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


Old Archives (Aug03-Oct09)

Video: Alternative Views of Hawaiian Sovereignty @ UH Law School

Alternative Views of Hawaiian Sovereignty; Richardson Law School from Scott Wong on Vimeo.

Dr. Keanu Sai, Prof. Williamson Chang and Former Governor now Roll Commission Chair John Waihe'e III Speak about their Ideas and research on the Alternative positions on Hawaiian Sovereignty for todays people.


Liberate Hawai’i! New Book Documenting Hawai’i’s Claim to Sovereignty

Press Release Liberate Hawai’i! Rousing New Book Documenting Hawai’i’s Claim to Sovereignty From self-described “sixties radical” Jon Olsen, this complex yet elegantly written book is an entertaining, focused history of Hawai’I and the little-known facts of the United States’ claim to the country. Beginning in 1887 with the “Bayonet Constitution” and sweeping readers into the [...]

‘Noho Hewa’ Aotearoa screenings 25 April & 2 May


‘Noho Hewa’, with Anne Keala Kelly Aotearoa screenings: 25 April and 2 May 2014

Native Hawaiian filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly, will be in Aotearoa for two screenings of the award winning documentary Noho Hewa: the wrongful occupation of Hawai’i, a powerful portrayal of the multiple links between militarisation and the historical and ongoing [...]

Sovereignty Conversations on ‘Olelo

The next installment of Sovereignty Conversations is being taped at ‘Olelo Studios in Mapunapuna this Saturday, April 19 from 1-3 PM, and cable-cast next week Friday APRIL 25, 7-8:30 PM on ʻOlelo Channel 53. For details contact: Dr. Kioni Dudley <>

OHA + AHCC invite independence leaders to give presentations

April 11, 2014. Lots of mana’o to consider here…


Afternoon Q&A panel:

Mahalo to Pono for the videos.

Expanding Hawaiian debate in the era of social media

Interesting take in MANA magazine about the “Lind-Perkins debate” and the broader dialog happening in the Hawaiian community and social media about the Roll Commission and Hawaiian governance generally.

For many with friends or ‘ohana involved with Hawaiian politics, the OHA vote and Kana‘iolowalu reopening became unavoidable on social media. Facebook has seemed a natural [...]

The Color of Nationality: Continuities and Discontinuities of Citizenship in Hawaii

The Color of Nationality Continuities and Discontinuities of Citizenship in Hawaii

Dr. Willy Kauai

Department of Political Science

University of Hawaii at Manoa


First in a series of presentations on new research into Hawaiian Kingdom history

Olelo Community Media Center · 1122 Mapunapuna St.

April 19, [...]

“Alternative Visions of Hawaiian Sovereignty” at UH Law School

Moscow Times cites ‘annexation’ of Hawaii in context of Crimea

The Moscow Times cites the Russian government’s use of the Hawai’i example as a “flawed ‘look who’s talking’ argument to counter criticism of its annexation of Crimea.”

1. All great powers annex territory. Look at the U.S., which unabashedly annexed Texas and Hawaii.

It is true that the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845 was [...]

Video: U.S. Occupation of Hawai‘i

A 2012 short film by Gorav Kalyan and Rohan Kalyan of "Nonetheless Productions" on the United States illegal overthrow of the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 and the subsequent U.S. illegal and prolonged occupation since the Spanish-American War in 1898. Filmed entirely on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, [...]