Blog Archives

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 […]

JEJU ISLAND: FIRST CASUALTY OF OBAMA’S “PACIFIC PIVOT”?

RESISTING THE NAVAL BASE ON JEJU ISLAND: Church of the Crossroads, November 29, 6-8pm  Koohan Paik, a Hawai’i-Island-based, Korean-American peace activist, will be speaking about one of the newest (and most impassioned) resistance movements to US militarism – that taking place on the small “island paradise” of Jeju, South Korea.  Paik recently returned from the […]

Resistance Against Militarization of the Pacific

These words are excerpted from  Kyle Kajihiro’s talk at Church of the Crossroads on October 5th.   “David Malo, a celebrated Native Hawaiian historian wrote these prophetic words in 1837: ‘If a big wave comes in large fishes will come from the dark ocean which you never saw before, and when they see the small […]

Kyle Kajihiro, “Overview of Militarization in the Pacific: Militarization 101”

October 5, 2012, Friday, 6:00-8:00 pm at Church of the Crossroads, 1212 University Ave.  A Watada Lecture Pre-Event.  This presentation lays an important foundation for engaging with the Watada Lecture keynote speaker, Dr. Teresia Teaiwa who is coming November 8-11.  The entire Pacific region is seeing increased militarization.  Come to hear from one of the […]

Militarized Hawaii, Militarized world

Environmental and Economic Impacts of Militarization in Hawaii, a Panel Discussion (pre-event for the Watada Lecture Series) was held September 7, 2012 at the Church of the Crossroads, with Jim Albertini of Malu Aina, Sparky Rodrigues of Malama Makua and Olelo, Steve Dinion of Pride At Work and Hawaii Labor for Peace, and Henry Curtis […]

Deadline: July 11 to post EIS comments to the Marines on plan to bring MV22 Ospreys to Mokapu (Kaneohe)

MV-22 Osprey (vertical take-off and landing aircraft) are sometimes called “flying coffins” because of their atrocious safety records. Former chief analyst Arthur Rex Rivolo testified in June 2009 “…if the engines stop working while in helicopter mode, the aircraft will crash. If the engines stop in the MV22 over a city, that will be a […]

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE KULANI LAND AND REVERSE THE TRANSFER TO THE NATIONAL GUARD

URGENT ACTION TO SAVE KULANI LAND AND REVERSE THE TRANSFER TO THE NATIONAL GUARD Kat Brady of the Community Alliance on Prisons issued a call to contact Gov. Abercrombie ASAP and urge him to revoke the executive order that transferred Kulani prison land to the State Department of Defense for a military Youth ChalleNGe acadey. […]