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We are concerned...

residents and visitors, scientists and educators, parents and Protectors, lawyers and environmentalists all coming together to protect the island of Hawai'i, (Moku o Keawe). Pohakuloa is at the very heart of this island Paradise directly over a main aquifer at the base of the tallest mountain in the world measured from the sea floor.  The area is being relentlessly and inexcusably polluted and desecrated with DU, UXO and other military toxins since the 1940's with little accountability, possibly releasing DU Oxide, (the deadliest form of radiation if inhaled), into the air during every single live fire training exercise.  Not only is the Military refusing to clean up any of its previous messes, but it wants to expand, much to the detriment of the land, air, water, Hawaiian Spiritual Culture, all creatures and all people of this and every island in the chain as they are all interrelated.  We need your help.  

We can do this...Because we have to

It's time to get Involved!

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They said it was impossible to stop Military activity on Kaho'olawe for National Security reasons.  That was clearly untrue and after a decade of tireless work by committed Hawaiian people and their supporters, the bombing finally stopped.  It is equally true regarding Pohakuloa.  Kaho'olawe, known as "the Target Isle", is now uninhabitable, with a broken water table and unexploded ordinance all throughout the land and sea from over 50 years of bombing.  Help us to prevent the nickname of "The Big Island" changing to "The Bombed Island".  Inform yourself and others about what is going on.  Thank you for becoming a Peaceful Protector if you aren't already.   It's time.

Mahalo! (Thank You)

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Mahatma Gandhi once said "A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history".  This outdated story of reckless and unnecessary destruction is changing every time we voice the obvious alternative.   Mahalo for finding the courage to join those who have come to realize that we've run out of time. Mahalo to everyone from all over the world who has contributed in large and small ways to doing what is simply the right thing to do.  What is done to the land is in fact done to the people and Hawai'i is the 'Endangered Species Capitol of the world'...Enough is clearly enough. Mahalo for visiting and sharing this site.  Mahalo for helping Pohakuloa.   

Please join us April 18th

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Call to Action!!! Three ways to Protect Pōhakuloa! 

1.) Please share and ADD a photo of yourself and your loved ones with the same messages as below!
 Urge young people and off island Lahui to make their own signs and post  with their photos on social media!!  When you post add the hashtags
#protectpohakuloa #PTAShutdown #protectourkeiki #seeyouonthemauna

2.) Thurs, April 18, 2019 Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA).   Main Gate 9AM-1PM
 Protest “Experience PTA Day” events where the military has invited  school children to attend, despite KNOWN HEALTH RISKS.  We encourage  young folks, those who are hapai, or in ill health to post photos, make  calls and raise awareness and not risk their health at the 4/18 PTA Gate  Protest.
(Car pools 8AM from Hilo @Komohana & Saddle) 

 3. Contact the DOE and tell them to stop sanctioning students to go to  Pōhakuloa! If you have Keiki on Moku on Keawe, please call their school  today and ask if they are sponsoring a trip to “Experience Pōhakuloa” on  April 18th. Even if your keiki didn’t bring home a permission slip,  another class could be going. Please read the shared post for talking  points on why their school schools not be going. 

AT THE VERY  LEAST, all school permission slips need to include that their children  will be exposed to Depleted Uranium Oxide, known to cause cancer and a  link explaining the health dangers (link below). Most parents just  aren’t aware, and schools have a responsibility provide this crucial  information, otherwise they are complicit in risking children’s lives.

 Please view the short video of Dr. Lorrin Pang, M.D., public health  officer and retired Army Medical Corps explaining the health dangers of  inhaling DU oxide dust particles
(See
https://vimeo.com/19153948).

Known DOE officials who are supporting school-Pōhakuloa relationships
Chad Farias. Phone: 808-982- 4719.
Email: Chad_Farias@hawaiidoe.org 

Art Souza: Phone: 808-982-4719
Email: art_souza@hawaiidoe.org

For more information about what to say to the DOE reps, visit Malu-Aina.org 

 On Thursday, April 18, 2019 the 133,000-acre military Pohakuloa  Training Area (PTA) is hosting an “Experience Pohakuloa Day” event at  the base from 9AM till 1PM. School children, parents and people from the  community are being invited on base. It should be noted that Pohakuloa  is a hazardous toxic waste dump from more than 75 years of live-fire  training of weapons by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. More than  14 million live-rounds are fired annually at Pohakuloa. Depleted Uranium  (DU) radiation rounds have been used at PTA.

Please view the  short video of Dr. Lorrin Pang, M.D., public health officer and retired  Army Medical Corps explaining the health dangers of inhaling DU oxide  dust particles
(See
https://vimeo.com/19153948).

Allowing children in your care to attend programs at Pohakuloa unnecessarily puts them at risk.


Hawaii is NOT for war training...WE LIVE HERE!!!

Here's how the Military is inviting the public to celebrate this year's Earth Day...

Please do not let your children go to PTA...

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The health dangers of inhaling DU oxide dust particles are well documented and can be deadly.  View Dr. Lorrin Pang's video below about these dangers and share the information!  Be well!

Join our social networks to stop the bombing!

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If you can't be present for the Protest on April 18th, make a sign, take your picture and share it with us on Facebook and other platforms.  

A song written after PTA's Earthday Celebration 2017'

Hawaii’s Dr. Lorrin Pang - Depleted Uranium

"Continued Bombing, Polluting and Desecrating the Hawaiian Islands is Illegal, inhumane, astronomically expensive, reckless, unnecessary and amoral"

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Education is everything

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Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)

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