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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 »

Nuclear sub fire in Maine reminder that Hawai’i had close calls in the past

As Ka’ala Farm begins to recuperate from the recent fire that started on Lualualei Naval Reservation, burned 1200 acres of Wai’anae shrubland, and destroyed irrigation pipe and the traditional hale pili (grass thatched structure), and as Hawai’i braces for the onslaught of RIMPAC, I was reminded of another fire May 23 that nearly destroyed a… Read more »

New F-22 rules leave Guard in holding pattern

In an earlier post, I reported on the lawsuit filed against Lockheed Martin, manufacturer of the F-22, by the widow of an F-22 pilot who died in a crash in Alaska in 2010.   As William Cole reports in today’s Honolulu Star Advertiser “New F-22 rules leave Guard in holding pattern” (May 16, 2012), the number… Read more »