Posts Tagged: Makua

Pågat ‘sweeteners’ leave a bitter taste

The Navy has displayed its arrogance and hostility towards the people Guahan (Guam) once again with a leaked email that basically calls for bribing the local residents in order to “isolate” opponents of military expansion plans in the Pågat cultural area.   See the article below from the Marianas Variety and the incriminating email. Here’s a… Read more »

Drones arrive in Hawaiʻi – “the future of aviation”?

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that the Hawaiʻi Army National Guard recently got four Shadow 200 RQ-7B unmanned aerial vehicles.    While these UAVs are unarmed, the military is looking for ways to weaponize them. >><< Source: Hawaii Guard gets flock of Shadow UAVs Isle soldiers will be ready to use the unmanned aircraft should… Read more »

A Beast in the Heart of Every Fighting Man – Who pays?

Today’s Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that a planned Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment center has been delayed due to difficulty in the consultation process regarding the preservation of historic properties: The reason for the long delay lies with the VA’s difficulty in navigating the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and Section 106 of… Read more »

14th Annual Makua Sunrise Celebration

The Makua Sunrise Celebration will be held on April 24, 2011 at 6:00 am inside Makua valley. The first Makua sunrise service was held in 1997 on Easter morning on the beach at Makua.  The Marines had planned to hold an amphibious invasion exercise on Makua beach that morning.  The sunrise service included surfers and… Read more »

Pentagon Takes Aim at Asia-Pacific, and deploys mercenary social scientists

Recently, versions of the same op ed piece appeared in both Guam and Hawai’i newspapers by James A. Kent and and Eric Casino.  Kent describes himself as “an analyst of geographic-focused social and economic development in Pacific Rim countries; he is president of the JKA Group (”  Eric Casino is “a social anthropologist and freelance… Read more »

Helicopter flyovers, unexploded ordnance and $20 million for APEC security

A few tidbits from the news… In the past week, I found myself having to yell on numerous occasions to be heard over the noise of increased Army helicopter flyovers.  This problem will worsen for Kane’ohe residents with the Marine Corps proposal to increase the number and types of aircraft stationed at the Marine Corps… Read more »

The Army’s persistent Depleted Uranium problem in Hawai’i

Joan Conrow has written an excellent synopsis of the military’s depleted uranium (DU) contamination issue in Hawai’i on the Civil Beat website.   Here’s an excerpt of her article: The Army prohibited all training with DU in 1996; however, munitions containing DU remain in wide use. Although the Army for years denied that it had ever… Read more »

Army temporarily closes beaches to check for munitions hazards

Source: Army temporarily closes beaches to check for munitions hazards Posted: Feb 17, 2011 6:04 PM Thursday, February 17, 2011 11:04 PM EST Updated: Feb 17, 2011 6:04 PM Thursday, February 17, 2011 11:04 PM EST HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) Areas of Makua Beach and the Keawaula section of Kaena Point State Park will be temporarily… Read more »

Hawai’i Island Appeal for Solidarity

Activists from Hawai’i island issued an appeal for solidarity in the face of a massive military expansion planned for Pohakuloa.   Please send solidarity statements to Mahalo! >><< For Public Release concerning U.S. military training at Pohakuloa See list of individual signers below Further contact: Jim Albertini 966-7622 Contact: Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education… Read more »

Chamber of Commerce chimes in on Makua decision

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawai’i has been a promoter of militarization and the U.S. takeover of Hawai’i for more than 100 years. Their website brags that two of the Chamber’s earliest achievements were: Worked to secure a treaty of reciprocity with the U.S. to admit Hawaiian export at reduced rates of duty to help… Read more »