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Crisis and the Creeping Militarization of US Society

February 22, 2012  

  This past weekend, Kanaka Maoli activist and cultural practitioner Andre Perez reported that during the closing ceremony of Makahiki at Ka’ena Point, their group observed an unmanned aerial... 

U.S. military reductions in Okinawa adds up to more militarization of Hawai’i

February 22, 2012  

Despite much bellyaching from the Pentagon about having to go on a diet, President Obama himself stated, “Over the next 10 years, the growth in the defense budget will slow, but the fact of the... 

U.S. court dismisses Puerto Ricans’ suit over arms testing

February 15, 2012  

In a very bad ruling for Vieques residents seeking just compensation for environmental health damages due to the Navy bombing of Vieques for over fifty years, Reuters reported “U.S. court dismisses... 

Starve the Beast

February 15, 2012  

In light of the United States’ current fiscal crisis and the cost of maintaining the vast network of military bases and expensive weapons programs, Mike Prokosh, national coordinator of the New Priorities... 

U.S. military’s Pacific ‘pivot’ and Okinawa drawdown unsettles the region

February 14, 2012  

After several weeks of speculation and anonymous ‘leaks’ about possible changes to the U.S.-Japan plan to relocate the Futenma Marine base to Henoko, Okinawa, government officials announced... 

Nuclear Power Plant Proposed for Guam

February 13, 2012  

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster last  year, it seems inconceivable that nuclear power is still being touted as a ‘safe’ and ‘greener’ alternative to fossil fuels.   But according... 

EPA: toxic chemical found in Wahiawa and Aiea aquifers is a “likely human carcinogen”

February 10, 2012  

The EPA released a new health assessment for the toxic contaminant tetrachloroethylene – also known as perchloroethylene, or perc, as a “likely human carcinogen.”  PERC is a contaminant found at... 

Kaneohe Marine charged with attempted murder

February 10, 2012  

 The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that 22-year old Kaneohe Marine Brandon Calhoun was charged with “second-degree attempted murder after he allegedly hit a 48-year-old man with a chair and... 

Disarray or disinformation? – Shifting U.S. military plans in the Asia Pacific region

February 6, 2012  

Over the past week there have been confusing and contradictory reports about plans to relocate U.S. military bases in Okinawa. Do they reflect the actual state of disarray in the U.S.-Japan alliance or... 

The Battle for Jeju Island: How the Arms Race is Threatening a Korean Paradise

February 6, 2012  

Bravo to Actor Robert Redford, who wrote “The Battle for Jeju Island: How the Arms Race is Threatening a Korean Paradise,” (2/3/12) a passionate plea for solidarity with  Jeju islanders and... 

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