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Pagan: “We love our island. We don’t want to give it up. This proposal is going to turn it into a wasteland.”

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    “We love our island. We don’t want to give it up,” says Jerome Aldan, the mayor of the Northern Mariana Islands. “This proposal is going to turn it into a wasteland.” (David Cloud, Los Angeles Times) The Navy’s plan to conduct live fire training on Tinian and Pagan islands in the Commonwealth of… Read more »

Turbulence and Zombie Militarism: When a deadly aircraft crash is just a “hard landing”

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  Photo: Ken Quinata/KHON Planet Earth seems to be experiencing a period of geophysical turbulence. Molten magma on the move. Earthquake clusters near the crater of Kilauea. The lava lake of Halemaʻumaʻu exploding and overflowing its banks, then subsiding. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions at tectonic hotspots around the worlds including Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Japan, and the… Read more »

Navy sailor, 21 dies in fall from Pali Notches hiking trail

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported: A hiker who fell to his death off the Pali Notches trail on Sunday has been identified as Navy sailor Johnathan McNeeley, 21. McNeeley, a native of Lake Wales, Fla., was assigned to the USS John Paul Jones, based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

UH President Greenwood renews the UARC contract without public review or input

Exemplifying the secrecy and lack of accountability of the University of Hawaiʻi administration, outgoing President M.R.C. Greenwood renewed the Navy sponsored Applied Research Laboratory – UH (ARL-UH), also known as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC), without public review or input.  When the Board of Regents initially approved the UARC in 2008, one condition was that the… Read more »

Stop the secret renewal of UH classified naval research center!

The University of Hawaiʻi is poised to renew a contract with the Navy to operate a controversial Navy sponsored University of Hawaiʻi Applied Research Laboratory, otherwise known as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The UARC was approved in 2008 despite fierce opposition and a civil disobedience campaign that culminated in a week-long occupation of the… Read more »

World Conservation Congress convenes in Jeju amid protests, deportations, and repression, while the state of Hawaiʻi aims to host the event in 2016

There has been a raging political struggle between the villagers of Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea and the Korean government over the construction of a naval base that is destroying pristine coast line, sacred sites and cultural treasures.  The conflict has intensified with the World Conservation Congress taking place this week in Jeju… Read more »

Military “pivot” in the Pacific, “Shadow wars” in Africa, “Lily Pads” and Drones

Last year, U.S. Congress required that a study of the basing options be done before any further funding for the Guam military buildup would be authorized.  The Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS] was hired to produce the study.  They released their findings this week. The Pacific News Center reported “Unclassified Portions of CSIS Report… Read more »

We appeal to you to Join an International Action Week For No Naval Base

Appeal to International Society We appeal to you to Join an International Action Week For No Naval Base 2-9 September 2012 We appeal to the people of the world who are opposing warfare and are concerned with making the world peaceful and sustainable community. Please take part in an International Solidarity Action (2-9 September 2012)… Read more »

Korean groups statement about Jeju to IUCN and World Conservation Congress

http://cafe.daum.net/peacekj/I51g/391 July 10, 2012 Statement to the IUCN and the World Conservation Congress We, civic environmental groups in South Korea, denounce the IUCN and the World Conservation Congress that have overlooked and misrepresented environmental and social conflicts in South Korea  1. In September 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will organize the World… Read more »