Posts Categorized: Kaua’i & Ni’ihau

Honouliuli forest now a state reserve

The Honouliuli forest in the Wai’anae mountains is a treasure trove for native species, some of which are found nowhere else in the world.  This is also an area where the Army condemned about 2000 acres as part of its Stryker brigade expansion.   The Army has out planted endangered native plants in Honouliuli as part… Read more »

Video posted: Army desecration of burials angers Native Hawaiians

Army desecration of burials angers Native Hawaiians from kyle kajihiro on Vimeo. The Army Stryker brigade expansion in Hawai’i was a 25,000 acre land grab, the largest military buildup since WWII. Many cultural sites were damaged or destroyed by the project despite community protest. Despite warnings that a vast cultural site complex would be harmed… Read more »

Army desecration of burials angers Native Hawaiians

Yesterday, a representatives of Native Hawaiian organizations and other supporters went on a site visit to the area in Lihu’e (Schofield range) where the Army desecrated the burials of at least two individuals, including an adult and a child.  Poi pounders and other cultural implements were also found at the site. The Army’s propaganda spin… Read more »

Army finds human remains at Oahu base Army finds human remains at Oahu base By AUDREY McAVOY, The Associated Press POSTED: May 19, 2010 HONOLULU – Army contractors discovered human remains believed to be ancient Hawaiian while workers were excavating at a Schofield Barracks construction site, officials said Tuesday. The Army hasn’t determined the remains are Hawaiian, but it’s assuming they… Read more »

Army Stryker construction disturbs Native Hawaiian burials in Schofield

Stryker brigade expansion project disturbed Native Hawaiian Burials (iwi kupuna) in the Lihu’e / Schofield Barracks area.  Community groups told the Army that the entire area was culturally significant and needed to be protected from military activity.   Native Hawaiian cultural monitors rediscovered the Hale’au’au Heiau that the Army had listed as destroyed.  This put a… Read more »

Federal stimulus money stimulating more militarization in Hawai’i

Federal stimulus money stimulating more militarization, “a perfect example of how the stimulus program is supposed to work.” >><< Updated at 6:38 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 Missile range gets new runway thanks to stimulus money The Garden Island LIHU’E, Kauai — Just in time for this summer’s RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific) international… Read more »

Hawai’i military contractors defend earmarks

Feeling threatened by a recent bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to cut off earmarks to for-profit corporations, one of the big beneficiaries of earmarks in Hawai’i, Trex is trying to argue their case.  But why  is Trex on Kaua’i?  It’s not to bring economic opportunity or “ministries” to Kaua’i.  Trex is one of… Read more »

Tiananmen in Nawiliwili Kauai | The Superferry Chronicles Although most people are not aware of it, the USA has an image which is similar to the scene from Tiananmen Square. Fortunately this David and Goliath event did not end in the loss of life and the citizens were successful. August 2007—Hawaii—A new Superferry transporting cars and people… Read more »

Mordor on Kaua’i?

Thanks to Juan Wilson on Kaua’i for the following post on his blog Island Breath.  He compares Navy plans for Nohili, site of the Pacific Missile Range Facility, to Mordor, the land seeking to enslave the rest of humanity in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.  Indeed, the military’s objective with missile defense and its other… Read more »

Campaign cash, earmarks and corruption

There has been increased scrutiny of earmarks and campaign contributions by companies that received earmarks and their lobbyists.  Military contractors are among the biggest beneficiaries of earmarks.   Why hasn’t someone investigated the earmarks related to Hawai’i politicians?   Senator Inouye consistently proclaims that he is the “King of Pork”.  His earmarks have been linked to some… Read more »