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)

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 [...]

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