Posts Tagged: Youth

Military Recruiter “Opt Out” Requests due Sept. 15

News Release Department of Education State of Hawaii Contact: Sandra Goya Telephone: 808-586-3232 Date: August 25, 2009 Military Recruiter “Opt Out” Requests due Sept. 15 The federal No Child Left Behind Act requires the DOE to provide names, addresses, and telephone numbers (including unlisted numbers) of secondary students to military recruiters when requested. Secondary school… Read more »

Poetry at Revolution Books

Revolution Books sponsors An Afternoon of Poetry with Darron Cambra, Tui Scanlan & Danny Sherrard Sunday, August 30, 3pm All three were on the Hawai`i slam team that went to Nationals. Each has their own CD or book of poetry. Join us in welcoming them to Revolution Books!

“OOF!” is what America did to Hawai’i

The Seattle Times ran an interview with Geologic of the Blue Scholars hip hop group.  Geo grew up in Hawai’i and was inspired by recent visits to write new songs about Hawai’i. The product is a new EP entitled “OOF!”.    Here’s an excerpt from the interview. I don’t understand the title of “OOF!” We… Read more »

Youth Speaks Hawaii wins international contest for second year straight

Sorry, I missed this when it first came out.  Congratulations to the Youth Speaks Hawaii team! Updated at 3:36 p.m., Monday, July 20, 2009 Youth Speaks Hawaii wins international contest for second year straight By Ashlee Duenas Advertiser Staff Writer For the second consecutive year, Youth Speaks Hawai’i has taken top honors at the Brave… Read more »

With jobs harder to find, work gets easier for Army recruiters

August 12th, 2009 6:36 pm With jobs harder to find, work gets easier for Army recruiters Traditionally the Army has attracted the young. But as the number of jobs dwindles across the country, more Americans are enlisting later in life, drawn by the promise of steady work and benefits. By Alexandra Zavis / Los Angeles… Read more »

Study seeks clues to soldier suicides

The military is trying to find the cause of suicide in soldiers’ genes or psychological profiles?  Why isn’t the military looking at the insanity of militarism and war itself. I spent two hours last night talking with a vet who was harassed, isolated and tormented by his chain of command in Iraq to the point… Read more »

Blue Scholars new EP, free download of “HI-808” track

BLUE SCHOLARS To Release OOF! EP, tour Hawaii Offer Free Download of their “HI-808” Track Everybody loves Hawaii. Few know better than Blue Scholars’ MC Geologic, having grown up in Honolulu in the 1980’s and returning with the Scholars’ dj/ producer Sabzi last year to rock a sold-out homecoming show at Next Door. Love… Read more »

New policy will shield students from some unwanted military recruiter contact

Good news! The State of Hawai’i Department of Education confirmed that starting this year all public schools in Hawai’i that choose to offer the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the military-sponsored career aptitude test, must designate “Option 8” on the test that no student information or test results will be released to military recruiters. … Read more »

Why is the Army National Guard hiring Internment / Resettlement Specialists?

Army National Guard hiring Internment / Resettlement Specialists.  Are they planning something?  Watch video on the website.  Pretty chilling. >><< 31E – INTERNMENT / RESETTLEMENT SPECIALIST Description Internment / Resettlement Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. Internment / Resettlement Specialists provide rehabilitative,… Read more »

National Counter-Recruitment and Demilitarization Conference a Success!

Here’s a brief report on the recent National Network Opposing Militarization of Youth conference in Chicago. Darlene Rodrigues (AFSC Hawaii Youth Peace Initiative) and Asia Collier (youth activist at Halau Lokahi) represented the AFSC Hawaii at the gathering.   The conference attendees also attended the National Youth Poetry Slam championships, which were held in Chicago.   YouthSpeaks… Read more »