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Protest Outside IUCN Draws Attention to US Military Environmental Impact

Nick Yee
Nick Yee
Nick Yee
Credit Nick Yee

The IUCN World Conservation Congress continues this week as policy makers meet with leaders in global conservation.

Outside the meetings, protesters with “World Can’t Wait Hawai‘i” used the opportunity to raise awareness about the US military’s impact on the environment.  They say military occupation throughout the Pacific is responsible for using islands as target practice and destroying reefs.

They also say the military is one of the largest consumers of fossil fuels.  Liz Reese is a representative from “World Can’t Wait Hawai‘i.”  She says it’s hard to have an environmental discussion without mentioning damage done by the military. 

   World Can’t Wait held a protest on Saturday in front of the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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