Volume 4 Issue 1 - May 1, 2006 http://www.geocities.com/freeguahan minagahet@hotmail.com

 

Hafa Adai, yan welcome to i bente singko na Minagahet

Despensa yu', despensa yu', for that five month gap without putting out an issue of Minagahet. I was out of commission for a while, stuck in school and activist work, but I promise to get back on track with this zine. There has been almost too much going on lately, especially in terms of the military and Guam, take this Washington Times article for example, "Guam Seen as Pivotal Base." Ready or not, looks like we're heading for something, and being a colony, we have very little say in what will happen...

One very exciting project that kept me away, was the conference I helped organize last month Famoksaiyan: Decolonizing Chamorro Histories, Identities and Futures. It was, an incredible success! More than 60 Chamorros attended as well as a number of others from Guam and interested stateside allies. Over the course of its two days, there was so much energy, excitement, passion and commitment. It was such an inspiring experience to see so many young Chamorros interested in the future of their islands and their communities. I won't say too much here, because I'm planning on putting together an issue comprised of testimonials from the gathering.

If you want to know more about the conference, how it went, what discussions took place, you can check out my posts on it, from my blog, No Rest for the Awake. For those interested in joining the momentum of the conference and the movement it might become, you can sign up for the listserv at this site, Famoksaiyan or if you're on myspace, connect to us there through our profile http://www.myspace.com/famoksaiyan..

For those that remember, and occasionally ask, FANAHGUE'YAN is still down. Get in touch with me is you're interested in being its ma'gas.

Sahuma Minagahet yan Na'suha Dinagi

Sahuma

 

ARTICLES

The Culling of the Karabao - A People's State of the Island Address

Tinige' Si Fulanu

 

KULU' I MANAINA

 

Tinige' Si Fanai Castro

State of I Nasion

Tinige' Si Julian Aguon

Rongelap's Quest for a Better Future

By Mayor James Matayoshi, 

Impeachment from Guam?

By Liane Allen

WHAT'S UP?!

Tinige' Maga'Aniti

Ethics

Tinige' Senadot Jesse Anderson Lujan 

from The Marianas Variety

If The House of Your Culture Was Burning Down, What Would You Take?

Tinige' Si Michael Lujan Bevacqua

from No Rest for the Awake - Minagahet Chamorro

More Muscle With Eye On China

By Bill Gertz

from The Washington Times

 

Defenders of the Faith

 

Written by Slavoj Zizek

from The New York Times

 

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