Posts Tagged: Youth

Isle Army recruitment trend mirrors nationwide upswing Isle Army recruitment trend mirrors nationwide upswing The poor economy is downplayed as a factor for enlistment gains By Gregg K. Kakesako POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2010 For Army recruiters the numbers are up. “Last year was a banner year for us,” says Maj. Gen. Donald Campbell, head of the U.S. Army… Read more »

Maui peace activists honored by the ACLU

Congratulations to Mele Stokeberry and Charles Carletta, two leaders in Maui Peace Action, for receiving the Pila Witmarsh Aloha Award! >><< Maui activists win ACLU accolades By LEE IMADA, News March 1, 2010 Two longtime Maui activists who were honored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai’i this month believe peace in the… Read more »

Soldier on trial for luring child for sex Trial opens for National Guard member accused of trying to lure child for sex Posted: Feb 18, 2010 2:54 PM Updated: Feb 18, 2010 9:02 PM By Minna Sugimoto HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Trial is underway for a Hawaii Air National Guard member accused of using the Internet to solicit a child for sex. Matthew… 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 »

Exorcising war’s demons, in poetry and prose Exorcising war’s demons, in poetry and prose By Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 08, 2010 WASHINGTON — Brian Turner was focused on staying alive, not poetry, when he served as an infantry team leader in Iraq. But he quickly saw that his experience — “a year of complete… Read more »

UPDATED: Rise Up! Roots of Liberation – Youth Camp for Justice and Peace

UPDATE:  Thanks to a special gift from the Hawai’i Peoples Fund, we able to offer a $150 stipend to participants who successfully complete the program. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 1st, 2010 youth camp for justice and peace March 15 – 19, 2010 Camp Kokokahi, Kane’ohe Who:             Youth ages 15 – 19 with a passion… Read more »

Military spending $1.5M to study military attitudes toward Hawai’i public schools

Military families have complained about the quality of Hawai’i schools.  The furlough fridays have cut even more instructional days from the public school calendar.  Military personnel do not pay the same taxes that fund public education in Hawai’i.  A few years ago, the impact aid paid by the federal government to the state to compensate… Read more »

Sweet 16 with an M-16: “I love the thrill of shooting”

Talk about mixed messages.  As a society, we tell youth that violence is bad.  We make it a serious offense to bring weapons to school.  Yet we train youth to use military weapons and encourage, even compel them to join the JROTC.  How militarized are we? >><< Sure shot Arlene Estabillo’s ability with an… Read more »

Guam says “No Deal!” to the U.S. Military Buildup

The U.S. military currently is conducting public hearings on its draft environmental impact statement for its military buildup in Guam and the Northern Marianas islands.   At the first hearing, residents overwhelmingly opposed the plan.   Here is a powerful testimony by prophet-poet Melvin Won Pat-Borja, a former mentor with YouthSpeaks Hawai’i who now teaches in Guam…. Read more »

Conversion of Kulani Prison to military school delayed

Governor Lingle suddenly and unexpectedly closed Kulani Prison, one of the most successful offender treatment programs in Hawai’i.  Why?  She said it was to save money.  She then said that the facility would be turned over to the Hawaii National Guard to convert it into a Youth Challenge military school.  However, this article reports that… Read more »