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I ka wā ma mua, ka wā ma hope: Exploring Pearl Harbor’s present pasts

December 8, 2011  

Here’s an article I wrote for the Hawaii Independent reflecting on a recent school excursion to Ke Awalau o Pu’uloa / Pearl Harbor, and contemporary meanings of Pearl Harbor as national myth: I... 

Teaching Children War

November 16, 2011  

Jon Letman describes how militarism has seeped into our society and culture, event the “Scholastic News” that his second grade son brings home from school.  He asks profound questions about... 

Kulani prison may reopen

August 8, 2011  

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports that the state is considering reopening the Kulani prison, which was closed and converted into a military school.  Advocates of prison reform have called for the reopening... 

Kulani saved? Possible win for environmental, peace and justice advocates!

June 24, 2011  

CORRECTION:  I was originally informed that the resolution passed by the Hawai’i State Senate effectively reversed the reset aside of Kulani Prison to the Hawaii National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program. ... 

Demilitarization as Rehumanization

April 19, 2011  

In an article in Left Turn magazine, Clare Bayard has beautifully reframed the issues for the peace / anti-war movement.  Demilitarization is about challenging the infrastructure and ideology that make... 

Interim Director of Department of Public Safety wants to reopen Kulani Prison and recind transfer of the facility to the National Guard

January 19, 2011  

After a string of murders, rapes and other abuses involving Hawai’i inmates in private prisons in the continental U.S. and a critical audit by the state auditor, Jodie Maesaki-Hirata, interim director... 

Before You Enlist (2011)

January 14, 2011  

Straight talk from soldiers, veterans and their family members tells what is missing from the sales pitches presented by recruiters and the military’s marketing efforts.  Read More →

Lingle attempts to “Superferry” the Kulani prison transfer

November 5, 2010  

Yesterday Governor Lingle was on hand to dedicate the new Youth ChalleNGe facility at the former Kulani prison site on Hawai’i island. This was reported in the Honolulu Star Advertiser and Hawaii... 

DREAM or Nightmare?

November 1, 2010  

There is a growing movement to oppose the military recruitment provisions of the so-called DREAM Act. Pablo Paredes, a GI war resister who visited Hawai’i and spoke with students, writes a blog A... 

Use of former prison draws group’s protest

October 11, 2010  

Source: http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20101009_use_of_former_prison_draws_groups_protest.html Use of former prison draws group’s protest By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 09, 2010 A... 

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