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)

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 [...]

Dr. Sai speaking at UMass Boston, April 8

Dr. Sai to present at Harvard University

Noho Hewa: Wrongful Occupation showing in CT

Dr. Sai talk at New York University

Harvard International Review: “Hawai‘i: An Occupied Country”

From the Winter 2014 edition of the Harvard International Review, “Hawai‘i: An Occupied Country” by Noelani Goodyear-Kaopua, here’s the PDF of the article to download, very worth reading:

Goodyear-Kaopua, Hawaii Occupied Country 2014

Hawaiian Kingdom files application instituting proceedings at ICJ

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS, 27 September 2013 — The acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom filed with the Registrar of the International Court of Justice anApplication Instituting Proceedings against multiple states for treaty violations and serious breaches of peremptory norms.

The filing of the Application is directly tied to the Hawaiian Kingdom’s Protest and Demand filed [...]

Press Release re War Crime Complaint

Maltbie Napoleon sent this press release for sharing regarding war crimes complaint filed at the International Criminal Court:

WC Press Release Sep 17, 2013

South Park: Going Native

I wasn’t aware of this when it first came out around the time of the Superferry protests because I’m not a regular South Park viewer, but it was assigned for a friend’s anthropology class at UH-Maui so I ended up watching it last night, and I think it is a funny and insightful parody that [...]

Clearing out DVD stock of “Noho Hewa”