Posts Tagged: Youth

National Call for March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education

Education is a right!  Fund education, not wars, prisons or bailouts! National Call for March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education California has recently seen a massive movement erupt in defense of public education — but layoffs, fee hikes, cuts, and the re-segregation of public education are attacks taking place throughout… Read more »

Army Releases November Suicide Data Thursday, December 10, 2009 Army Releases November Suicide Data The Army released suicide data for the month of November today. Among active-duty soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides, all of which are pending determination of the manner of death. For October, the Army reported 16 potential suicides among active-duty soldiers. Since the release of… Read more »

Mighty 4 Hawai’i – Hip-Hop History, BBoy Battle, Graffiti, MCs, DJs

Mighty 4 Hawai’i is a multi-dimensional celebration of Hawai’i’s hip-hop history and talent, and the social message behind the movement. Saturday, December 5th, 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Campus Center Ballroom DJ Jus Jones, Bionicman, Creed Chameleon, BBoy Battle, Mighty 4 appreciation awards to Syze 1, East 3, Skillroy, ABC… Read more »

Lowering the Bar: Kindergarten Recruitment

Jon Letman is a reporter on Kaua’i island. He recently wrote an article about the school furloughs (Dead Last: Hawaii Gets an “F” in Education).  He had mentioned to me this incident about military recruiters visiting his son’s kindergarten.  I was amazed.  After years of doing counter recruitment work, I had not heard of the… Read more »

VIDEO: Ohana Hoopakele wants puuhonua at Kulani

Watch video of the ‘Ohana Ho’opakele press conference on Hawai’i island against the closing and militarization of Kulani prison and for a pu’uhonua (place of refuge and healing). VIDEO: Ohana Hoopakele wants puuhonua at Kulani Ohana Hoopakele holds press conference November 20, 2009 – Hilo, Hawaii VIDEO by David Corrigan As the sun sets… Read more »

Will former Kulani prison site become a military training facility?

Call to Action by Community Alliance on Prisons (CAP) Background:  Governor Lingle ordered the closure of Kulani Prison and its conversion to a Youth Challenge facility, a school run by the military.   The State of Hawai’i Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) meeting  will be on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009 9:00 A.M. KALANIMOKU BUILDING… Read more »

Youth Speaks Hawai`i Fall 2009 Interscholastic Poetry Slam

Upcoming Poetry Slam: Support Youth Voices! Youth Speaks Hawai`i Fall 2009 Interscholastic Poetry Slam Farrington High Community Auditorium; 1564 North King Street • Honolulu, HI 96817 Friday, November 20, 2009 7 – 10pm, doors open at 6pm For ticket information, please call 753-4661 or (Get max. discount! $3; otherwise, $5 w/ ANY school i.d., $10 w/o reservation… Read more »

“The Good Soldier” opens Veteran’s Day November 11

The Good Soldier Directed by Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys (DGA, Los Angeles Film Critics, and Peabody Award winners for Riding the Rails) The Good Soldier follows the journeys of five combat veterans from different generations of American wars as they sign up, go into battle, and eventually change their minds about what it… Read more »

Hawaii stimulus funds use draws fire

Here’s an article in the Honolulu Advertiser that provides some background to the school furlough, federal stimulus situation.    I wonder how much Hawai’i would save by cutting the JROTC programs, which provide no real educational benefit. Here’s the editorial by U.S. Secretary of Defense Arne Duncan: >><< Posted on: Monday, November 2, 2009… Read more »

Federal stimulus: Hawai’i cuts schools but boosts military construction

The choices leaders make in times of crisis like the present reveal something of their true character and interests. As a result of furloughs, the state of Hawai’i recently came in last for number of public school days.  Mark Niesse of the AP recently reported: At 163 school days, Hawaii’s school year ranks behind every… Read more »