Cancel RIMPAC 2020! Stop Bombing Hawaii!

For Public release April 2 , 2020 

Hawaii public elected officials: please speak out to Cancel RIMPAC 2020

further contact : Jim Albertini Malu ‘Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Ola’a (Kurtistown) Hawai’i 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 Email Visit us on the web at

Cancel RIMPAC 2020!  Stop Bombing 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.

Signers: Ku Kahakalau, Ph.D., Nālei Kahakalau, Samson Poomaihealani, Kaleihau Kamauu, Ronald Fujiyoshi, Danny H.C. Li, Malie Sellers, Steven Krown, Donna Grabow, Wally Inglis, Luigi Cocoquio, Shannon Rudolph, Mele Stokesberry, Maui Peace Action, Carol J. Murry DrPH, Jon Olsen, Jim Albertini, Lindafaye Kroll RN, Mike Ruggles,  (list still in formation)

Statement will be emailed to Hawaii Federal, State and County elected officials and the Embassies of RIMPAC participating countries

People are encouraged to send their own message to public officials, or copy this one, and add your name. Mahalo.

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To send to the Governor and members of Congress, you need to google them individually for contact info.

Here are the email addresses of RIMPAC 2018 participating Country Embassies if you want to send any or all of them a message: