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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Old Archives (Aug03-Oct09)

Privatizing ʻĀina: A presentation with Umi Perkins

Privatizing ʻĀina Umi Perkins, PhD. Kamehameha Schools Political Science Windward Community College June 10, Tuesday, 4:00 pm

Olelo Community Media Center · 1122 Mapunapuna St.For Hawaiians, ʻāina is kin. For settlers, it is real estate – an asset.For both it is power.Umi Perkins’ work looks at the theoretical basis of the land tenure system [...]

Bumpy Kanahele interview on Nation of Hawaii + anti-GMO

Interview with Bumpy Kanahele talking about Hawaiian Nation building & sustainability with the anti-GMO movement.

(From Pi who posted the video, the visible edits are due to Facebook’s limit of 20 minutes, which required cutting out any stuttering or lengthy pauses so the entire interview could fit.)

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Benefit concert for ‘Iolani Palace

Kekula testifying in Hana at 1993 Tribunal

Mahalo to Joan and Puhipau who sent this video hali‘a aloha for Kekula with her testimony in Hana at the 1993 Kaho‘okolokolonui, Peoples’ International Tribunal, followed by some words from Kekuni with video of Kekula during the tribunal days. (This is three months after I had met her and I was there in Hana, too.) [...]

Aloha Denied

Very worth reading: Aloha Denied about the “video that has gone viral on You Tube, Reddit, and via social media and local news, a young Hawaiian man confronts ‘John Doe,’ his wife and visiting friends at Maui’s Kalama Beach Park.”

Ku‘i at the Capitol

Kekula Peiler Bray Crawford Burial Service & Celebration of Life

Aloha ‘Oe my beloved Kekula

My beloved ku‘uipo Kekula Peiler Bray Crawford passed peacefully into the embrace of na kupuna on Monday evening, October 21, 2013, around 7:30, surrounded by loved ones, music and blessings. She was present to the end, brave and beautiful as always.

Mahalo to all our family and dear friends who made her life rich and [...]

Heleku March and We The People Rally at State Capitol

Ku‘i at the Capitol – Jan 16