Guam Military Buildup
On the tiny island of Guam, the United States Department of Defense is currently preparing a massive military buildup, testing the limits of the islanders’ long-standing patriotism and loyalty to the US. This proposed buildup threatens Guam’s indigenous culture, fragile natural environment, and crumbling infrastructure; and the DoD’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) received the US EPA’s lowest possible rating, “environmentally unsatisfactory.” But the buildup continues, and the local community is powerless to stop it.
The indigenous people of Guam – most of whom have family members serving in the US military – are speaking out in unprecedented numbers against this buildup. Yet many people in the Northern Marianas are eager to bring a US military base to their islands. The Insular Empire will help shed light on the differences between these islands – islands which share the same culture and language, but have been divided by their colonial history.
I am continually impressed by Julian Aguon. He has a razor-sharp mind and a lightning tongue and a strong heart more
I can barely keep up with the news coming out of Guam lately: Dispatch Japan's article "Dead Plan Walking" and more
The Guam PDN recently published an article about USN Rear Admiral Bushong's recent talk at the Guam Rotary Club. The more
The Huffington Post "Guam: Self-Determination or More U.S. Troops?" by Robert Naiman Usually, when someone refers to a place as a more
Guam's public radio station has begun broadcasting a weekly talk show dedicated to discussing the proposed military buildup of the more
Viewers of The Insular Empire will recall Hope Cristobal's repeated visits to the United Nations, trying to get support for more
Guam biologist Dave Burdick has produced an amazing website, using his vast archive of photographs, to document Guam's marine life. more
Democracy Now! recently aired this piece, featuring footage from The Insular Empire: From Japan to Guam to Hawai’i, Activists Resist more
Newsy.com - a kind of online video news aggregator - just ran this story on the Okinawa base relocation. Unfortunately, more