Monthly Archives: January 2010

News Update from Jeju anti-bases protest

Below is an email update from Sung-Hee Choi, a South Korean peace activist and blogger for the No Bases Stories Korea about the anti-bases struggle in Jeju, a world peace island.  There have been developments indicating that international pressure is having an effect on the South Korean government’s plans to break ground on a new… Read more »

U.S. expands missile sites in Persian Gulf

Very disturbing movement by the U.S. to deploy missile launch sites throughout the middle east and eastern Europe. >><< US upgrades defense of Persian Gulf allies AP By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer Robert Burns, Ap National Security Writer – Sun Jan 31, 7:31 am ET WASHINGTON – The United States has begun… Read more »

Russia warns U.S. about “reckless” missile deployment in Poland Russia will not just watch Patriot missiles deployed Friday, January 29, 2010 Russia’s ambassador to NATO Dmitry Rogozin, warned on Friday that his country will not passively watch the deployment of a U.S. Patriot missile battery in Poland. The US will supply the Patriots and 100 troops in Poland this year, to be stationed… Read more »

U.S. Moves missiles and troops to the Russian Border January 22, 2010 With Nuclear, Conventional Arms Pacts Stalled, U.S. Moves Missiles And Troops To Russian Border Rick Rozoff 2010 is proceeding in a manner more befitting the third month of the year, named after the Roman god of war, than the first whose name is derived from a pacific deity. On January 13… Read more »

Sweet 16 with an M-16: “I love the thrill of shooting”

Talk about mixed messages.  As a society, we tell youth that violence is bad.  We make it a serious offense to bring weapons to school.  Yet we train youth to use military weapons and encourage, even compel them to join the JROTC.  How militarized are we? >><< Sure shot Arlene Estabillo’s ability with an… Read more »

U.S. ambassador stresses need for troops in Okinawa U.S. ambassador stresses need for troops on Okinawa By Teri Weaver, Stars and Stripes Pacific edition, Sunday, January 31, 2010 TOKYO — The Marines stationed on Okinawa might be the least understood of the nearly 50,000 U.S. troops serving throughout Japan, according to the United States’ top diplomat here in a Friday speech to… Read more »

“Vieques: Military Contamination and Health” to air on CNN

The following message was sent by Comite Pro-Rescate y Desarolle de Vieques (Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques): Thanks to Javier Cuebas for the information below. Gracias a Javier S. Cuebas por la información abajo. Dear Friends: CNN is running a two part series on Vieques: Military Contamination and Health Monday, February 1… Read more »

“Close but distant neighbors” – Pearl Harbor and Hickam merge

My understanding is that the merger will place Hickam under the Navy.   Sitting on Restoration Advisory Board that advise on the clean up of military sites for both Hickam and Pearl Harbor has been very instructive. The culture of the two organizations are quite distinct.  I have found the Navy to be much more closed… Read more »

Action Alert: Sign Holding at Army briefing on Makua

ACTION ALERT! Sign Holding at Army briefing on Makua Army Colonel Margotta will speak about “Makua Future Training Update” at the Wai’anae neighborhood Board on Feb 2, 2010. 7 pm At the Waianae Neighborhood Community Center 85-670 Farrington Hwy (Past McDonalds, Taco Bell and the stream on the mauka side; there’s a bust of Iz… Read more »

China suspends military exchanges with U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

Relations between the U.S. and China just got chillier with the U.S. announcement to sell $6.4 billion in arms to Taiwan.   The AP reported that: China suspended military exchanges with the United States, threatened unprecedented sanctions against American defense companies and warned Saturday that cooperation would suffer after Washington announced $6.4 billion in planned arms… Read more »