Hawaii’s Red Hill Disaster: The Latest Episode in 200 Years of Colonialism
IN-DEPTH VIDEOS, 24 Jan 2022
7 Jan 2022
In November, a huge underground US Navy fuel storage facility at Red Hill near Honolulu burst, leaking 14,000 gallons of jet fuel, contaminating the water supply, poisoning scores of people and driving thousands of Hawaiian families from their homes. The state’s attorney general, David Day, remarked that the state had a “ticking time bomb” on its hands, and that further contamination of its precious water supply was all but inevitable. The tanks sit just feet above the island’s largest aquifer. This incident is merely the latest in a long list showing the American empire’s callous disregard for the civilian population of Hawaii, as it puts military needs before the people or the environment.
Joining Lowkey today are two Hawaiian activists, Ihilani Lasconia and Daniel Kauwila Mahi.
Ihilani is an artist, singer and organizer from Waimānalo.
Daniel is a musician, rapper and student from Honolulu.
Tags: Colonialism, Environment, Fossil fuels, Hawaii, Health, Pollution, Public Health, US Navy
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