Posts Tagged: Women

Message from the International Women’s Network Against Militarism to the peoples movement for No Naval Base on Jeju!

Message from the  International Women’s Network Against Militarism to the peoples movement for No Naval Base on Jeju!  September 1, 2011 Dear friends in the struggle against US military expansion at Jeju Island We women from Okinawa, mainland Japan, the Philippines, Marshall Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Australia and west-coast USA send our greetings in… Read more »

Another military domestic violence case?

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports that: A 32-year-old Ewa Beach man was arrested Friday for beating his wife over the course of several months, police said. The woman, 23, told police the man since January had subjected her to several episodes of assaults, at all hours, including choking her and injuring her with an undisclosed… Read more »

Making Waves: Defending Ka’ena

Making Waves: Defending Ka’ena, Episode 55 Length: 0:27 Social issues & cultural programming dedicated to peace and social justice. 7/19/2011 Tue 9:30 am, Channel NATV Channel 53 Or streaming online: I speak with Summer Mullins and Uncle Fred Mullins about their efforts to protect Ka’ena from the scourge of off-roaders destroying the sand dunes… Read more »

Relief and Recovery in Japan: U.S. Should Decline Monies from Japan’s “Sympathy Budget” and End Military Dependence Globally Press Statement Contact: IWNAM Secretariat, genuinesecurity [at] April 11, 2011 Relief and Recovery in Japan: U.S. Should Decline Monies from Japan’s “Sympathy Budget” and End Military Dependence Globally The International Women’s Network Against Militarism (IWNAM) demands that the U.S. and Japanese governments stop spending U.S. and Japanese taxpayer monies for the upkeep of… Read more »

Man with Marine Base address arrested for alleged sex assault of woman in Waikiki

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports “Officers arrested a 23-year-old man of an address at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe  at 2:11 a.m. Friday” for allegedly sexually assaulting a 20-year old woman in Waikiki on June 23.   The man arrested and booked on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault and kidnapping was one of two… Read more »

Korea women want nature instead of naval base on Jeju Island

Jeju island off of South Korea is a gem of beauty, abundant natural resources and resilient people.   It is a recognized as world peace island and an endangered soft coral marine environment.   The island is also made famous by the women pearl divers who have always been cultural and community leaders.  Jeju has a long… Read more »

Around the Globe, US Military Bases Generate Resentment, Not Security

Writing on the Nation blog, Katrina vanden Heuvel zeroes in on the social and financial costs of U.S. foreign military bases: As we debate an exit from Afghanistan, it’s critical that we focus not only on the costs of deploying the current force of more than 100,000 troops, but also on the costs of maintaining permanent… Read more »

Breaking the conspiracy of silence

Betsy Kawamura is originally from Hawaiʻi.  She writes about being sexually assaulted in Okinawa by a man she believes was an American stationed at Kadena.  She campaigns internationally for human rights for women.  Her organization is Women4Nonviolence. >><< Breaking the conspiracy of silence Betsy Kawamura, 20 May 2011 “I was 12 years old… anguish… Read more »

“Living Along the Fenceline” screenings and talks in East SF Bay Area

Women for Genuine Security and UC Berkeley, Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures present: LIVING ALONG THE FENCELINE MILITARY VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, DEMILITARIZATION, & FEMINIST CONCEPTS OF SECURITY Speaker: Suzuyo Takazato LOCATION:  370 DWINELLE HALL, UC BERKELEY DATE & TIME: APRIL 26TH @ 12PM Suzuyo Takazato is a greatly respected feminist activist in Okinawa… Read more »

Female soldiers’ suicide rate triples when at war

The March 4, 2011 suicide by Schofield Barracks soldier Pvt. Galina M. Klippelunderscores the high human cost of militarization and war on our families and communities.  The rate of suicide by female soldiers is three times higher when they go to war.   As Col. Ann Wright says “Reasons for never starting these wars!!!” >><<… Read more »