Category Archives: Blog

Quaker Proposal to Downsize Army Presence on Oʻahu

January 11, 2015.   Regarding proposals for downsizing the presence of the Army on Oʻahu   Aloha Editor,   Let us attempt to bring an end to poverty.   We believe that it is not a coincidence that homelessness increased with the military buildup of the early 1980s, and it has expanded since then as […]

Quick Guide to Benefits of Army Downsizing on Oahu

ENVIRONMENT: The US military controls a quarter of land on Oahu. Military training imposes tremendous environmental burdens on our land and water. Downsizing could significantly reduce this burden. HOUSING: Housing and cost of Living Allowances for soldiers inflate the cost of housing. Troop reduction will ease this strain on the housing market, and could provide […]

Understanding Army Downsizing on Oʻahu

You are invited to attend an informational briefing by the Oʻahu Council for Army Downsizing (OCAD), www.oc4ad.com What will be the impact if the Army were to downsize by 19,000 troops? What could be the benefits of such a change? How can we prepare for the Army public meeting scheduled for Jan. 27, 2015 at […]

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

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 […]

Islands of Peace – Casualties of War: A Pan-Pacific Discussion

For Immediate Release: April 16, 2013    Contact:  Kyle Kajihiro  808-542-3668 kkajihir@hawaii.edu   Islands of Peace – Casualties of War, a Pan-Pacific Discussion As a new wave of militarization bears down on the Pacific under President Obama’s so-called “Pacific Pivot”, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus and the Honolulu community will have a rare […]

Students and Community Hold a Day of Remembrance on the 59th Anniversary of the “Bravo” Nuclear Blast

OCEANIA RISING! is an event organized by University of Hawaiʻi students in partnership with community members in remembrance of the 59th Anniversary of the “Bravo” nuclear test in Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Marshallese nuclear survivors will share their stories about the effects of the 67 U.S. nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands.   […]

“High Students Ask for Privacy from the Military”

High School Students Request that Their Privacy from the Military is Respected Students from Hawai‘i’s public schools are asking for their right to protect their privacy from the military, as specified by Federal law. Currently, students are given a vague notification of privacy rights that has no mention of the release of their private information […]

HPJ around town January 2013

As President Barack Obama spent his last day, January 5, in Hawaii, representatives from Hawaii Peace and Justice and World Can’t Wait protested his assassin drone program and lack of effort on Palestinian issues in front of his Hawaii vacation home. On January 18, Board member Ikaika Hussey presented the Hawaii Independent’s Ideas Summit 2013. […]

Kyle Kajihiro, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Peacemaker Award

Star Advertiser, Saturday, Jan.19, 2013 College struggles shaped award winner’s views Kyle Kajihiro became involved in social justice efforts after experiencing racism on the mainland By Pat Gee POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 19, 2013 Kyle Kajihiro, winner of Church of the Crossroads’ 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Peacemaker Award, said his becoming a peace […]