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Okinawan defense chief compared military relocation to rape

November 29, 2011  

The head of the Okinawan Defense Bureau compared the relocation of the Futenma military base to Henoko to an act of rape and may lose his job because of it.   It was probably a poor political choice... 

“The Pacific Blue Continent: Militarized Experiences in Hawai’i, the Marshall Islands and Guahan”

November 29, 2011  

November 30, 2011 5:30 pm University of Guam CLASS Public Lecture Hall Featured Speakers: Kyle Kajihiro, Hawai’i Peace and Justice Abacca Anjain-Maddison, Former Senator, Rongelap Island, Ken... 

Nye on U.S. ‘pivot’ to Asia Pacific

November 21, 2011  

Joseph Nye, President Clinton’s first Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs wrote an opinion article for the New York Times that applauds President Obama for his ‘pivot’... 

Costly aircraft suggests cuts won’t be easy

November 21, 2011  

The New York Times published an interesting article that delves a little into the politics of the military-industrial-congressional complex and how difficult it will be to cut military programs in order... 

Navy wants the two Hawaii Superferries

November 21, 2011  

When the community rallied to oppose the fast-track of the Hawaii Superferry back in 2007, we began to raise concerns about the military interests driving the venture.  Corporate and public officials... 

Call for solidarity to save Takae forest in Okinawa!

November 20, 2011  

The Okinawa Outreach blog posted news and an action alert about an escalating situation in Takae in Northern Okinawa.  The U.S. military uses the area as a jungle warfare training area and is attempting... 

APEC “Hawaii’s biggest media event since Pearl Harbor”?

November 20, 2011  

Calling APEC  “a game changer for Hawaii,” (11/19/2011) Honolulu City Council member Stanley Chang gushed that “This was Hawaii’s biggest media event since Pearl Harbor.”  ... 

Occupy APEC with Aloha

November 18, 2011  

Christine Ahn wrote an brilliant article in FPIF on the Moana Nui conference and peoples’ resistance to the APEC neoliberal – militarization agenda.   I quote liberally from the article... 

Army tests hypersonic weapon from Kaua’i

November 17, 2011  

When the Navy did its environmental impact statement (EIS) for the expansion of its Hawaiian Range Complex, “air-breathing hypersonic vehicles” were listed as one of the items to be tested... 

America’s Pacific Century?

November 16, 2011  

Mahalo to Noelani Arista for pointing out this article by Tina Gerhardt, “America’s Pacific Century?”, which explains many of the trade issues surrounding the APEC, Trans-Pacific Partnership... 

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