Posts Categorized: Maui, Moloka’i, Lanai & Kaho’olawe

Stop the desecration of Haleakala – videos posted

John Sefick posted a comment to an earlier article with links to videos about the desecration of Haleakala mountain by military and astronomy programs.  I decided to make it a regular post so that more people would be sure to see it: Cultural Genocide on Haleakala, Maui by National Science Foundation & UH Institute for… Read more »

Superferry cost rises another $218,000 to tow barge

The Hawaii Superferry was a prototype and proof of concept for the winning proposal by Austal to build the Joint High Speed Vessel for the U.S. military.   Some Hawai’i politicians are trying to resurrect the Superferry project.  Meanwhile, the military is conducting scoping for an environmental impact statement for stationing a fleet of Joint High… Read more »

Maui peace activists honored by the ACLU

Congratulations to Mele Stokeberry and Charles Carletta, two leaders in Maui Peace Action, for receiving the Pila Witmarsh Aloha Award! >><< Maui activists win ACLU accolades By LEE IMADA, News March 1, 2010 Two longtime Maui activists who were honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai’i this month believe peace in the… Read more »

Inouye’s legacy: locking the military into Hawai’i “for a long time”

The militarization of Hawai’i is driven by both the ‘push’ of military strategy in the Pacific and the ‘pull’ of politicians, unions and corporate leaders who profit from the military domination of Hawai’i.  The logic is spelled out here in a recent Hawaii Business article about Senator Inouye: “The (White House) was not too keen… Read more »

Maui News: “The Superferry may not have made it even with an EIS, but without one, it was doomed.”

Governor’s sour grapes POSTED: September 10, 2009 First off, we were ardent supporters of the Superferry. There was no doubt in our minds that Hawaii needed an alternative, affordable means of travel between the islands. We know farmers who grew to rely on it to get goods to Oahu. We know families who packed up… Read more »

Students need to be able to make informed decision on military service

VIEWPOINT: Students need to be able to make informed decision on military service By ANN PITCAITHLEY POSTED: September 2, 2009 The federal No Child Left behind Act of 2001 contains a little-known provision that threatens the federal funding of any school refusing to turn over the personal contact information of students in grades 7 through… Read more »

Military expands computing centers on Maui

Computing center gets fresh Mana Supersystem in S. Maui blows Jaws out of water with double the power By HARRY EAGAR, Staff Writer POSTED: August 22, 2009 New University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and Mayor Charmaine Tavares celebrate Friday’s dedication of the new computing platform at the Maui High Performance… Read more »

Ka Honua Momona – a sustainable alternative from Moloka’i

Mahalo to Sparky Rodrigues of Malama Makua for sharing this inspiring vision from Moloka’i.  This is the “aloha ‘aina” alternative to militarization and exploitation. >><< From: Sparky Rodrigues <> Date: August 26, 2009 3:08:13 PM HST Cc: Sparky Rodrigues <> Subject: Sust ‘aina ble Molokai – IDEAs for Makua? Check out the youtube videos –… Read more »

Maui protests against Statehood today

The following report and announcement was posted by to several email groups: Aloha Kakou, Just an update and some details. Rally and Protest at the State Building in Wailuku, Maui between 3:00pm-6:00pm went well. Over 120 people protested with about 3 dozen pedestrians joining in throughout the three hours….a bus stop was right there… Read more »

Haleakala telescope offers no direct benefits, desecrates a sacred place

VIEWPOINT: Haleakala telescope offers no direct benefits, desecrates a sacred place By KIOPE RAYMOND POSTED: June 21, 2009 The summit area of Haleakala does not have a comprehensive, community-driven, scientifically based and culturally appropriate management plan. A partial list of Haleakala summit users would include 1.7 million annual visitors to Haleakala National Park; National… Read more »