DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina
The DMZ Hawai'i/Aloha 'Aina organization is the process of developing a comprehensive website and wiki for information about organization, news, events, research and resources, and a community information repository about militarism in Hawai'i, the Pacific, and the world. We anticipate the launch of these new web resources in Fall 2007. Please check back for updates!

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DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina
c/o AFSC Hawaii
2426 Oahu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96822
info (at)



February 2008
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!

Stop the Stryker Brigade!

Stryker EIS Hearings are scheduled for the following dates:

Hawai'i Island
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

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)

September 2007
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).Women for Genuine Security: International Meeting of Women Resisting Militarism

June 2007
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)

March 2007
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)

November 2006

October 2006
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.

July/August 2006
Stop Stryker Destruction of Sacred Sites in Lihu'e, O'ahu

Supporting Documents

Photos of Lihu'e O'ahu Sacred Sites

Little Strykers turning up all over the islandJuly/August 2006
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 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 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 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

Ilioulaokalani Coalition file lawsuit against Stryker BrigadeThree 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 Hawai‘i 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 people’s voices.
Download the CIS here: Cover | Preamble | Body

Activists arrested at Stryker Brigage EIS MeetingsOctober 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)