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

Conrow: Toxic Shadows

Mahalo to Joan Conrow and Jimmy Trujillo for having me on their KKCR radio program “Out of the Box” to discuss military environmental contamination in Hawai’i.   Joan wrote a post on her blog about the conversation. >><< Saturday, July 4, 2009 Musings: Toxic Shadows The high-pitched whine of aerials last night and a couple… Read more »

Wai’anae youth promote Environmental Justice

On June 22, the AFSC launched a new project to train youth from the Wai’anae community in environmental justice organizing skills. The project is called Ka Makani Kai’aulu o Wai’anae. Ten Wai’anae youth will be enrolled in four weeks of intensive training, political education, field investigations and community organizing to address the environmental injustice issues… Read more »

Op Ed: Army doesn’t need Makua Valley for live-fire exercises June 19, 2009 Army doesn’t need Makua Valley for live-fire exercises Troops have trained elsewhere for years; other option needed By David Henkin “Let them train!” has been the rallying cry of Sen. Daniel Inouye and others who want the Army to resume live-fire exercises in Makua Valley. It’s an emotionally compelling plea. Who… Read more »

Demonstration against Military Occupation of Waimanalo

Please support this action by the Waimanalo residents to resist the military build up in their c0mmunity. On 6/18/09 8:05 AM, “iwalani keliihoomalu” <> wrote: Aloha, We are organizing a peaceful demonstration of protest. We the positive re-action along with other soverign groups will be coming together to take a stand. We will be excercising… Read more »

Why We Must Protect Makua Valley

Mahalo nui to Kehau Watson for this positive editorial calling for protection of Makua. Why We Must Protect Makua Valley June 14th, 2009 by Trisha Kehaulani Watson “E mālama i ka makua, he mea laha ‘ole.” Mary Kawena Pukui explained this ‘ōlelo no‘eau to mean “parents should be cared for, for when they are gone,… Read more »

Makua EIS rejected by Malama Makua

Hawaiian group says EIS on Makua is not complete By Mary Adamski POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 06, 2009 The Army said it will decide by early July to what extent it will resume live-fire military training exercises in Makua Valley. The training plan was part of an environmental impact statement released yesterday. But Malama… Read more »

Makua Military training: “wasting lives, land, money, energy and resources”

Joan Conrow wrote on her blog about the Army’s recently released final EIS for live fire training in Makua valley: Now if only the military would pack up and leave, too, instead of pressing ahead with its controversial, and contested, plans to conduct live fire training exercises among the endangered species and archeological sites of… Read more »

Chalmers Johnson on the Cost of Empire

Chalmers Johnson on the Cost of Empire Posted on May 15, 2009 By Chalmers Johnson In her foreword to “The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle Against U.S. Military Posts,” an important collection of articles on United States militarism and imperialism, edited by Catherine Lutz, the prominent feminist writer Cynthia Enloe notes one of… Read more »

Aidan Delgado Interviewed in the Hawaii Independent

The Peter Serafim did an interview with Aidan Delgado for the Hawaii Independent. Delgado is an Iraq war veteran and conscientious objector who will be speaking in Hawai’i this week. Here’s the intro to the article: Aidan Delgado grew up in Thailand and Egypt, where his father was a U. S. Foreign Service staffer. In… Read more »

Protest and healing ceremony at Pohakuloa

Here’s a report from Jim Albertini, one of the organizers on Hawai’i island resisting further militarization.    They recently organized an action up at Pohakuloa.  You can also view a video covering both the Pro-Hawai’i/Pro-Peace protest and the Pro-war protest here. POHAKULOA HEALING CEREMONY AND PROTEST Aloha Kakou, Approximately 50 Big Island residents gathered on Saturday,… Read more »