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Statehood Hawaii

The Value of Hawai’i (5-0)

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July 27, 2010
The Value of Hawai’i (5-0)

Craig Howe’s introduction of “The Value of Hawai’i” describes how he and Jon Osorio, the co-editors, came up with the idea of this book on one of their regular morning jogs as a means to help frame the upcoming debates in Hawaii’s upcoming 2010 elections. The content and themes of this compendium of Hawai’i...
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Civil unions and the problem with direct democracy

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July 7, 2010

That Hawaii’s governor Linda Lingle (R) should so curiously veto HR444, and rest the decision of Civil Unions on the people in a referendum seems an obvious attempt at building a Republican base. It is absurd that civil rights should ever be put through a referendum– rights are to protect minorities, referendums are to give...
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William S. Richardson Dies at 90

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June 27, 2010
William S. Richardson Dies at 90

Although I never had the opportunity to meet Chief Justice William Richardson, he was one of the first people to have made the interview list for the film “State of Aloha.” As a background figure to Hawaii’s larger than life Governor John Burns, Bill Richardson played a supporting role in the early years of...
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1959 Election District Maps

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June 16, 2010

Having just compiled an original study breaking down a precinct-by-precinct analysis of Hawaii’s statehood plebiscite, it is important that we come to understand the process through which the state continues to assert that 94.6% of Hawaii’s population voted for statehood in 1959. This posting follows an earlier series of posting critical of the plebiscite....
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“State of Aloha” screening tonight

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May 3, 2010

Tonight is the premiere of State of Aloha at the Los Angeles Asian/Pacific Film Festival… This is the film that my wife, Ruth Chon edited, and I was the lead historical researcher on.  Connie Florez, one of the producers is in town, as is Anne the Director.  It should make for an interesting evening...
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Climate Change webchat with Charles Ebinger

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May 1, 2010

Following are three responses Charles Ebinger posted to my questions during a Brookings Institute webchat on climate change, held on April 28th, 2010. Charles Ebinger specializes in international and domestic energy markets (oil, gas, coal and nuclear), the geopolitics of energy with a particular focus on the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Ebinger...
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Video clip of panel in Pasadena

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April 30, 2010

On April 3rd, Catherine Bauknight, the director of Hawaii: A Voice For Sovereignty, put together a presentation around her film which included Geri Kuhia, Victor Gordo, Vice Mayor of Pasadena, Hula Halua Na Hua ‘O Maile, Kiowa Gordon, Leon Siu, Addie Rolnick, Christen Marquez, ‘Ehu Kekahu Cardwell, and myself. This video features highlights of...
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Response to Kuhio’s posting

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January 4, 2010

This is my response to Kuhio Vogeler’s recent posting “Two Questions that Lead to Action,” in which he lays out a frame into which we can begin to build a strategy to end occupation in Hawaii. Although there are conflicting viewpoints as to which strategy may be more effective, we seem to be at...
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From Golden Jubilee to Bicentennial

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December 31, 2009

With the many year-end reviews and perspectives on the closing of the decade that I feel inundated with, I’ve tried to play catch-up with the 21st-century and realize that it’s a little like chasing the tide; futile, and at the end of the day, unrewarding. Tonight, as many of us prepare to celebrate the...
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Aug 21 Statehood Protest: the unstitching

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December 8, 2009

Video of the August 21st Statehood Commemoration protest outside the Hawaii Convention center featuring commentary by Lynette Cruz and Poka Laenui http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgPWckTaf_w More information of that historical event can be found here.
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State of Aloha review by Variety

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November 18, 2009

From Variety Magazine Nov. 17, 2009, go to original By Richard Kuipers A U. of Hawaii at Manoa presentation of an Academy for Creative Media production. (International sales: U. of Hawaii, Honolulu.) Produced by Anne Misawa. Executive producers, Tom Brislin, Chris Lee. Directed by Anne Misawa. With: Ah Quon McElrath, Cobey Black, Daniel Inouye,...
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Ike: Historical Transformations: Photos

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October 28, 2009

flickr photos Review and decompression coming soon. To keep informed, subscribe to the ‘Imi Pono Projects Facebook or Twitter.
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