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

Hawai’i Island Appeal for Solidarity

Activists from Hawai’i island issued an appeal for solidarity in the face of a massive military expansion planned for Pohakuloa.   Please send solidarity statements to Mahalo! >><< For Public Release concerning U.S. military training at Pohakuloa See list of individual signers below Further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education… Read more »

More on military expansion on Pohakuloa

The full extent of military expansion at Pohakuloa is only becoming more evident. The Army website for the Pohakuloa Training Areas Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement can be accessed here. Written comments on the proposed action and alternatives will be accepted via e-mail ( and U.S. mail until February 7, 2011 to:  PTA PEIS, P.O. Box… Read more »

Target: Pohakuloa

The graphic in the Honolulu Star Advertiser article “Upgrade in Sight” is fitting: Pohakuloa in the crosshairs of a sniper’s scope. STAR-ADVERTISER / October 2009 Pohakuloa has become the target of massive military expansion since 2001. First the Stryker brigade expansion led to a 23,000 acre land grab by the Army: In 2006 the Army… Read more »

In the wake of the Army’s Makua decision

The Honolulu Star Advertiser did a feature article on David Henkin, an attorney for EarthJustice who represents Malama Makua in its fight with the U.S. Army.  David is a friend and Makahiki brother who has done a great job as the attorney for Malama Makua.   However, I disagree with his suggestion that live fire… Read more »

Testifiers oppose Pohakuloa training plans

Source: Residents to Army: NO Testifiers oppose Pohakuloa training plans By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:21 AM HST An army has to train if it wants to avoid unnecessary casualties. And American troops stationed in Hawai’i face a narrowing set of options for training. Kaho’olawe has been returned, much the worse… Read more »

Army’s Makua move welcome

The editorial from the Honolulu Star Advertiser about the Army’s decision to end live-fire training in Makua is surprisingly favorable to the community groups.    It ends with an acknowledgment that the move of major training activities to Pohakuloa will incite other resistance:  “The decision to move live-fire training from Oahu to the Big Island will… Read more »

A partial win for Makua, but struggle far from over

Yesterday, the Army announced that it will end live fire training in Makua valley. This is a win for those who have struggled for many years to save Makua from the destructive and contaminating activities of the U.S. military. The Honolulu Star Advertiser ran a story and so did the Associated Press. However, it is… Read more »


PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Kat Brady, Coordinator Community Alliance on Prisons Office: (808) 533-3454 Nationwide cell: (808) 927-1214 Kyle Kajihiro, Program Director AFSC Hawai’i Office: (808) 988-6266 KULANI TRANSFER IS A VIOLATION OF THE LAW Honolulu – Tuesday, November 9, 2010 – Last Thursday, November 4, 2010, the Lingle administration once again demonstrated… Read more »

Stryker brigade snag

Kudos to Joan Conrow for monitoring the depleted uranium (DU) issue at Schofield Barracks and writing a great article in the Honolulu Weekly.   The Army tried to move ahead with construction plans for the Stryker Brigade expansion in an area contaminated with DU.  But the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must approve all activity by the… Read more »

Use of former prison draws group’s protest

Source: Use of former prison draws group’s protest By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 09, 2010 A community group that opposed the state’s shutdown of a Big Island prison is formally contesting the transfer of the Kulani Correctional Facility site to the Department of Defense for the National Guard’s Youth Challenge program…. Read more »