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

Okinawans surround Futenma Air Base with a 13 km ‘Human Chain’; solidarity demo in Honolulu

Yesterday, tens of thousands of Okinawans surrounded the Futenma Air Base with a Human Chain 13 kilometers long calling for the removal of the U.S. military base. There is video at the Okinawa Times website: On Friday, 5/14/2010, the Hawai’i Okinawa Alliance held a demonstration in front of the Federal Building in Honolulu in… Read more »

Imperial Footprint: America’s Foreign Military Bases GLOBAL DIALOGUE Volume 11 ● Winter/Spring 2009—After Georgia Book Review Imperial Footprint: America’s Foreign Military Bases ZOLTAN GROSSMAN Zoltán Grossman is professor of geography at The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, US. The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle against US Military Posts edited by Catherine Lutz London, Pluto Press, 2009. 356 pages Hardback… Read more »

Secretary of the Army statements about Makua insults community

So, the Secretary of the Army stops in Hawai’i, makes some remarks about the Army’s need to train in Makua and the military’s respect for Hawaiian culture and the environment. He did not dare to have a public audience in Hawai’i.   The Army canceled a reception with its hand-picked Native Hawaiian leaders because of… Read more »

Time to Cancel the Army’s Lease at Pohakuloa over Radiation Contamination

Call from Malu ‘Aina: Time to Cancel the Army’s Lease at Pohakuloa over Radiation Contamination 1. The Army repeatedly denied the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) in Hawaii. 2. Now it has been confirmed that in the 1960s the U.S. Army used the Pohakuloa Training Area for firing spotting rounds containing DU for the Davy… Read more »

NRC to Army: DU monitoring plan won’t work NRC to Army: DU monitoring plan won’t work By Alan D. McNarie Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:04 PM HST The U.S. Army’s plan to monitor the air over Pohakuloa Training Area for depleted uranium has drawn sharp criticism from some Native Hawaiians, environmentalists, activists and independent experts. Now the Army has gotten an admonishment… Read more »

Hawai’i vigil in solidarity with Okinawa

Photos: Jamie Oshiro, Hawai’i Okinawa Alliance Yesterday, in solidarity with the 90,000+ Okinawans who rallied against U.S. military bases in Okinawa, the Hawai’i-Okinawa Alliance (HOA), the American Friends Service Committee – Hawai’i and DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina organized a vigil in front of the Japanese Consulate in Honolulu. Approximately 40 people held signs and candles… Read more »

Insular Empire “Red Pill Tour”

Vanessa Warheit, director of the film Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands just posted a new entry about her visit to Hawai’i and what she has dubbed the “Red Pill Tour”, a reference to the scene in The Matrix when Neo takes the red pill that awakens him to the violent and oppressive reality… Read more »

Solidarity Statement from the Members of the Network for Okinawa Solidarity Statement from the Members of the Network for Okinawa April 25, 2010 Network for Okinawa We, the members of the Network for Okinawa, represent many hundreds of thousands of Americans and people around the world who support democracy and environmental protection in Okinawa. Our grassroots network draws together representatives from U.S. and international… Read more »

Two conflicting visions for Kulani prison: military academy or Native Hawaiian healing center

From the Hawai’i Independent: Two visions for Kulani prison: Lawmakers consider a new plan for the closed facility Mar 24, 2010 – 01:52 PM | by Alan McNarie | Hawaii Island A robotics club was initiated as a pilot project for the Hawaiʻi National Guard Youth Challenge Academy on Oʻahu. HILO—When Hawaiʻi Island’s Kulani… Read more »

Atlantic Free Press Review of ‘Bases of Empire’ book The Bases of Empire – The Global Struggle against U.S. Military Posts – Book Review by Jim Miles Written by Jim Miles Contributor, Atlantic Free Press. Tuesday, 23 March 2010 06:46 Corporations One of the underlying themes arising from Lutz’s introduction and inclusive within the various essays is that “corporations and the military itself… Read more »