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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‘Aloha’ movie is Crowe’s ‘love letter’ to the isles


Director Crowe calls ‘Aloha’ his ‘love letter’ to the isles By Ed Rampell / Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 28, 2015

Native Hawaiian sovereignty activist Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele, left, with Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone in a scene from “Aloha” that was shot at Kanahele’s Waimanalo compound. The film opens […]

Local participants say the movie ‘Aloha’ deserves its name

Local participants say the movie ‘Aloha’ deserves its name

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By Mindy Pennybacker

The long, tall pavilion with a peaked roof could have been a canoe hale if it weren’t sitting high up in a mountain valley like an ark left by a receding flood. It had been left behind, […]

Talk Story Briefing – Free Hawaii Progress Report May 28

Pakistan raises question about status of Hawaii during U.S. Universal Periodic Review at UN Human Rights Council

During the United States’ Universal Periodic Review before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, on May 11 a question was raised by Pakistani representatives regarding the status of Hawaii and Alaska, suggesting that Alaska and Hawaii are situations that come under international law, not US domestic law. Below is an update from Leon […]

Bumpy Kanahele in Aloha the movie

The movie “Aloha” deals centrally with the issue of Hawaiian sovereignty, and Bumpy Kanahele plays a prominent role in the movie, which was filmed on location at Pu’uhonua o Waimanalo village (where Kekula and I lived for a while 20 years ago when it was first founded). Reports by those involved from the screening in […]

Sai & Gumapac in Wailuku

Queen’s statue dates corrected

The dates on the Queen’s statue have finally been updated to accurately reflect her continued status as Queen until her death in 1917.

Swiss Newspaper covers Hawaii War Crimes case

On the Hawaiian Kingdom Government blog, Keanu Sai has this:

In its Sunday edition (April 19, 2015) on page 12, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) a Swiss German language daily newspaper published in Zurich, broke the story of war crimes committed by the United States in Hawai‘i. NZZ has a reputation as a quality newspaper and […]

Talk Story Briefing, Free Hawaii Progress Report

Dr. Keanu Sai presentation in West Hawaii