Posts Categorized: Hawai’i

Strykers (and DU) on Parade in Hilo?

Mahalo to Joan Conrow and the Hawaii Independent for this article about Hilo residents’ opposition to Strykers and possible Depleted Uranium contamination being in the Veteran’s Day Parade.  >><< Hilo Veterans’ Day parade hit with depleted uranium concerns Nov 05, 2009 – 12:35 PM | By Joan Conrow | The Hawaii Independent HILO—Plans to… Read more »

Strykers in Hilo veteran’s parade

CENTER FOR NON-VIOLENT EDUCATION AND ACTION Malu ‘Aina Farm P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawaii 96760 Phone 808-966-7622 email Lt. Col. Warline S. Richardson October 30, 2009 Commanding Officer Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Dear Col. Richardson: I have received a report that Stryker urban assault vehicles from PTA, recently returned from Iraq, will be… Read more »

Stryker brigade prepares for Iraq deployment

The article says that the Army is the “owner” of Pohakuloa, but it actually occupies Hawaiian national lands that were stolen by the U.S. Much of the land is actually leased from the State of Hawaii. >><< New-look Stryker team trains to help finish mission in Iraq By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m…. Read more »

Munitions clean up to begin at Maku’u Farm Lots

According to an article in the Honolulu Advertiser, the Army Corps of Engineers is beginning the clean up of munitions from the Maku’u Farm Lots in Puna.  The article states: The agricultural Puna subdivision, now leased by the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, was built over a 640-acre bombing range. During World War II,… Read more »

Strykers to deploy from one illegally occupied country to another

The Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Hawai’i will be deployed to the occupation of Iraq.   Malu ‘Aina is organizing a demonstration against the Stryker training at Pohakuloa on Hawai’i island. >><< Updated at 3:20 p.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009 Stryker team at Schofield will deploy to Iraq By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The… Read more »

Protest of Stryker and other live-fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)

Press Release Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 Protest of Stryker and other live-fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 Mauna Kea State Park There will be a peaceful protest l0AM Saturday Oct. l0th at Mauna Kea State park –l mile east of the Pohakuloa main gate on Saddle Road. (Car pools will… Read more »

Groups sue state over Mauna Kea management plan Updated at 12:03 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2009 Groups sue state over Mauna Kea management plan By Nancy Cook Lauer West Hawaii Today HILO – A consortium of groups opposed to the state’s management plan for Mauna Kea said it filed suit in 3rd Circuit Court yesterday, fighting for its right to protest a… Read more »

Environet Receives $70M Contract For Ordnance Removal

Another article on the Waikoloa ordnance clean up.  Senator Inouye calls it a “a big win-win”.  The clean up is a good thing. But these lands should not be destroyed and contaminated in the first place.   Why do the politicians continue to support military expansion plans that will result in more contamination and future clean… Read more »

$70 million awarded for Waikoloa ordnance cleanup

Source:$70+million+contract+awarded+for+Big+Island+ordnance+removal+ Updated at 9:18 a.m., Wednesday, September 23, 2009 $70 million contract awarded for Big Island ordnance removal By Jason Armstrong West Hawaii Today A Honolulu company will be paid $70 million to remove more unexploded artillery shells, grenades and other World War II ordnance from old training sites near Waimea on the Big… Read more »

British coroner’s jury: DU killed soldier

British coroner’s jury: DU killed soldier Verdict raises questions for Hawaii soldiers and civilians By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, September 23, 2009 2:10 PM HST As the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers the army’s plan to leave depleted uranium shell debris in place at Pohakuloa Training Area and Schofield Barracks, it may have some new data… Read more »