Monthly Archives: September 2011

Company from Waikele bunker explosion faces $415,000 fine for numerous violations

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The company that employed five men killed in a fireworks bunker explosion in April could face a $415,200 fine for allowing almost a dozen unsafe working conditions and work practices that may have caused the blast, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said today. The state reported that… Read more »

Korea: U.S. soldier accused of raping teen released without arrest

The Hankyoreh newspaper reports: A female student in her teens was allegedly sexually assaulted by a drunk U.S. soldier in the middle of the night at her residence in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province. The same town was the site of a physical assault and attempted sexual assault on an old couple in February, also by a… Read more »

Kane’ohe Marine found dead in a friend’s house in Kalihi

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that a 20-year-old Marine was found dead Saturday at a friends home in Kalihi: Lance Cpl. Samuel Johnson of North Logan, Utah, was discovered unresponsive and pronounced dead by first responders, Marine Corps officials said. “All we know is he went to a friend’s house and the friends went to… Read more »

Army says it will review bingo games for compliance

Now the Army is following the Navy’s lead and reviewing the legality of its bingo games on base.  Gambling is not legal in Hawai’i. But the military has conducted bingo games for years. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The Army said it is examining its bingo gaming program less than a week after the Navy… Read more »

Action Alert: TOMORROW Protect Farm Land in Lualualei!

Action Alert:  Protect Farm Land in Lualualei! Wai’anae may lose valuable farm land in Lualualei if the proposed draft of the Wai’anae Sustainable Communities Plan (WSCP) is adopted by the Honolulu City Council.  The present draft of the WSCP would result in a loss of agricultural land and threaten to open the door to future… Read more »

Navy bingo put on ice by Pearl’s new leader

There is no legalized gambling in Hawai’i. So how does the navy get away with “bingo”?  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that the new commander of Pearl Harbor suspended the games to review the situation: The commander of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam has suspended the Games Night program at Hickam’s Tradewinds Enlisted Club and Officers… Read more »

Secret drone bases multiply in Africa, Arabian Peninsula and Indian Ocean as base cuts considered

The Washington Post published an eye-opening report on the United States’ rapidly expanding network of secret drone bases in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula and even the Indian Ocean: The Obama administration is assembling a constellation of secret drone bases for counterterrorism operations in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula as part of a… Read more »

War and the Tragedy of the Commons War and the Tragedy of the Commons Thursday 4 August 2011 by: H. Patricia Hynes, Truthout | Series In this seven-part series of articles on each environmental impact of US militarism, scientist and author Patricia Hynes provides an overview of modern, military pollution and the use of natural resources with a central focus on… Read more »

Protect Kahoolawe Ohana: All Our Aloha in One Kanoa

Stopping the bombing – 20th Anniversary September 25, 2011 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Ka Papa Lo’i o Kanewai – 2645 Dole Street Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana rededicates itself to Kaho‘olawe  (Kānewai, O‘ahu). The Protect Kaho‘olawe ‘Ohana (‘Ohana) will host All Our Aloha in One Kānoa on Sunday, September 25 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM… Read more »