Asking the wrong questions on the build-up
Instead, the underlying questions and concerns are mostly those
of the military itself and some of the more powerful business
people. They include underlying questions like "how can
we get enough people to do the building and who would cause
the build-up the least trouble?" not, "how much will
inequality grow during the build-up?"
Judge Rules Against U.S. Defense Department Plans for Airbase
in Habitat of Okinawa Dugong; Species Considered Cultural Icon
by Okinawan People
San Francisco Judge Marilyn Hall Patel today issued a final
ruling in Okinawa Dugong v. Gates, N.D.Cal., C-03-4350, finding
the Department of Defense in violation of the National Historic
Preservation Act and requiring it to consider impacts of a new
airbase on the endangered Okinawa dugong in order to avoid or
mitigate any harm.
Guam’s Women Leaders Say
No to U.S. Military Build-Up
Maga'haga, a short film that documents the meeting, shows how
the decision to increase the U.S. military presence on Guam
is being made without the consent of Guam's people. The film
also illustrates the unwavering strength and resistance of the
Plastic Recycling on Guam
Recycling of plastic bottles is now possible on Guam
Translated Statement of OWAAMV (Okinawan Women Act Against
The OWAAMV protest the sexual violence against
an Okinawan girl by a U.S. Marine and demand withdrawal of
the U.S. military from Okinawa.
to file rape case against US serviceman in Japan
A Filipina allegedly raped by a US serviceman
in Okinawa is to take her case to a Japanese court, the Department
of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.
Join us for a historic trans-pacific call on CNMI
Bill Omnibus bill S. 2483 Title 7, if enacted, will greatly
impact CNMI's labor and immigration practices as well as the
indigenous and foreign worker community in the islands. Foreign
workers make up one-third of the island chains' population and
hail from Asian countries such as the Philippines, Bangladesh,
China and Indonesia. Many of them have been long time residents
of CNMI. If enacted, this bill could require all foreign workers
regardless of length of residency in the islands to return to
their home countries with no hope of accessing a pathway to
US Troops: Terrorizing Women and Children Enlivening Prostitution
Due to the Visiting Forces Agreement, another shooting occurs
in Sulu, killing 9 people. The fact finding Mission of the Citizens’
Peace Watch reveal that Filipino and American soldiers fired
Rage against Rape, Rage against US Bases and War
Kaisa-ka sends solidarity to survivor and family of recent Okinawan
rape. They link the presence of US troops to rapes of women
and children. To keep soldiers in “fighting form,”
they must also have “rest and recreation.”
Activists bare report on GI atrocities against Japanese
Report written by Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence
is relevant to the island of Guam as it prepares for arrival
of 8,000 Marines from Okinawa. Histories and contemporaries
of military abuses by Japanese and U.S. armies link Okinawa
"What are they hiding?" Knocking on a US base's door in Zambo,
a citizens' group is shut out
Members of a citizens’ fact-finding mission walked up
inside Camp Navarro in Zamboanga City and confirmed the presence
of a little known fortified US military base with communication
facilities inside the Philippine military camp.
We Eating Genetically Modified Organisms? Hawai`i Consumers
Deserve the Right to Know!
Please ask Senators Jill Tokuda and Ron Menor to pass SB3232
and SB3233. SB3232 would require labeling for all genetically
engineered whole foods sold in Hawaii. SB3233 would compel
companies to reveal the location of test plots and production
of genetically engineered crops."
on alert over protest
An assassination plot is attempted to scare people from
coming to the protests on Arroyo’s corruption scandal.
Bilateral trade between China and the Philippines could be
affected company because Chinese company ZTE Corp gave kick
backs to an election chief and Arroyo’s husband if they
could clear a national broadband contract for the company.
