Yearly Archives: 2001

Empire or Not?

Ideas From the Right Empire or Not? A Quiet Debate Over U.S. Role The Washington Post By Thomas E. Ricks Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, August 21, 2001; Page A01 One in a series of occasional articles. People who label the United States “imperialist” usually mean it as an insult. But in recent years a… Read more »

Child prostitution in Wahiawa – driven by military demand?

Wednesday, June 20, 2001 3 teens caught in prostitution sting The youngest arrested is a 13-year-old girl from Wahiawa By Nelson Daranciang Donovan Dela Cruz was shocked to learn that three teenagers were arrested this weekend for prostitution in Wahiawa. “What is this world coming to? That’s disgusting,” said Dela Cruz, chairman of the… Read more »

Infamy Indeed

This author’s critical review of John Gregory Dunne’s 2001 New Yorker article “The American Raj: Pearl Harbor as Metaphor” is typical of apologists for American Empire.   Somehow the fact that the U.S. illegally invaded and occupied the independent Hawaiian Kingdom is excusable because the U.S. occupiers were not as brutal as the Japanese. Infamy… Read more »

Vieques Residents Alarmed by Depleted Uranium Reports

Published on Tuesday, January 30, 2001 by Inter Press Service Vieques Residents Alarmed by Depleted Uranium Reports by Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero Residents of the island-town of Vieques are alarmed and angered by the United States military’s use of depleted uranium (DU) ammunition in a firing range located next to a civilian area. Since 1941, Vieques has… Read more »