Posts Tagged: Youth

Military using citizenship to bribe immigrants to enlist,0,5003914.story Army extends immigrant recruiting Pilot program seeks to boost the ranks of language and healthcare specialists by offering citizenship. By Alexandra Zavis and Andrew Becker May 4, 2009 The lanky 19-year-old from South Korea has lived in the Southland since he was 9 years old. He is as comfortable speaking English as his native… Read more »

California cities ban military recruiters initiating contact with youth

Humboldt cities take on military recruiting — and U.S. Published Sunday, Apr. 19, 2009 ARCATA – David was sitting in a coffee shop when he first got the idea to take on Goliath. The “David” in this story has a last name of Meserve. The “Goliath” is less metaphorically known as the United States… Read more »

Hawai’i’s nisei vets crucial to statehood push

Here we see the complexities of Asian settler history and politics in Hawai’i and the persistence of this controlling myth of Hawai’i as a racial promised land.  Second generation Japanese in Hawai’i were thoroughly Americanized and militarized by the outbreak of WWII.   The Japanese suffered much hardship and discrimination at the hands of the haole… Read more »

Stryker soldier charged with pimping two teen girls Tacoma, WA – Saturday, April 18, 2009 Fort Lewis soldier charged with pimping Prosecutors say Stryker infantryman used two teen girls as prostitutes STACEY MULICK; Last updated: April 18th, 2009 03:38 AM (PDT) Pierce County prosecutors have charged a Fort Lewis soldier with promoting prostitution, alleging he directed two teenage girls to trade… Read more »

Rock the Boat: A Consciousness-Rising Concert for Social Change

The Collective for Equality, Justice, and Empowerment (CEJE), will be hosting a concert and networking party for progressives/progressive orgs: Rock the Boat: A Consciousness-Rising Concert for Social Change Saturday, April 4, 2009 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hemenway Courtyard/ Manoa Gardens, University of Hawai’i at Manoa It would mean very much to our collective to… Read more »

Joan Conrow on torture and military propaganda in our schools Thursday, March 19, 2009 Musings: The Ugly Side Well, it’s been six years since the U.S. began its “shock and awe” campaign to destroy Iraq and oust Saddam Hussein on those bogus “weapons of mass destruction” claims. My how time flies – except for those guys and gals who keep having their tours of… Read more »

Aidan Delgado Interviewed in the Hawaii Independent

The Peter Serafim did an interview with Aidan Delgado for the Hawaii Independent. Delgado is an Iraq war veteran and conscientious objector who will be speaking in Hawai’i this week. Here’s the intro to the article: Aidan Delgado grew up in Thailand and Egypt, where his father was a U. S. Foreign Service staffer. In… Read more »

Iraq War resister Aidan Delgado to speak

Download a pdf version of the announcement Friday, March 13, 7:30pm A Talk by Aidan Delgado, Conscientious Objector Church of the Crossroads Activist with Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) Aidan Delgado served in Iraq from April 1st, 2003 through April 1st, 2004. After spending six months in Nasiriyah in… Read more »

YouthSpeaks Hawaii Interscholastic Poetry Slam

please help spread the word! show your love and support for Hawaii’s Youth Poets! any questions, let me know: Youth Speaks Hawaii presents INTERscholastic Poetry Slam, Spring’09 Featuring High School Slam Poets from: Kalani, Haki Puu, UH Lab, Farrington (Kalaheo? MidPac? Campbell? Waianae? Mililani) Friday the 13th, March 2009 @ Farrington HS Aud doors@6pm show@7pm… Read more »

San Diego Silences JROTC Guns!

Kiki Ochoa from the Education Not Arms Coalition wrote: Subject: [razaeducators] VICTORIA!!! NO WEAPONS TRAINING IN OUR SCHOOLS!! Over 300 parents, students, and community members came out in force and waited almost 6 hours four our action item on the agenda. A special Thank you to the AFSC office for the transportation and all the… Read more »