Posts Categorized: Local Campaigns

“King of Pork”

May 31, 2009 In Battle to Cut Billions, a Spotlight on One Man By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN WASHINGTON – Near the end of a two-hour hearing on a special war-spending bill this month, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, in his slow and rumbling voice, finally said the words that defense lobbyists across… Read more »

Appeal to Protect Waimanalo

From: Ryan Kalama Sent: Friday, May 15, 2009 11:15 PM Subject: Waimanalo needs your Kokua Aloha Kakou; “WE THE KAILUA HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB, HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUB OF WAIMANALO AND THE COMMUNITY NEEDS EVERYONE’S HELP TO SAVE WAIMANALO AND TO GET BACK THEIR LAND” Waimanalo and Kailua have been having our hands full dealing with Bellows… Read more »


ASIAN SETTLER COLONIALISM FORUM Guest speakers Haunani-Kay Trask, Momiala Kamahele, Healani Sonoda, Eiko Kosasa, Ida Yoshinaga, Kyle Kajihiro, Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura Saturday, May 23, 2009 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai‘i Come and join us for a public forum on a groundbreaking and controversial book that examines the… Read more »

Army drops 3 charges against Lt. Watada May 7, 2009 Army drops 3 charges against Iraq war objector Watada By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The Army yesterday said it has given up efforts to retry 1st Lt. Ehren Watada on three charges for refusing to deploy to Iraq in 2006, but has not made up its mind about two other… Read more »

Air Force expanding recreational cabins in Waimanalo?

May 3, 2009 Air Force plan to add rec cabins at Hawaii beach stirs concern Some residents against 48 new military structures, say ceded land is involved By Eloise Aguiar Advertiser Windward Writer A plan to build 48 new vacation cabins at Bellows Air Force Station has stunned many Waimanalo residents who oppose the project… Read more »

Sex assault in military up 8 percent

April 12, 2009 Most Hawaii Army sex assaults go unreported, but military better in raising awareness of problem By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer A female sailor reported being raped aboard the Pearl Harbor-based cruiser USS Port Royal while it was docked in the United Arab Emirates. A male enlisted sailor accused of the crime… Read more »

Joan Conrow on torture and military propaganda in our schools Thursday, March 19, 2009 Musings: The Ugly Side Well, it’s been six years since the U.S. began its “shock and awe” campaign to destroy Iraq and oust Saddam Hussein on those bogus “weapons of mass destruction” claims. My how time flies – except for those guys and gals who keep having their tours of… Read more »

Support the Military Environmental Responsibility Act

This appeal came from Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, a member of the Military Toxics Project. A similar bill was initially introduced 10 years ago, but the hostile climate during the Bush Administration made prospects for its passage dim.   It attempts to hold the military accountable to the same environmental laws everyone else must… Read more »

UH makes moves to seize control of Mauna Kea

The University of Hawai’i (UH) is responsible for the illegal, haphazard and destructive overdevelopment of Mauna Kea, one of the most sacred sites for Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians).  But UH has always been the tenant of the mountain, which gave some degree of independent oversight by a separate state agency.  Kanaka Maoli have successfully fought… Read more »

Statement by National Campaign for Eradication of Crime by U.S.Troops in Korea on Osan Stabbing

Statement 11 March 2009 The US soldier in Korea suspected for attempted murder must be in custody by Korean Police in Pyeongtaek At dawn on Friday, 6th of March 2009, a US soldier in Korea stabbed a Filipino woman 18 times almost causing her to death. According to the press, the US soldier from Camp… Read more »