Posts Tagged: Movements and Resistance

Budget crunch hits C-17 training…./LOCALNEWSFRONT Budget crunch hits C-17 training Air Force needs new Kona practice strip but lacks money to build it The Air Force is falling short of the C-17 cargo plane training it needs in Hawai’i for combat landings and takeoff practice and low-altitude terrain flying, an official said. Already, an approximately 4,200-foot “assault landing zone”… Read more »

Korean Bases of Concern

Korean Bases of Concern Jae-Jung Suh | April 2, 2008 Editor: John Feffer Last month the New York Philharmonic grabbed the world’s attention by performing Dvorak’s New World Symphony in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The Philharmonic may well have chosen Dvorak’s piece as an overture for a new world of peace. With… Read more »

Resisting the Empire

Foreign Policy In Focus Resisting the Empire Joseph Gerson | March 20, 2008 Editor: Emily Schwarz Greco Victories are within sight for people in a growing number of nations where communities that host U.S. foreign military bases have long fought to get rid of them. Ecuador’s decision not to renew the U.S. lease for… Read more »

Foreign Occupations

Here’s an article from Foreign Policy in Focus with many links to other articles covering different aspects of the U.S. Empire including military bases and missile defenses, economic crises and interventions in the affairs of other countries. Source: World Beat by JOHN FEFFER | Monday, February 25, 2008 Vol. 3, No. 8 Foreign Occupation… Read more »

Sergeant routinely abused Iraqis, say soldiers at hearings

Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2008 Sergeant routinely abused Iraqis, say soldiers at hearings By William Cole Advertiser Columnist Back in October, Schofield Barracks soldiers described Spc. Christopher Shore as a peaceful guy, a very funny guy, a good guy, very friendly, an outstanding soldier who didn’t have a propensity for violence. At his sentencing… Read more »

Army pre-decides to station Strykers in Hawai’i – again

February 23, 2008 Critics claim politics steers Stryker plans By Gregg K. Kakesako Opponents of the Army’s plan to base its fifth Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Schofield Barracks disagree with the Pentagon’s conclusion that the move would fill strategic and national security needs. The Pentagon’s reasoning is outlined in the final version of… Read more »

U.S.S. Superferry? U.S.S. Superferry? Unwitting Hawai’i residents may be getting a military ship in civilian camo By Joan Conrow Jan 16, 2008 Hawai’i Superferry-now running (weather permitting) between O’ahu and Maui, thanks to a gubernatorial and legislative override of a State Supreme Court ruling-has been officially touted as a way to bring ‘ohana together and provide… Read more »

Soldier held in alleged dorm thefts

Soldier held in alleged dorm thefts By Gene Park An Army specialist about to be deployed to Iraq went into the University of Hawaii dormitories Sunday and allegedly pilfered panties and an iPod, police said. Spc. Mark Heath, 20, was charged Monday night with first-degree burglary and unauthorized entry into a dwelling. He was… Read more »

Stryker soldier charged with UH dorm break-in

Army man charged with UH dorm break-in By Rod Ohira Advertiser Staff Writer A 20-year-old man assigned to the Army’s Stryker brigade at Schofield charged in connection with Sunday’s alleged break-in at a University of Hawai’i at Manoa dorm room was in possession of stolen property, which included women’s underwear and an iPod, according to… Read more »

Drawing Battle Lines: Hawaiians on both sides testify at Stryker hearings

Drawing Battle Lines Hawaiians on both sides testify at Stryker hearings By lisa Asato Publications Editor The Army wrapped up five public hearings in Hawai‘i last month on its proposal to permanently base the Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Hawai‘i, Alaska or Colorado. The hearings were the result of a ruling last year by the… Read more »