Last week there a navy man was arrested after a shotgun standoff with police. The sailor apparently was suicidal. This week the newspaper reported on another standoff where a sailor threatened to kill himself before surrendering to police. The family of this second sailor is being threatened with eviction by the private company that runs… Read more »
Monthly Archives: August 2012
Last week Thursday, a Hawaiʻi sailor was arrested after a standoff with a shotgun. He was arrested on suspicion of four counts of terroristic threatening and two counts of firearms offenses. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Navy sailor armed with shotgun arrested after standoff in Moanalua Terrace” (August 23, 2012): A 22-year-old Pearl Harbor sailor armed… Read more »
As the Marine Corps proposes to expand in Hawaiʻi, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that even the military communities in Kailua and Kāneʻohe are already complaining about aircraft noise and safety. William Cole writes “Legislators step in on military noise” (August 12, 2012): Resident complaints about noise from close-flying military planes and helicopters using the… Read more »
Today is the 67th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Rebecca Solnit wrote on Facebook: In 1995 a woman who survived the bombing of Nagasaki (67 years ago today) came to San Francisco to tell her story. She spoke so slowly I was able to write much of her talk down: The city… Read more »
On Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman discusses the white supremacist beliefs and military connection of Wade Michael Page who attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. In the first interview, she talks with Pete Simi “Academic Who Knew Sikh Shooter Wade Michael Page Says Neo-Nazi Soldiers, Musicians Shaped His Hatred” (August 9, 2012): Years ago, University of… Read more »
Bloomberg News reports “Wisconsin Sikh Shooting Suspect Said To Be Army Veteran” (August 6, 2012): The gunman suspected of killing six people before police shot him dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee was identified by police as a 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran with ties to white supremacists. Wade Michael Page entered the Army in 1992 and… Read more »
Check out this powerful poem by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner about the effects of nuclear colonialism in the Marshall Islands.