Monthly Archives: February 2011

One Creature That Deserves Extinction: the V-22 Osprey

John Feffer wrote the following article about the resistance to the expansion of the U.S. base in Takae, Okinawa.  Construction has commenced with forcible removal of protesters.  When protesters took their demands to the U.S. Embassy, several were arrested and physically assaulted.   Note that one of the aircraft being protested is the V-22 Osprey, the… Read more »

Racial profiling in Hawaiʻi 1930s-style

According to a Honolulu Star Advertiser reprint of a February 27, 1984 article, “Hostage Plan Revealed: Patton Eyed Local Japanese,” General George Patton drafted a plan while stationed in Hawai’i to take 128 Hawai’i Japanese leaders hostage in the event of a war with Japan.  The plans were written between 1935 and 1937, revealing that… Read more »

Another Runaway General: Army Deploys Psy-Ops on U.S. Senators

Rolling Stone published an expose of U.S. Army psyops against visiting members of congress.  If they are using these tactics against elected officials, why should we not expect that they would use the same techniques against members of the public? According to the article: The U.S. Army illegally ordered a team of soldiers specializing in… Read more »

Please don’t build your telescope on Mauna Kea, Mr. Moore

The following letter is from Kealoha Pisciotta to Gordon Moore, one of the founders of Intel Corporation and a major backer of the TMT project (Stadium-sized telescope planned for Mauna Kea). Please don’t build your telescope on Mauna Kea, Mr. Moore An Open Letter to Intel’s Gordon Moore Aloha Mr. Moore. I first wish to… Read more »

Protect Mauna Kea

Eyes of the He’e Mauna Kea, the sacred mountain of Wakea and Poliahu is again threatened by plans to construct a giant telescope there.  The so-called Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) would be the largest telescope in the world and a desecration to one of the most sacred temples in Hawai’i and across the Pacific. Aerospace… Read more »

“The visit is over”: Bahrain: Uprising Against the US-backed Regime Gains Critical Mass

Finian Cunningham reports in Global Research that: Bahrain’s uprising against the US-backed ruling elite is gathering critical mass, with the Persian Gulf island state seeing the biggest demonstration ever last night. Some 200,000 people took the main highway leading to the financial district in the capital, Manama, shouting in unison for the regime to go…. Read more »

A Marriage of Convenience: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” –a complex and costly policy

Ashley Lukens wrote a great article in the Honolulu Weekly about the recent repeal of the  military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy and the complexities surrounding the issue of gays in the military: One year into earning his bachelor’s degree at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), John Foster longed for more structure and direction in his… Read more »

The Rise and Fall of America’s Military Henchmen: History Repeats Itself? From the “King of Java” to the Pharaoh of Egypt

In “Dictators are “Disposable”: The Rise and Fall of America’s Military Henchmen: History Repeats Itself? From the “King of Java” to the Pharaoh of Egypt”, Michel Chossudovsky cautions against overestimating the role of people power in the toppling of Mubarak in Egypt, lest we overlook the other forces at play.  Reviewing the overthrow of Suharto,… Read more »

The Army’s persistent Depleted Uranium problem in Hawai’i

Joan Conrow has written an excellent synopsis of the military’s depleted uranium (DU) contamination issue in Hawai’i on the Civil Beat website.   Here’s an excerpt of her article: The Army prohibited all training with DU in 1996; however, munitions containing DU remain in wide use. Although the Army for years denied that it had ever… Read more »

Totally Occupied: 700 Military Bases Spread Across Afghanistan

Source:  http://www.alternet.org/world/145631/totally_occupied:_700_military_bases_spread_across_afghanistan?page=entire Tomdispatch.com / By Nick Turse Totally Occupied: 700 Military Bases Spread Across Afghanistan Existing in the shadows, the US base-building program is staggering in size and scope and also extraordinarily expensive. February 10, 2010 In the nineteenth century, it was a fort used by British forces. In the twentieth century, Soviet troops moved… Read more »