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Talk by 3 Indigenous South Pacific Islanders on effects of Military in their region
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 05:00pm
On Sunday the 17th, indigenous women from three islands in the South Pacific will speak and lead a discussion on the U.S. militarization of the South Pacific and its effects on these areas. This is particularly apropos to our situation here in the Salish Sea area, where we have the 3rd largest nuclear presence in the world, and where sound blasting in the ocean, and noise and pollution from growler jet training, are impacting our quality of life, agriculture, wildlife, and livelihoods. 
 
The speakers are: Tina Grandinetti, an indigenous Okinawan and PhD candidate in Geography at RMIT University in Australia; Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo, an indigenous Chamoru from Guam and PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Hawai’i-Manoa; and Ruth Aloua, a Kanaka Maoli from Hawai’i, and represents Malu ‘Āina Center for Nonviolent Education and Action.
The military presence in the South Pacific prevents  Indigenous peoples from exercising self-determination.
 
Military bases occupy about a quarter of the islands’ most valuable land, and make the islands vulnerable to toxic and radioactive contamination, damage from test bombing, jet crashes, unexploded ordnance, desecration of burials and other Indigenous sacred sites, potential foreign attack, and high social costs such as homelessness and sexual assault.  
 
This event is part of a tour. Their website is at https://sites.evergreen.edu/oceaniarising/  
 
Location Port Townsend Area, Port Townsend, WA, 98368
The event will be at a large private home in Port Townsend, Feb. 17th at 5 PM. Please  email larry@larry morrell .com  and you will be given the address and directions.
Contact  larry@larry morrell.com 
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