Posts Tagged: Movements and Resistance

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 »

U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa

In an eye-opening expose of the secret military base/operations network in Africa, the Washington Post reported “U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa” (June 13, 2012): The U.S. military is expanding its secret intelligence operations across Africa, establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts from the fringes of the Sahara… Read more »

Hawai’i Delegation Report Back from the 8th Meeting of the International Network of Women Against Militarism

WOMEN’S VOICES WOMEN SPEAK C/O HAWAI‘I PEACE & JUSTICE 2426 O‘AHU AVENUE HONOLULU HI 96822 WVWS808.BLOGSPOT.COM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 21, 2012 Contact: Terri Keko‘olani 808-227-1621 Eri Oura 808-542-0348 Hawai‘i Women Share Experiences from Puerto Rico (Honolulu, O‘ahu). Four Hawai‘i women returned home recently after meeting with other members of the International Women’s Network… Read more »

The Merry Month of May: Missiles launched as Hawaiʻi braces for another RIMPAC invasion

May is known as the “Merry Month” for its longer days and warm sunshine.   Most of the world observes May 1st as International Workers’ Day or celebrates the ancient pagan rites of spring.  But in the U.S., the radical legacy of May Day has been suppressed and supplanted by the typically tame Labor Day.  In… Read more »

Was Kalaeloa / Barbers Point land banked for possible military return?

The U.S. decision to disperse 9000 Marines from Okinawa to various locations around the Pacific, including 2700 to Hawaiʻi is generating much anxiety and opposition from affected communities as well as enthusiasm from some who hope to cash in on this bonanza.  As reported by William Cole of the Honolulu Star Adverstiser, some residents of… Read more »

Feffer: Small Step Forward in Resolving Okinawa Base Impasse

John Feffer, the editor of Foreign Policy In Focus and a leader with the Network for Okinawa has written an excellent article “Small Step Forward in Resolving Okinawa Base Impasse” (May 3, 2012) that analyzes the implications of the U.S.-Japan deal to move 9000 Marines from Okinawa and distribute them to different locations in the… Read more »

Navy renames Hawaii Superferries “USNS Guam” and “USNS Puerto Rico”

Recently, we reported that the two repossessed Hawaii Superferry ships will be deployed to Okinawa as part of the Navy sea lift fleet.  But now it gets wierder.  The Navy just announced that the ships will be renamed the USNS Guam and USNS Puerto Rico!  So after two fast ferry naval ships are pushed out… Read more »

Struggle to Protect Jeju Island from Monstrous Naval Base Intensifies

There has been an intense amount of activity in the struggle to protect Jeju island from destruction due to the building of a naval base in Gangjeong.   The Save Jeju Facebook page is a great source of news with many photos and as-it-happens reports of protests at the site of the naval base. John Feffer… Read more »

U.S. military leaders tell troops to behave as Obama signs security pact with Karzai

U.S. military leaders are worried that recent outrageous conduct by U.S. troops in Afghanistan are stoking public anger against the foreign occupation, destabilizing the country and endangering U.S. and NATO troops there.   They responded by telling their troops to behave. The AP reported “Military commanders warned to get troops in line” (May 3, 2012): Military… Read more »

Military rethinking location of Guam Marine base

With the U.S. changing its distribution of troops moving from Okinawa, Hawai’i is expected to get up to 2700 Marines, while Guam will get less than originally projected.   USA Today Reported that “Military rethinking location of Guam Marine base” (May 2, 2012): The federal government is rethinking where to put a Marine base on Guam… Read more »