Posts Categorized: Bellows

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 »

Man dies from heart attack playing ‘paintball’ at Bellows Air Force Station

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: A 25-year-old man participating in a “paintball exercise” at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo collapsed in cardiac arrest Saturday afternoon and later died at a hospital, police said. There were no apparent signs of foul play, police said. The case is being handled by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service,… Read more »

Pentagon Takes Aim at Asia-Pacific, and deploys mercenary social scientists

Recently, versions of the same op ed piece appeared in both Guam and Hawai’i newspapers by James A. Kent and and Eric Casino.  Kent describes himself as “an analyst of geographic-focused social and economic development in Pacific Rim countries; he is president of the JKA Group (www.jkagroup.com).”  Eric Casino is “a social anthropologist and freelance… Read more »

Waimanalo wants Air Force to return Bellows land

Board asked to seek Bellows land A proposed resolution claims the Air Force no longer needs 400 acres and should give it up By Kaylee Noborikawa POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 12, 2009 Some Waimanalo residents are calling for the U.S. Air Force to return about 400 acres from Bellows Air Force Station because the… Read more »

Waimanalo Wants Bellows Back

I liked this post by Kehau Watson on the community struggle to reclaim Waimanalo from military control and abuse. Waimanalo Wants Bellows Back July 9th, 2009 by Trisha Kehaulani Watson I’ve never written about the same topic twice, until now. My first blog on Bellows last week provoked a number of colorful responses on the… Read more »

Demonstration against Military Occupation of Waimanalo

Please support this action by the Waimanalo residents to resist the military build up in their c0mmunity. On 6/18/09 8:05 AM, “iwalani keliihoomalu” <keliihoomalu@hotmail.com> wrote: Aloha, We are organizing a peaceful demonstration of protest. We the positive re-action along with other soverign groups will be coming together to take a stand. We will be excercising… Read more »

Military threatening permanent closure of Bellows

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Marines close Bellows for June Illegal activities cited, but some say military seeks permanent ban By Eloise Aguiar Advertiser Staff Writer The Marine Corps said yesterday it is temporarily closing weekend public beach access at Bellows Air Force Station to curtail illegal activities, but residents contend the military is trying to… Read more »

Marines to close Bellows beach until July

Bellows beach closure plan upsets neighbors By Gary T. Kubota POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 02, 2009 The Marine Corps has decided to close its beaches at Bellows Air Force Station to the public starting this weekend and through June due to what it called “persistent unsafe and environmentally destructive activities.” But at least a… Read more »

Appeal to Protect Waimanalo

From: Ryan Kalama Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 11:15 PM Subject: Waimanalo needs your Kokua Aloha Kakou; “WE THE KAILUA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB, HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF WAIMANALO AND THE COMMUNITY NEEDS EVERYONE’S HELP TO SAVE WAIMANALO AND TO GET BACK THEIR LAND” Waimanalo and Kailua have been having our hands full dealing with Bellows… Read more »

Dumping of contaminated military waste discussed by Nanakuli-Ma’ili Neighborhood Board

Posted on: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Neighborhood Board to discuss landfill tonight Advertiser Staff The Nanakuli-Ma’ili Neighborhood Board will discuss the dumping of contaminated waste by the military at the PVT Landfill at its meeting from 7 to 9 to-night at Nanaikapono Elementary School. Representatives from the Air Force, U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono’s office, PVT… Read more »