Friday, November 16, 2018

Same Old, Same Old

Two Democratic Party leaders best described as "venerable" are Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Sadly, each is far more concerned with their personal positioning at the peak of power than with developing progressive policies. Each worked with Bush-Cheney to attack Iraq (at huge cost), magnifying our enemies, building the US federal security state, and starving American communities of funds -- wasting many lives at home & abroad.

Here's a well-written criticism:
https://www.thenation.com/article/dianne-feinstein-isnt-too-old-but-she-is-too-out-of-touch

I'm wholly dissatisfied with the corporatist Democratic machine; these two spiders control large sticky webs. To progress we must confront these rigid oldsters: "Thank You for your service. Now git!"




Thursday, November 15, 2018

Puʻuloa: Hawaiians Remember invasion


50 years before Pearl Harbor?

Americans remember the 7 December 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. But 50 years prior, the USA was just one of many major nations enjoying treaties of friendship & commerce with the militarily-neutral Hawaiian Kingdom.

US support for violent overthrow, aggressive colonization, and property confiscation (esp. lands taken for the US military) makes very many Hawaiians unhappy.   Today.


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Brintegrate?

One driver to Brexit are British people raised to believe they are inherently better than European neighbors.

Such people, however few, represent deep educational failure, and shortsightedness in building future foundations for peace & security.

Farage, ultranationalists, and the National Front can only "win" through taking away our mutual security and hard-fought peace.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Funding America's Colonies

America's military bootprint includes Saipan, Guam & other colonial outposts now suffering horrible storm devastation from Typhoon Yutu which hit this week.

Washington DC rules these lands. Boss Yankee should mobilize cleanup & reconstruction. Please! 

46 photos show devastation in the Northern Mariana Islands after Super Typhoon Yutu

 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

United Nations Day

UN Day, 24 Oct 2018:
Maintaining Peace is inexpensive compared to a World at War.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Hawaiian Reconciliation


Since 1893 the USA admitted multiple times to illegal aggression in Hawai'i. But Hawaiian lands are still occupied. The intruders fabricated at least seven military golf courses on O'ahu! Native Hawaiians suffer everyday as our inheritance remains stolen & misused. 

Today's diverse communities, built on Hawaiian culture, will strengthen when indigenous inheritance is properly addressed or compensated. Surely all in Hawai'i are challenged to reconcile.


Unreconciled gaps exist between intruder communities & descendants of The People of Old. We've sovereignty issues. Hawaiian communal land tenure exists alongside fee simple ownership. As for population, the repeat tourist, the fourth-generation immigrant, the native Kimo of no fixed address - who is Hawaiian? 

We must decide - and not look away to fuckin' Washington DC for guidance or revenge.

All can benefit to be more inclusive, legally & peacefully acknowledging inheritance of properties and compensation for indigenous people and their families.