RIMPAC 2014 Panel Discussion

SUBHEAD: Environmental destruction, political fallout and Pacific rim economic implications will be analyzed.

By Kip Goodwin on 31 May 2014 for Oceans 4 Peace -

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Preparing for War: RIMPAC 2014 Teach-in and Film

Saturday June 7th, 6:00pm

Lihue Neighborhood Center
3353 Eono Street, Lihue

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Kaua`i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice
Kohola Leo
Sierra Club
Surfrider Foundation

Beginning in late May, for five weeks, more than 40 warships plus submarines and warplanes from 23 countries will mass just off Kaua`i's northwest shore. It is the biannual Rim of the Pacific war preparation exercise, or RIMPAC 2014.

At 6:00pm there will be a showing of the 15 minute documentary film "Paradise Lost".
Marshall Islander Lijon Eknilang was 8 years old when the U.S. dropped its biggest and dirtiest H-Bomb on Bikini Atoll (1000 times more powerful than Hiroshima). Even while suffering multiple radiation induced disorders, Lijon dedicated her life to educating the world community about the inherent dangers of nuclear weapons.

Video above: "Paradise Lost" a 15 minute ABC-TV video on the US Navy and its hand in the destruction of the Marshall Islands. From (http://youtu.be/pN3IP8bLJRI).

Environmental destruction, international political fallout and Pacific rim economic implications will be analyzed by a three member panel, with audience participation after. The three panelists and their topics:

Juan Wilson: Will speak on recent destructive activities of RIMPAC on and near Hawaiian Islands. 
He is architect and on Executive Committee of the Sierra Club Kauai Group. He is publisher of IslandBreath.org - an advocacy group for peace, environment, and sustainability.

Koohan Paik: Will Speak on the US military's destructive strategies reaching throughout the Pacific.
She is the Campaign Director for International Forum on Globalization and co-author of The SuperFerry Chronicles; "The Pentagon's 'Pacific Pivot', an Environmental Holocaust".

Katherine Muzik Ph.D: Will speak on military sonar and destruction it causes to ocean creatures.
 She is a marine biologist studying military effects on octocorals. Also director of Kulu Wai (water drop) Children's Education Institute, "Military Soundblasting's Effects on Wildlife".

Video above: "RIMPAC IMPACT" a short review of recent land and sea military operations in Hawaii during RIMPAC exercises as well as Operation Dominic on Johnston Atoll 700 mikes from Hawaii. Compiled by Juan Wilson. From (http://youtu.be/NLZx9fg7Gvg). 

See also:
Ea O Ka Aina: RIMPAC Panel Discussion 6/2/14 
Ea O Ka Aina: RIMPAC Then and Now 5/16/14
Ea O Ka Aina: Earthday TPP Fukushima RIMPAC 4/22/14
Ea  O Ka Aina: An Ugly Dance  - The Asian Pivot 12/5/13
Ea O Ka Aina: End RIMPAC destruction of Pacific 11/1/13
Ea O Ka Aina: Sleepwalking through destruction 7/16/12
Ea O Ka Aina: Military schmoozes Guam & Hawaii 3/17/11
Ea O Ka Aina: Pacific Resistance to U.S. Military 5/24/10
Ea O Ka Aina: Shift in Pacific Power Balance 8/5/10
Ea O Ka Aina: RIMPAC to Return in 2010 5/2/10 
Ea O Ka Aina: Living at the Tip of the Spear 4/5/10
Ea O Ka Aina: Guam Land Grab 11/30/09
Ea O Ka Aina: Guam as a modern Bikini Atoll 12/25/09
Ea O Ka Aina: GUAM - Another Strategic Island 11/8/09
Ea O Ka Aina: Diego Garcia - Another stolen island 11/6/09
Ea O Ka Aina: DARPA & Super-Cavitation on Kauai 3/24/09
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2008 - Navy fired up in Hawaii 7/2/08
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2008 uses destructive sonar 4/22/08
Island Breath: Navy Plans for the Pacific 9/3/07
Island Breath: Judge restricts sonar off California 08/07/07
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2006 sonar use feared 5/23/06
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2006 sonar compromise 7/9/06
Island Breath: RIMPAC 2004 Strands whales in Hanlei 09/02/04 
Island Breath: PMRF Land Grab 6/5/04 

1 comment :

  1. I like this event of RIMPAC as its the world’s biggest multinational maritime exercise, will be held from 26 June to 1 August in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands. The event will involve 23 nations, 48 surface vessels, six submarines, over 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel