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It’s dominated local headlines for months, forced the closure of key city roadways and caused speculation that it might be Honolulu’s equivalent to Carmageddon. But what exactly is the Asia-Paciﬁc Economic Cooperation? Who does it represent, and what are its stated aims? Here are a few fast facts on what this group is all about.
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Currently, 21 member economies from across the Asia-Paciﬁ c region comprise APEC. The term “economies” is used – as opposed to states or countries – to accurately reﬂ ect the composition of the organization. The 21 APEC economies are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Philippines, Russia,
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Singapore, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.
W H AT APEC describes itself as the “premier Asia-Paciﬁ c economic forum,” whose “primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Paciﬁ c region.” A PEC focuses on three areas, or pillars: trade and investment liberalization, business facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation. The 21 member economies account for 55 percent of global GDP.
WHEN APEC was established in 1989 with 12 original members. Each year, APEC holds a meeting that includes representatives from all member economies, including the heads of state. This year’s APEC Leaders’ Week began on Nov. 7 and con-
cludes Nov. 13.
WHERE The location of the meeting rotates among members, and this is the second time in APEC’s history that a meeting has been held in the United States. The first meeting on American soil was in Seattle in 1993. Honolulu was selected as the site of the 2011 meeting after a bid was submitted by the EastWest Center, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation, the military and local business leaders. Next year’s meeting will take place in Vladivostok, Russia.
WHY APEC champions “free and open trade and investment” and aims to promote and accelerate regional economic integration. For more information, visit www.apec.org or www. apec2011hawaii.com.
PERCENT OF THE TOTAL GLOBAL GDP COMES FROM APEC MEMBERS WAS THE LAST YEAR THE U.S. HOSTED APEC MEMBER ECONOMIES
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A group of protesters delivered a petition to University of Hawai‘i administration on Oct. 28, asking that the “Welcome APEC” sign on Bachman lawn be taken down. The sign has since been removed, but not because of the petition. “The sign was removed after we were advised by the city that such signs are allowed to be posted for seven days. It was moved last Wednesday to the Campus Center to help promote the student APEC event that was held Thursday,” said Gregg Takayama, director of community and government relations. KITV reported that although the protesters’ argu-
ment that the sign was an inaccurate representation of the sentiments of the UH community did not cause the change, the attention they brought to the sign led to the sign’s removal. But upon scrutiny, it turned out that Hawai‘i’s tough billboard laws indeed limited the amount of time the sign could be on display. “The idea behind the APEC sign was to promote campus awareness and discussion of APEC, and it seems to have achieved that purpose,” said Takayama. After the APEC sign was removed, it was replaced by a sign advertising Kennedy Theatre’s production of Oklahoma!, which was covered brieﬂ y with a quilt before being unveiled last week. Tien Austin contributed to this report.
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News Congressman to speak about Philippines DAVID TER AOK A Staff Writer Filipino congressional delegate, author and activist Walden Bello will be giving a talk titled â€œGeopolitics in APEC: Philippines, China and the U.S. PaciďŹ c Commandâ€? tomorrow in order to provide context for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. â€œWe want to provide a forum for the critical voices surrounding APEC,â€? said Vina Lanzona, director of the Center for Filipino Studies at the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noa, who arranged for Bello to speak. The talk will focus on Chinaâ€™s rise to power and its relationship to the U.S. and the Philippines. Bello is in Hawaiâ€˜i to give the keynote speech for Moana Nui 2011, according to Lanzona. After learning of Belloâ€™s trip to Honolulu, she contacted him about giving a speech at UH MÄ noa, and he agreed. Lanzona expressed excitement about support from diverse groups on campus, including the
College of Arts and Humanities and the OfďŹ ce of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. â€œWeâ€™re glad we are able to do this with so many different co-sponsorships,â€? she said. Walden Bello is no stranger to protest. Bello received his doctorate in sociology at Princeton three years after the Philippines was placed under martial law in 1972. He devoted his life to political activism and founded agencies to ďŹ ght for democracy in the Philippines. He was arrested repeatedly for leading a nonviolent takeover of a Philippine consulate and later stole 3,000 pages of conďŹ dential documents from the World Bank headquarters. He has written 15 books, his most recent being â€œFood Wars,â€? an analysis of the global food crisis. He has taught at the University of California Berkeley, and later moved back to the Philippines to teach at the University of Manila. The congressman has fought for many causes, ranging from
reproductive rights to land disputes. In July, he took a trip to the Spratly Islands, a group of disputed island territories in the South China Sea. The islands, which may be rich in oil, are claimed by China, the Philippines, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan and Malaysia. Currently, Bello represents Akbayan, or the Citizensâ€™ Action Party, in the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He is also the executive director of Focus on the Global South, a nongovernmental organization based in Bangkok, Thailand, that seeks to ďŹ ght globalization. Lanzona said she thinks Belloâ€™s viewpoint will be popular. â€œHeâ€™s a radical in his political thinking, but scholarly ... he uses facts to back up his arguments.â€? What: â€œGeopolitics in APEC: Philippines, China and the U.S. Pacific Commandâ€? Where: UH Architecture Building When: Nov. 10, 5 p.m.
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Forum encourages creative response to APEC DAVID TER AOK A Staff Writer Artists and activists from across the PaciďŹ c gathered at the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noaâ€™s Art Auditorium Nov. 6 for alterna*APECâ€™s Forum(to) Festival, a panel discussion on the global inďŹ‚ uence of the Asia-PaciďŹ c Economic Cooperationâ€™s exclusionary corporate politics. Featured panelists included Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men, a self-proclaimed identity-correction service group that has garnered national media attention for its impersonations. Bonanno expressed concern about A PEC, saying, â€œHawaiâ€˜i has such a small population compared to A PEC.â€? According to Bonanno, the eventâ€™s imminence warrants immediate action. He also called attention to protesters who were in the audience, some of whom had been arrested the previous night. With over half a million dollars being used to buy nonlethal weapons for the local police, he said he hopes the Occupy movement can help give A PEC the attention it needs. Many groups and individuals spoke out against APECâ€™s corporate politics, which they feel exclude
local voices. Artist Jeffry Feeger displayed paintings of women from his hometown of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Jeffry worried that PNG, where less than 20 percent of the population lives in urban areas, is risking its natural resources by being at APEC. â€œWe might be here to be pillaged,â€? he said. One familiar group represented at the forum was Eating in Public, although members were unable to attend in person due to involvement with Occupy Wall Street. Keiko Bonk of PONO spoke on Hawaiâ€˜iâ€™s reputation as the â€œextinction capital of the U.S.â€? PONO is a habitat conservation group that is currently working to save the Hawaiian Monk Seal. The Pek-Pek Liberation Front, a Filipino womenâ€™s rights organization, put on a mock fashion show at the end of the forum called the Passionista Collective. Three students stood at the front of the auditorium in costumes representing three name changes for a â€œre-brandingâ€? of UH MÄ noa. The choices were â€œUH Monsanto,â€? â€œUH MegaTourismâ€? and â€œUH Militarism.â€? â€œMonsanto is the best; GMOs we must ingest!â€? they chanted, while the audience voted by applause on which name it liked best.
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The APEC interns pose for a photo with Peter Carlisle, mayor of Honolulu, at APEC Night on Nov. 3.
Less than a week from the Asia-Paciﬁc Economic Cooperation Leader’s Meeting in Hawai‘i, students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get involved. “Many Ivy League schools do not offer such opportunities, so the fact that UH has this internship and involvement with APEC is a sign that the university is providing great educational opportunities,” said Jeremy Hine, a junior economics major interning for the APEC 2011 Hawai‘i Host Committee, a nonproﬁt entity that contracts products and services for the meeting. A total of 15 students with vari-
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LOCAL PERSPECTIVES In the beginning of the year, economics professor and department chair Denise Eby Konan created an internship program to increase student involvement in APEC. One of her goals was to spread awareness by having students research Hawai‘i’s connections to the event. The intern students distributed briefing materials for APEC and interviewed local experts regarding APEC and related issues. These experiences gave interns diverse views on APEC and See Interns, next page
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Interns study multiple perspectives to understand APEC
how they feel it will impact Hawai‘i and the region. “We’ve participated on the mural project for the convention center with Hawaiians and indigenous art groups,” said Kathy L. Aldinger, a student majoring in peace studies. “What I appreciate about being part of this internship is that it is not just totally pro APEC. What we are ﬁ nding is that a lot of these APEC values are the things that we value, like [working] to alleviate poverty, [advocating for] women to be included in economic decisions and making education a priority.”
S TAY I N G O P E N M I N D E D Rather than taking a purely positive stance, the interns were able to gain insight from both proand anti-APEC perspectives. “Actually, the most fun thing I did so far is ... I talked to the anti-
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APEC people,” said Hine, who went up to the APEC protesters at Campus Center last month. “Even those of us who are interns, at the heart of the university’s involvement with APEC, do not necessarily support all the policies put forth under the APEC umbrella.” “I know there are a lot of antiAPEC groups. We tried to invite them to our group discussion because we wanted to hear a different side of the story,” said Kanae Tokunaga, a fourth-year economics Ph.D. student working on a dissertation on ﬁshery and aquaculture management. Tokunaga is assisting the Hawai‘i Host Committee while advising the UH APEC interns. “Working with the organization that is inviting APEC, [it] will of course talk about good things. But we are students, and we want to learn from different perspectives because it is
very important for us to understand what APEC is,” she said.
E D U C AT I N G T H E P U B L I C “Interns have taken a leadership role to educate the community and share their knowledge of the research that they’ve done. ... They are not trying to argue,” said Olga Moulton, a Ph.D. student in economics and a graduate assistant to Konan. Moulton has been assisting APEC intern students since the beginning of the program. “They’ve done a lot of community outreach efforts, to educate the public as well as share what they have learned, rather than taking a stand. The research is more of a positive analysis rather than a normative implication.” “It doesn’t matter pro or con; we are not pushing APEC. We are setting the idea of ‘come and learn
what APEC is about,’ and hopefully raising awareness about APEC,” said Kelly Park, a double major in economics and social science minoring in Spanish. She is an intern at the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawai‘i and will be volunteering at the CEO summit, an event that provides a platform for CEOs to discuss global business trends and issues across a wide variety of industries and sectors. The students launched a blog, “APEC 101”; prepared presentations for local elementary and high school students; and organized a campus event, APEC Night, to share information about APEC. “I really hope that other students get interested in APEC. We thought it is important to do outreach type of projects for the UH Mānoa students,” Tokunaga said. “We had to create everything
from the ground up. It’s a great opportunity for Hawai‘i and one of the best things that will be happening here,” said Joshua Boney, an economics major who is also involved with the U.S. Paciﬁc and Asian Affairs Council, a nongovernmental organization open to participation by representatives of member countries and experts from private sectors within the Asia-Paciﬁc region. “I don’t think we are able to see the big actions, but just to experience it is exciting, and being part of it requires a lot of training,” said Park. “Personally, I gained so much experience preparing for APEC through the university.” Aldinger, who will also be volunteering for the CEO summit and at the convention center, said, “This [internship] team has grown together, and we are so excited to be part of APEC. It is ﬁnally coming.”
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Speaker to focus on future of economies t b e D
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Richard Heinberg, a world-renowned author, educator and speaker, will be in Honolulu at the same time as the APEC conference to give a presentation titled “The End of Growth.” He has extended his stay especially to deliver a message at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. “He’s excellent. He has a lot to say that people will be surprised
and shocked to hear,” said Frederick K. Duennebier, a professor emeritus of geology and geophysics at UH Mānoa. Heinberg is a senior fellow of the Post Carbon InstiP tute, a think tank tu eestablished in 2001 that provides informath tion and analysis on ti eemerging strategies aand responses to isssues related to sustainability and longta term social resilience. te Widely regarded as one of the foremost educators on peak oil and its anticipated impacts, Heinberg’s teachings and publications cover global climate change, food and agriculture, and the current economic crisis. “People believe that we are going to have a future that is pretty much like what we have now. I don’t think that is at all possible, and neither does he,” said Duennebier, who
has been following Heinberg’s books for years. “While cheap energy is becoming more and more scarce, we are going to ﬁnd out just how dependent we are on oil and other fossil fuels. I think a lot of people are going to be extremely surprised.” Heinberg has published 10 books. His latest, like his talk, is titled “The End of Growth.” Heinberg proposes a theory of how humanity has reached a fundamental turning point in its economic history. It shows why growth is being blocked by three factors: resource depletion, environmental impacts and crushing levels of debt. “We’re going to see the collapse of institutions that looked invulnerable for decades. Institutions like major banks, perhaps whole national economies, [will fail]. We need something in place as that happens. We need local infrastructure – food and transport infrastructure,” said Heinberg in an interview with Civil Beat. “I am sure it will be very disturbing to most of the people because it [the recent book] essen-
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Defining APEC UH students submit video entries to explain impacts of APEC
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At APEC Night last week, ﬁve University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa students were awarded for their entries in the APEC (Asia-Paciﬁc Economic Cooperation) Video Contest. The contest was held by the Economic Research Organization at UH, and required students to create a twoto four-minute video in response to the question “What does APEC mean to you as a UH student?” UH students Sherilyn Wee and Nasseri Iman won first place and took home $1,000 each. Wee and Iman focused their video submission on their involvement with climate change problems and the possibility of A PEC solving these issues. “We wanted to connect our academic and personal interests with that of APEC’s, one being green growth,” Wee said. The
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Sherilyn Wee (left) and Nasseri Iman (right) explain in their prize-winning video what APEC means to them as UH Mānoa students.
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video took 20 hours to ﬁ lm, and its informative content won over the judges, who were from the economics department, School of Travel Industry Management, APEC Hawai‘i Host Committee, KITV and other local agencies. “What made them [Wee and Iman] special was their knowledge about APEC and their personal experience[s], which were ... related to APEC 2011,” said Jeremy Shao, chair of the contest. Other winners were Bethany Wong, Marie Iwasaki and Rachel Isara. Wong’s video placed second with her depictions of different opinions toward APEC, featuring the streets and beaches of Waikīkī. “All in all, we have to look at the big picture,” she said in the video. “We can only hope that in the long run, economic growth and sustainability will outweigh any short-term negative consequences of free trade.”
Iwasaki shot scenes on campus and compared APEC to the sun. Isara used graphics of the participating APEC economies before narrowing it down to how APEC would affect her directly. “The main purpose of the contest was to promote students to do some research on APEC,” Shao said. Much like Wong, he believed that it was important to be open minded and focus on the big picture. “I respect people who have strong perspectives on APEC; I just hope their judgments are made after researching both the pros and cons.” He also emphasized the need for UH students to be informed without being biased by the varying perspectives around them. “It is not a problem whether you are pro-APEC or against it,” Shao said. “But it is sad if you know nothing about it ... students should do research and make their own judgments.”
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Protesting has long provided a means for citizens to evoke change in a democracy â€“ it aided the Civil Rights Movement, helped further LGBT rights and laborerâ€™s rights, and was instrumental in womenâ€™s suffrage. This week, with all eyes in Honolulu trained on the world leaders among us for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation events, many citizens may seek to voice their opinions. But make sure youâ€™re aware of your rights before you head out to protest. Keep in mind that sound ampliďŹ ers except for musical instruments are not allowed. Signs and other banners of â€œresponsible sizeâ€? are permitted in allowed areas, as well as the use of â€œhandbillsâ€? or small, pamphlet-styled literature with political or otherwise relevant information. Masks are acceptable if not being used to hide a personâ€™s identity during a crime. It is advisable to remain respectful when interacting with police. However, if a police officer does speak to you, you do not have to answer any questions. If you are feeling uncomfortable, ask if you are free to go. In preparation for APEC, the Hawaiâ€˜i branch of the American Civil Liberties Union has released on its website (www.ACLUhi.org) a toolkit that outlines the rights of protesters. Among details about protesting for the weeklong event are these six key things to know before you hit the streets with your message:
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The Oâ€™ahu Fringe Festival will showcase the Zany Umbrella Circus, which is under the direction of UH MÄ noa M.F.A. student Ben Sota, who has studied and performed across Europe. TIMOTHY M AT THEWS Contributing Writer In the spirit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (started in Scotland in 1947), a new tradition is starting in Honolulu with the inaugural Oâ€˜ahu Fringe Festival, which will be held for three nights at four venues and showcase 15 acts ranging from puppetry performances to drama troupes and an improvisational rock show. Organizers and participants alike emphasize that this will be a no-restrictions event where anything can happen. â€œI founded the Zany Umbrella Circus, and weâ€™ve been to the Middle East, performed throughout Europe, the Kennedy Center and the White House,â€? said Ben Sota, an M.F.A. student in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noa. Sota and his circus troupe, which will be showcased at the festival, are trained in mime, juggling and tight-wire walking, among other circus trades. â€œThis isnâ€™t my normal group, but I did cast [performers] from
UH. We got an acrobat and a great clown and puppeteer,â€? he said. â€œItâ€™s going to be really exciting.â€? Building on the success and popularity of the â€œFringe Bitesâ€? event series, which featured talent showcases of â€œcut-looseâ€? drama, poems and comedic acts, the Oâ€˜ahu Fringe Festival will take street entertainment indoors throughout Chinatown. Misa Tupou, organizer of the festival, sees the event as an opportunity for local talent like Sota and his troupe to show off their skill, and for the general public to get exposure to the zany world of carnival folk. â€œIâ€™m excited about all of our performers and groups involved. Weâ€™re making history here in Honolulu, and weâ€™re very excited,â€? he said. This wonâ€™t be Tupouâ€™s ďŹ rst foray into coordinating an event like this, having been involved in starting â€œFringe Bitesâ€? last year and seeing it mature early this year. â€œWe had everything from comedy to improv, theater to dance and belly dancing,â€? he said, speaking about past shows. â€œWe want to bring that back for this event.â€?
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Other acts and groups participating in the Oâ€˜ahu Fringe Festival include Bonnie Kimâ€™s puppet show â€œHokulani and Tutuâ€™s Garden,â€? Jennifer Shannonâ€™s dance piece â€œWhatâ€™s in a Name?â€? and other puppet, dance and theater pieces by UH alumni. â€œMy theater class introduced me to improv. I fell in love with it, and itâ€™s inspired me to go to the Fringe Festival,â€? said Anthony Rattanasamay, an economics major at UH MÄ noa. â€œI canâ€™t wait to see what the best of Hawaiâ€˜i has to offer.â€?
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WORLD CANʼT WAIT, EATING IN PUBLIC AND GLOBAL TRADE WATCH
Groups like Pua Mohala I Ka Po and the International Forum on globalization, which are sponsoring a conference called Moana Nui, focus on the way that APEC fails to represent the interests of indigenous peoples and nations – as opposed to “economies” – of the Paciﬁc. According to its website, “Moana Nui is intended to provide a voice and possible direction for the economies of Paciﬁc Islands in the era of powerful transnational corporations, global industrial expansion and global climate change. This con-
On a global scale, conferences like APEC can be seen as part of a dangerous trend toward “neoliberalism” that seek to govern through economic mechanisms rather than through governments that are accountable to their people. Groups like the vocal protesters perhaps best known for their use of the slogan “APEC Sucks,” which includes Eating in Public and World Can’t Wait, are working from this critique of global capitalism. According to “APEC Sucks” pamphlets given out on campus,
APEC uses the term “free trade” as a code word for “policies that give imperialist powers and multinational corporations the ‘right’ to go into oppressed countries and take out whatever they want, with as few restrictions as possible.” “It’s not really about trade, but a system of enforceable global governance,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, at a recent presentation on campus. The nations that take part in trade agreements have to agree to measures like lowering tariffs and decreasing the protection provided by national environmental, consumer, health and labor protection laws. This is not free trade in the sense that Adam Smith espoused, stated Wallach. According to protesters, measures like these could not survive democratic processes, and these “neoliberal policies” seek to incorporate every aspect of human life into the market system by commodifying everything, including food, water, access to health care and common public resources. Eating in Public co-founder Nandita Sharma has spoken in particular about preserving the commons as a way to fight encroachment by global capitalism.
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ference will issue a challenge to Paciﬁc Island nations and communities to look for cooperative ways to strengthen subsistence and to protect cultural properties and natural resources.” Arnie Saiki, the coordinator of the Moana Nui conference, explained his view on APEC in “How APEC hurts” (Civil Beat Sept. 20). “It is important to note that besides New Zealand and Papua/New Guinea, there is a noticeable absence of Paciﬁc Island countries in this Asia-Paciﬁc Economic Cooperation. The smaller, politically independent Paciﬁc islands are represented by the Paciﬁc Island Forum, a non-voting member, while Hawai‘i, Tahiti, Rapanui, West Papua, Guam and American Samoa are still under various forms of occupation and/ or colonial administration,” wrote Saiki. In an email to Ka Leo, he also critiqued the economic policies at the heart of APEC, writing, “The neoliberal free-market/free-trade economic hegemony that they are pursuing is diametrically in opposition to localism, to the indigenous stewardship of our lands, peoples and resources. We could say that 99 percent of our 9 billion population, and 100 percent of our biodiversity are saying, ‘No to APEC.’ ... All [APEC] hears is ‘sustainable economic growth,’ and in an unsustainable world, it is up to events like Moana Nui to organize peoples and engage in this greater public dialogue, greater public actions.”
Ka Leo recognizes both positive and negative aspects of APEC’s presence on O‘ahu. According to the lieutenant governor’s website, “APEC is a unique opportunity for the state of Hawai‘i to reinforce its position as a world-class destination, to showcase its economic potential and to highlight its viability as an international business meeting place.” During the summit, Hawai‘i will experience an inﬂux of over 17,000 visitors, providing a boost for the travel industry. These beneﬁts will not end when the international leaders and corporate executives leave the island. The international media exposure APEC receives during the summit is also expected to increase future international travel to Hawai‘i. But residents of Hawai‘i have been affected by road work and public beautiﬁcation projects, including cleaning up
The Occupy Honolulu movement released an ofﬁ cial position statement on Nov. 7. “The Occupy Honolulu General Assembly formally asserts our opposition to the Asia-Paciﬁ c Economic Cooperation. ... Under the guise of ‘free trade,’ corporate-centered policies, APEC enables dominant econ-
omies like the United States to force foreign investment and control onto the economies of oppressed countries because their local industries cannot possibly compete with international corporations and the conditions for a free competition market are not met. The effects of these policies are extremely damaging to small local economies. Small local businesses are forced out and replaced by transnational corporations. ... APEC is the 1 percent.”
A RTWORK BY WILL CARON POSITIONS COMPILED BY TAYLOR GARDNER, BOAZ ROSEN AND K ELSEY A MOS Waikīkī, Nimitz and many areas in between. About $7 million went into aesthetic improvements at the airport. All in all, the city of Honolulu has spent $37 million on APEC and has requested reimbursement from the federal government, but has yet to receive a response. Watchdog news sources like Civil Beat have reported that at the 1993 Seattle APEC conference, the city was only able to procure a portion of the funds spent on the meetings, and this could mean that taxpayers will have to carry the burden of paying for the conference. The estimated $120 million pumped into the local economy by the conference might not even help, as major businesses in Waikīkī and Ala Moana will
profit most. The week of APEC will also see major inconveniences for residents due to road, beach and park closures. Homeless people have already been forced to move, but may not beneﬁt from any sustained societal attention after the conference. Increased security has carried a cost of $700,000 on nonlethal weapons and increasing the number of surveillance cameras in affected areas. Residents will have to show ID to get into Waikīkī. With all these inconveniences, one would imagine that as hosts, locals would at least get to enjoy the show, but access is usually restricted to volunteers.
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APEC’s mission statement reads, “We are united in our drive to build a dynamic and harmonious Asia-Paciﬁ c community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, enhancing human security, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment.” The organization of 21 member economies strives to achieve these goals by utilizing free and open trade and investment within the region. This involves lowering tariffs and other trade barriers that hinder the free market. APEC claims free trade beneﬁts all parties involved, as each party is able to utilize its comparative advantage. APEC also focuses on sustainable growth, with climate change and energy as two of its top priorities. When APEC began in 1989, trade barriers (tariffs, quotas, etc.) increased the cost of trade by 16.9 percent. As of 2004, these barriers had been reduced by 70 percent to 5.5 percent. In addition, from 1989 to 2007, APEC economies have outpaced the rest of the world with an average annual increase in international trade of 8.3 percent, compared with the rest of the world’s 7.6 percent. While critics are quick to claim that APEC consists solely of big corporations and inﬂuential politicians, few are aware of APEC’s involvement with small to medium enterprises. APEC recognizes that the bulk of innovation UH’s APEC interns expressed generally positive but diverse views on APEC and their intern experiences. “APEC is a[n] ... economic forum that creates different possibilities for the Asia-Paciﬁ c region,” wrote Joshua Boney, an economics major, by email. “Through the forum the leaders ... are able to discuss concerns for the AsiaPaciﬁc region and their individual economies.” “Free trade is a prerequisite for economic growth in today’s world, where countries are becoming increasingly more interconnected. Economic growth is vital to lift people out of poverty and increase living standards throughout the world,” wrote Olga Bogach, a Ph.D. candidate in economics. Others also addressed social aspects of APEC. “I found myself asking questions ... about the importance of APEC on women and the indigenous Hawaiian community,” wrote Kathy L. Aldinger, a peace studies and conﬂ ict resolution major. “APEC for me means cooperation, coming together to listen and to be heard. Peace begins with that basic premise.” “For some of the students, [APEC] could mean frustrating traffic for the rest of the
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comes not from major corporations, but from these smaller businesses working to come up with new ideas. According to a media release on APEC’s website, “In many APEC economies, SMEs account for the majority of businesses and employment, and contribute signiﬁcantly to output.” The same release states, “SMEs are – and will continue to be – a key source of growth for APEC economies.” APEC helps foster the growth of these businesses by promoting things such as intellectual property rights and providing access to ﬁ nancial institutions. APEC is a non-binding forum; no legally binding agreements or policies are set from these conferences. APEC is a place for discussion, where diverse economies can bring up the important issues facing their economies.
APEC I N TE RN S week; for others it means a once-in-a-lifetime event that will take place in our home state,” wrote Kelly Sun Young Park, a political science, economics and Spanish student. “Instead of complaining about the traffic and inconveniences, we should think about what a meaningful occasion this is. What other [city] in the U.S. will get an opportunity to showcase its state, nature, people and culture to more than 10,000 people from all over the world in a week?”
