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A Grass-Roots Newscast Gives a Voice to Struggles [New York Times on DemocracyNow and Amy Goodman]

Comment: Please use the link to go to the New York Times story about DemocracyNow.Org and Amy Goodman. Democracy Now newscasts are a wonderful source of progressive news. It is highly recommend. It should be on most public radio or public access channels across the US and around the world. If the show’s not on … Continue reading

From a Politics of Place to a Politics of Space: Organizing for Resistance and Community Control

[ October 21, 2011 — Note: In honor of the 2011 APEC Summit in Honolulu, I went digging into my files and found the paper that I presented at a Pacific Networking Conference in 1997 in Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It was one of the side events of that year’s APEC … Continue reading

Indigenous Perspectives on Nuclear Nonproliferation

[ October 20, 2011 Note: The following was presented as part of the NGO Presentations at the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2005 Review Conference of the State Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty at United Nations in New York City in April 2002. Originally published online by East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Report … Continue reading

Indigenous Peoples Speak Truth to Power: Environmental and Human Health Aspects of the Nuclear Age

[ October 20, 2011 Note: This was my speech presentation at the Third Preparatory Committee Meetings leading to the Year 2000 Formal Review of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty at United Nations in New York City in May 1999. I am posting the original here for reference, research purposes. Originally published at East-West Center’s Pacific Islands … Continue reading

Legacy of Nuclear Testings in the Pacific: Re(Visiting) Los Alamos, Production Site of Weapons of Mass Destruction

[Note – October 19, 2011: The following paper was presented as a speech at the 12th Annual Peace Action National Congress in Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 1999 during that year’s anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It was during the years I first got involved with anti-nuclear advocacy and demilitarization work. Originally published … Continue reading

Nuclear Colonialism and Environmental Racism: An Indigenous Perspective

[Note – October 19, 2011: The following was my speech at the 2nd Preparatory Committee Meetings leading to the Year 2000 Formal Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in May 1998. It was during the years I first got involved with anti-nuclear advocacy and demilitarization work. Originally published … Continue reading

Commenting on APEC “Climate symposium focuses on best science for public policy” and APEC Protest at the East-West Center

Comments made today about the APEC Climate Symposium 2011 at the East-West Center. (See original news release at University of Hawaii at Manoa blog at link below). [Note on October 19: What follows is an edited version. With encouragement from folks at the University of Hawaii, I edited it and mailed it to print and … Continue reading

Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse

Greetings: If you have not watched the film documentary “Meltdown: The Secret History of the Global Financial Collapse”, you should. It’s highly recommended. From CBC-Canada – a 4-part Documentary that does a wonderful job of documenting how the global financial meltdown was allowed to take place and what the global impacts of it was.  I … Continue reading

Reflections about the Pacific AlterNatives Conference in March 2009 at East-West Center, Honolulu, HI

[October 2011 note: This was originally written 30 March 2009 as my impressions and reflections of the conference. I think the points raised are still relevant, so I thought I should include it in this blog. ~rs] ** Personal Reflections about the Pacific AlterNatives Conference in March 2009 at East-West Center (originally shared with the … Continue reading

Belau’s (Palau) Human Rights Development: Ironies and Challenges

This was a letter I sent recently to the “Tia Belau” newspaper in Belau (Palau), replying to their editorial titled “Palau has matured internationally” (you can view that editorial here: http://alekokau.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/palau-has-matured-internationally/ * I have no idea whether they publish these things, so I am posting my letter here: — Belau’s Human Rights Developments: Ironies remain … Continue reading