Please speak out and tell elected officials to Cancel RIMPAC 2020 Military War Games

Aloha elected officials at County, State and the Federal level,

Please speak out to cancel RIMPAC 2020.   There is an article in The Honolulu Advertiser today, April 1, 2020) that RIMPAC 2020 is still going forward.  Below is a statement our organization has issued calling for a stop to RIMPAC 2020.  Add your voice.  Mahalo.

Jim Albertini of Malu Aina

The Statement below will be sent to all nations participating in RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific military exercises) 2020

Stop RIMPAC 2020 Bombing of Hawaii!

From late June until early Aug, every two years since the early 1970s other countries have come to Hawaii to join the U.S. military in conducting war games — bombing air, land and sea.  In 2018 more than 2 dozen countries — including some 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in RIMPAC.  The war games include the bombing and shelling of the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), located in the center of Hawaii island. We say — Enough already!  We say No to RIMPAC 2020.  We say Stop the Bombing of Pohakuloa and conducting war games in the air, on land, and the sea around Hawaii.  This is not Aloha and Malama Honua (taking care of the earth). Wage Peace Not War!  End the illegal U.S. military occupation of Hawaii that has been ongoing since 1893 when the U.S. Military assisted foreign business interests in the illegal overthrow of the lawful government of the independent nation of Hawaii.  Given the Covid 19 virus, military personnel arriving in Hawaii for RIMPAC 2020 will endanger residents of Hawaii — on some of the most isolated islands in the world.