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

July 31, 2012  

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... 

RIMPAC Protest and Invasive ‘Lily-Pads’

July 16, 2012  

Today Malu Aina organized a demonstration at Pohakuloa against the RIMPAC military exercises. Jim Albertini reports: Our group of about thirty set up along Saddle Rd. opposite the main gate and represented... 

The Great Pacific Shuffle – US Troops to Move from Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii, Australia

June 29, 2012  

Discussing the so-called Pacific ʻpivotʻ of U.S. policy, Cara Flores Mays (We Are Guahan), Terri Kekoʻolani and Kyle Kajihiro (both with Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice and DMZ-Hawaiʻi / Aloha ʻAina) were... 

Military rethinking location of Guam Marine base

May 8, 2012  

With the U.S. changing its distribution of troops moving from Okinawa, Hawai’i is expected to get up to 2700 Marines, while Guam will get less than originally projected.   USA Today Reported that... 

9000 Marines to move off Okinawa to Hawaiʻi, Guam, Australia, etc.

May 1, 2012  

As reported in the Washington Post, the Obama administration announced that the U.S. will move 9000 Marines off Okinawa to other locations in the Pacific. While this may have sidestepped a politically... 

U.S. military reductions in Okinawa adds up to more militarization of Hawai’i

February 22, 2012  

Despite much bellyaching from the Pentagon about having to go on a diet, President Obama himself stated, “Over the next 10 years, the growth in the defense budget will slow, but the fact of the... 

U.S. military’s Pacific ‘pivot’ and Okinawa drawdown unsettles the region

February 14, 2012  

After several weeks of speculation and anonymous ‘leaks’ about possible changes to the U.S.-Japan plan to relocate the Futenma Marine base to Henoko, Okinawa, government officials announced... 

Okinawa’s win may be Hawai’i's tragedy

February 2, 2012  

As Okinawans move closer to removing the oppressive presence of U.S. military bases from their island, the repercussions are already being felt across the Pacific. In November, President Obama announced... 

Okinawan Anti-Bases Delegation Makes An Impression in Washington, D.C.

January 30, 2012  

Even as Tokyo tried to force the Futenma base relocation plan on Okinawa in a desperate effort to salvage its unraveling deal with the U.S., a prominent delegation from Okinawa visited Washington, D.C.... 

Philippines lawyers union denounces possible U.S. military buildup

January 26, 2012  

A Philippines lawyers union denounced the possible increase of U.S. military forces and activities in the Philippines: National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers  Press Release January 27, 2012 NUPL on... 

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