Making the Invisible Empire Visible

Mention “The Insular Empire” to the average American, and they’d likely have no idea what you were talking about. They probably still wouldn’t get it if you gave them another clue: “America in the Mariana Islands.” These are the title and subtitle of a new film by Vanessa Warheit, which began screening on PBS earlier this year.

Fortress Guam: Resistance to US Military Mega-Buildup

The Department of Defense plans to relocate 8,600 Marines from Okinawa (Japan) to Guam, provide additional live-fire training sites, expand Andersen Air Force Base, create berthing for a nuclear aircraft carrier, and erect a missile defense system on the island.

Marine Protection as Empire Expansion

The Bush administration used marine protection as a cover for consolidating U.S. bases in the Pacific. The new president must reverse this policy.

Resisting the Empire

There is a growing number of campaigns that seek the withdrawal of U.S. foreign military bases. And they may just succeed.

Gender and U.S. Bases in Asia-Pacific

Violence against women, violation of local autonomy, and contamination of the environment are all part of the U.S. military footprint in Asia.