Monthly Archives: January 2009

Ku I Ka Pono 2009 on Making Waves

The Making Waves episode featuring the Ku I Ka Pono march, January 17, 2008 will air on ‘Olelo Channel 53, Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 8:30pm and will stream on ‘  The longer version of the program can be viewed at the following link:

Vieques underwater ordnance leaking carcinogenic toxins

The study cited below looked at contamination from deteriorating underwater munitions in the sea around Vieques, Puerto Rico.  There are also thousands of tons of unexploded munitions, including chemical weapons, in the waters surrounding Hawai’i.  James Porter, the researcher from the University of Georgia, will be presenting his findings at an international conference on underwater… Read more »

Army must let Kanaka Maoli indentify priority clean up sites

Army Must Let Hawaiians Select Sites for Explosives Removal HONOLULU, Hawaii, January 27, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Army must “provide meaningful opportunities” for the people of west Oahu to “participate in identifying and prioritizing” cultural sites to be cleared of explosives on a military reservation in a valley sacred to the Hawaiian people, a… Read more »

Gitmo in the Pacifik?

CNMI can host Gitmo detainees Wednesday, 28 January 2009 00:00 By Emmanuel T. Erediano – Variety News Staff DUE to the bad economy, the commonwealth cannot afford to be too choosy about opportunities that knock on its door – even if it means becoming the “new Guantanamo Bay.” Rep. Ray N. Yumul, R-Saipan and an… Read more »

Save the Economy by Cutting the Defense Budget

Why the Pentagon is Not a Jobs Engine Save the Economy by Cutting the Defense Budget By WINSLOW T. WHEELER As the economic news darkens in the United States, the ideas for stimulating new jobs get worse. A sure-fire way to advance deeper into recession is now being spread around: spend even more on… Read more »

Clarifying misperceptions about the Superferry Clarifying misperceptions about the Superferry By Andrea Brower, George Inouye, Noelani Rogers and Ed Coll Published: Monday, January 26, 2009 3:09 AM HST Hawai‘i Superferry has been debated in Hawai‘i ever since the newly elected Gov. Lingle assigned her chief of staff, Bob Awana, to personally consult and expedite the HSF project back in… Read more »

‘Tragedy Assistance’ or Ending the Tragedy?

Near the end of this article it mentions the suicide of Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Stagner, who suffered from PTSD and was about to redeploy to on his fourth tour to Iraq. Very sad.  I didn’t know Brandon, but I know some of his family.  His father Ishmael Stagner is a respected kupuna in… Read more »

Katharine Moon: Military Prostitution and the U.S. Military in Asia

Japan Focus Military Prostitution and the U.S. Military in Asia Katharine H.S. Moon Where there are soldiers, there are women who exist for them. This is practically a cliché. History is filled with examples of women as war booty and “camp followers,” their bodies being used for service labor of various kinds, including sex. Contrary… Read more »

“2009 International Conference against the Asia Pacific Missile Defense and for the End of Arms Race”

Updated Program as of: April 11, 2009 International Conference against the Asia Pacific Missile Defense and for the End of Arms Race Seoul Women’s Plaza, Seoul, South Korea, April 16-18, 2009 Daily Events and Programs (1). April 16, 2009 (Thursday): Field Trip to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and Getting Acquainted (Consecutive Interpretation) 08:00-09:00: Breakfast, Seoul… Read more »

Report shows gap in Army’s 2008 recruitment quantity and quality goals

January 21, 2009 Contact: Suzanne Smith, Research Director 413.320.8530 (cell), Jo Comerford, Executive Director 413.559.1649 (cell) On the heels of the U.S. Army’s announced goal of 65,000 additional recruits National Priorities Project (NPP) finds significant gap in Army’s 2008 quantity and quality goals Online Tool Allows the Public to Analyze Army Data by State,… Read more »