Democracy Now! Covers the Marianas

June 1, 2010

Democracy Now! recently aired this piece, featuring footage from The Insular Empire: From Japan to Guam to Hawai’i, Activists Resist Expansion of US Military Presence in the Pacific.

The segment features a discussion with three incredibly articulate activists, each representing people struggling to reduce the US military’s footprint in their island nations. Kyle Kajihiro of Hawaii, Kozue Akibayashi of Japan, and Melvin Won Pat Borja of Guam were all in New York to attend the United for Justice and Peace conference, a precursor to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty conference meeting held in NYC last month.

Personally I don’t think it’s possible for Amy Goodman to have looked more bored, or more gray, than she does in her introduction to the segment… but if you can get past that, there’s a lot of really great information in the interviews themselves.