Protest RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii

Stop RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii!

     From June 27 until Aug.2, 2018 Some 26 nations (including Israel for the first time), 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are expected to participate in the biennial RIMPAC war games. RIMPAC includes the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) in the middle of Hawaii island. 

     Hawaii Island is undergoing tremendous trauma from Kilauea Volcano lava flows. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes, farms, and businesses.  We do not need to add to the trauma by RIMPAC  bombing of our island home.  We ask that the bombing be stopped immediately. 

     Mayor Harry Kim has said due to the Kilauea eruption “needs are greater than we’ve ever seen.” If the military wants to truly protect the people of Hawaii island, forgo RIMPAC 2018 and use the money for housing and other lava relief efforts.

If you would like to add your name to this statement for public release to the news media and government officials, please email U.S. President Donald Trump just cancelled U.S. South Korea joint military exercises and labeled them “provocative and expensive.” The same can be said about RIMPAC!


A peaceful protest of RIMPAC 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) main gate from 10AM-12 noon. A RIMPAC protest is also schedule on Oahu at Pearl Harbor at the same time and date. Please pass the word to others.

Community forums and additional protests of RIMPAC are being planned in Hilo and Kona. To get involved check out the website

For Peace, Justice and a Nuclear-Free Pacific & World

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