Posts Categorized: Government Documents

Another activist with Hawai’i ties injured, still detained by Israel

Ken O’Keefe is an ex-marine who was very active in environmental and Hawaiian sovereignty issues when he lived in Hawai’i.  He delivered blistering testimony against the Army’s bombing and desecration of Makua.  What was so powerful about his testimony is that  he attacked the premise of the training.  As a vet, he had the authority… Read more »

U.S. troops from Hawai’i to conduct joint training with Indonesian military, despite ongoing human rights abuses

In the article below, the Honolulu Advertiser reports that Hawai’i-based troops will conduct joint exercises with the Indonesian military.   The U.S. cut off military ties and military aid to Indonesia because of the horrible human rights abuses by the Indonesian military in East Timor.    When Indonesian military forces, special forces and militias conducted a… Read more »

Hawaii Woman Held By Israelis Hawaii Woman Held By Israelis Activist Was On Aid Mission Attacked By Commandos Dick Allgire KITV 4 News Reporter POSTED: 3:54 pm HST June 1, 2010 HONOLULU — Retired Army Col. Ann Wright, a Honolulu resident, is reportedly being held by the Israeli government after commandos stormed a flotilla of ships taking aid to… Read more »

SAVAGERY AT SEA: The Flotilla Massacre

Senator Inouye has been a staunch and uncritical supporter of Israel, including military aid to Israel.   Governor Lingle and newly elected Congress member Charles Djou are also a vocal supporters of Israel. Will they condemn Israel’s attack on the Freedom Flotilla?  Will they seek “clarification”? >><< SAVAGERY AT SEA: The Flotilla Massacre By Phyllis Bennis… Read more »

Deadly Israeli Raid on Aid Flotilla Draws Condemnation

Israel has committed a brutal military attack on the Freedom Flotilla that was bringing humanitarian aid to the blockaded people of Gaza.   Hawai’i resident Ann Wright, a retired Army Colonel, former diplomat and tireless peace and justice activist, was on one of the ships in the flotilla.   We are not certain of her whereabouts,… Read more »

“Priorities and Concerns of Civil Society Relating to the Decolonization of Guam as a UN Non Self-Governing Territory” STATEMENT OF GUAHAN COALITION FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE and THE CHAMORRO STUDIES ASSOCIATION By HOPE A. CRISTOBAL THE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DECOLONISATION Pacific Regional Seminar Noumea, New Caledonia 18 – 20 May 2010 “Priorities and Concerns of Civil Society Relating to the Decolonization of Guam as a UN Non Self-Governing Territory” CHAMORU… Read more »

Dugong Sighted – What is Sacred?

A dugong, the endangered sea manatee of Okinawa, a sacred animal deity that is recounted in ancient Okinawan songs, was recently seen in Henoko, proposed site of the military base relocation from Futenma. A ho’ailona (sign)? Meanwhile, Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network., asks “what is sacred?” She reflects on… Read more »

Iraq Vets: Coverage of Atrocities Is Too Little, Too Late Iraq Vets: Coverage of Atrocities Is Too Little, Too Late Tuesday 13 April 2010 by: Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t | Report (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t; Adapted: Spc. Jeffery Sandstrum / U.S. Army, thomas.merton) The WikiLeaks video footage from Iraq taken… Read more »

28 Nations Helped U.S. to Detain “Suspects” Published on The Smirking Chimp ( 28 Nations Helped U.S. to Detain “Suspects” By Sherwood Ross Created Mar 31 2010 – 10:19am Twenty-eight nations have cooperated with the U.S. to detain in their prisons, and sometimes to interrogate and torture, suspects arrested as part of the U.S. “War on Terror.” The complicit countries have… Read more »

China suspends military exchanges with U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

Relations between the U.S. and China just got chillier with the U.S. announcement to sell $6.4 billion in arms to Taiwan.   The AP reported that: China suspended military exchanges with the United States, threatened unprecedented sanctions against American defense companies and warned Saturday that cooperation would suffer after Washington announced $6.4 billion in planned arms… Read more »