Yearly Archives: 2012

Army seeks regulatory exemption for DU in Hawaiʻi as Hawaiʻi Doctors find uranium in people’s urine

Hawaiʻi island peace activists reported that elevated levels of uranium have been found in residents’ urine and demanded that the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Health take more aggressive measures to investigate the cause of this contamination.  After falsely claiming that the Army had not used Depleted Uranium (DU) in Hawaiʻi, the Army now admits… Read more »

Soldier accused of stabbing a woman in Waikīkī

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that a Schofield soldier was charged with stabbing a woman in Waikīkī:   A 23-year-old man Schofield Barracks private was charged Monday in the stabbing of a woman in a stairwell in Waikiki early Sunday. Solomon D.M. Battle was charged with second-degree attempted murder. He is being held in lieu… Read more »

Soldier crashes near Lānaʻi lookout after domestic violence incident and car chase

A soldier got into an argument with his wife, fired shots into the air and at cars near his military housing complex, and led military police on a car chase until crashing near the Lānaʻi lookout in east Oʻahu. KITV reports “Suspect chase ends in crash at Lanai lookout” (November 22, 2012): Colonel Mike Donnelly told… Read more »

Poseidon jets may not be stationed in Hawaiʻi afterall, as other military budget cuts are proposed

It appears that the Navy is changing its mind about stationing 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay.  Why?  Besides saving money, it seems the base would be too crowded with the proposed stationing of Osprey and Apache aircraft and absorbing up to 3700 more Marines as part of the… Read more »

Militarization in the Pacific – Teresia Teaiwa

Church of the Crossroads, United Church of Christ A Just Peace and Open and Affirming Congregation The Watada Lectures 2012 November 8-11 Militarization in the Pacific featuring Dr. Teresia Teaiwa Thurs. Nov. 8, 5:30 – 7:00 pm   UH Manoa Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies  “Fiji, Women, Soldiers, And Poetry” Sponsors: Center for Pacific Island Studies,… Read more »

Stryker brigade isle bound?

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports “Stryker brigade isle bound?” (October 25, 2012)  that the Army is considering stationing some Stryker combat vehicles on Hawaiʻi island to be closer to training sites at Pōhakuloa: Courtesy photo Army spokespeople are adamant that the idea of Stryker armored vehicles being relocated to the Big Island is just that:… Read more »

Two U.S. sailors arrested in alleged rape of Okinawan woman

The Associated Press reports “2 US sailors arrested in alleged rape of Japanese woman on Okinawa; Japan lodges protest” (October 16, 2012) that two U.S. sailors were arrested in Okinawa for the alleged rape of an Okinawan woman: Police say they have arrested two U.S. sailors in the alleged rape of a Japanese woman in Okinawa… Read more »

Jeju naval base has been designed according to the US navy demands, a National Assembly woman says.

  On the No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook page and her blog, Sung-hee Choi reports an important revelation from a South Korean National Assembly woman, that despite repeated denials by the U.S. and South Korean governments that the Jeju naval base was not driven by U.S. military plans, military documentation shows otherwise: Jeju naval… Read more »

Military cyberwarfare testing off Kauai might jam up civilian GPS across the Hawaiian islands

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that the U.S. military has been conducting classfied, i.e. secret, tests that could disrupt civilian GPS systems – “Military testing off Kauai might muck up civilian GPS” (September 4, 2012): A unit of the U.S. Strategic Command is conducting classified Global Positioning System tests in waters off Kauai that could… Read more »

Protest the environmental and cultural destruction on Jeju Island! Vigil at the South Korean Consulate in Honolulu

Protest the environmental and cultural destruction on Jeju Island.  No Naval Base! In solidarity with the Gangjeong villagers in the movement to protect their island from a South Korean/U.S. naval base, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice is calling for a vigil at the South Korean Consulate of Honolulu Thursday, September 6, 2012 5:30 – 6:30 pm… Read more »