RIMPAC protest Strategy Meeting Monday, June 25, 2018; 6:00 p.m Kea’au Community Center

Please help pass the word to others and encourage others to participate. 

RIMPAC protest Strategy Meeting Monday, June 25, 2018; 6:00 p.m Keaau Community Center

Among items on agenda: 

1.  Protest at Pohakuloa over RIMPAC  bombing Sat., June 30th at PTA main gate

2.  Community forums Hilo and Kona on RIMPAC

3.  Possible protests at the Hilo & Kona airports over RIMPAC

4. Radiation monitoring around the island to raise awareness of contamination at PTA and continued live-fire spreading the radiation around the island.

5. Protest RIMPAC sign on statement (still not too late to add your name. (See below)




Below is a partial list of signers of a statement calling for Stopping RIMPAC Bombing of Hawaii.  On Saturday, June 30, 2018 protests from 10-12noon are being held on three islands — at Pearl Harbor on Oahu  (now postponed to July 7), at Pohakuloa on Hawaii Island, and on the island of Kauai. 

President Donald Trump, following his summit in Singapore with North Korean leader, Kim Jung Un, cancelled joint U.S. – South Korea military exercises. Trump said: “We will be saving a tremendous amount of money.  Plus, it is very provocative.”   Malu ‘Aina says the same can be said of RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific, now Indo-Pacific — the largest military command in the world based on Oahu).

  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 that includes bombing and shelling the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area 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.

Partial list of signers:

Isaac “Paka” Harp, Vice-President Hawaiian Patriotic League

Hanalei Fergerstrom, Kurtistown, Hawai’i

Kalama oka’aina Niheu

Joan Heller, lawai Hawaii

Kalikolehua Kanaele Sr., Keaau Hawaiian Kingdom

Jim Albertini

Ron Fujiyoshi

Danny Li

Donna Grabow

Wendy Salem

Kieba Blacklidge

Sarah Anderson

Suzanne Villeneuve, Kapa’au

Sherri Carden

Mike Walls

Sylvia Dolena, Pahoa

Julie Kailani Ranoa

Courtney Zajicek

Lorraine Ayers-Briel

Denice Manulani Griffith

Annette Julia Pearson Schmidt, Kihei, HI

Geoffrey Shaw

William Gilliam

Carmen Lyman

Sylvia Dolena, Pahoa, HI

Mike Walls

Randy Goff

Kathy Dorn

Dharmani Zelin

Teresa San Miguel, Kea’au, Hawaii

Sherri Carden

Suzanne Villeneuve, Kapa’au, HI

Sarah Anderson

Kieba Blacklidge

Jan Asch, Kapa’au, HI

Julie Kailani Ranoa

Michael Crawford, Tillamook Oregon

Josh Yang

Michael J. Moore

Bob Bogle

Gloria Baraquio

April K. Lee, Hawi, HI

Luella Nohea Crutcher

Mele Stokesberry, Organization:  Maui Peace Action

Shannon Rudolph

Fred E. Hofer

 Lindafaye Kroll

Wally Inglis


Gwen Kim

Eila Algood

Gary Harrold

Mary Marvin Porter

Jon Olsen, Jefferson, Maine

John Otranto

Chandell Asuncion

Patricia Blair, Kailua, Hawai’i

Nedi McKnight, Paʻauilo

Tom Holzer, Santa Fe, NM

Nancy Redfeather

Aerit Waters

Charlotte Flavin.  Pukalani, HI

Marta Barreras

Nancy Shearman

Jennifer Day, Maui

Courtney Zajicek, Pahoa, HI

Lauraine Ayers-Briel

Dr. Sylvia C Frain, Auckland Peace Action, Aetearoa

Denice Manulani Griffith

Lauraine Ayers-Briel. Haiku, HI

Viviane Lerner

Joan Lander