Monthly Archives: December 2008

Hawai’i groups speak out against Israel’s attacks on Gaza

Today, the National Day of Action to support the people of Palestine there were demonstrations around the world expressing outrage at Israel’s attacks on Gaza, Palestine.  This afternoon at the Federal Building in Honolulu, more than a hundred people stretched out on Ala Moana Blvd to support the Palestinian peoples’ right to peace and self-determination… Read more »

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Management Plan Finalized – Military Exempted

The management plan for the Papahanaumokuakea (Northwestern Hawaiian Islands) National Marine Monument has just been released.   Although establishing the Monument designation was a major win for the movement, the processes and management structures for the Monument are turning out to be a problem that allows huge loopholes and creates obstructions for meaningful public involvement.  One… Read more »

Kaua’i Stands Up to Defend Hawaiian Land

Photo: Katy Rose, Breaking the Spell Protest a ‘solidarity action’ with O‘ahu rally By Michael Levine – The Garden Island Published: Saturday, December 27, 2008 1:10 AM HST A group of 25 to 30 activists lined both sides of Kuhio Highway in Lihu‘e yesterday afternoon, waving Hawaiian flags and holding signs voicing their displeasure with… Read more »

Why 2009 Could Eat Barack Obama Alive / interview / 2008 Why 2009 Could Eat Barack Obama Alive Political filmmaker Eugene Jarecki to idealists: Don’t you dare go MIA during the Obama presidency. Matteen Mokalla December 17, 2008 Award-winning filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s political documentaries-on topics like Henry Kissinger’s alleged war crimes in Asia, or the American military industrial complex-are often depressing… Read more »

New Book: The Bases of Empire

The Bases of Empire The Global Struggle against US Military Posts Catherine Lutz (Editor) December 2008 Abstract This book examines US military bases across the globe including those in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. It documents the massive political, economic and environmental impacts that these outposts have and studies the movements and campaigns against them…. Read more »

Mission Creep

Mother Jones devoted an entire issue to the many facets of the Empire of US military bases. They created an interactive map that shows US troop numbers through several decades. The main problem with the map is that it fails to provide information about the many small islands that “host” major military bases. Mission Creep… Read more »

Groups Protest Sale of Hawaiian Lands

On Friday, December 26, 2008, Kanaka Maoli and allies protested Governor Lingle’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court on the issue of whether the State can sell the Crown and Government Lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom, what is erroneously called “ceded land”.  Land is the central issue in Hawai’i.  The military’s massive presence in Hawai’i… Read more »

Stop Israel’s bombing of Gaza!

Action Alert from the Friends of Sabeel Honolulu: Friends, DEMONSTRATION TO PROTEST BOMBING AND SIEGE OF GAZA TUES, DEC 30, 4-6PM, PRINCE KUHIO FEDERAL BUILDING (ALONG ALA MOANA BLVD., NEAR EWA END We’re finally getting something organized for Tues, Dec 30, as part of a national and international day of protest against the recent bombings… Read more »

The Superferry Chronicles Book Launch Celebrations

The Superferry Chronicles – Book Launch Celebrations with authors Koohan Paik and Jerry Mander Monday, Jan 12, 2009 – Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i Island 6:30 p.m. – Kona Outdoor Circle, 76-6280 Kuakini Highway with Mayumi Oda, Dr. Lee Tepley, and Jeff Sacher. Contact Chelsea Haworth, 808-443-9984. Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 – Hilo, Hawai’i Island 6:00 p.m. –… Read more »

15th Malama Makua Vigil for Peace

Dr. Fred Dodge, Malama Makua sent an invitation to two activities at Makua on Saturday, December 27, 2008. …At 1:30 PM we’ll have an adopt a hwy litter pick-up. We should have enough help, but if anyone wants to help, feel free to join (can get a free T-shirt). Next, we’ll enjoy a potluck @… Read more »