Monthly Archives: February 2009

UH begins search for chemical weapons dumped at sea

Starbulletin.com Depth Chargers The University of Hawaii will search the sea for chemical weapons dumped in 1944 By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 25, 2009 The University of Hawaii’s two submersibles will spend 15 days beginning Monday filming and taking water and sediment samples south of Pearl Harbor as part of an… Read more »

Air Force Sergeant killed in motorcycle crash

H-1 Motorcycle Crash Victim Identified Examiner Says Air Force Sgt. Died Of Multiple Trauma Injuries POSTED: 5:56 pm HST February 24, 2009 UPDATED: 6:11 pm HST February 24, 2009 HONOLULU — The man killed in Sunday’s deadly motorcycle crash on the H-1 Freeway has been identified as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. The… Read more »

Maui torch march reaches Makena

http://www.kpoa.com/documents/local_news. Group finds fellowship, scary traffic Around-island Hawaiian marchers make progress By KEKOA ENOMOTO, Staff Writer POSTED: February 24, 2009 Article Photos MAHINA MARTIN photo Taro farmer Oliver Dukelow of Kahakuloa leads a group of marchers through his moku, or district, on Saturday. MAKENA – The kaapuni, or circle-island torch march, that started at midnight… Read more »

Protest state of Hawai’i’s bid to extinguish Kanaka Maoli land claims

Aloha kakou: This is a very busy week, with events being organized throughout Hawaii and the US in opposition to the state’s attempt to negate Hawaiian claims to our national lands. Here’s a current list of activities that are being planned. Please participate, and at a minimum, fly a Hawaiian flag. For up to date… Read more »

U.S. Military Base In Vicenza Gets Final Approval

http://www.countercurrents.org/westbrook230109.htm U.S. Military Base In Vicenza Gets Final Approval By Stephanie Westbrook 23 February, 2009 Countercurrents.org At a press conference on Friday, February 20, Italian Special Commissioner Paola Costa and U.S. Consul General from Milan, Daniel Weygandt, announced final approval for a new U.S. military base in Vicenza, Italy. The project, approved by a joint… Read more »

Celebrate International Women’s Day

Celebrate Resistance and Internationalism International Women’s Day Sunday, March 8 4pm Revolution Books Short testimonies Poetry and music Followed by supper Celebrate our solidarity with revolutionary women around the world who are fighting against the oppression of women and the emancipation of all of humanity. On March 8 we will hear testimonies from women from… Read more »

CUMULATIVE IMPACTS: DEATH KNELL FOR COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

This is an important article from Rachel’s Democracy and Health News discussing the impossibility of continuing to make economic decisions based on risk assessment and cost-benefit analysis.  Cumulative impacts on the environment have brought the planet to the brink of irreversible ecological collapse.  But policy makers continue to ignore cumulative impacts analysis and precautionary principle… Read more »

Stranded Navy ship severely damaged coral reef

The two Navy photos below show the damage to the USS Port Royal. In the first photo, the sonar dome is ripped open and scrapes mar the new high tech anti-fouling blue paint.  The bottom photo shows where propeller blades were sheared off. In the following photograph by Floyd Morris for the Honolulu Star Bulletin,… Read more »

Grounded Navy ship damaged Hawaii coral reef

HonoluluAdvertiser.com February 20, 2009 Grounded Navy ship damaged Hawaii coral reef DLNR can seek fines for harm caused by warship’s grounding By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The state for the first time yesterday confirmed there was significant damage to coral reef caused by the 3 1/2-day grounding of the guided missile cruiser USS Port… Read more »

Bellows Landfill cleaned up?

Waimanalo community leaders invite supporters to attend the ceremony for the blessing of the fishpond: Saturday, February 21, 2009, Meet up at 8:45 am at the Jack in the Box in Waimanalo. Then proceed to the Bellows gate.  Hawaiian flags and signs encouraged.  Bring cameras.  Urge the return of the fishpond to Kanaka Maoli. Contact:… Read more »