Monthly Archives: November 2009

Mighty 4 Hawai’i – Hip-Hop History, BBoy Battle, Graffiti, MCs, DJs

Mighty 4 Hawai’i is a multi-dimensional celebration of Hawai’i’s hip-hop history and talent, and the social message behind the movement. Saturday, December 5th, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Campus Center Ballroom DJ Jus Jones, Bionicman, Creed Chameleon, BBoy Battle, Mighty 4 appreciation awards to Syze 1, East 3, Skillroy, ABC… Read more »


Call to Action by World Can’t Wait Hawai’i: YOU DON’T END A WAR BY SENDING MORE TROOPS! PROTEST/SIGNHOLDING Wednesday, Dec. 2, 4-6 pm Federal Bldg, Ala Moana Blvd. Will we be complicit in expanding the war in Afghanistan? Or will you join thousands across the U.S. who will be in the streets on Tuesday and… Read more »

“Absence of proof doesn’t prove safety” – ATSDR coming under fire

The NYT article discusses the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Control Registry pattern of flawed and irresponsible investigation into the health hazard of environmental contamination.  After coming under strong criticism from government auditors, the ATSDR reversed its conclusions of “no threat” to public health in two contaminated military sites: Camp Lejeune and Vieques.   ATSDR… Read more »

TONIGHT! Henoko Environmental Activists to Speak in Honolulu

Henoko Environmentalists to Speak at KCC Tuesday, 12/1, 7pm From: Ukwanshin Kabudan <> Takuma Higashionna and Hideki Yoshikawa of the Okinawa Dugong Environmental Assessment Watch Group will be on Oahu this week to report on the status of their struggle to save their coast from the construction of a U.S. Marine airbase. Both men are… Read more »

Chamoru and allies protest the military expansion On Friday, November 20, the day the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Guam Military Expansion was released, there was a demonstration against the U.S. military expansion in Guam.     The Drowning Mermaid blog carried a report and  photos from the action.  Here’s a few excerpts: I don’t think it’s uncommon to stay silent on… Read more »

Maine air base closes, the last in New England

The Honolulu Star Bulletin carried a story from the AP about the closing of a military base in Maine: The two last planes at Maine’s Brunswick Naval Air Station lifted off Saturday in blustery winds, ending nearly 60 years of maritime patrol operations at New England’s last active-duty military air base. New England will have… Read more »

Navy officer removed from command of USS Chafee Updated at 12:59 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Hawaii-based Navy officer removed from command of USS Chafee By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer A Hawaii-based Navy officer who was scheduled to take command of the guided missile destroyer USS Chafee last Friday was instead removed from command and has been assigned to a desk… Read more »

U.S. troops engaged in military operations in the Philippines

After U.S. bases were evicted from the Philippines in 1991, the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. and the so-called Global War and Terror created an opportunity for the U.S. to establish new “lily pad” bases and resume military activities in the Philippines.   Filipino activists and scholars have warned that the Visiting Forces Agreement that allows… Read more »

Heritage Foundation report rehashes Manifest Destiny

The Heritage Foundation, the notorious Right Wing think tank published its 2009 book of charts on the Asia-Pacific region.  It is all rehashed Mahan, “American Lake”, “Manifest Destiny”: The United States is no less a Pacific nation than an Atlantic one. The state of Hawaii and the territories of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and American… Read more »

Japan government to reveal details of secret pact with U.S. allowing nuclear weapons into Japan

The Democratic Party of Japan, the new ruling party that broke 60 years of conservative party domination, will reveal details of a secret agreement between Japan and the U.S. that allowed the U.S. military to bring nuclear weapons into Japan despite an explicit prohibition under Japanese law.  Ralph A. Cossa, president of the Center for… Read more »