3 hovercraft close to sandbar churn up complaints

  PHOTO COURTESY CARROLL COX Navy hovercraft participating in RIMPAC were out near the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay on Monday. The Honolulu Star Advertiser published another article “3 hovercraft close to sandbar churn up complaints” (July 17, 2012) about the Marine Corps hovercraft – LCACs – that were churning up sand and coral in Kāneʻohe… Read more »

RIMPAC invasion in Kaneʻohe Bay

The RIMPAC exercises in Hawaiʻi continue with LCAC hovercraft invading the Ahu o Laka (the Kāneʻohe Bay sandbar).  As Hawaii News Now reports, “Residents concerned over military vessels near Kaneohe Sandbar “ (July 16, 2012) the unannounced appearance of these craft have stirred concern from residents and recreational users about impacts to the environment.  Their… Read more »

RIMPAC Protest and Invasive ‘Lily-Pads’

Today Malu Aina organized a demonstration at Pohakuloa against the RIMPAC military exercises. Jim Albertini reports: Our group of about thirty set up along Saddle Rd. opposite the main gate and represented all parts of the island.  We had people from Hilo, Kona, Waimea and and even Na’alehu, that included old time Kaho’olawe “Stop the… Read more »

Depleted Uranium at Schofield and Pohakuloa – Army chafes at NRC regulations

In 2005, DMZ-Hawaiʻi / Aloha ʻAina first exposed the fact that, despite Army assurances that depleted uranium was not used in Hawaiʻi, in fact, depleted uranium (DU) had been found at Schofield Barracks on Oʻahu. Since then, the Army has tried to dismiss the problem. In order to not run afoul of nuclear regulatory laws,… Read more »

We appeal to you to Join an International Action Week For No Naval Base

Appeal to International Society We appeal to you to Join an International Action Week For No Naval Base 2-9 September 2012 We appeal to the people of the world who are opposing warfare and are concerned with making the world peaceful and sustainable community. Please take part in an International Solidarity Action (2-9 September 2012)… Read more »

Korean groups statement about Jeju to IUCN and World Conservation Congress

http://cafe.daum.net/peacekj/I51g/391 July 10, 2012 Statement to the IUCN and the World Conservation Congress We, civic environmental groups in South Korea, denounce the IUCN and the World Conservation Congress that have overlooked and misrepresented environmental and social conflicts in South Korea  1. In September 2012, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will organize the World… Read more »

The Great Pacific Shuffle – US Troops to Move from Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii, Australia

Discussing the so-called Pacific ʻpivotʻ of U.S. policy, Cara Flores Mays (We Are Guahan), Terri Kekoʻolani and Kyle Kajihiro (both with Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice and DMZ-Hawaiʻi / Aloha ʻAina) were guests on the Asia Pacific Forum radio program on WBAI (New York) with host Hyun Lee. Listen to the program here: The Great Pacific… Read more »

Kauaʻi Surfrider Foundation to launch RIMPAC watch

The Garden Island reported that the Kauaʻi Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is launching a RIMPAC watch June 29 through August 7: The Kaua’i chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is asking the public for help monitoring environmental impacts during the Navy’s RIMPAC event that starts this week. [. . .] More than 40 ships, six submarines,… Read more »

Fire in Kahuku Training Area, burning shorts and RIMPAC aircraft assault Pohakuloa

KHON reported that there was a brush fire in the Kahuku Training Area this afternoon: The Honolulu Fire Department reported that the Kahuku Training Area fire is contained. All firefighting operations were concluded by 5:45 p.m. Army Range Control personnel will monitor the fire area overnight. The Honolulu Fire Department reports that the Kahuku Training… Read more »

Two news stories on recent Makua court ruling

Here are two articles citing the recent court ruling that enjoins the Army from conducting live fire training in Makua until it has completed marine environmental impact studies as required by a 2001 settlement with Malama Makua.   The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Army must conduct more studies on live-fire training at Makua” (June 21, 2012)…. Read more »