Posts Tagged: Social & Racial Justice

Hawai’i businesses try to lure workers to participate in the destruction of Guahan/Guam

Hawai’i businesses are talking as if the proposed military expansion on Guam is a done deal.  See the Pacific Business News article below.  They are beginning to swarm like flies on carrion in an orgiastic spectacle to feed on the misery and destruction the build up will cause on Guam.  Disaster capitalism.  But the resistance… Read more »

Puerto Rico: Police brutally attack protesters at the legislature

Puerto Rican professor and activist Deborah Berman Santana sent this urgent report about the brutal police attack on peaceful protesters at the government capitol building. >><< Aloha y Hafa adai, I was present to see an incredibly brutal police attack on peaceful Puerto Rican citizens reclaiming their right to view the kind of legislation that… Read more »

Pentagon hunting for Wikileaks founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of “Collateral Murder” video With Rumored Manhunt for Wikileaks Founder and Arrest of Alleged Leaker of Video Showing Iraq Killings, Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information Pentagon investigators are reportedly still searching for Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who helped release a classified US military video showing a US helicopter gunship indiscriminately firing on Iraqi civilians…. Read more »

Another activist with Hawai’i ties injured, still detained by Israel

Ken O’Keefe is an ex-marine who was very active in environmental and Hawaiian sovereignty issues when he lived in Hawai’i.  He delivered blistering testimony against the Army’s bombing and desecration of Makua.  What was so powerful about his testimony is that  he attacked the premise of the training.  As a vet, he had the authority… Read more »

U.S. troops from Hawai’i to conduct joint training with Indonesian military, despite ongoing human rights abuses

In the article below, the Honolulu Advertiser reports that Hawai’i-based troops will conduct joint exercises with the Indonesian military.   The U.S. cut off military ties and military aid to Indonesia because of the horrible human rights abuses by the Indonesian military in East Timor.    When Indonesian military forces, special forces and militias conducted a… Read more »

Recruiters target Micronesians for U.S. military

Military recruiters exploit the poverty of Micronesia and other Pacific islands to fill their quotas.  The U.S. took the land, then they take the youth to fight wars of empire.   Here’s a fact to make one ponder:  “A recent study by the Heritage Foundation of US enlistment rates cites “Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander” as the… Read more »

China strikes back with report on U.S. human rights record

China has issued a report on U.S. human rights record. Here’s a relevant excerpt followed by the full article.  There’s links at the bottom of the article to the full text of the human rights report and China’s own human rights plan.  Here’s an excerpt from the report: VI. On U.S. Violations of Human Rights… Read more »

U.S. Torture – It’s Not Over Yet

US Torture–It’s Not Over Yet Washington’s Wars and Occupations: Month in Review #58 February 28, 2010 By Rebecca Gordon, War Times/Tiempo de Guerras February was not a good month for U.S. torture victims or their supporters. A British court released documents detailing the tortures suffered by Binyam Mohamed, whom the U.S. had shipped to Morocco… Read more »

U.S. soldier ‘waterboarded’ his own 4 year old daughter U.S. soldier ‘waterboarded his own daughter, 4, because she couldn’t recite alphabet’ By Mail Foreign Service Last updated at 7:12 AM on 08th February 2010 A soldier waterboarded his four-year-old daughter because she was unable to recite her alphabet. Joshua Tabor admitted to police he had used the CIA torture technique because he was… Read more »

Plans to cut health care for Micronesians will endanger lives Planned cuts could risk health of Micronesians By Gary T. Kubota POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2010 A proposed cut in the state government’s medical assistance to Micronesians could mean some of them will die as a result, the state was told yesterday during a public hearing. Health experts also raised questions about… Read more »