Volume 2 Issue 2 - January 31, 2004    http://www.geocities.com/freeguahan minagahet@hotmail.com

 

Hafa Adai, yan welcome to the mina'kuatro na Minagahet

    Its a new year, and for Chamorros in the states it is almost time to elect a new president. But even for those on Guam, who sadly cannot vote, it is an important time to rethink George W. Bush and the military. President Bush talks tough, and seems to carry a big military stick, but has that translated to economic recovery for Guam? Has the Bush doctrine of pre-emption or military aggression signaled more actual benefits for Guam, other than glowing editorials from the PDN and a brief geographic fling with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld?

    On a lighter note, there is one good thing about the coming year, that we can all be grateful to the American people for. Because of Republican election fraud in Florida in 2000 and the California Total Recall starring Arnold the Govinator, for the first time in the history of Guam, our political leader, our Governor speaks better English than the president of the United States, and the Governor of California!

Now that is something worth saluting the red white and blue!

Si Yu'us Ma'ase, ya usuni sumahuma minagahet yan na'suha dinagi

Sahuma

 

ARTICLES:

10 reasons why a Chamorro should be against George W. Bush

by Michael Lujan Bevacqua - 

According to most of the mainstream media "President" George W. Bush seems poised to steam roll through this year's election right back into the White House. But what these press sources don't seem too worried about is the incredible harm and damage that this president has done to the world and the United States. For many on Guam however, the upcoming election means very little as their votes don't count and therefore don't matter. However with more Chamorros now residing in the US than in the Marianas Islands and silent approval of Bush's policies supporting his global and local militarism and imperialism, our perceptions and our positions do matter. And it is important that we know what kind of man is at the helm, steering the course of the USS America, that we are unfortunately hooked up to.

Soldier's Letter from Iraq

by Michael Moore

Dick Cheney and President Bush have called the "war on terrorism" the task that never ends. There are more than 130,000 American troops in Iraq right now, and the Department of Defense estimates that troops will be in Iraq until 2006. And despite all the propaganda which the White House and stations like Fox News are circulating, more than half the country currently believes the war in wrong and the US should pull out as soon as possible. As more than 5,000 American troops have been killed or wounded many young men and women are beginning to question the war in Iraq and question the motives of the president and his advisors most of whom have never even served time in the military.

The Real State of the Union

from the Independent/ UK

The current state of the American Union through cold harsh unforgiving statistics.

Online Chamorro Language Instruction

From the Chamorro Information Activists

We'll soon be offering simple email lessons for those wanting to learn Chamorro. 

 

                                                                   

This issue's antigo na palabra Chamorro -      &nbbsp;                                                      Chagi fan, guaha ma sangan na gof mangge'

Bileng: High meaning intoxicated. Drunk or incapacitated mentally.

for example: Kao mambileng i manamerikanu siha nai mailihi Si Bush?

    This issue's quote to think on and apply to Guam -

"War is delightful to those who have not experienced it."

Erasmus, Hagas ha' na matai taotao Europe. 

 

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