I got a voice message last week, from the rights manager at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He wanted to know if I would let them use some of The Insular Empire in their show – and could I please send them a high-resolution file ASAP? It seemed crazy: the John Oliver wanted to use […]
I recently attended the March for Real Climate Leadership in Oakland, and saw an impressive and beautiful contingent of Pacific Islanders marching at the front. I wanted to share this heartfelt account of the event, originally posted at MoreThanTwoMinutes: Pacific Islanders March for Self-Determination by Fuifuilupe Niumeitolu Even many weeks after that historic moment, viewing […]
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Hope Cristobal has been working most of her life to achieve justice for the Chamorro people of Guam. Her personal story is one of the main threads of The Insular Empire – which ends with her passing the torch to her daughter, Hope Jr. But it seems there is a still a flame burning in Hope Sr. – […]
July 21st marks the anniversary of the US military’s capture of Guam during WWII. After 70 years, the US Territory of Guam still has not had a vote of self-determination – yet the island’s biggest holiday is the ultra-patriotic “Guam Liberation Day,” an irony explored by prominent Guam political leaders Hope Cristobal and Carlos Taitano in […]
Take the Constitution Day Quiz! Then add an extra ten points for this bonus question: Which article of the US Constitution confers citizenship on residents of US Insular Areas? (Scroll down for the answer.) There are a lot of great things being written today about Constitution Day – September 17, the day when any […]
Michael Parenti, author of Democracy for the Few and The Face of Imperialism This film reveals a neglected chapter of US colonialism and the struggle for justice and democracy that continues to this day. An informative, well done, compassionate story, and a most useful educational tool.
Don Rubenstein, Professor of Anthropology and Micronesian Studies at the University of Guam Review published by Asian Educational Media Service The Insular Empire is a visually engaging, tightly edited and well-paced film. The film is also thoroughly researched and accurate in its treatment of a lengthy historical chronology and complex political landscape. Buyers of an institutional copy […]
The Insular Empire recently received the huge honor of being included in the Zinn Education Project‘s list of Teaching Materials. The ZEP project promotes and supports the use of Howard Zinn’s best-selling book A People’s History of the United States and other materials for teaching a people’s history in middle and high school classrooms across […]
Hope Cristobal just forwarded me a most excellent article from the website antiwar.com, about Guam’s long-standing struggle to hold a plebiscite on its political status. As usual, Guam’s efforts to pull itself out of colonial subservience are being met with disdain (15 US senators recently passed through Guam without bothering to greet the island’s lawmakers) and now even a lawsuit. “Guam […]