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

Group challenges decision on Kulani Group challenges decision on Kulani by Peter Sur Tribune-Herald Staff Writer Published: Friday, September 24, 2010 10:44 AM HST An advocacy group is challenging the state land board’s decision earlier this month transferring Kulani lands and the former Kulani Correctional Facility to the state Department of Defense. Kat Brady, representing the Honolulu-based Community Alliance… Read more »

Military trained at Kulani for more than 10 years

The Honolulu Star Advertiser published an article about the Board of Land and Natural Resources decision to transfer land to the State of Hawai’i Department of Defense for an Army National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Academy. The article is mostly a puff piece for the Youth ChallenNGe Academy. However, what the article reported about the military… Read more »

Military use of Kulani nixed

Last Thursday,  DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina and allies testified at the Hawai’i State Board of Land and Natural Resources meeting against the transfer of the former Kulani prison land to the Hawaii National Guard for a Youth ChalleNGe Academy (YCA) and military training. Testimony was overwhelmingly against the militarization of Kulani. We scored two wins… Read more »

Student personal information will go to military recruiters unless they opt out

ALERT!   All secondary students and parents should know about the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) military recruitment list opt-out form and deadline for opting out! AFSC Hawai’i’s CHOICES project, Truth2Youth, Maui Careers in Peacemaking, and the Kaua’i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice have worked for years to get the Hawai’i Department of Education… Read more »

In Search of Real Security

Earlier this month, I was honored to  be invited to Kaua’i by Kaua’i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice to participate in a forum on ‘real security’.  The forum was important because it was one of the first public discussions that questioned the premise of the ‘security’ discourse of the government and reframed the question… Read more »

U.S. plans to leave behind private military forces in Iraq Civilians to Take U.S. Lead After Military Leaves Iraq By MICHAEL R. GORDON Published: August 18, 2010 WASHINGTON — As the United States military prepares to leave Iraq by the end of 2011, the Obama administration is planning a remarkable civilian effort, buttressed by a small army of contractors, to fill the void. By… Read more »

Army invited to PUBLIC community forum on Depleted Uranium Monday Aug. 30th in Keaau

Aug 14, 2010 Press Release: Army invited to PUBLIC community forum on Depleted Uranium Monday Aug. 30th in Keaau further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 Below is a copy of a letter of invitation mailed today to Pohakuloa Commander Lt. Col. Rolland C. Niles from Malu ‘Aina. Email versions were sent to Celso Tadeo at… Read more »

“Area Unsafe”: Depleted Uranium in Hawai’i ranges Report: Area unsafe PTA visitors speak up about having to sign a safety waiver By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:38 AM HST U. S. Army sources have often contended that the depleted uranium left by spent shells on its firing ranges at O’ahu’s Schofield Barracks and Hawai’i Island’s Pohakuloa Training Area… Read more »

Strykers: Following public outcry, OHA calls on Army to honor 2008 agreement

The Hawaii Independent published another piece on the Army’s failure to conduct cultural surveys for the areas affected by its Stryker brigade expansion and the follow up action by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs calling on the Army to honor terms of a 2008 settlement agreement. The Hawaii Independent reports: “According to the settlement, OHA… Read more »

OHA ‘drops the ball’ in protecting cultural sites from Stryker brigade

The Hawaii Independent has published an exclusive article about a formerly secret archaeological and cultural report contracted jointly by the Army and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for areas affected by the Army’s Stryker Brigade expansion. The article states: The report, written by independently contracted archaeologist Christopher Monahan, comments on the Army’s numerous shortcomings… Read more »