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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 sonar believed to be cause of multiple whale stranding in Guam

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KUAM news reports that on Monday, March 23, 2015 the Navy was conducting exercises using sonar, when three beaked whales beached themselves. The U.S. Navy is now confirming that the day three whales were beached in Southern Guam, sonar testing was in fact being conducted. But Joint Region Marianas is waiting for test results to… Read more »

Navy Wants to Bomb the Gulf of Alaska?!

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The Eyak Preservation Council, an organization formed in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, is dedicated to: grassroots environmental and social change organization dedicated to promoting sustainable communities and protecting and preserving wild salmon habitat and Indigenous culture in the ancestral Eyak homelands of the Prince William Sound and Copper River watersheds. They are now… Read more »

Camp Smith soldier suspect in murder-attempted suicide

According to the Honolulu Advertiser (“Man suspected in murder-attempted suicide was Camp Smith soldier”, November 2, 2013), the military confirmed that the soldier suspected of killing his 33 year-old wife from Singapore before turning the gun on himself was assigned to the Pacific Command Special Operations Command. The murder victim was Tara Insin, originally from Singapore…. Read more »

Army training burns 450 acres, Navy unexploded ordance

On October 10, Army training activity caused a brush fire that burned for 18 days and scorched more than 450 acres of the Waiʻanae mountains. The column of thick blackish brown smoke could be seen all the way from Honolulu.  In the Kona winds, the smoke blanketed the north shore for nearly a week. The news… Read more »

(Another) Bomb-like object found at Hapuna beach

  Photo: Hawaiʻi State Department of Land and Natural Resources Wreckage from the military use of Hawaiian land continues to surface. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported“Bomblike device recovered off Big Isle” (June 15, 2013): Army ordnance disposal experts removed a bomblike object Friday night that prompted the closure of part of Hapuna Beach State Park… Read more »