Posts Tagged: Movements and Resistance

Moana Nui 2013: Obama’s “Pacific Pivot” Destroys Environment, Democracy, Cultures

Press Release ANNOUNCING:  MOANA NUI #2 June 1-2, 2013 Martin Luther King Auditorium, Berkeley (“Moana Nui” is Polynesian for “Vast Ocean”) The peoples of the Pacific need help. It is no longer sufficient to speak merely of working to “protect local cultures” and “traditional economic practices.”  Local peoples are being rapidly overrun by the larger hegemonic battles… Read more »

Militarization in the Pacific – Teresia Teaiwa

Church of the Crossroads, United Church of Christ A Just Peace and Open and Affirming Congregation The Watada Lectures 2012 November 8-11 Militarization in the Pacific featuring Dr. Teresia Teaiwa Thurs. Nov. 8, 5:30 – 7:00 pm   UH Manoa Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies  “Fiji, Women, Soldiers, And Poetry” Sponsors: Center for Pacific Island Studies,… Read more »

Stryker brigade isle bound?

The Hawaii Tribune Herald reports “Stryker brigade isle bound?” (October 25, 2012)  that the Army is considering stationing some Stryker combat vehicles on Hawaiʻi island to be closer to training sites at Pōhakuloa: Courtesy photo Army spokespeople are adamant that the idea of Stryker armored vehicles being relocated to the Big Island is just that:… Read more »

Two U.S. sailors arrested in alleged rape of Okinawan woman

The Associated Press reports “2 US sailors arrested in alleged rape of Japanese woman on Okinawa; Japan lodges protest” (October 16, 2012) that two U.S. sailors were arrested in Okinawa for the alleged rape of an Okinawan woman: Police say they have arrested two U.S. sailors in the alleged rape of a Japanese woman in Okinawa… Read more »

Jeju naval base has been designed according to the US navy demands, a National Assembly woman says.

  On the No Naval Base on Jeju! Facebook page and her blog, Sung-hee Choi reports an important revelation from a South Korean National Assembly woman, that despite repeated denials by the U.S. and South Korean governments that the Jeju naval base was not driven by U.S. military plans, military documentation shows otherwise: Jeju naval… Read more »

Protest the environmental and cultural destruction on Jeju Island! Vigil at the South Korean Consulate in Honolulu

Protest the environmental and cultural destruction on Jeju Island.  No Naval Base! In solidarity with the Gangjeong villagers in the movement to protect their island from a South Korean/U.S. naval base, Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice is calling for a vigil at the South Korean Consulate of Honolulu Thursday, September 6, 2012 5:30 – 6:30 pm… Read more »

World Conservation Congress convenes in Jeju amid protests, deportations, and repression, while the state of Hawaiʻi aims to host the event in 2016

There has been a raging political struggle between the villagers of Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea and the Korean government over the construction of a naval base that is destroying pristine coast line, sacred sites and cultural treasures.  The conflict has intensified with the World Conservation Congress taking place this week in Jeju… Read more »

Police standoff with another suicidal sailor leads to eviction threat for family

Last week there a navy man was arrested after a shotgun standoff with police.  The sailor apparently was suicidal.  This week the newspaper reported on another standoff where a sailor threatened to kill himself before surrendering to police.  The family of this second sailor is being threatened with eviction by the private company that runs… Read more »

Sailor arrested in shotgun stand-off in an apparent suicide attempt

Last week Thursday, a Hawaiʻi sailor was arrested after a standoff with a shotgun. He was arrested on suspicion of four counts of terroristic threatening and two counts of firearms offenses.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Navy sailor armed with shotgun arrested after standoff in Moanalua Terrace” (August 23, 2012): A 22-year-old Pearl Harbor sailor armed… Read more »