Stop the secret renewal of UH classified naval research center!

The University of Hawaiʻi is poised to renew a contract with the Navy to operate a controversial Navy sponsored University of Hawaiʻi Applied Research Laboratory, otherwise known as a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The UARC was approved in 2008 despite fierce opposition and a civil disobedience campaign that culminated in a week-long occupation of the… Read more »

(Another) Bomb-like object found at Hapuna beach

  Photo: Hawaiʻi State Department of Land and Natural Resources Wreckage from the military use of Hawaiian land continues to surface. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported“Bomblike device recovered off Big Isle” (June 15, 2013): Army ordnance disposal experts removed a bomblike object Friday night that prompted the closure of part of Hapuna Beach State Park… Read more »

Marine arrested in death of prostitute from Vegas

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported that Honolulu Police have arrested a U.S. marine sergeant for the death of a 29-year old woman whose naked body was found May 20, 2013 at Keawaʻula (Yokohama Bay) on Oʻahu’s west side. A U.S. Marine sergeant has been arrested in the killing of a prostitute. Nathaniel L. Cosby was… Read more »

Moana Nui 2013: Obama’s “Pacific Pivot” Destroys Environment, Democracy, Cultures

Press Release ANNOUNCING:  MOANA NUI #2 June 1-2, 2013 Martin Luther King Auditorium, Berkeley (“Moana Nui” is Polynesian for “Vast Ocean”) The peoples of the Pacific need help. It is no longer sufficient to speak merely of working to “protect local cultures” and “traditional economic practices.”  Local peoples are being rapidly overrun by the larger hegemonic battles… Read more »

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa! Where’s the Outrage?

Stop Bombing Pohakuloa! Where’s the Outrage? According to military documents up to 14.8 million live rounds are fired annually at the 133,000-acre Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), the largest military training area outside the U.S. PTA is located at 6,500 feet elevation in the center of the Hawaii Island. All branches of the U.S. military train… Read more »

Unexploded bomb found near Puʻunene School

The AP reported that an unexploded bomb, most likely from World War II, was found in a sugar cane field near Puʻunene School on Maui: The Maui News reports that the aerial bomb was discovered by an employee of the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. during a weed control operation. It was found just east of the… Read more »

Aloha ‘Aina – Stop Bombing Pohakuloa!

Announcement of a demonstration at Pohakuloa by Malu ʻAina: Aloha ‘Aina Stop Bombing Pohakuloa! Stop the desecration & contamination of Hawaiian Kingdom crown Lands at Pohakuloa Sunday, April 28, 2013 10AM till Noon Pohakuloa Main Gate Pot Luck Picnic at Mauna Kea Park following the protest   (car pools leave Hilo bayfront parking lot makai/Hamakua… Read more »

Islands of Peace – Casualties of War, a Pan-Pacific Discussion

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2013   Contact:  Kyle Kajihiro  808-542-3668 kkajihir@hawaii.edu Islands of Peace – Casualties of War, a Pan-Pacific Discussion As a new wave of militarization bears down on the Pacific under President Obama’s so-called “Pacific Pivot”, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus and the Honolulu community will have a rare opportunity… Read more »

Man held on $1M bail in alleged assault of infant in Kailua

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported (“Man held on $1M bail in alleged assault of infant in Kailua”, February 16, 2013) that a 21-year-old man, a resident of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kāneʻohe Bay (probably the spouse of a Marine), was arrested and charged with the assault of a 3-month-old infant this past week: Billy Groce… Read more »

Artillery training at Schofield responsible for overnight booming noises

Last week, residents of Oʻahu as far away as Kailua complained of loud noises up to midnight.  Hawaii News Now reported that Army training at Schofield was responsible for the noises (“Artillery training at Schofield responsible for overnight booming noises” January 31, 2013): Army officials issued a noise advisory for Schofield Barracks on Thursday, saying… Read more »