Militarization and Environmental Justice:
- Women for Genuine Security (Link to website)
- Gabriela Network (Link to website)
- Hawaii Peace and Justice (Link to website)
Gender and Militarism:
- Gender and U.S. Bases in Asia-Pacific
Ellen-Rae Cachola, Lizelle Festejo, Annie Fukushima, Gwyn Kirk, and Sabina Perez. March 14, 2008
Article discusses gender constructions of communities and countries within the Asia-Pacific. These assumptions are the philosophical frameworks that shape U.S. foreign policy in the region. Accessible here.
- Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women’s Lives
Enloe, Cynthia. 2000.
An extensive discussion of women’s roles women in relation to militarization: as mothers who believe in patriotism and support their children enlisting; as nurses, military wives, and as soldiers. Examples from many countries including the United States.
Environmental & Health Effects of Military Operations:
- Hidden Casualties: Environmental, health and political consequences of the Persian Gulf War
Bloom, Saul, John Miller, James Warner, and Philippa Winkler (Eds.). 1994.
A detailed exploration of the environmental effects of the 1991 Gulf War that brings together the work of international researchers and activists.
- International Grassroots Summit on Military Base Cleanup.
2000. Conference Report.
A compilation of conference reports and presentations including details on the health effects of chemicals routinely used in US military operations, experiences of environmentalists in Asia, Europe, and Latin America who are seeking clean-up, and a host country “Bill of Rights” that outlines conditions that should be imposed on US military operations on all its bases
- Environmental Effects of U.S. Military “Security”: Gendered Experiences from the Philippines, South Korea, and Japan.
Kirk, Gwyn. 2007.
In Gender and Globalization in Asia and the Pacific: Method, practice, theory, ed. Kathy E. Ferguson and Monique Mironesco.
Militarism and Globalization:
- Globalizing Militaries
In Rethinking Globalism
Ferguson, Kathy and Phyllis Turnbull. 2004.
ed. Manfred B. Steger, 79-91.
An interesting article by political scientists that shows how overseas military bases, battle fleets, and small “lily pad” bases supplied directly by sea or air all stretch the concept of US national sovereignty.
Organizing and Peace:
- East Asia-U.S.-Puerto Rico Women’s Network against Militarism
In People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, Asia Journal, 2003.
Article on the history, mission, purpose, beliefs, perspectives, participants, organizational structure, activities, and affiliated organizations of the East Asia-U.S.-Puerto Rico Women’s Network against Militarism. See article here.
- Women’s Networks Against U.S. Militarism in East-Asia
Short article on the history and development of the East-Asia-U.S. Women’s Network Against Militarism. Download pdf.
- Resistance, Resilience and Respect for Human Rights: Women Working Across Borders for Peace and Genuine Security.
Ellen-Rae Cachola, Gwyn Kirk, Lisalinda Natividad, Maria Reinat Pumarejo. 2009.
Article on the history and vision of the International Women’s Network Against Militarism. Download pdf.