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This area of Para, Brazil, was once rainforest. Land in Para has been devastated by U.S. agribusiness, local squatters and illegal logging enterprises. TREVOR Z AKOV Staff Writer The amount of biodiversity on this planet is truly awe-inspiring. Scientists nearly unanimously agree that deforestation directly leads to global climate change. Furthermore, scientists lament loss of biodiversity, particularly with respect to still undiscovered and undocumented species. Some believe these unidentiﬁed species could hold the key to curing diseases or provide a blueprint for further scientiﬁc innovation based off of Mother Nature’s diverse creations. People from around the world who are conscientious of the destruction of this important ecosystem commonly cite the Amazon rainforest as the largest and most well-known example of this manmade calamity. Other rainforests also face similar – albeit less publicized – challenges throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Focusing on the Amazon rainforest speciﬁcally, for decades now, it has been the modus operandai to blame the “evil” foreign investors and multinationals who recklessly steal the national resources of this fertile region. The word “imperialist” is a one-size-ﬁts-all method of passing the buck to others far away. But concerned citizens need to take a closer look at the real forces leading to the continued de-
forestation of the Amazon rainforest. For far too long, the blame for deforestation has been placed on international corporations, as well as other powerful multinational entities such as the International Monetary Fund or the Asia-Paciﬁ c Economic Cooperation. In the case of Brazil, the pronationalist, avidly anti-imperialist Workers’ Party has been in power for nearly 10 years. Since assuming control of the country, the party has made several key changes. Most notable has been the systematic and methodical alienation of the IMF and other multinationals operating inside Brazil; in other words, Brazil has become increasingly protectionist economically. One ambitious goal set by the party was the creation of more jobs for Brazilians. As a result, the ﬁ rst decade of the 21st century will be remembered in Brazil as a decade of tremendous growth, with extensive construction projects and infrastructure development. Scientists have conﬁrmed that deforestation increases greenhouse gases much more than fossil fuel emissions do. By far the largest cause of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is land clearing for cattle and livestock; for the past decade, it was estimated that close to 70 percent of all deforestation in the Amazon was for the purpose of cattle ranching. Surprisingly, the
often-viliﬁed practice of logging, long associated with imperialists, was deemed to be the cause of a mere 2-3 percent of all Amazonian deforestation. Add into the equation the fact that Brazilians consume more beef per capita than nearly any other nation worldwide, and a much clearer picture emerges, further clarifying what really is the driving force behind the continued deforestation of the Amazon. The biggest irony of them all concerning deforestation in the Amazon has yet to be spelled out. As mentioned earlier, the term “imperialist” has an extremely negative connotation. Throughout history, imperialists are best remembered for arriving from distant foreign lands, claiming territory that was not their own, enforcing their preferred sets of rules on local inhabitants, and implementing de facto ownership. Funny enough, in the case of Brazil as well as several neighboring nations, the government honors and safeguards the imperialist practice of squatting. This essentially means people come from somewhere else, arrive on a location, set up shop, claim it as their own, implement their own lifestyle and way of life and, after a certain period of time, expect legal recognition as the rightful owners of that piece of land. In the case of Brazil, anyone looking to start life anew simply abandons the city, leaves for the edge of the rainforest and squats. Ownership is legal after exactly one year and one day of inhabiting the land, and this land can be resold after ﬁve years of ownership. In a region that notoriously prides itself on fervent nationalism and staunch anti-imperialism, it is ironic to see the Amazon rainforest being ravaged not by foreign imperialists, but rather by millions of native mini-imperialists, all of whom are taking advantage of the legal system for what they hope will be a better life. The only loser at the end of the day is their own national treasure, pillaged and soon to be exhausted by its own people.
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Modern man is known to have emerged from hunters and gatherers. But the hunters typically steal the limelight from the gatherers. From the primitive hunters who took down mammoths to the hunters who use riﬂ es to take down deer, from the Crocodile Hunter to Dog the Bounty Hunter, people today still display a fasci-
nation with “the hunt,” regardless of what is being hunted. Today, there emerges a new type of hunter: the Virus Hunter. Nathan Wolfe, the director of the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative, has dedicated his life to hunting and tracking deadly diseases. Wolfe’s work helps to prevent infectious diseases from turning into deadly pandemics. A majority of his work focuses on areas such as central A frica and Asia. In an interview with NPR, Wolfe explained how seemingly harmless viruses that start in animals can end up being extremely dangerous to humans. “So what happens is you have a particular pig out there and it could get infected with two different viruses – maybe one that’s been in a human and one that’s been in the original reservoir of a bird – and they can mix and match their genes and create mosaic ‘daughter viruses’ that will have completely novel properties,” said Wolfe. And by novel, he means deadly. But why should a seemingly small outbreak across the world worry us? The answer is one word: globalization. “If you look now [at air trafﬁ c maps] you see basically a plate of spaghetti. There are incredible connections – airlines and boats are moving humans and animals around the globe. The features of globalization have huge consequences for pandemics. It just connects us so much more closely. ... And as a consequence, every one of these viruses that passes from animals to humans has the capacity to infect all of us.”
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Disease has a long track record when it comes to globalization. Early settlers of America brought numerous diseases with them that Native Americans were not immune to, leading to drastic effects on the Native American population. The same can be said about Hawai‘i. However, the spread of infectious disease is not a thing of the past. The frequency of outbreaks has increased over the years, mirroring the path of globalization. For instance, West Nile virus is believed to have arrived in America by mosquitoes stowed away in airplane wheel wells. Global agricult ural trade in particular has allowed the spread of animal-borne viruses. Combine these factors with an ever increasing and an ever more crowded population, and you have prime conditions for a pandemic. With viruses constantly evolving and more and more of our food being shipped in from foreign countries, public health needs to be a concern addressed by the Asia-Paciﬁ c Economic Cooperation. In the 1999 conference, ofﬁcials agreed “to efﬁciently link together food production, food processing and consumption to meet the food needs of our people as an essential part of achieving sustainable growth, equitable development and stability in the APEC region.” In May 2011, APEC held the third Food Safety Incident Management Workshop and concluded that “there is signiﬁcant preparedness and goodwill from government and industry to work together in a true partnership approach to improve the APEC region’s capacity to deal with emerging food safety issues and resultant food safety incidents.” However, A PEC should strive to achieve more than this when it comes to food safety. A PEC should seek continual improvement in preventing the spread of harmful diseases. Even those who may only look at things in dollar signs must admit that a healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Public health is an investment in the productivity of a nation, and A PEC should not forget that.
