Monthly Archives: November 2008

Department of Defense seeks to better manage Kanaka Maoli

Source: The kanaka protocols OHA and the Defense department are finding ways to work together. Not everyone approves. Adrienne LaFrance Nov 26, 2008 | Bookmark and Share It was just two years ago that a senior official at the Department of Defense started asking questions about what protocol his department-or any military installation-should follow… Read more »

Breaking the Spell

Katy Rose, a fantastic organizer from Kaua’i posted a great article on her blog “Breaking the Spell” about a recent visit to O’ahu where she came out to support the Kahana valley residents resisting eviction and visited with Wai’anae residents who are dealing with an onslaught of environmental injustices.

Government pays family $800,000 over Tripler suicide

November 5, 2008 Government pays family $800,000 over Tripler suicide Advertiser Staff The federal government has paid $800,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a suicidal Air Force veteran who jumped to his death from Tripler Army Medical Center after his pleas to be admitted went unheeded, the family’s attorney said today…. Read more »

One in seven female soldiers sexually harassed or assaulted,0,7238888.story Sexual abuse rates of deployed female soldiers detailed in study One in seven asked by the VA said they had been harassed or assaulted during their military service. They are more likely to suffer from PTSD and substance abuse than others. By Thomas H. Maugh II October 28, 2008 One in seven female soldiers… Read more »

Kaneohe Marine arrested for burglary, auto theft

Posted at 11:27 p.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Kaneohe Marine accused of burglary, auto theft Advertiser Staff A 19-year-old Marine based at Kane’ohe was charged yesterday with multiple offenses stemming from an alleged burglary early Sunday in Kaka’ako. Joseph Striegel was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal property damage, auto theft, leaving the scene of… Read more »

100 attend hearing on Army’s Makua use

100 attend hearing on Army’s Makua use By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 07, 2008 Thirteen-year-old Kauhi Maunakea-Forth says the Army’s live-fire training is “kind of like sad that they’re doing that to our land” because of cultural sites at Makua Valley. MORE PUBLIC MEETINGS Other public meetings on the Army’s supplemental environmental… Read more »

McCain Picks Tailhook Sexual Harassment Scandal Vet To Oversee Transition

John Lehman, owner and president of Hawaii Superferry, neocon affiliate of the Project for the New American Century, participated in Tailhook sex assault scandal while Sec. of Navy under Reagan. >><< McCain Picks Tailhook Sexual Harassment Scandal Vet To Oversee Transition On October 29, 1991, Senator John McCain went to the floor of the… Read more »

Militarization of UH: New Homeland Security Center

Interesting note: The press release mentions Jay Cohen, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dept of Homeland Security, as a key official behind this CIMES. He’s a retired admiral who headed up the Office of Naval Research during the development of the Project Kai’e’e / UARC scandal. He nominated UH to become a UARC and… Read more »

The Murder of Military Women Continues

This is an important article by Hawai’i’s own Ann Wright.  The violence against women in the military and in military households is epidemic and shocking in its brutality.  Are military and public officials asking themselves why? Published on Monday, October 6, 2008 by ‘My Daughter’s Dream Became a Nightmare': The Murder of Military Women… Read more »

Military seeks input on Hawaiian matters

November 16, 2008 Military seeks input on Hawaiian matters Meetings set for draft consultation plan on 4 islands this week Advertiser Staff Meetings are scheduled to begin this week across the state to seek comment from the Hawaiian community on the draft U.S. Department of Defense Hawaiian Consultation Protocol. When finalized, this draft document will… Read more »