Posts Tagged: Surveillance

Al Jazeera documentary on Jeju movement to stop naval base

The tiny South Korean island of Jeju has been called the ‘Island of Peace’, but could a new naval base endanger that? Here’s an excellent documentary produced by Al Jazeera. It really conveys the lives and struggles of the people who are protesting to protect their village from a naval base. Someone has also added… Read more »

Opposing paradigms converge on Hawaii

Opposing paradigms converge on Hawaii Hawaii is center stage for a meeting between the all-business APEC and international environmental conference Moana Nui Jon Letman    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2011 10:36 Speaking earlier this year on US National Public Radio, Intel CEO Paul Otellini suggested that the global power shift that occurred from the United Kingdom… Read more »

E Komo Mai APEC: Rolling out the welcome mat for repression

What’s that choking thickness in the air?  Is it the vog?  Humidity?  Or could it be the police state climate that is visibly growing in Honolulu in preparation for the APEC summit in November? The City and County of Honolulu plans to install 34 video surveillance cameras to enhance security during the APEC summit, at… Read more »

Connecting the Aegis dots between Jeju, Okinawa, Guam, Hawai’i

Koohan Paik, co-author of the Superferry Chronicles and member of the Kaua’i Alliance for Peace and Social Justice wrote an excellent op ed in the Garden Island newspaper connecting the dots between the military expansion at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kaua’i, the struggle to stop a naval base in Jeju, South Korea, and… Read more »

Lines between intelligence and military functions becoming blurred

The New York Times reports that President Obama will announce that Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, will replace Robert Gates has Secretary of Defense, and that General David Petreaus will become director of the CIA.   But this trend towards the blending of intelligence and military functions is moving into dangerous territory where it is… Read more »

Racial profiling in Hawaiʻi 1930s-style

According to a Honolulu Star Advertiser reprint of a February 27, 1984 article, “Hostage Plan Revealed: Patton Eyed Local Japanese,” General George Patton drafted a plan while stationed in Hawai’i to take 128 Hawai’i Japanese leaders hostage in the event of a war with Japan.  The plans were written between 1935 and 1937, revealing that… Read more »

FBI Raids Homes of Antiwar and Pro-Palestinian Activists in Chicago and Minneapolis

FBI Raids Homes of Antiwar and Pro-Palestinian Activists in Chicago and Minneapolis Antiwar activists are gearing up for protests outside FBI offices in cities across the country today and Tuesday after the FBI raided eight homes and offices of antiwar activists in Chicago and Minneapolis Friday. The FBI’s search warrants indicate agents were looking for… Read more »

‘Scapel’ can’t remove viral diseases of imperialism

The New York Times has published a new article in its series “Shadow Wars”, about the expanding covert war that rages in many countries even as troop withdrawals are planned for Iraq and debated for Afghanistan. The article makes several important observations to consider: “While the stealth war began in the Bush administration, it has… Read more »

“Top Secret America” meets “Snoozepac”

The Washington Post is publishing a very important investigative series called “Top Secret America”, exploring the explosion of secret government programs in the aftermath of 9/11 attacks: The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one… Read more »

Washington Post: Obama expands ‘secret war’ globally

President Obama is using more “extraterritorial” and “extralegal” tactics than Bush in the U.S. global and permanent state of imperial warfare.   The following article from the Washington Post describes how the Obama Administration has expanded the use of special forces to conduct covert operations in 75 countries, up from 60 countries the year before.  … Read more »