Blog Archives

The Pacific Ocean (“Moana Nui”) is Our Backyard

When Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced the U.S. military’s “Pivot to the Pacific” many of us in the Hawaiian Islands celebrated an anticipated economic boon. Some of us eyed warily the notice of increased live-fire training and Strykers on the Big Island. And shadowy rumors: UAV’s (drones) are to be based here? What’s this about […]

All War is Local

“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., “A Time To Break Silence,” April 4, 1967, Riverside Church, New York City Excerpts from a blog by S. Brian Willson Sept. 12, 2012 (www.brianwillson.com) “War is always […]

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 […]