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8 U.S. soldiers charged in death of comrade in Afghanistan

December 21, 2011  

The Washington Post reported that eight U.S. soldiers have been charged with crimes related to the October 3 death of a fellow soldier who apparently committed suicide.  This is the second Asian American... 

The Secret Life (and death) of Drones

December 20, 2011  

The Washington Post published an interesting article on the intense secrecy surrounding the U.S. drone wars around the world: Since September, at least 60 people have died in 14 reported CIA drone strikes... 

Craig Santos Perez: Our sea of voices

December 20, 2011  

Craig Santos Perez wrote another beautiful letter to the editor about the “giant fish” eating Guahan / Guam.   I like how he is reclaiming the letter to the editor as a powerful literary form: WHEN... 

How the military contributes to Hawai’i's high cost of housing

December 16, 2011  

Despite the best efforts of City officials to sweep the homeless out of sight, the APEC summit in Honolulu in November shined a spotlight on Hawai’i's cruel inequalities and vast homelessness problem. ... 

“We Are the Many – Across the Pacific Blue Continent”

December 16, 2011  

Listen to a podcast of the “Blue Pacific Continent” forum that was held in Guam on November 30, 2011 via Beyond The Fence, a program of Public Radia Guam- KPRG 89.3 FM: I invite you to tune... 

Members of U.S. Congress question costs of military realignment on Okinawa and Guam

December 16, 2011  

The Ryukyu Shimpo reports: Barney Frank, a leading Democratic Congressman was quoted in the U.S. magazine “Foreign Affairs” (December issue) as saying, “I do think we could remove the Marines from... 

Military Predator Drone used for local policing

December 14, 2011  

In this LA Times story, we see another example of the militarization of our society.  In what appears to be a clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act that prohibits the deployment of the military for... 

Nevermind Iran: U.S. Electromagnetic Pulse Weapons Violate International Law

December 14, 2011  

In “Gingrich, The Times & Doomsday,”  Conn Hallinan turns Newt Gingrichʻs obsession with a hypothetical Iranian electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon back on the United Statesʻ own EMP... 

18th Annual Mākua Valley Christmas Vigil for Peace and Restoration of the ʻĀina

December 14, 2011  

Fred Dodge of Mālama Mākua announced: The 18th Annual Christmas Vigil for Peace and Restoration of the Aina will be held on December 25 at 3 PM  at the main gate of Makua Valley. This wll be followed... 

Three articles about the international significance of the struggle to save Jeju island

December 14, 2011  

Matthew Hoey, International Outreach Coordinator, Global Campaign to Save Jeju Island recently published three excellent articles on the struggle to save Jeju from military base construction.  More importantly,... 

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