This is just one example of the Pentagon’s long history in assaulting Mother Earth. It should be a reminder that all environmentalists seriously concerned about saving our planet should join the anti-war movement. We have only one planet, and we cannot allow the Pentagon to destroy it. Get involved in peace and justice activities before it is too late.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Military Impacts in
It is a grave mistake to claim that military bases have been good for
Recently, hundreds of landless Native Hawaiian families were evicted from a secluded area of O’ahu where they had been living in cars and makeshift tents. They are the internally displaced native people, evidence of the so-called ‘benefits’ of militarization. Meanwhile the military occupies more than 13,000 acres of Hawaiian land, comprising a third of the land in that part of the island.
The enormous military presence did not bring security. On the contrary, it made
Try to take a swim in
Ke Awalau o Pu’uloa is a perfect example of the dangers of militarization. The
It is partially true that the military has become a major economic source in
The questions that we must always ask about the alleged economic benefits of the military in
Jeju island is a unique cultural and natural treasure that must be protected from military expansion. The beautiful islands of the Pacific are being targeted because the governments think we are small and insignificant. But islands do not have to be isolated. As the peoples of the Pacific have known for centuries, Ka Moananuiakea (the great ocean) unites us, brings us life, culture, food and solidarity. We must join our efforts and broaden our solidarity beyond our local shores, we can weave a net that is big and strong enough to restrain those monstrous fish that threaten to devour us.
About the Author: Kyle Kajihiro headed the Asia-Pacific office of the American Friends Service Committee in