Posts Tagged: Youth

808 Urban Mural Making Day at Palama Settlement

MURAL MAKING DAY Monday, July 6th 1pm Palama Settlement Potluck, bring a dish We ready to Paint the mural 808 Urban Malama Hale Project will be making a mural about hawaiian independence and sovereignity. It will be displayed at palama settlement and mayor wright homes. SPONSORED by 808 Urban Malama Hale Project, John Hina and… Read more »

Judge overturns laws barring recruiters from contacting minors

Judge tosses laws restricting recruiters Matthew B. Stannard, Chronicle Staff Writer Thursday, June 18, 2009 (06-18) 18:44 PDT — Without fanfare, a federal judge in Oakland today threw out voter-approved laws in two upper Northern California cities barring military recruiters from contacting minors. U.S. District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong ruled that laws passed in Arcata… Read more »

Puerto Rican independentistas blast JROTC plan for public schools

Civic and political groups blast plans for ROTC in public schools José Alvarado Vega – PR Daily Sun Civic and political groups denounced plans Wednes- day by the Fortupo administration to establish Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps programs in at least eight local public high schools, and vowed to organize campaigns to discourage their… Read more »

Sen. Inouye weighs in on Makua

Predictably, Sen. Inouye has penned an editorial supporting the Army’s proposed expanded training in Makua valley. Let’s analyze his argument: 1. Army is a “good neighbor”. The US military was the force that overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom and occupied Hawai’i. Capt. Alfred Thayer Mahan to Teddy Roosevelt (1897): “take (Hawaii) first and solve (political questions)… Read more »

Chris Hedges: War is Sin

War Is Sin Posted on Jun 1, 2009 By Chris Hedges The crisis faced by combat veterans returning from war is not simply a profound struggle with trauma and alienation. It is often, for those who can slice through the suffering to self-awareness, an existential crisis. War exposes the lies we tell ourselves about… Read more »

Marine recruiter charged with pimping 14 year old girl Marine recruiter charged with pimping girl, 14 AP Tue Jun 2, 11:04 pm ET HEMET, Calif. – Police have arrested a U.S. Marine Corps recruiter on charges of felony pimping and kidnapping and are looking into whether he used sex with a 14-year-old girl to entice potential recruits. Staff Sgt. Bryan Damone Cunningham, 33,… Read more »

NYC schools to limit recruiter access to students

May 20, 2009 In a Switch, City Tells Schools to Monitor On-Campus Military Recruiting By JAVIER C. HERNANDEZ Schools will be required to provide military opt-out forms to 9th- and 10th-grade students and to develop a plan to monitor on-campus recruiting by the armed forces, according to new guidelines announced by the city’s Department of… Read more »

‘Reclaim Guåhan’ rally gathers strength

‘Reclaim Guåhan’ rally gathers strength Monday, 11 May 2009 by Jude Lizama | Variety News Staff THE Guåhan Youth, an umbrella group for the island’s youth and grassroots organizations, will hold a rally that will amplify their collective voice that has been muffled amid rapid changes resulting from the ongoing military buildup and what some… Read more »

Drafted at 19, Opposing Military Recruiters at 61

May 10, 2009 American Album Drafted at 19, Opposing Military Recruiters at 61 By TAMAR LEWIN MIAMI – Every morning before school starts, Miles Woolley, a drafting teacher at Southwest Miami High School, gets a reminder of military life when the Junior R.O.T.C. honor guard marches by his classroom. “Their marching and parading around in… Read more »

Soldier kills five comrades at Baghdad base Five U.S. Soldiers’ Deaths Came at Hands of Comrade, Military Says Gunman Opened Fire at Baghdad Base, Wounded Three Others By Ernesto Londoño Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, May 11, 2009 1:30 PM BAGHDAD, May 11 — An American soldier opened fire on comrades Monday on a large military base in Baghdad, killing five… Read more »