Posts Tagged: Makua

Revealing Hawaiian ‘secrets’, facilitating Hawaiian acquiescence

In July 2009, Chinook helicopters whisked a group of Kanaka Maoli leaders to Makua valley, purportedly to visit cultural sites and gain an understanding of the Army’s cultural preservation efforts.  As the choppers descended on the valley from the sea, you could imagine Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries over the signature slow, dull thud of… Read more »

Judge Orders Army to Disclose Impacts on Sacred Hawaiian Valley Judge Orders Army to Disclose Impacts on Sacred Hawaiian Valley HONOLULU, Hawaii, November 22, 2009 (ENS) – A federal judge in Honolulu has ruled that the U.S. Army is obliged to give the community meaningful information on how military training at Makua Military Reservation on Oahu could damage native Hawaiian cultural sites and contaminate… Read more »

Judge sustains Makua complaint Judge sustains Makua complaint The ruling reveals doubt about whether Army environmental surveys were sufficient By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2009 A federal judge has sided with Hawaiian activists who want the Army to stop training in Makua Military Reservation, putting the military on notice that it will have… Read more »

Hannemann says Inouye asked him to run for governor

In the last election, when Mayor Hannemann claimed victory in his reelection bid, Senator Inouye stood beside him on TV and publicly congratulated him.  Many took this as a sign that Inouye had anointed Hannemann as his successor.  There were already signs that Inouye and US Representative Abercrombie were divided on certain issues, of note… Read more »

New Law Limits Military use of Open Burn Pits

Doug from Seacoast Anti-Pollution League in Portsmouth, New Hampshire sent a post to the Military Toxics Project listserve about a new law to limit the military use of open burn pits overseas.  However, as Doug notes the law “Doesn’t cover domestic bases, nor everything we’d want left unburned, but DoD has to develop a plan… Read more »

Women’s Vigil for Peace and Solidarity

In Solidarity with the 7th International Network of Women against Militarism (INWAM) Meeting: Guahan Hafa Adai, my name is Angela T. Hoppe-Cruz. I am a Chamoru woman born and raised on the island of Guahan, now residing in Makaha. The INWAM formed in the mid 1990’s in response to the rape of a young Okinawan… Read more »

Marchers take to the streets to protest ‘Fake Statehood’ and demand independence

Photo: Kyle Kajihiro Photo: Kyle Kajihiro Today, the 50th anniversary of Hawai’i’s ‘admission’ to the United States was marked by protests on nearly every island and several cities around the world.   In Honolulu, around 400 people marched from Ala Moana Park to the Convention Center, where the “official” statehood commemoration conference was taking place.  Although… Read more »

Army Makua study opposed

Army Makua study opposed Wai’anae group asks court to order new one, delay live-fire training By Will Hoover Advertiser Staff Writer A Wai’anae community group yesterday asked the federal court here to reject an environmental study prepared by the Army and require it to do a new one before soldiers are allowed to resume live-fire… Read more »

Group calls on judge to reject report on Makua

Group calls on judge to reject report on Makua Army surveys lack critical valley data, Malama Makua says By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 13, 2009 As expected, Malama Makua asked a federal court judge yesterday to set aside the Army’s environmental impact statement justifying the continued use of the Makua Valley… Read more »

Mākua range re-opening cause for legal conflict and military outreach NŪHOU / NEWS Since World War II, soldiers, marines, reservists and members of the National Guard have trained for combat at Mākua. KWO archive photo. Mākua range re-opening cause for legal conflict and military outreach By Liza Simon / Ka Wai Ola Loa The U.S. Army is set to resume live-ammunition training in O’ahu’s… Read more »