Posts Categorized: Government Documents

The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands to show in Honolulu

What is it like to be a colonial subject of the greatest democracy on earth? The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands What: FREE public screening of the PBS documentary The Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and special guests. Refreshments. When:… Read more »

UN releases “State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples” Report

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Affairs recently released a major report on the State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.  Click here to download the UN State of Indigenous peoples summary of the 250 page report.  Go to the link below to download the full document. >><< State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples… Read more »

Toxic shadow of the war and U.S. bases in Iraq

This article in the NY Times discusses the environmental clean up issues facing the U.S. military as it begins to close bases in Iraq.   The agreement between the U.S. and Iraq says that “Both parties shall implement this Agreement in a manner consistent with protecting the natural environment and human health and safety.”  If history… Read more »

How to exit Afghanistan

Thanks to Joseph Gerson for sharing this article with the following comments: In the following article, Selig S. Harrison describes a Realpolitik diplomatic alternative to the destructive and self-destructive U.S.-NATO war in Afghanistan. Please note, among other things, he identifies the Pentagon’s commitment to having massive and strategically important bases in Bagram and Kandahar as… Read more »

Scahill exposes involvement of Blackwater mercenaries in secret US operations in Pakistan

In this article published in The Nation, Jeremy Scahill exposes the existence of covert U.S. operations in Pakistan to assassinate or kidnap Taliban or al Qaeda operatives.   Blackwater mercenaries are at the heart of this secret war. >><< The Secret US War in Pakistan By Jeremy Scahill November 23, 2009 At a covert forward… Read more »

Boyle: The Illegalities of the Bush/Obama War Against Afghanistan

September 4, 2009 Friday 12:42 AM EST The Illegalities of the Bush/Obama War Against Afghanistan Francis A Boyle Sep. 4, 2009 (Atlantic Free Press delivered by Newstex) by Francis A. Boyle The “Blowhard Zone” On September 13, I got a call from FOX News asking me to go on the O’Reilly Factor program that night,… Read more »

Korea Peace Day to feature film by North Korean refugee youth

Click here to download a pdf of the Korea Peace Day 2009 poster. For Immediate Release Contact: Joon Park (808) 382-5452 Soo Sun Choe Korea Peace Day Event to Premiere Film by North Korean Refugee Youth (Honolulu) A group of University of Hawaii students and faculty will be hosting a Korea Peace Day event… Read more »

The Myth of “America” The Myth of “America” Monday 12 October 2009 by: Dahr Jamail and Jason Coppola, t r u t h o u t | Feature Happy Columbus Day Columbus sailed the ocean blue in Fourteen Hundred and Ninety Two … May the spirit of adventure and discovery always be with you. Wishing you a great… Read more »

Military goal: “run the planet from Guam and Diego Garcia by 2015” Forcibly Exiled Nearly 40 Years Ago, Diego Garcia Natives Fight to Return to Island Home Now Used as Key US Military Outpost We turn now to another island that is a key military outpost for the United States. Located in the Indian Ocean, Diego Garcia has often been used for strikes on Iraq and… Read more »

Julian Aguon on Democracy Now! Speaks Against U.S. Military Buildup on Guam Guam Residents Organize Against US Plans for $15B Military Buildup on Pacific Island The United States is planning an enormous $15 billion military buildup on the Pacific island of Guam. The project would turn the thirty-mile-long island into a major hub for US military operations in the Pacific in what has been described as… Read more »