Posts Tagged: Movements and Resistance

Sen. Inouye: “Stryker brigade should not be a referendum on the Iraq war”

This was a very interesting op ed from Senator Inouye. It came after the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the Federal District Court and found that the Army decision to station the Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Hawai’i without considering alternatives violated NEPA.  Inouye makes several arguments: (1) He tries to explain why… Read more »

Hawai’i participates in the Asia-Pacific Consultation of Movements against U.S. Military Bases, Tokyo

November 25 – 28, 2006 The Asia-Pacific Consultation of Movements against U.S. Military Bases, Tokyo A significant step toward the creation of regional anti-base movement linkages On November 25-28, 2006, around fifty peace activists from the Southeast-East Asia and Pacific region in struggle against U.S. military bases gathered in Tokyo in the first subregional encounter… Read more »

Court Rules that Army Stryker Brigade decision was illegal

October 2006 A Win for Hawai’i! – Court Rules that Army Stryker Brigade decision was illegal A federal appeals court ruled that the Army violated the National Environmental Policy Act by not considering alternative sites for the proposed Stryker Brigade expansion. This should halt all Stryker related projects in Hawai’i until another environmental impact statement… Read more »

America’s Africa Corps America’s Africa Corps By Jason Motlagh September 21, 2006 The United States is moving closer to setting up an Africa Command to secure the rear flank of its global “war on terrorism”, with eyes trained on vital oil reserves and lawless areas where terrorists have sought safe haven to regroup and strike against its… Read more »

Groups call for halt of destructive activities in Lihu’e

Today, DMZ-Hawai’i / Aloha ‘Aina called for an end to the destructive activities in Lihu’e, O’ahu, in particular the activities that threaten Hale’au’au Heiau. Public Statement 28 July 2006 Army must cease and desist destructive Stryker activities to sacred sites in Lihu‘e plains In public hearings in 2003, the community overwhelmingly opposed the U.S. Army’s… Read more »

Ship of Fools

Ship of fools Some Hawai’i residents tell Superferry officials to shape up or ship out J.M. Buck Jul 26, 2006 July 2001: Timothy Dick, an electrical engineer, founds Hawaii Superferry after seeing large, high-speed roll-on/roll-off catamaran ferries operating between Barcelona, Spain and the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea. June 2003: A new ferry… Read more »

DoJ memo on the Akaka Bill seeks exemption for the military

The  Department of Justice legal memo on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005 (Akaka Bill) includes this choice passage that helps to explain what I believe to be one of the major underlying reasons for the proposed legislation – extinguishing any Hawaiian claims that could threaten the military’s control of land in Hawai’i. Notice… Read more »

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, stop militarizing Hawaiian communities

August 29 2004 The federally-funded Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is promoting militarization in Hawaiian Homestead communities through a wholly-owned subsidiary Hawaiian Homestead Technology. In addition, the CNHA is supporting federal recognition of Kanaka Maoli, which will perpetuate the militarization of Hawaii nei. Read DMZ Hawaii/Aloha Aina’s statement on the occasion of CNHA’s annual… Read more »

Kanaka Maoli groups sue Army over Stryker Brigade

Posted on: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Lawsuit opposes Stryker brigade By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer Three native Hawaiian organizations are challenging the Army’s Stryker plan in federal court, saying the service failed to consider any location other than Hawai’i for the fast-strike unit, in violation of federal environmental law. At a press conference at… Read more »

Winona LaDuke: More Land For The Military Than For Hawaiians From Indian Country Today and Homeless In Hawaii More Land For The Military Than For Hawaiians Part One of Two By Winona LaDuke, Guest Columnist August 3, 2004 It’s summer in Hawaii, the state is considering another generous land donation to the military and has made homelessness a crime. Under the cover of… Read more »