September 13, 2016 - In the News: The Guardian: Pågan: the tropical paradise the US wants to turn into a war zone
July 27, 2016 - Represented by Earthjustice, Alternative Zero Coalition groups and the Center for Biological Diversity take the Navy to Court!
Hafa Adai and welcome to Chamorro.com. This website is dedicated to the protection of the land and the people of the Mariana Islands.
At this point in our history, the people of the Mariana islands face the greatest threat since World War II - the unnecessary taking of our lands and waters by the United States military for use as bombing ranges. The is more than an expansion of the military presence in the Marianas. The military's plan, that has been unfolding over recent years, is so huge and overwhelming that the late CNMI Governor Inos characterized it as an "extistential treat" to the people of the Marianas. Until this threat is resolved, Chamorro.com will be dedicated to sharing information on this critical issue.
If you're new to the issue, please see the short Introductory Slideshow.
If you want to get caught up, please visit the Latest Developments page.
We also need your help. We are a tiny island community trying to defend our home against an adversary that has almost unlimited funds and full-time paid professionals with decades of experience. We are unfunded, work in our spare time, and are learning how to fight back as we go. If you can, please make a contribution of any amount to the Alternative Zero Coalition (AZC) via PayPal. 100% of your contribution will be used by AZC member groups to oppose the militarization of our islands with 0% administrative overhead. We desperately need funds for the simple things, like bumper stickers and banners for public events. Thank you!
Si Yu'us Ma'ase,
Peter J. Perez
Member Alternative Zero Coalition