Sikh Temple Shooter, White Supremacism and the U.S. Military

On Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman discusses the white supremacist beliefs and military connection of Wade Michael Page who attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. In the first interview, she talks with Pete Simi “Academic Who Knew Sikh Shooter Wade Michael Page Says Neo-Nazi Soldiers, Musicians Shaped His Hatred” (August 9, 2012): Years ago, University of… Read more »

Wisconsin Sikh shooting suspect a White Supremacist Army veteran

Bloomberg News reports “Wisconsin Sikh Shooting Suspect Said To Be Army Veteran” (August 6, 2012): The gunman suspected of killing six people before police shot him dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee was identified by police as a 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran with ties to white supremacists. Wade Michael Page entered the Army in 1992 and… Read more »

Military “pivot” in the Pacific, “Shadow wars” in Africa, “Lily Pads” and Drones

Last year, U.S. Congress required that a study of the basing options be done before any further funding for the Guam military buildup would be authorized.  The Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS] was hired to produce the study.  They released their findings this week. The Pacific News Center reported “Unclassified Portions of CSIS Report… Read more »

Ann Wright: Green-Washing War, Sinking Ships, Drones from Submarines — Largest International War Games around Hawaii

Ann Wright wrote an excellent article in Op Ed News on the RIMPAC exercises in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific “pivot” and protests from Okinawa to Pohakuloa: Green-Washing War, Sinking Ships, Drones from Submarines — Largest International War Games around Hawaii By Ann Wright  Reflecting the Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia and the Pacific, the United States… Read more »

Boy, a Navy dependent, admits starting fires in Navy housing

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports “Police: Boy confesses to starting fires in Navy housing” (July 20, 2012): A 12-year-old boy confessed to setting a series of fires that damaged homes in a Navy housing complex on the Pearl City Peninsula over the weekend, police said. Two of the fires caused $94,000 in damage to two… Read more »

Opposition to MV-22 Ospreys grows

Photo: Walter Ritte From different sectors of the community there is growing opposition to the proposed stationing of MV-22 Osprey and Cobra attack helicopters at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay and their plans to train across the islands. Molokai residents are mobilizing against the Marine Corps proposal to station Ospreys tilt-rotor aircraft and Cobra… Read more »

Air Force Sergeant called a sexual predator

On top of the  spate of F-22 Raptor accidents and hypoxia incidents, the Air Force is also contending with a high profile sex predator trial.   The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports “Air Force Sergeant in base sex-assault scandal is a predator, prosecutor says” (July 17, 2012): A sergeant charged with sexually assaulting female recruits at the… Read more »

Hickam F-22 pilot has “in-flight emergency” due to lack of oxygen

Last week Tuesday, July 10, 2012, a Hawaii Air National Guard pilot experienced oxygen deprivation while flying an F-22 Raptor, the most advanced fighter aircraft in the U.S. military arsenal. The AP reported “Stealth Fighter Jet Flaw: Pilot Suffers Oxygen Deprivation While Flying F-22 Raptor” (July 11, 2012): The Hawaii Air National Guard said Tuesday… Read more »

RIMPAC “Sinkex”: Using Hawaiʻi’s seas a garbage dump

PHOTO: U.S. NAVY A live-fire exercise, part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, sank the ex-USS Niagara Falls (T-AFS-3) in waters 15,480 feet deep, 63 miles southwest of Kauai about 11:31 a.m. on Saturday, July 14. The RIMPAC assault on Hawaiʻi continues.  This time, the Navy uses our seas a  dump for their old… Read more »