Militarisation of Philippine mining ensue as turf wars
between “rebels” and company guards.
warship Nimitz makes port call in Sasebo
The U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz
made its first port call at Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, on
Local organizations protest the port call
of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz at Saebo,
Nagasaki Prefecture. KYODO PHOTO, The
base proponent takes Iwakuni mayoral race
Yoskihiko Fukuda defeats Katsusuke Ihara in the Iwakuni mayoral
election. Fukuda’s plan for economic revitalization
includes subsidies from Tokyo, including additional U.S. troops.
Protest Against Philippines' Arroyo
Thousands of people rally against Arroyo for corruption during
her election. However, political analysts say the president’s
position appears safe due to support from the military and
the lower house of Congress and the apathy of many Filipinos,
who are sick of the political merry-go-round in Manila.
A child holds a placard calling
for the ouster of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
during a demonstration along a street in Quezon City, Metro
Manila February 14, 2008. (REUTERS/John Javellana) Boston.com
Leaders angry over alleged rape by US Marine
Another act of sexual violence in Okinawa compels Prime Minister
Foreign Minister Masakhiko Komura to rethink U.S. military
Marine accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in Okinawa Perfecture
Case of Staff Sgt. Tyrone Hadnott who was accused of raping
a Junior High School girl in Okinawa. Hadnott was arrested
and senior officials of Okinawa Perfecture met U.S. consulate
to prevent recurrences of violence by U.S. military forces.
Philippine military recruits residents to defend mines near
In response to attacks on mining companies by insurgent groups
in the Philippines , the military has agreed to recruit and
train residents in communities near the mines as a defence
force for the companies. The use of these militias, said Clemente
Bautista, of the Kalikasan People's Network for the Environment,
"will only result in more human rights violations against
communities, civilians, and organizations opposed to mining
probes 'ugly American' incident
Car accident involving a U.S. soldier stationed in Mindanao
for Balikatan exercises leaves the victim at the scene and
not paying for his medical expenses.
Appeal for Information About Military Crimes and Bases
An email message asking for help on information between military
bases and crime world wide. This is because American soldiers
raped a 19 year old girl in Hiroshima. Simulataneous to when
Iwakuni base is planning a major expansion.
Solon [congresswoman] hits plan to allow mining firms to have
"Military activities threatened the Lumad and peasant communities
in the towns of Tago, Cagwait, Marihatag, San Agustin, Lianga
and San Miguel in Surigao del Sur, who are actively opposing
the mining operations," Ilagan said.
STatement: Denouncing the Seoul Metropolitan City Government's
Water Privatization Plan
The Joint Action against Water Privatization in Korea held
a press conference on 17th October against Seoul City Government’s
plan to corporatize and privatize city’s water.
Cordilleran murdered in Canada-report
Migrant worker Arcelie Laoagan from Sagada, Philippines was
allegedly found dead behind a church in Calgary, Alberta. Philippine
Overseas Employment Adminstration has records of Laoagan in
Hong Kong, but not to Canada. This case ties to Jocelyn Dulnuan,
another Philippine migrant worker murder in Mississauga City.
Police arrested two Latin American immigrants for the murder.
Message from the Women of Okinawa
Okinawan women respond to another rape of an Okinawan,
junior high school girl by U.S. soldier. We protest the
sexual violence against an Okinawan girl by a U.S. Marine.
We demand withdrawal of the U.S. military from Okinawa
on the Death of Cherrie Ann-Guzman-Coleman
The Philippine Network on Peace and Security calls on the Okinawan
and Japanese authorities to investigate the death of Cherrie-Ann
Guzman. Also, they call upon Philippine President Gloria Macapagal
Arroyo to assist in determining the actual cause of death and
to protect and promote the well being of their citizens working
in military facilities around the world.
in the U.S. military: How a fraternal culture and a habit
of blaming the victim leave sexual violence unexamined and
Anne K. Ream's recent Op-Ed sheds much needed light on how
the U.S. military continues to trivialize rape and sexual
assault committed by members of the armed forces.
rico coming soon!!!