Monthly Archives: August 2010


Washington’s Wars and Occupations: Month in Review #64 August 31, 2010 By Maryam Roberts & Alicia Garza, War Times/Tiempo de Guerras SHAPE-SHIFTER: THE MANY FACES OF U.S. MILITARISM Countless monsters lurk in the shadows of the U.S. empire. But U.S. militarism may be the biggest, most elusive, of them all – a shape-shifter. The nature… Read more »

Student personal information will go to military recruiters unless they opt out

ALERT!   All secondary students and parents should know about the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) military recruitment list opt-out form and deadline for opting out! AFSC Hawai’i’s CHOICES project, Truth2Youth, Maui Careers in Peacemaking, and the Kaua’i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice have worked for years to get the Hawai’i Department of Education… Read more »

Wolfowitz urges the U.S. to prolong its occupation of Iraq

Former Assistant Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, an arch Neoliberal hawk, argues that the U.S. should leave permanent troops in Iraq, a never-ending occupation along the lines of the “Korea model”.  Such is the arrogance of Empire. >><< Op-Ed Contributor In Korea, a Model for Iraq By PAUL D. WOLFOWITZ Published: August 30, 2010… Read more »

Military plans to fence off firing range on Kaua’i

The AP reports that the Hawaii National Guard was granted approval by the Kau’i County Planning Commission to fence off a nearly 10-acre firing range in Kekaha.    The excuse: “to deter vandalism, to control access and to provide security.” The planned 6-foot-tall, 1.2-mile-long fence is to be topped with three strands of barbed wire…. Read more »

Protest at Pohakuloa “By Invitation ONLY” Army meeting on Depleted Uranium hazard

Press Release: Community Press Conference OUTSIDE PTA main gate Tuesday, Aug. 31st at 1:15PM further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 There will be a press conference outside the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) main gate on Tuesday, Aug. 31st at 1:15PM The press conference will raise questions about the “By Invitation ONLY” meeting inside Pohakuloa at 2PM… Read more »

In Search of Real Security

Earlier this month, I was honored to  be invited to Kaua’i by Kaua’i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice to participate in a forum on ‘real security’.  The forum was important because it was one of the first public discussions that questioned the premise of the ‘security’ discourse of the government and reframed the question… Read more »

Windward Residents Sound Off Against Military Fleet

Source: Windward Residents Sound Off Against Military Fleet Noise Increase Tops Concerns POSTED: 9:52 pm HST August 26, 2010 HONOLULU — The military is proposing to move-in 24 Osprey aircrafts to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, along with 18 Cobra attack choppers and nine Huey helicopters. On Thursday night, windward residents spoke… Read more »

Navy refuses to allow public testimony at EIS Scoping meeting on Navy Expansion plans

Jim Albertini of Malu ‘Aina sent the following report from the Navy public scoping meetings in Hilo regarding planned expansion of its training and range complex in the Pacific.  The new control tactic of the military has been to use stations with information and subject matter “experts” to answer questions rather than hold public hearings… Read more »

GIs Allegedly Plotted to Kill Civilians GIs Allegedly Plotted to Kill Civilians Spc. Jeremy Morlock August 25, 2010 Seattle Times Last December, Army Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs began joking with other Soldiers about how easy it would be to “toss a grenade” at Afghan civilians and kill them, according to statements made by fellow platoon members to military investigators. One… Read more »

Suit seeks restored health benefits for Pacific migrants

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that Pacific islanders from nations that have Compacts of Free Association (COFA) with the U.S. living in Hawai’i are suing to restore health care benefits for these Micronesian residents who need critical care that would be denied under the separate and unequal “Basic Health Hawaii” plan created for COFA residents…. Read more »