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Army wants more helicopter training on Mauna Kea after violating Mauna Kea Ice Age Reserve

December 29, 2010  

In addition to plans to expand Army training facilities in the Pohakuloa Training Area, the Army recently issued a notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for impelementation of High Altitude... 

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

December 29, 2010  

Check out this website and call to action for a Global Day of Action on Military Spending. It’s a great resource to discuss the cost of militarization and alternative social and fiscal priorities. ... 

Remembering Pearl Harbor, forgetting Ke Awalau o Pu’uloa

December 29, 2010  

I recently visited the new exhibition at the Arizona Memorial.  The exhibit is ripe for political, psychological and cultural analyses.  But here I only offer a few initial impressions: On the one hand,... 

Two articles with analysis of the tensions in Korean peninsula

December 28, 2010  

Mahalo to Marta Duenas of West Coast Famoksaiyan for posting the following articles about the tensions in the Korean Peninsula on her listserve.   Another blog for Famoksaiyan is here.  I am just reposting... 

[Jeju Update] 34 people arrested but released except for Prof. Yang/ Island Assembly and Parties denounce Island government and navy

December 28, 2010  

Korea activist Sung-Hee Choi reports in her blog  that 34 people were arrested but released except for Prof. Yang in Jeju island protests of military  base construction on a world peace island.  ... 

The Big (Military) Taboo

December 27, 2010  

In this New York Times Op-Ed piece, Nicholas Kristof argues that in order to cut government spending the U.S. must eventually make cuts to the obscenely bloated military budget: We face wrenching budget... 

Community resists military expansion on Jeju Island

December 27, 2010  

Thanks to Bruce Gagnon for posting these updates on the critical situation in Jeju island, Korea, where villagers are resisting the construction of a new military base. Mon 12/27/2010 12:54 PM RESISTANCE... 

Native Hawaiian-Owned Companies and the Militarization of Hawai’i

December 27, 2010  

Jim Dooley wrote a revealing article for the Hawaii Reporter on the growth of Native Hawaiian Owned Companies (NHO) since the passage of legislation that gave them special preferences in federal contracting. ... 

17th Annual Makua Christmas Vigil for Peace

December 24, 2010  

Malama Makua is holding the 17th Annual Christmas Vigil at the gate of Makua Valley for peace in Makua & the world Sunday Dec 26, 2010 3:45 pm Potluck to follow. Questions?  Contact Fred Dodge Email:... 

Sailors use Australian navy ships to ‘import cocaine, heroin’

December 23, 2010  

Thanks to Mike Reitz for sharing this article with a headline: “Military in Hawaii the new French Connection?”  Apparently Australian sailors accused of smuggling drugs into their country... 

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