Merrie Monarch Parade and Pohakuloa lease

No Trust Army!

      The US military has turned Hawai’i Island into a massive Toxic Waste Dump, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation contamination. It’s called the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), or more accurately – The Pohakuloa Toxic Area. The area, in the center of the island, has been bombed and abused by all branches of the US military for more than 70 years. Everyone on the island lives downhill, downwind, and downstream from this PTA toxic stew located at 6500 feet elevation.

      Now the military is trying to get a renewal of a ($1 total for 65 years) lease from the State of Hawai’i for 23,000 acres to continue polluting and desecrating the ‘aina and adding to the toxic stew.  Bombing the ‘aina is the ultimate desecration.

      Say NO to any Army lease renewal. Call for — Stopping all bombing and live-fire munitions at PTA. Millions of live rounds are fired annually at PTA. Call for –- A comprehensive independent assessment of the toxic military mess at PTA — Clean Up of the existing military mess and guaranteed federal funding to do the job right, not only on the leased lands but all 133,000-acres of PTA, most of which were simply seized through presidential or governor’s executive orders. Return the lands to the rightful owners – the Kanaka Maoli Hawaiian people.

Things You can do:

1. Join the Aloha ‘Aina Marching Unit in The Hilo Merrie Monarch Parade. Meet at 9 AM Saturday, April 23, 2022, near the Kamehameha Statue. Dress in Green, Mauna attire, and bring your pu or pu ‘ohe, positive message of aloha aina signs, and participate in a unified expression of Kapu Aloha and Aloha ‘Aina. We will follow all PARADE GUIDELINES and any COVID protocols.

2. Attend and testify at one of two public meetings to voice opposition to any lease renewal of lands at Pohakuloa. The meetings are Monday, April 25 at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center 600 ʻImiloa Place, Hilo, and Tuesday, April 26 at Waimea District Park Ala Ohia Road, Waimea, HI.  Both meetings are 6-8 PM or as long as testimony is being given.

3. 1)  ONLINE:  (CLICK “Submit a Comment” Block) 2)  E-MAIL: 3)  PHONE: (808) 470-8884 (April 25-26, 2022 only during the public meetings) 4)  U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: ATLR PTA EIS Comments, P.O. Box 3444, Honolulu, HI 96801-3444 5) 

4. Link to all documents for the Draft EIS for PTA can be found here: Link to Draft EIS Volume I: Link to Draft EIS Volume II:

Aloha ‘Aina! – Stop Bombing Pohakluloa!

Military: Clean Up Your Mess! Return Stolen Lands!

End Illegal Occupation of Hawai’i!

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