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Whatâ€™s in a name? That which we call a protest TAYLOR GARDNER Opinions Editor
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A preschool playground is a rough place. The kid who doesnâ€™t like you pushes you down, puts sand in your hair, and calls you a â€œpoopface.â€? Maybe you respond by calling him a â€œbutthead,â€? or perhaps you are more mature and simply walk away. Most people learn to outgrow insulting others, or at least learn to be more articulate with their name-calling. However, there will always be those that never fully leave who playground phase. Take for instance, the World Canâ€™t Wait protest group that uses the slogan â€œAPEC Sucks.â€? The group strictly opposes all that is APEC. While arguments can be made both for and against APEC, and both sides have the right to express their views, is the slogan â€œAPEC Sucksâ€? really the best choice for a group that hopes to foster â€œintellectual debate,â€? as previously stated by one
and differences, and move instead towards name -calling, contempt and derision of the opposition. They may include claims that are inf lammator y and superf luous and strong, pointed language.â€? â€œA PEC Sucksâ€? clearly de tracts from the groupâ€™s objective of intellectual debate with its purposely derisive slogan. But what does it mean to â€œsuckâ€?? With this fellatio reference, are the organizers hoping to recruit desperate men, who will only later be disappointed to learn that A PEC is not, in fact, a woman? No, by using this slogan, the group likely hopes to attract new supporters through its deliberate use of sensationalism. Those who may know little to nothing about A PEC are instantly told that it â€œsucks.â€? Is there not more to be said about a 20 -year-old economic forum spanning 21 economies?
of its leaders? The ethics of civility in public discourse have been long debated. Where freedom of speech ends and unethical discourse begins is a blurry line, with little to no legal precedent. Guy and Heidi Burgess, co-directors of the Conf lict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado, have tried to clarify the meaning of civility. They claim that a common mistake many make is forgetting â€œthat other thoughtful and caring people have very different views on how best to address their communityâ€™s many complex problems.â€? In their article â€œ The Meaning of Civility,â€? they explain that people tend to wrongly assume the interests and positions of their opposition, leading to heated emotional arguments rather than intellectual, fact-based arguments. According to a study by the National Institute for Civil Discourse, incivility is defined as â€œattacks that go beyond facts
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It’s also likely that the name serves to alienate those who would otherwise be genuinely interested in intellectual debate. “‘APEC Sucks’ is attentiongetting, but I am not sure it gets quite the attention that the critics of APEC want,” commented Peter H. Hoffenberg, an associate professor of history at UH Mānoa. “I suppose that if they follow up with a less MTV-esque presentation of the real and potential damage, or costs, of APEC policies, they could hold people’s attention. It is, thus, both offensive and effective, but to grab, not hold attention.” When asked about the origin of the slogan, group member Nandita Sharma replied that she “did not choose the name and [she is] not sure why it was chosen. But it is clear that APEC does indeed ‘suck’ the labor of people and the resources of the land.”
An organization, especially with campus roots, should be expected to carry a mature, respectful slogan – even if it is a protest organization. These organizations still reﬂ ect the university and should be held to the high standards all others are held to in terms of civil public discourse. It’s the difference between an “Occupy Wall Street” and a “F--Wall Street” campaign. Which of the two do you think would garner more sincere attention from the common public? An immature, obscene slogan only serves to diminish the goals an organization hopes to accomplish. Tom Kelleher, chair of the School of Communications at the University of Hawai‘i, stated in a phone interview that ‘APEC Sucks’ might draw the attention of the undecided to the bigger issues and cause them to want to
learn more.” Kelleher continued to explain the drawback to this type of strategy, “But there’s a risk; that isn’t going to create any intelligent debate at all with those that are pro-APEC.” There are many slogans besides “APEC Sucks” that could have been chosen that are not blatantly offensive. However, if the group is stubborn in sticking with their current theme, I will take it upon myself to suggest a few alternatives. As you’ll see, they are not far from the mood of the current slogan. Perhaps “APEC has Cooties” or “APEC Eats Boogers” will get the message across. “APEC and WTO Sitting In a Tree, K-IS-S-I-N-G” can be used to protest both organizations at once. But maybe those wouldn’t work. In that case, I’d have to dig deep, pull out the big guns and suggest to you “APEC Plays Ball Like a Girl.”
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Senior quarterback Bryant Moniz will lead the offense into Reno this weekend. But it’s the defense that needs to step it up against a Wolfpack offense that ranks fifth in the nation in total offense with 524.3 total yards per game. JOE F ERRER Associate Sports Editor It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Warrior football team and head coach Greg McMackin. Take into account the San Jose State game, where Hawai‘i gave up a game-winning touchdown pass with less than a minute to go, coupled with last week’s matchup with Utah State, where UH blew a 21-point halftime lead. The past few games have placed the Warriors’ aspirations of ending their 32-year Western Athletic Conference tenure with back-to-back championships all but out of reach. Even still, the Warriors are determined to stay together and not place blame on each other in the face of adversity. “We sure aren’t going to lay down, quit, bad mouth, criticize and point our ﬁ nger because, you know, if you point your ﬁ nger at somebody, you got three ﬁ ngers pointing back at you,” said McMackin in a press release. One of the issues the Warriors are having is their struggle to stay healthy, particularly on offense.
