Okinawan Women's organization denounces sexual crime by a US soldier against a 14-year old girl
Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence has issued a protest statement and it was handed over to Consul General Kevin Maher in Okinawa on Feb 13th. Please share the statement with your friends and colleagues widely to support their action!
Read the statement here.
Stop the Stryker!
Stryker EIS Hearings are scheduled for the following dates:
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Flyers for download, please email, print, distribute!
To learn more about what is happening with the campaign agains the Stryker Brigade and to get the latest on the Stryker Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), visit our Stop the Stryker page.
Save UH! Stop UARC!
The UH Board of Regents will be voting on the Navy UARC/ARL. Visit the Save UH/Stop UARC website for the latest at www.stopuarc.info
Stop the Superferry
Read the latest on the superferry...
NEWS ALERT!!!! Army Confirms Depleted Uranium contamination at Pohakuloa
August 20, 2007: In a media release from the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, the presence of depleted uranium (DU) in the training ground at Pohakuloa. Read the media release (65KB PDF)
6th International Meeting of Women Resisting Militarism: San Francisco, CA
The International Women's Network Against Militarism's 6th international meeting: Women Working for Human Rights, Sustainability and Everyday Security. This meeting brings together 80 women from Korea, Okinawa, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, Philippines, mainland Japan and the U.S. to share information and strategize about the negative effects of US military operations in all our countries.
Visit the Women for Genuine Security website for more information or download the public presentation and performance flyer (2MB PDF).
DMZ Hawai'i/Aloha Aina Head to Australia to Particpate in Solidary Actions Opposing Talisman Sabre 07 - OZ/US Joint Military Exercises
Operation Talisman Sabre is scheduled to taking place over a six week period from the end of May to 2 July 2007. According to the Public Environment Report released October 2006 it will involve approximately 13,700 US personnel and 12,400 Australian personnel.
Indigenous Chamoru and Hawaiians arrived in Australia to
demonstrate solidarity with Indigenous Darumbal elders and to raise
awareness within the Peace Convergence - a week of activities protesting
the Australian-US military exercises called Talisman Sabre.(read more)
Hawai'i Involvement in Foreign/US Military Bases Movement
Hawai'i participates in the International Conference for the Abolution of Foreign Military Bases in Quito and Manta, Ecuador this month and the Asia-Pacific Consultation of Movements against U.S. Military Bases, Tokyo in
November 2006. (read more)
A Win for Hawai'i! – Court Ruling a Blow to Army Stryker Brigade Expansion
A federal appeals court ruled that the Army violated the National
Environmental Policy Act by not considering alternative sites for the
proposed Stryker Brigade expansion. This should halt all Stryker
related projects in Hawai'i until another environmental impact
statement can be prepared. This is an important win for the people of
Hawai'i and the 'aina, but the Stryker Brigade threat is not over.
Stop Stryker Destruction of Sacred Sites in Lihu'e, O'ahu
Photos of Lihu'e O'ahu Sacred Sites
Miniature Monuments to Empire: Strykers Invade Public Spaces
Little Strykers turning up all over the island
Is it art, protest, vandalism or all of the above?
A number of metal cutouts resembling the Army's Stryker vehicle that have been glued down in public places have officials, passers-by and police asking that question.
Read the Honolulu Advertiser article
(photo: Honolulu Advertiser)
Some of artist's Strykers removed
At least two of the little steel Stryker vehicle cutouts glued in public places around town have been removed.
Read the Honolulu Advertiser article
September 4, 2005
Stop the Stryker!
KU I KA PONO 2005:
DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina and 'Ilio'ulaokalani Coalition are calling on all Native Hawaiians and residents of Hawai'i concerned with the protection of our natural resources and cultural sites to join our caravan and march to Kukaniloko, the piko of O'ahu, to demonstrate our opposition to the Stryker Brigade invasion and the destruction of our cultural sites and natural resources. See www.afschawaii.org/kuikapono05 for more info and event details.
Protect our university and our community from militarization
Students, faculty, and community members occupied Bachman Hall this spring to stop classified military research at the University of Hawaii. The struggle continues. See www.stopuarc.info for info on current events.
In the 1950s, military research on campus led to the development of Agent Orange, which has devestated Southeast Asia and the lives of many U.S. military veterans. The latest increase of militarism at UH, called "University Affiliated Research Center" (UARC), will deepen Hawaii's involvement in the culture, economy, and industry of war.
Stop the Mokuleia Evictions!
Keep the families on the sand - Evict the military from the land
Marie Beltran and the Mokuleia families are once again experiencing harrassment from the authorities. Camping permits are being denied, yet film crews of the TV show "Lost" have been issued permits to film in the area. The beautiful garden built by the families has been destroyed by the state. While families are being evicted, the military is taking more land, with 25,000 acres on Oahu and Hawaii for a Stryker Brigade, including land near to the Beltran's aina in Mokuleia.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to kokua the situation of the Beltran family, and all the houseless in Hawaii nei. Donations to the family are being accepted, and political action is being planned.
Read Marie Beltran's Public Statement (July 8 2004)
September 28 2004
DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina released a statement today in opposition to the Army's attempted condemnation of 1,400 acres of Campbell Estate land for Stryker expansion. The condemnation quiets the imperfections in title, and is being executed in spite of a pending lawsuit and substantial public concern over the Stryker expansion. A hearing will occur Thursday, Sept 30 in response to a legal motion filed Monday asserting that the condemnation should not occur without public input and consideration.
September 6 2004
DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina participated in the second annual Ku I Ka Pono march and rally in Waikiki. Read DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina's flyer for this wonderful event, and check out the photos below.
August 29 2004
The federally-funded Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement is promoting militarization in Hawaiian Homestead communities through a wholly-owned subsidiary. In addition, the CNHA is supporting federal recognition of Kanaka Maoli, which eases and perpetuates the militarization of Hawaii nei. Read DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina's statement on the occassion of CNHA's annual conference.
August 18 2004
Three Kanaka Maoli plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against the planned Stryker Brigade military expansion, using the National Environmental Policy Act. The lawsuit, filed by Earthjustice, is an important legal move questioning the poor Environmental Impact Statement process, which failed to consider no-land acquisition alternatives. The failed process also included the arrest of several people for carrying signs as part of their testimony. See Ilioulaokalani Coalition (a plaintiff in the case) for more info.
(Photo: Honolulu Advertiser)
August 13 2004
A landmark discussion was held at Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies between four academics and activists engaged in the struggle against the militarization of space. Speakers: Joseph Gerson (Boston), Kealoha Piscotta (Hawaii), Kaleikoa Kaeo (Maui), and Puanani Rogers (Kauai).
Download flyer here
July 6 2004
Citing numerous health, environmental, legal, political, cultural, religious, and ethical concerns, the public has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to further militarize Hawaii by stationing a Stryker brigade here in our home. In spite of broad opposition, politicians and policymakers are pushing forward with the plan. DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina delivered to the congressional delegation a landmark community impact statement (CIS) which amplifies our peoples voices.
Download the CIS here: Cover | Preamble | Body
October 30, 2003
In a violation of human and civil rights, seven individuals were arrested for carrying signs into the Stryker Brigade EIS meetings. (Photo: KITV 4)