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RIMPAC 2016 public forums and film in Hilo and Kona

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MEDIA RELEASE

(Speakers to include: Dr. Lorrin Pang, MD, Terry Lilley, Marine Biologist, Isaac “Paka” Harp, Lindafaye Kroll, Jim Albertini, Lakea Trask, Kumu Pua Case and Kalani Flores, and a speaker from the Lawful Hawaiian Government (list still in formation)

Stop Bombing Hawaii

For People, Plants and Animals – For the love of the ‘aina, and the moana
Showing of the 14 min. film: “Pohakuloa: Now that you know…”

Hilo – Thursday, June 30th from 5-8PM at UH Hilo, STB 108 off Lanikaula St. on UHH campus

Kona – Thursday, July 7th 6:30-8:30PM at the County Council, Chambers West Hawaii Civic Center

Twenty-six nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific military war on the earth –air, land and sea (RIMPAC 2016) scheduled, June 30 – Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and southern California.

The Range Control office at the military 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) located in the center of Hawaii Island PTA has confirmed that Pohakuloa will be a target of live -fire for ground forces and aircraft participating in RIMPAC 2016.

Pohakuloa has been used as a bombing and live-fire site for more than 50 years. It is contaminated with a wide range of military toxins, including Depleted Uranium (DU) radiation. Continued bombing risks spreading the contamination downwind, endangering the lives of troops training there and residents and visitors alike . DU is particularly dangerous when small particles are inhaled and can cause cancer, birth defects and genetic damage. (Google 14 min. video: “Pohakuloa– Now that you know…”)

Po-haku-loa is translated to mean: “The Land of the night of Long Prayer. Pohakuloa is known as the sacred heavenly realm of unity between the three great mountains –Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. To bomb Pohakuloa is considered desecration and sacrilegious to Hawaii’s native people – the Kanaka Maoli, and a continuation of the illegal U.S. military occupation of the nation of Hawaii.

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