The following message was sent by Frankie Stapleton:
Tomorrow’s the big day for the Hands Across The Sand demo showing support for our planet Earth and her oceans and creatures. East Hawaii’s site for the joining of hands to say NO to oil drilling, YES to clean energy is Hilo Bayfront at 7:30 in the MORNING. It’s a short demo, pau by 8:15 a.m. This event has gone international; following the sun, it will start in New Zealand and end on Kauai. Most of the demos are gonna take place at noon; we’re starting early here because the beach was already committed to Moku O Hawaii’s Outrigger Canoe Regatta. The paddlers are going to join us in this physical display of those who want to show the multinational corporations and governmental leaders that enough already with oil drilling; let’s get some real action behind the lip service they give to clean energy sources! Because this addiction to fossil fuels was NOT the work of the world’s populace; it’s what corporations, with government support, has foisted upon us! Even to the point of conducting endless wars to secure it.
Hilo will be the first of 13 sites across the state hosting this one-day, 15-minute event. Noontime demonstrations will take place at Hapuna Beach and at Keauhou on the west side of the island. On Oahu, the Sierra Club will even be staging a mock oil spill on Waikiki Beach as part of the demonstration there. Internationally, Australia, India, Korea, Japan, South Africa, parts of Europe, Greenland and Canada are joining hands to show support and there will also be a line in front of the White House in Washington D.C.
Please join one of the demonstrations if you are of the mind to be part of the human barricade against oil on our beaches! Aloha and malama pono.