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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 […]

Aloha, ʻOhana and Friends of Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice

Every pivot needs a fulcrum, the support about which a lever turns.  Hawaiʻi is the fulcrum of the U.S. military pivot in the Pacific.  Last November, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the […]

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 […]

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 […]