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

Court Rules that Army Stryker Brigade decision was illegal

October 2006 A Win for Hawai’i! – Court Rules that Army Stryker Brigade decision was illegal 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… Read more »

Locals pound kapa to enshroud ancient bones

The Molokai Dispatch published a story about a kapa-making workshop on Molokai led by Mililani Hanapi.  Terri Keko’olani was one of the participants. She is one of the claimants for burials at Mokapu, site of the Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay: At the Kewanui fish pond last Sunday, 44 international students learned the Hawaiian… Read more »

Groups call for halt of destructive activities in Lihu’e

Today, DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina called for an end to the destructive activities in Lihu’e, O’ahu, in particular the activities that threaten Hale’au’au Heiau. Public Statement 28 July 2006 Army must cease and desist destructive Stryker activities to sacred sites in Lihu‘e plains In public hearings in 2003, the community overwhelmingly opposed the U.S. Army’s… Read more »

Did the fight to stop the UARC fail?

Game Over Did the fight to stop UARC fail? Chris Haire Feb 1, 2006 Some six hours into the public testimony before the University of Hawai’i’s Board of Regents, the moment arrives. Hope dies. It’s a moment that has been long in coming. Now it appears there is nothing anyone can do to stop the… Read more »

DU Exposed!

Posted on: Friday, January 6, 2006 Schofield uranium find prompts call for probe By Rod Ohira Advertiser Staff Writer A coalition of environmental and Native Hawaiian rights groups are calling for an independent investigation and disclosure by the Army of depleted uranium munitions use in Hawai’i based on recently obtained information confirming its presence at… Read more »

Army lied about DU in Hawai’i

Uranium revelation upsets isle activists Army e-mails detailing the presence of spent metal at Schofield are troubling, critics say By Rosemarie Bernardo SEVERAL environmental and native Hawaiian groups are accusing the Army of misleading the public after the groups discovered that a heavy metal known as depleted uranium was recovered at Schofield Barracks’ range… Read more »

Bill to Terminate Hawaiian Claims exempts U.S. Military

Saturday, September 17, 2005 Akaka bill revised to placate D.C. foes By Gordon Y.K. Pang Advertiser Staff Writer AKAKA AMENDMENT The changes proposed by the amendment would: Leave negotiations on claims made by Native Hawaiians against the United States and the state in the hands of a federally recognized Hawaiian governing entity. Individuals and organizations,… Read more »

University vulnerable to pitfalls of secret experiments Sunday, March 27, 2005 University vulnerable to pitfalls of secret experiments By Beverly Deepe Keever Special to the Star-Bulletin It was 37 years ago that James Oshita and William Fraticelli were regularly drenched with the cancer-causing Agent Orange on the Kauai Agriculture Research Station. They performed the core part of the University of Hawaii’s… Read more »

Kanaka Maoli groups sue Army over Stryker Brigade

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Lawsuit opposes Stryker brigade By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer Three native Hawaiian organizations are challenging the Army’s Stryker plan in federal court, saying the service failed to consider any location other than Hawai’i for the fast-strike unit, in violation of federal environmental law. At a press conference at… Read more »

Winona LaDuke: More Land For The Military Than For Hawaiians From Indian Country Today and Homeless In Hawaii More Land For The Military Than For Hawaiians Part One of Two By Winona LaDuke, Guest Columnist August 3, 2004 It’s summer in Hawaii, the state is considering another generous land donation to the military and has made homelessness a crime. Under the cover of… Read more »