The offensive line has had to play without starters Brett Leonard and Chauncy Winchester-Makainai, and lost senior left tackle Clayton Laurel for the year. UH has also had to tap into its receiving reserves more than it had anticipated. Starters Darius Bright, Allen Sampson, Royce Pollard and Justin Clapp are all banged up and are expected to miss time. “In four years, I’ve never made excuses because [injuries] are a part of football, but we deﬁnitely have to overcome the devastating injuries that we’ve had,” said McMackin.
WISHFUL THINKING Although the future seems bleak, there is still something to play for. The Warriors are not mathematically eliminated from the WAC Championship. They would not only need to travel to Reno this weekend and defeat the Nevada Wolf Pack, who are undefeated in WAC play this year, but they would also need victory in their ﬁnal WAC game against Fresno State on Nov. 19 at Aloha Stadium. In addition to running the
table, Hawai‘i’s going to need some help from its WAC counterparts. If UH beats Nevada, the Wolf Pack would have one loss in the conference, meaning it would need to also fall to either Louisiana Tech, Utah State or Idaho in its ﬁ nal three matchups. On top of that, LTU is one game ahead of UH in the WAC standings, so it would need to go down against either Nevada or New Mexico State in its season ﬁ nale. This leaves Nevada, LTU and Hawai‘i with a record of 7-2 in WAC play. And since the Warriors would have victories over both, they would own the tiebreaker, crowning them WAC champs. Hawai‘i is still in pursuit of its eighth bowl berth in the past 10 years – which it will be eligible for if it wins at least two of its remaining four games. “The only thing I’m focused on is we need to win two more games to get into a bowl game. ] So that is what we are focusing on,” said McMackin. “We take the positive route. A lot of people take the negative route, but that’s where we are at right now.”
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Wahine celebrate senior night
The seniors hope to enjoy senior night following Saturday’s match against the Aggies, but realize they must switch their focus over to the WAC Tournament, which begins Nov. 21. The WAC Tournament is the team’s first postseason hurdle to its ultimate goal. “Once that night’s over, we have to focus because we’re all on the same road – to win a national championship,” senior libero Alex Griffiths said.
All three seniors come from different backgrounds. Danielson and outside hitter Chanteal Satele both hail from O‘ahu. But Danielson has been with the Rainbow Wahine since her freshman year, while Satele transferred from St. Mary’s and is finishing up her second season with the ’Bows. Griffiths, who is from Seal Beach, Calif., played two seasons for Vanguard University before transferring to Hawai‘i. She redshirted in 2009 and saw limited playing time last season and this season. “I’ve always known Chanteal, since I was little,” Danielson said. “We were always together from school to volleyball. And then when Alex came down, it was like icing on the cake because you couldn’t ask for better teammates and seniors to lead this season for us.” “Emotions – I’m going to have a lot of them [on Saturday],” Griffiths said. “First of all, we’re playing New Mexico [State], and that’s a huge game for us. And then after that it’s going to be emotional. It’s been a roller coaster with Kanani and Teal [Chanteal Satele]. We’re going to be happy, and yet we’re going to be sad because we’re leaving.” The differences between the players can make it even sweeter
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to enjoy a night to celebrate their accomplishments together. “I love it here a lot. The culture’s different. Ever yone’s family-oriented – we all have each other’s back,” Griffiths said. “ We’re competing and working together as one. Kanani has been here for four years, me three years and Chanteal two. It doesn’t seem to matter. We’re really close. I love our seniors. I love Chanteal [and] I love Kanani, and I think senior year couldn’t be any better. I’m happy that I’m with them.”
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FA R F ROM OV E R In years past, senior night generally marked the last time the seniors will play a match in the Stan Sheriff Center. However, these Rainbow Wahine are in a unique situation. If Hawai‘i gets the nod from the NCA A , it could become a host team for the first and second round. A nd if it advances into the regional, regardless of where it plays its first- and second-round matches, the ’Bows will return back to Honolulu for at least one more match. “In the back of your head you’re thinking, ‘Alright, there’s still another attempt to play in front of the fans,’” Danielson said. “But at the same time, you don’t want to jeopardize that by taking a loss now and make things more difficult for us. We’re thinking about taking care of business, we’re thinking about the WAC Championship – [we want to] make sure we don’t have a repeat of last year.” “Me and Kanani, we’re talking about this,” Griffiths said. “We’re stoked. That’s a 110 percent motivation – to come back and play in front of our fans. Especially with the regional here, we’re eager to play in it. We’re not going to watch someone else play our regional.”
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Senior outside hitter Chanteal Satele will join her parents, Alvis and LeeAnn, and brother Brashtan as UH alumni and former athletes once the season ends. Satele is from Mililani, and previously attended Saint Mary’s College.
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Senior outside hitter Kanani Danielson will lead the Rainbow Wahine this weekend in her final WAC regular season homestand as a ‘Bow. M ARC A R AK AKI Sports Editor The final year of an athlete’s career at the University of Hawai‘i culminates with senior night. But three seniors on the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team don’t want it to end yet. “I’m really focused to get
that win and to make sure things work out as planned,” senior outside hitter Kanani Danielson said. “ The win would be amazing for me, knowing it ’s the last go around for conference season. It will all hit me after the game’s over, but in the meantime it ’s just going to feel like a regular game.”
No. 6 Hawai‘i (24-1, 12-0 Western Athletic Conference) is set to host Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State this Thursday and Saturday. Both matches are set to start at 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center. All UH Mānoa students get in free with a validated ID. See Wahine celebrate, page 19