be offered to people before they enter PTA on April 20 along with a copy of the Public Service Announcement



On April 20, 2018 the military is inviting school children and the public to Pohakuloa for “Earth Day” activities.  Can you imagine greater hypocrisy?

      The 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) is contaminated with Depleted Uranium (DU), lead, and other military toxins from more than 70 years of military live-fire training. More than 14 million live-rounds are fired annually at PTA from a wide variety of weapon systems by all branches of the military. Even global strike B-52, B-1 and B-2 strategic bombers fly non stop from Louisiana, Missouri, and Guam to bomb Pohakuloa as practice for nuclear war.

      The inhalation of Depleted Uranium (DU) oxide dust particles are “the most deadly form of radiation.” This is according to Hawaii resident, Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, listed in the who’s who best doctors, and retired from the Army Medical Corp. If anyone inhails DU oxide particles those particles can remain in your body for decades causing a wide range of problems including cancer, and genetic damage to future generations. 

      Let’s be clear. DU metal on the ground at Pohakuloa does not pose a serious health threat. But if that metal has been hit with high explosives it burns and turns the metal into DU oxide dust particles which can be carried long distances in the wind.

     DU was first used by the military at Pohakuloa in the early 1960s fired into the 57,000-acre impact area. That impact area has been subjected to decades of high explosives firing ever since.

Are We Inhaling DU Oxide Dust?

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