Monthly Archives: March 2009

US sends warships to monitor North Korea missile test

As North Korea prepares to launch a satellite into space, Japan, South Korea and the U.S. ratchet up the tension by mobilizing anti-missile systems.   Again, the military is using the threat of missiles hitting Hawai’i as the reason for these provocative countermeasures.   What’s more disturbing is some of the chauvanistic comments on this article: megook… Read more »

Envoy: Rape case shouldn’t affect Philippines agreement Envoy: Rape case shouldn’t affect Philippines agreement By David Allen, Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, Sunday, March 29, 2009 The U.S. ambassador to the Philippines does not believe the Daniel Smith rape case will affect the Visiting Forces Agreement with the Philippines. In a statement reported by media in Manila on Wednesday, Ambassador Kristie… Read more »

Rock the Boat: A Consciousness-Rising Concert for Social Change

The Collective for Equality, Justice, and Empowerment (CEJE), will be hosting a concert and networking party for progressives/progressive orgs: Rock the Boat: A Consciousness-Rising Concert for Social Change Saturday, April 4, 2009 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hemenway Courtyard/ Manoa Gardens, University of Hawai’i at Manoa It would mean very much to our collective to… Read more »

Military denies involvement with fish kills

The military denies that its training activity off Kaua’i and Ni’ihau had anything to do with the fish kills and whale deaths.  Still the military will not disclose what activities it conducted because they are classified.   The public has no reason to believe them.   The military claimed that no depleted uranium was used in Hawai’i,… Read more »

Superferry sails away leaving Hawai’i with bruises and the tab

Today’s Honolulu Star Bulletin reported:   “The Alakai went home yesterday looking for work.” Maybe it was a slip, but it was accurate.  The Superferry’s home is, and always has been somewhere else.  It was never a homegrown interisland transportation system to ship pineapples or allow grandma on Maui to visit her grandkids on O’ahu.  … Read more »

Gates: No doubt of North Korea’s hostile missile launch intentions

Here we go again.   Secretary of Defense Gates is demonizing North Korea and hyping its threat to Hawai’i.    It must be that time of year to shakedown Congress for more funding for missile defense.   There’s no justification for North Korea to feel threatened.  It’s not like the U.S. has any intercontinental ballistic missiles or has… Read more »

Kaho’olawe waters open for limited fishing

Posted at 2:50 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2009 Kahoolawe commission schedules open waters for trolling only Advertiser Staff WAILUKU, Maui – The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission has scheduled “open waters” weekends for trolling only April 4-5 and April 18-19. Access to reserve waters is severely restricted due to the presence of unexploded ordnance and to… Read more »

What does an F-22 cost? What Does an F-22 Cost? Posted By Winslow T. Wheeler On March 27, 2009 @ 8:00 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled On Wednesday, March 25, an F-22 crashed near Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Very sadly, the pilot was killed. The news articles surrounding this event contained some strange assertions about the cost… Read more »

Communities Seek Accountability for Military Pollution

CSWAB UPDATE Communities Seek Accountability for Military Pollution A national coalition of 90 affected communities and organizations have joined together to support federal legislation that will require the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy to comply with laws designed to protect human health and the environment. A joint letter to the White House,… Read more »

Bogota Declaration 2009: Faith and Resistance for Peace and Life in the Age of U.S./Global Empire

Peace for Life Second People’s Forum BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA • 20-23 MARCH 2009 Organized in partnership with Colombian NGOs led by Proyecto Justicia y Vida BOGOTÁ DECLARATION 2009 Faith and Resistance for Peace and Life in the Age of U.S./Global Empire With the powers of dance, music, testimonies and prayers, and enriched by multiple analyses, we… Read more »