Monthly Archives: November 2010

South Korea admits to firing the first shot

In his Organizing Notes blog, Bruce Gagnon writes: South Korea has admitted it was the first to fire the shots in this incident. However it says the firing was part of a military drill, not directed at North Korea. The U.S. and South Korean forces have been holding aggressive military war games directed at North… Read more »

Peace group response to the Artillery Exchange between North and South Korea

NARPI Response to Artillery Exchange between North and South Korea November 23, 2010 In response to the artillery exchange which took place over the West maritime border of North and South Korea, in the afternoon of November 23, 2010, the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute members wish to express our concerns as follows: 1. NARPI… Read more »

N.Korea fires artillery shells toward Yeonpyeong Island, killing two marines

The Hankyoreh reported: “North Korea fired some 100 artillery rounds toward South Korean waters and an island near the tense West Sea on Tuesday, killing two marines and leaving at least 15 others wounded, five of them critically, South Korea’s military reported.” A subsequent article described the factors that may have contributed to the attack:… Read more »

After NATO Summit, U.S. To Intensify Military Drive Into Asia

“The Pentagon has indeed marked this as its Asia-Pacific century.” >><< Stop NATO November 17, 2010 After NATO Summit, U.S. To Intensify Military Drive Into Asia Rick Rozoff Barack Obama, the latest rotating imperator of the first global empire, will arrive in Lisbon on November 19 to receive the plaudits of 27 North Atlantic… Read more »

Guam preservation groups suing military to protect a Chamorro village

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that Guam cultural preservation groups and individual residents have sued the U.S. military to protect Pagat, a sacred site in Guam: The Guam Preservation Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and individual residents of Guam are suing the U.S. military to protect a Chamorro village from the $10.3 billion… Read more »

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Off-Base America,_off-base_america__/ Tomgram: Nick Turse, Off-Base America Posted by Nick Turse at 3:30pm, November 16, 2010. Last year, it was Kuwait, Qatar, and Iraq.  This year, it’s Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.  Next year, it could easily be Afghanistan, Pakistan, Diego Garcia, Bahrain, and Turkey.  Or of course they could choose to… Read more »

U.S. seeks long-term military bases in Yemen

U.S. Pursues Wider Role in Yemen Americans Move to Bring In Equipment and Operatives and Propose New Bases for Fight Against al Qaeda Affiliate By ADAM ENTOUS and JULIAN E. BARNES in Washington and MARGARET COKER in Abu Dhabi [YEMEN] Reuters The U.S. is preparing for an expanded campaign against al Qaeda in Yemen, mobilizing… Read more »

Wai’anae voices its support for preserving agricultural land

On November 10, 2010, there was a public informational meeting on the Wai’anae Sustainable Communities Plan.  This is the plan that guides development decisions for the Wai’anae region of O’ahu. Wai’anae has always had a very strong plan, with clear limits on the growth boundary, provisions to ensure that the rural character of the community… Read more »

Court Denies Hawaii’s Request for Dismissal of Suit against Basic Health Hawaii

As Yokwe Online reports, U.S. District Court Judge Seabright denied the State of Hawai’i motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought by Hawai’i residents from the Compact of Free Association (COFA) countries of Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau.   The State of Hawai’i cut off health insurance for… Read more »

Tomgram: Juan Cole, The Asian Century?

Source: Tomgram: Juan Cole, The Asian Century? Posted by Juan Cole at 9:15am, November 11, 2010. For Barack Obama, midterm 2010 has already been written off as a crushing Republican triumph, but that’s hardly the full story.  After all, approximately 29 million Americans who voted for him in 2008 didn’t bother to stir for him… Read more »