Posts Categorized: Local Campaigns


URGENT ACTION TO SAVE KULANI LAND AND REVERSE THE TRANSFER TO THE NATIONAL GUARD Kat Brady of the Community Alliance on Prisons issued a call to contact Gov. Abercrombie ASAP and urge him to revoke the executive order that transferred Kulani prison land to the State Department of Defense for a military Youth ChalleNGe acadey…. Read more »

Of Bases and Budgets

Christine Ahn and Hyun Lee have written an excellent article in Foreign Policy in Focus tying together the social and environmental impacts of U.S. bases on the host countries with the social cost to the U.S. public and the critical developments in the Asia Pacific region.  In the article they mention the  “Peace in Asia… Read more »

US Seeks to Establish Naval Base on Jeju Island in Spite of Protests

Here’s an interesting article about the political and economic interests behind the push to build a naval base in Jeju island: On beautiful Jeju Island, south of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Navy is building a base that will soon harbor some of the world’s most advanced weapons. But the mystery is: who inspired the… Read more »

Opposing paradigms converge on Hawaii

Opposing paradigms converge on Hawaii Hawaii is center stage for a meeting between the all-business APEC and international environmental conference Moana Nui Jon Letman    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2011 10:36 Speaking earlier this year on US National Public Radio, Intel CEO Paul Otellini suggested that the global power shift that occurred from the United Kingdom… Read more »


Moana Nui 2011 – Pacific voices against the APEC agenda. There will be a Panel on “MILITARIZATION AND RESISTANCE IN THE PACIFIC” Thursday, November 10, 2011 2-5:30 PM, CHURCH OF THE CROSSROADS featuring Suzuyo Takazato(Okinawan Women Act Against Military Violence), Christine Ahn (Korea Policy Institute), Lisa Natividad (Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice), Kyle Kajihiro… Read more »

Company from Waikele bunker explosion faces $415,000 fine for numerous violations

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The company that employed five men killed in a fireworks bunker explosion in April could face a $415,200 fine for allowing almost a dozen unsafe working conditions and work practices that may have caused the blast, the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said today. The state reported that… Read more »

Environmental and cultural groups call on governor to rescind order suspending laws

Several environmental and cultural groups joined the call for Governor Abercrombie to rescind his emergency proclamation suspending 25 laws for five years in order to expedite the clean up of unexploded ordnance on public lands.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports: The Sierra Club Hawaii chapter and several other environmental and cultural groups urged Gov. Neil… Read more »

Governor Abercrombie secretly declares a “civil defense emergency” and suspends 25 laws in order to find unexploded ordnance

Last week, environmental investigator Carroll Cox uncovered alarming revelations that in June, Governor Abercrombie had secretly issued a proclamation declaring a “civil defense emergency” due to the presence of unexploded munitions on hundreds of thousands of acres throughout Hawai’i and suspended 25 laws without notifying anyone, including lawmakers.  On his September 11, 2011 radio program… Read more »

…Yes, DLNR will let the Army violate Mauna Kea

Marti Townsend of KAHEA reported: Another disappointing day at the BLNR. After five hours of testimony (the majority in opposition), the Land Board voted to accept the finding of no significant impact in the final environmental assessment. The vote was: Pacheco: No Edlao: yes Alia: yes Goode: yes Agor: yes Gon: no Then after that… Read more »

Marines Expose an Untold Number of People to Radiation at the Kane’ohe bay sandbar

Autumn.  Low tide. A group of people wading in shallow water in a row dangling line over the water.  Must be oama (baby goatfish) season, right? Wrong. These guys are not fishing for oama. These men are workers from the state of Hawaii Department of Health absurdly conducting a radiation screening of Ahu o Laka… Read more »