Posts Tagged: Movements and Resistance

America’s Empire of Bases

America’s Empire of Bases by Chalmers Johnson Thursday, January 15, 2004. As distinct from other peoples, most Americans do not recognize — or do not want to recognize — that the United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our… Read more »

Ko’olauloa turns out to oppose Strykers

Wednesday, November 5, 2003 THE STRYKER HEARINGS GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARBULLETIN.COM George Cox hoisted signs protesting a proposed Stryker brigade to be stationed in Schofield during public testimony last night at the Turtle Bay Hilton. He was among some 200 people who attended the meeting to oppose the plan. Calm opposition weighs against mobile… Read more »

Star Bulletin editorial: “Don’t prosecute Stryker protesters”

Source: Saturday, November 01, 2003 [ OUR OPINION ] Don’t prosecute Stryker protesters THE ISSUE The Army rescinded its ban on protest signs at hearings on the proposed Stryker brigade after seven arrests at the first two hearings. DEMOCRACY can be messy and even unruly, a characteristic that escaped Army officials who scheduled a… Read more »

Army drops sign-ban at Stryker hearings

Friday, October 31, 2003 Protesters with signs let into Stryker forum The ban is lifted after leaders promise no meeting disruptions By Mary Vorsino The Army rescinded its ban on protest signs at public hearings on the proposed Stryker combat brigade, allowing more than 50 sign-wielding protesters to attend last night’s meeting. The sign… Read more »

Three protesters arrested at Stryker hearing

Thursday, October 30, 2003 MARY VORSINO / MVORSINO@STARBULLETIN.COM Terry Kekealani was among three people arrested last night at Helemano Plantation, where a public meeting on the Army’s proposed Stryker Brigade was held. For the second straight night, protesters were not allowed to carry signs into the meetings. 3 protesters are arrested at Army hearing Demonstrators… Read more »

Protest of Strykers Planned

Tuesday, October 28, 2003 Activists protest plan for Stryker brigade The group claims the new unit would cause environmental harm Star-Bulletin staff A group of Hawaiian activists, environmentalists and religious leaders is opposing the Army’s proposal to base a Stryker combat brigade in Hawaii. About a dozen members of DMZ-Hawaii/Aloha Aina called on community members… Read more »

Inouye “assured” that Strykers will be in Hawai’i

Senator Inouye issued a press release today that states: Senator Daniel K. Inouye announced today that the financial foundation to base one of the Army’s new, more lethal, and lightning-quick Stryker Brigades at Schofield Barracks is included in the more than $330.5 million in federal funds earmarked for 21 military construction projects in Hawaii for… Read more »

“Aloha aina must continue”

DMZ HAWAII/ALOHA AINA STATEMENT November 12, 2002 “Aloha aina must continue” Clean up and return lands – demilitarize Hawaii Today, as Kahoolawe is turned over to the State of Hawaii, we must remember the history which has led to this moment. President Dwight Eisenhower said in 1953 that Kahoolawe was necessary for military training, but… Read more »

“America’s entire war on terror is an exercise in imperialism” Nation-Building Lite By MICHAEL IGNATIEFF Published: July 28, 2002 The Warlords The bulky American in combat camouflage, sleeveless pocket vest, wraparound sunglasses and floppy fishing hat is not going to talk to me. He may be C.I.A. or Special Forces, but either way, I’m not going to find out. These people don’t talk to… Read more »

US Military Bases and Empire

Source: U.S. Military Bases and Empire by The Editors The Bases of Empire Empires throughout human history have relied on foreign military bases to enforce their rule, and in this respect at least, Pax Americana is no different than Pax Romana or Pax Britannica. “The principal method by which Rome established her political supremacy… Read more »