Posts Categorized: Kaua’i & Ni’ihau

Military denies involvement with fish kills

The military denies that its training activity off Kaua’i and Ni’ihau had anything to do with the fish kills and whale deaths.  Still the military will not disclose what activities it conducted because they are classified.   The public has no reason to believe them.   The military claimed that no depleted uranium was used in Hawai’i,… 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 »

Military ignored conditions set by state regulators on undersea warfare exercises

The Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) established a regulatory regime to create more consistency in regulating coastal resources, by delegating certain regulatory powers to approved state CZM agencies. This means that on matters of Coastal Zone Management, the federal government should be in accordance with the regulatory guidelines set by the Hawai’i CZM agency. However,… Read more »

Military ground-based missile defense shot down test missile

US intercepts ballistic missile in Hawaii test By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press March 17, 2009 HONOLULU – The military’s ground-based mobile missile defense system successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test in Hawaii, the Missile Defense Agency said Tuesday. It was the first time the military fired two interceptors at one target… Read more »

Classified military operations coincided with fish kill

This investigative story was posted on the Hawaii Independent.  What was DARPA doing in the area off of Ni’ihau?  Why won’t they tell the public? Classified military operations coincided with fish kill Posted March 17th, 2009 in Niihau by Joan Conrow A Navy contractor was engaged in classified operations around Ni‘ihau in mid-January when a… Read more »

Two dead whales and a mass fish kill on Kaua’i, Ni’ihau – Is the Navy to blame?

From the Hawaii Independent: Fish fears on Kaua‘i, Ni‘ihau – Is the Navy to blame? Posted March 9th, 2009 in Kauai, Niihau by Joan Conrow It’s been weeks since a massive fish kill was discovered on Niihau, but those living on the privately-owned island remain afraid to eat the reef fish that are a… Read more »

Pohakuloa Depleted Uranium studies “fall far short”

The Sierra Club Moku Loa chapter has been doing excellent work bird dogging the Army over its handling of the DU contamination at Pohakuloa.   Cory Harden posted the following letter and attached review of the Army’s studies by an independent scietist. “I am particularly concerned that what is proposed by the U.S. Army for future… Read more »

New Missile Defense Command Navy Times March 5, 2009 CNO announces new missile defense command By Andrew Scutro Next month the Navy will establish a new command with missile defense in mind. Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations, announced the coming formation of the Navy Air and Missile Defense Command during a speech before a business group… Read more »

Clarifying misperceptions about the Superferry Clarifying misperceptions about the Superferry By Andrea Brower, George Inouye, Noelani Rogers and Ed Coll Published: Monday, January 26, 2009 3:09 AM HST Hawai‘i Superferry has been debated in Hawai‘i ever since the newly elected Gov. Lingle assigned her chief of staff, Bob Awana, to personally consult and expedite the HSF project back in… Read more »

Kako’o mai Kaua’i o Mano!

KAUAI SUPPORT Hawaiian rights activists protest on Kaua‘i, O‘ahu By Michael Levine – The Garden Island Published: Sunday, January 18, 2009 3:10 AM HST LIHU‘E – While an estimated 5,000 demonstrators protested the state of Hawai‘i’s stance on so-called ceded lands in Honolulu, roughly 15 assembled at the junction of Kapule Highway and Ahukini Road… Read more »