This blog is about Hawaii's status as an independent country under prolonged illegal occupation by the United States, and the history, culture, law & politics of the islands.

By Scott Crawford, Hana, Maui

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NATIVE PLANET episode on Hawaii

NATIVE PLANET, Season 1, Episode 4 – Hawaii
(from Canadian Television)

New book: “Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii” by Francis Boyle

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Order from Clarity Press

Dr. Sai interviewed on The Wire in Aotearoa

Nick Bond of 95bFM – The Wire, an independent radio station in Auckland, New Zealand, interviewed Dr. Keanu Sai.

“Most people would say that the United States of America has 50 states, and that Hawai‘i is one of them. But Hawaiian academic Dr. Keanu Sai says otherwise. Sai says that Hawai‘i was never legally annexed to the United States, and has been illegally occupied for the past 121 years. Wire producer Nick Bond asks Sai whether Hawai‘i really is a nation under occupation.”

To listen to the interview of Dr. Keanu Sai click here.

Prof. Chang press conference on war crimes

Free Hawaii Talk Story 9/30

Talk Story Flyer Na Mea

Proof the U.S. planned and executed the overthrow

Everyone needs to watch this.

Remember this clause from the Apology?

Whereas, on January 14, 1893, John L. Stevens (hereafter referred to in this Resolution as the “United States Minister”), the United States Minister assigned to the sovereign and independent Kingdom of Hawaii conspired with a small group of non-Hawaiian residents of the Kingdom of Hawaii, including citizens of the United States, to overthrow the indigenous and lawful Government of Hawaii;

Well it turns out, the conspiracy went far beyond Stevens. He was just the fall guy, along with the local military commander.

Whereas, the report of a Presidentially established investigation conducted by former Congressman James Blount into the events surrounding the insurrection and overthrow of January 17, 1893, concluded that the United States diplomatic and military representatives had abused their authority and were responsible for the change in government;

Whereas, as a result of this investigation, the United States Minister to Hawaii was recalled from his diplomatic post and the military commander of the United States armed forces stationed in Hawaii was disciplined and forced to resign his commission;

But now through some amazing research Buzzy Agard has uncovered a document that proves that the United States government and military didn’t just “support” the overthrow, they actively planned and executed it, from the very top.  Watch…. (good to get the background but at 19:55 is the actual document)

Aloha Aina Talk story with host Anne Keala Kelly delves into the hard to hear facts discovered by our Aloha Aina (Hawaiian Patriot) warriors who are on the mission to see a Free and Independent Hawaii Restored. In this show, Keala Kelly talks story with Uncle Buzzy about his lifelong work to expose Dispatch 74, a coded telegram and a decoder he found amongst all his research between here and Baltimore, Maryland.

Hawaii Sandalwood Trees: Politics and Hope

Aftermath of DOI Proposal on Federal Recognition

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Strategies to Free Hawai’i talk story

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Maui Council supports probe of 1893 agreements

From the Maui News:

Maui County Council members gave unanimous support Friday for a move in the state Legislature to convene a panel to probe two executive agreements related to the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

Council Member Elle Cochran, who initiated county support of state House Concurrent Resolution 107, said the council action does not commit it to a position on the matter but does support the intent to gather more information.

The resolution was introduced in the state Legislature by state Rep. Mele Carroll, who represents residents of East Maui, Molokai and Lanai. It would establish “a joint legislative committee to investigate the status of executive agreements known as the Lili’uokalani Assignment and the Agreement of Restoration.”

Defected: Testing Hawaiian Sovereignty

A 5-part series from Big Island Video News on Kale Gumapac.