Welcome to Magazine Premium

You can change this text in the options panel in the admin

There are tons of ways to configure Magazine Premium... The possibilities are endless!

Member Login
Lost your password?

Statehood Hawaii

TPP/Militarization Presentation

By
November 7, 2013
TPP/Militarization Presentation

Note: this is the abridged version of a much longer post: TPP/Militarization Presentation In part, because I’m talking about trade—and as of yet, an unsigned trade agreement—I’m going to address this in a time machine, going back and forth between here and now and the postwar Marshall Plan years. When I was asked to...
Read More »

A Cautionary Tale: Once upon a TPP in Hawaii (or how the 1% co-opted our Aloha)

By
July 20, 2012

Sept. 8, 2012 addendum: the 14th round of TPP negotiations is taking place Sept. 9th in Leesburg, VA. More national organizations are resisting the TPP, sponsoring rallies to get the word out.  The ACLU have a new campaign, as well: The Biggest Threat to Free-Speech and Intellectual Property That You’ve Never Heard Of… and...
Read More »

Rail and GDP

By
June 17, 2012
Rail and GDP

There are many reasons to fight rail, and I’m not by any means justifying rail development, but in terms of the current rail debate, I think it is important to approach how the cost of rail impacts Hawaii’s GDP, and use this as an opportunity to not only question the dubious assertions promoting rail,...
Read More »

West Papua Action

By
December 29, 2011

Moana Nui Action Alliance (MNAA-CA), West Papua Action, January 17, 2012. On January 17th, 2006, forty-three West Papuans circumnavigated their homeland before beaching their traditional canoe ‘Exodus’ on the Australian mainland at Mapoon in far north Queensland. In solidarity with the 43 who have risked their lives to expose the corruption and human rights...
Read More »

Hawai’i Statehood and the APEC investment regime

By
August 19, 2011
Hawai’i Statehood and the APEC investment regime

Two years ago, in 2009, Hawai’i sovereignty rights and independence advocates made a public stand in opposition to Hawai’i Statehood. What Statehood represented was the forced or unwitting coercion of Hawaiians to accept statehood by the United States as the legitimate form of governance without receiving any understanding of what alternatives were afforded through...
Read More »

PLOP: Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan

By
June 28, 2011

Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan: PLOP, Colonialism 4.0 Sneak-Attack Today, July 1st, 2011, Act 55 goes into effect in Hawaii, an act that gives the State of Hawaii, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), a new for-profit entity directed by DLNR, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT),...
Read More »

Deep Sea Mining: the TPPA, Singapore, PNG and APEC

By
March 16, 2011
Deep Sea Mining: the TPPA, Singapore, PNG and APEC

The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (TPPA) was signed in 2005 between Chile, New Zealand, Brunei and Singapore, which is considered a “pathfinder” agreement initiated through APEC, and Obama is hoping for it to be signed in Honolulu in Nov. 2011 by the US, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia…possibly Canada, Peru, Mexico, Japan and other Pacific Rim...
Read More »

Correspondences

By
March 3, 2011
Correspondences

 Statehood and Hawaii: Correspondences between Congress, the State Department and the United Nations  video presentation As we have seen during the 50th commemoration of Hawaii statehood, the issue of statehood is both complicated and controversial, a topic with many approaches. The Statehood Commission driving the road to Statehood The road to Hawaii’s statehood story,...
Read More »

Economic Data on Moana Nui

By
November 21, 2010
Economic Data on Moana Nui

Some alternative drawings of maps have been circulating. One like the True Size of Africa had me thinking not only about what the physical geographical size of Africa is, but also, what the geographical size of the Pacific Islands are. Moana Nui, altogether, covers a third of the planet–about 169 million square kilometers (about...
Read More »

State of Aloha screening and panel

By
October 19, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InE6Z4a0wrk “State of Aloha captures not just the history of Hawaii, but the spirit of its people.” —Jason Sanders, FILMMAKER Magazine STATE OF ALOHA Documentary feature screening & panel Presented by the Academy for Creative Media Co-sponsored by the William S. Richardson School of Law (Open to the public) Wednesday, October 27, 2010 William...
Read More »

Approaching Statehood Day 2010

By
August 20, 2010

As another year has gone by where many have reflected upon the benefits and disadvantages of Hawai‘i statehood, many have continued advocating for sovereignty and independence.  What that means for the citizens: both Kanaka Maoli and residents; both Kingdom-era subjects who supported the monarchy and those who supported the Republic; for those whose families...
Read More »

Keanu Sai v. Obama, Clinton, et al

By
August 4, 2010

The following is from Dr. Keanu Sai’s website HawaiianKingdom.org.  I met with Keanu a couple weeks ago, shortly after the Olelo taping that is posted below. Often, when I meet with him, I have this unsettled feeling of falling into a rabbit hole, as if I had descended into Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking...
Read More »