Monthly Archives: July 2009

New video about Joseph Brescia’s desecration of Native Hawaiian burials in Naue, Kaua’i

Check out this video about the desecration of Native Hawaiian burials in Naue, Kaua’i.  This case is so egregious that it would set a terrible precedent for all other burial issues in Hawai’i, including the many burial disputes taking place on military occupied lands such as Mokapu and Waimanalo. Burial Desecration at Naue from New… Read more »

Nuclear attack sub an affront to ‘aloha’

Photo: Gregory Yamamoto, Honolulu Advertiser The arrival of the USS Hawaii was hyped by the media and marked with lots of pageantry, but the irony of a war machine being draped with a lei of aloha was not lost. Dr. Glenn Paige, a retired professor at U.H. Manoa wrote the following letter to the Honolulu… Read more »

More on EPA response to illegal city dumping

Posted on: Friday, July 31, 2009 EPA orders Honolulu to clean stream after illegal city dumping Order follows illegal placement of construction debris By Gordon Y.K. Pang Advertiser Staff Writer The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the city to clean and restore Ma’ili’ili Stream after the illegal unloading of concrete rubble, metal debris, used asphalt… Read more »

Obama’s Empire: An Unprecedented Network of Military Bases That is Still Expanding Published on Thursday, July 30, 2009 by The New Statesman Obama’s Empire: An Unprecedented Network of Military Bases That is Still Expanding The 44th president of the United States was elected amid hopes that he would roll back his country’s global dominance. Today, he is commander-in-chief of an unprecedented network of military bases that… Read more »

EPA orders city to clear illegal fill from Mailiili Stream

Updated at 11:28 a.m., Thursday, July 30, 2009 EPA orders city to clear illegal fill from Mailiili Stream and restore stream bed Advertiser Staff The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that it has ordered the city to remove illegal fill from Mailiili Stream in Maili and to restore the stream bed and banks. The… Read more »

Army report says DU at Pohakuloa not a threat

Updated at 11:19 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Depleted uranium at Pohakuloa no threat to public, Army report says By Nancy Cook Lauer West Hawaii Today HILO – A preliminary study completed by the military earlier this month finds no threat to the public from depleted uranium at the Pohakuloa Training Area. The study is… Read more »

International community needs to recognize turmoil faced in Guam

Shiloh Melei, the author of this article was a summer intern in the AFSC Hawai’i office through the City and County of Honolulu summer youth employment program.  He is a Farrington High School Student, a member of the winning 2008 O’ahu High School interscholastic poetry slam team.  Congratulations to Shiloh and keep up the great… Read more »

“Secret Japan-US nuclear deal” revealed

US nuke-weapons have a Free Pass to enter Japan “Secret Japan-US nuclear deal” revealed June 1, 2009, a Japanese former Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ryohei Murata, and other 3 former Vice-Ministers admitted the existence of a “Secret Nuclear Deal” between the U.S. and Japan in Japanese news papers. The long standing agreement has allowed U.S…. Read more »

U.S. sailor gets life sentence for murdering a Japanese taxi driver

Last year, I visited the site where the U.S. sailor stationed at Yokosuka Naval Base stabbed the Japanese taxi driver to death.  We placed flowers at a makeshift shrine. >><< Sailor gets life sentence in Japanese taxi driver’s death By Erik Slavin, Stars and Stripes Stars and Stripes online edition, Thursday, July 30, 2009 YOKOHAMA,… Read more »

“Stellar Avenger” missile test tomorrow off Kaua’i

Navy to target drone The latest test of an interceptor missile system is set to launch tomorrow from an Aegis destroyer off Kauai By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2009 For the 23rd time, the Navy will attempt to intercept a short-range ballistic missile off the coast of Kauai. The Aegis… Read more »