Posts Categorized: DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina In the News

Recruiter misled students, a Navy investigation finds

Recruiter misled students, a Navy investigation finds Because of the Kapolei High case, students’ information will be held unless they approve By Susan Essoyan POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 31, 2009 A military recruiter accused of using false promises to lure two Kapolei students into enlisting in the Navy has been pulled off recruiting and… Read more »

Army applies for permit to ‘possess’ depleted uranium

Army applies for possession permit, says it cannot remove depleted uranium Aug 28, 2009 – 12:38 PM | by Austin Zavala | The Hawaii Independent | Ewa For years, U.S. Army has denied there being any use of depleted uranium weapons on training grounds in Hawaii, until two years ago when rounds were found dating… Read more »

‘I Want To Live’ – Micronesians sit in Lingle’s office waiting for meeting

Photos: Ikaika Hussey/Hawaii Independent Today, Micronesians United held a demonstration at the State Capitol and sat in Governor Lingle’s office to protest the state’s plans to cut of crucial health care for Micronesians in Hawai’i, which they are entitled to under Compacts of Free Association with the U.S.   The Hawaii Independent has excellent coverage of… Read more »

Chain Reaction: Nuclear regulators hold hearings in the Islands after the Army’s depleted uranium problem is uncovered by chance

Joan Conrow wrote this excellent piece in the Honolulu Weekly about the Nuclear Regulatory Commission public meetings in Hawai’i to take comments on the Army’s application for a permit to “possess” nuclear material, in this case, Depleted Uranium (DU), since they don’t intend to clean up the DU that contaminates O’ahu and Hawai’i island. >><<… Read more »

Hawaiians protest statehood and push for freedom

See the video at the KHNL website: Hawaiians protest statehood and push for freedom Posted: Aug 21, 2009 HONOLULU (KHNL) – Statehood united Hawaii with the rest of the country. But it has also divided many of our island residents for five decades. Many Hawaiians did not want to become a part of the… Read more »

No cause for celebration

For some, statehood no cause for celebration By Michael Levine – The Garden Island Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 2:10 AM HST LIHU‘E – Fifty years ago, Hawai‘i became a state, and the people rejoiced. Well, not everybody. A half-century after becoming de-facto citizens of America’s 50th state, some Hawaiians still believe joining the union… Read more »

Nagasaki mayor calls for nuclear abolition

AFSC Hawai’i and ‘Ohana Koa / Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific attended the Hiroshima atomic bombing commemoration in Honolulu on August 6th. The event featured Mayor Mufi Hanneman, representatives of different religious denominations, representatives from Hiroshima and an Hibakusha (nuclear survivor).  The speeches talked of the horror of the atomic bombing and celebrated peace and… Read more »

New policy will shield students from some unwanted military recruiter contact

Good news! The State of Hawai’i Department of Education confirmed that starting this year all public schools in Hawai’i that choose to offer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the military-sponsored career aptitude test, must designate “Option 8” on the test that no student information or test results will be released to military recruiters. … Read more »

Illegal landfill yields clues

July 12, 2009 Illegal landfill yields clues Years-old dump in Wai’anae filled with hazardous waste By Will Hoover Advertiser Wai’anae Coast Writer The state Department of Health is trying unravel the mystery of who’s behind a large illegal landfill in a remote region in Wai’anae. For years, the site has been the end point of… Read more »

Wai’anae Aunties Expose Illegal Dump site

The Concerned Elders of Wai’anae, one of the core groups of the Wai’anae Environmental Justice Working Group, discovered and reported an illegal dump site in Wai’anae.  It appears that construction and demolition debris has been dumped in a remote corner of land near the Lualualei Naval Magazine on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands land.  Ka… Read more »