Monthly Archives: September 2009

The Guam Treaty as a Modern ‘Disposal’ of the Ryukyus

The Guam Treaty as a Modern ‘Disposal’ of the Ryukyus September 22, 2009 By Kunitoshi Sakurai Source: Japan Focus Introduction by Gavan McCormack Translation by Takeda Kyousuke and Takeda Yuusuke [Introduction: Little attention internationally was paid to the agreement signed in February, 2009 between the newly commissioned Obama government in the US and the declining… Read more »

Anti-military protest erupts at Okinawa Prefecture Hall

Anti-military protest erupts at Okinawa Prefecture Hall Date Posted: 2009-09-24 Peace groups, protesters and demonstrators opposed to Futenma Marine Corps Air Station have very vocally taken their case to the Okinawa Prefecture Hall. “Let’s not make new military bases on Okinawa,” shouted many of the peace activists as they shouted, sang, raised their fists and… Read more »

Inouye and McCain clash over C-17 funding

Boeing C-17 vote delayed amid furor McCain move to kill program draws supporters’ fire. By Kristopher Hanson, Staff Writer Posted: 09/29/2009 07:25:37 PM PDT Lawmakers delayed a final vote Tuesday on efforts to extend production of Boeing’s C-17 following a rancorous debate during which Sen. John McCain introduced an amendment to kill the program supporting… Read more »

Practice grenade found near bus stop on Leeward coast

Updated at 3:05 p.m., Monday, September 28, 2009 Grenade practice round found near bus stop on Leeward coast Advertiser Staff Police today recovered what appeared to be a rocket-propelled grenade practice round from an area near a bus stop at the intersection of Laaloa Street and Farrington Highway near Honokai Hale on Oahu’s Leeward shore…. Read more »

Street Report from the G20/Showcase for New Weapons

Street Report from the G20 Sep 26, 2009 By Bill Quigley Bill Quigley’s ZSpace Page / ZSpace The G20 in Pittsburgh showed us how pitifully fearful our leaders have become. What no terrorist could do to us, our own leaders did. Out of fear of the possibility of a terrorist attack, authorities militarize our towns,… Read more »

Environet Receives $70M Contract For Ordnance Removal

Another article on the Waikoloa ordnance clean up.  Senator Inouye calls it a “a big win-win”.  The clean up is a good thing. But these lands should not be destroyed and contaminated in the first place.   Why do the politicians continue to support military expansion plans that will result in more contamination and future clean… Read more »

Military Police Officer Arrested In Connection With Critical Crash

Military Police Officer Arrested In Connection With Critical Crash Reported by: Olena Heu Email: Last Update: 9/26 7:13 pm A Schofield soldier is in critical condition tonight after the SUV he was riding in crashed into a utility pole, it happened early Saturday morning on Kamehameha Highway near Whitmore Avenue. Fire crews spent half… Read more »

Two Military Men Crash in Wahiawa, one injured

Man is in critical condition after crash near Whitmore Village By Star-Bulletin staff POSTED: 02:52 p.m. HST, Sep 26, 2009 A passenger in a sports utility vehicle was seriously injured early this morning when the vehicle struck a utility pole beside Kamehameha Highway near Whitmore Village. A Honolulu Fire Department crew worked for about 30… Read more »

Inouye Not Giving Up – Putting Pork Past the Pentagon September 25, 2009 Inouye Not Giving Up Superficial analysis of the DOD Appropriations bill, now being debated by the Senate, has led some to assert that the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee, Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has lessened pork spending in the bill. Some even assert that Inouye is giving President Obama… Read more »