Posts Categorized: Local Campaigns

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 »

Moana Nui 2013: Obama’s “Pacific Pivot” Destroys Environment, Democracy, Cultures

Press Release ANNOUNCING:  MOANA NUI #2 June 1-2, 2013 Martin Luther King Auditorium, Berkeley (“Moana Nui” is Polynesian for “Vast Ocean”) The peoples of the Pacific need help. It is no longer sufficient to speak merely of working to “protect local cultures” and “traditional economic practices.”  Local peoples are being rapidly overrun by the larger hegemonic battles… Read more »

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa! Where’s the Outrage?

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa! Where’s the Outrage? According to military documents up to 14.8 million live rounds are fired annually at the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), the largest military training area outside the U.S. PTA is located at 6,500 feet elevation in the center of the Hawaii Island. All branches of the U.S. military train… Read more »

Army seeks regulatory exemption for DU in Hawaiʻi as Hawaiʻi Doctors find uranium in people’s urine

Hawaiʻi island peace activists reported that elevated levels of uranium have been found in residents’ urine and demanded that the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health take more aggressive measures to investigate the cause of this contamination.  After falsely claiming that the Army had not used Depleted Uranium (DU) in Hawaiʻi, the Army now admits… Read more »

Poseidon jets may not be stationed in Hawaiʻi afterall, as other military budget cuts are proposed

It appears that the Navy is changing its mind about stationing 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay.  Why?  Besides saving money, it seems the base would be too crowded with the proposed stationing of Osprey and Apache aircraft and absorbing up to 3700 more Marines as part of the… Read more »

Protest the environmental and cultural destruction on Jeju Island! Vigil at the South Korean Consulate in Honolulu

Protest the environmental and cultural destruction on Jeju Island.  No Naval Base! In solidarity with the Gangjeong villagers in the movement to protect their island from a South Korean/U.S. naval base, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice is calling for a vigil at the South Korean Consulate of Honolulu Thursday, September 6, 2012 5:30 – 6:30 pm… Read more »

Watada lecture pre-event: “Environmental and Economic Impacts of Militarization in Hawaiʻi”

“Environmental and Economic Impacts of Militarization in Hawaiʻi” On September 7 from 6:30-8:00 in the Crossroads Sanctuary there will be a panel moderated by Renie Wong Lindley on the topic, “Environmental and Economic Impacts of Militarization in Hawai’i” with panelists Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina Learning Center, Sparky Rodrigues Malama Makua and Olelo, Steve Dinion,… Read more »

Legislators step in on military aircraft noise

As the Marine Corps proposes to expand in Hawaiʻi, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that even the military communities in Kailua and Kāneʻohe are already complaining about aircraft noise and safety.  William Cole writes “Legislators step in on military noise” (August 12, 2012): Resident complaints about noise from close-flying military planes and helicopters using the… Read more »

Ann Wright: Green-Washing War, Sinking Ships, Drones from Submarines — Largest International War Games around Hawaii

Ann Wright wrote an excellent article in Op Ed News on the RIMPAC exercises in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific “pivot” and protests from Okinawa to Pohakuloa: Green-Washing War, Sinking Ships, Drones from Submarines — Largest International War Games around Hawaii By Ann Wright  Reflecting the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia and the Pacific, the United States… Read more »