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)

Strategies to Free Hawai’i talk story

Occupation talk story with Kelly, Sai & Kaeo

On Friday, August 1, 2014, “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii” was screened to an audience of more than 100 people at the Kaunoe Center on Maui. The talk-story that followed the screening featured filmmaker, Anne Keala Kelly asking Dr. Keanu Sai and Kaleikoa Kaeo to explain the difference between Decolonization and De-Occupation.


Sai open letter to U.S. Asst Sec’ry of Insular Affairs

The Honolulu Civil Beat has published an open letter from Dr. Keanu Sai to U.S. Assistant Secretary of Insular Affairs Esther Kiaaina, building “an argument that without a treaty, the Hawaiian Kingdom remains sovereign, and that Hawaii has been under a long illegal occupation dating back to the 19th century.”


Resistance Radio interview with Keala Kelly

Interview with Anne Keala Kelly that aired Aug. 3 on Resistance Radio with Derrick Jensen.

Anne Keala Kelly is an award winning, Native Hawaiian filmmaker and journalist whose works focus primarily on the early 21st century Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Her feature length documentary, Noho Hewa, has been screened and broadcast internationally and is widely taught [...]

Sai on Molokai: Hawai`i – American State or a State Under American Occupation?

‘Noho Hewa’ showing on Maui w/ Kelly, Sai & Kaeo + media workshop

Noho Hewa DVD offer

A good chance for folks to get a copy of this important video to share with family and friends…

OHA Trustees violated sunshine law with rescind letter?

Larry Geller at Disappeared News blog notes that OHA trustees apparently violated the sunshine law, requiring proper filing of agendas and public notice of meetings, in their hastily signed letter rescinding CEO Crabbe’s letter to Secretary Kerry. Apparently someone has filed a complaint with the Office of Information Practices.

Update 5/15: Much more detailed information [...]

ICT: Hawaiian Sovereignty Moves Forward in Int’l Courts

Indian Country Today has an article about Dr. Sai’s international work, from his several recent presentations at universities in the Northeast.

‘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 [...]