Posts Tagged: Environmental Justice

Vieques: Living (and dying) under military occupation

Professor Katherine McCaffrey gave the following testimony to the White House Interagency Task Force on Puerto Rico. It is a powerful story of the social and economic violence wrought by the military occupation of Vieques.  It should sound familiar to the many communities where military occupation has left its boot print.   Thanks to the… Read more »

Wai’anae Environmental Justice summer youth program accepting applications for 2010

Applications are now closed.  Download application forms here. Ka Makani Kaiaulu o Wai‘anae A Summer Youth Environmental Justice Training Institute Aloha Kakou We are Ka Makani Kaiaulu o Wai’anae. We are learning how to promote environmental justice in Wai’anae. We know there is a problem – environmental racism. We swim and play in these waters…. Read more »

Rothman: The People of Vieques, Puerto Rico Deserve Justice from the U.S. Government

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2010 CONTACT: Aaron Keyak office: (202) 225-5061 cell: (202) 905-6361 email: Rothman: The People of Vieques, Puerto Rico Deserve Justice from the U.S. Government Hackensack, NJ – Today, Congressman Steve Rothman (D-NJ), a member of the Science and Technology Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, will be joined… Read more »

Two different perspectives on Mother’s Day

From Wikipedia: The “Mother’s Day Proclamation” by Julia Ward Howe was one of the early calls to celebrate Mother’s Day in the United States. Written in 1870, Howe’s Mother’s Day Proclamation was a pacifist reaction to the carnage of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War. The Proclamation was tied to Howe’s feminist belief… Read more »

Environmental Protection of Bases?

From Foreign Policy In Focus: Environmental Protection of Bases? By David Vine. Edited by John Feffer, April 22, 2010 Just weeks before today’s Earth Day, and for the second time in little more than a year, environmental groups have teamed with governments to create massive new marine protection areas across wide swaths of the… Read more »

In These Times: The Poisoning of Puerto Rico The Poisoning of Puerto Rico The U.S. Navy left Vieques, but for many, the cancer remains. By Jacob Wheeler May 3, 2010 Vieques, puerto rico — on March 31, retired Sgt. Hermogenes Marrero was told during a visit to the Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, that he didn’t have cancer… Read more »

Hawaii to host RIMPAC naval maneuvers this summer

Posted on: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Hawaii to host RIMPAC naval maneuvers this summer Isle businesses expect boost from bienennial event By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer A naval exercise that brings to Hawai’i’s shores thousands of service members from the U.S. and foreign nations, an aircraft carrier, beach landings — and millions in… Read more »

Guam Lawmakers Cry Foul On Military Report

GUAM LAWMAKERS CRY FOUL ON MILITARY REPORT Plagiarism, inaccurate information mar EIS By Jennifer Naylor Gesick HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Marianas Variety, April 29, 2010) – Guam senators are demanding that the Department of Defense draft a new environmental impact statement, irked that the draft impact study presented to the local community contained a string of inaccurate,… Read more »

Guam Senator Cruz demands demands radiation tests for Apra harbor

Senator B.J. Cruz from Guam is demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency require the U.S. military to test for radiation contamination be conducted in Apra Harbor before dredging and dumping of the sediment is approved.   He is right to demand these studies.  It is widely known that U.S. navy ships have leaked radioactive water in… Read more »

Rock the Boat 2: Concert and Festival for Reproductive and Environmental Justice

CEJE proudly presents the sequel to last year’s Rock The Boat Concert Hemenway Courtyard (Manoa Gardens) Saturday, April 24, 12:00 to 4:00 pm Free, Refreshments provided by Slow Food KCC Tabling by Community Organizations Performances by: Mahalohalo Kolingtang Ensemble, Kahuli, Talk to Your Music,  Lyz Soto, Youth Speaks Hawai’i, Travis T, No’u Revilla, Kisha Borja-Kicho’cho’,… Read more »