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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Hawaii Blogs

Happy Old Year!

(as they say in Hana)


Check out Kaleo Farias and his for some video blogging relating to Hawaiian independence and rights, including a “12 part series to confront and tackle the issue and topic of ‘Nationalism’ in Hawai’i until U.S. President Barack Obama confronts it and addresses it,” and a video of Auntie Dawn Wasson and her ‘ohana sharing […]

Ho`okahi Lahui Hawai`i

`Iolani Palace, January 16-17, 2010

Visit for more info.

“End US Occupation of Hawaii” greets Obama visit

AP story carried in Fresno Bee and KRSO Sonoma County among others…

President Barack Obama arrived in Hawaii on Thursday for a holiday vacation in the state where he was born and lived as a child.

The president, first lady and their daughters came to the island of Oahu for a more-than-weeklong vacation away from […]

Movement history, Akaka bill changes

A couple Akaka Bill related things today…

Jerry Burris has an commentary in the Advertiser discussing the revision to the bill that was passed through committee in the Senate version, and the differences between the two versions.

In short, the first version had Hawaiians enabled to negotiate self-government rights and powers with the state and […]

Awakening a Sleeping Hawaiian Giant

Kuhio has a new post on his blog, Awakening a Sleeping Hawaiian Giant, that is worth reading, about the distinction between the national and native/ethnic definition of “Hawaiian” and the role of various agencies and organizations in expressing the will of Hawaiian nationals and facilitating the transition to restored independence.

Akaka Bill amended, passed committees; protests call for hearings

The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (aka Akaka Bill) last week passed through the House Natural Resources Committee and Senate Indian Affairs Committee. But there are two different versions now. The Senate version was amended by Akaka which has caused a bit of a firestorm. Yesterday’s editorial in Star-Bulletin Akaka Bill Needs Airing […]

The Prolonged Occupations of Hawaiʻi and the Baltic States

I highly recommend checking out Kuhio Vogeler’s blog and especially read his dissertation For Your Freedom and Ours: The Prolonged Occupations of Hawaiʻi and the Baltic States. Here’s the abstract:

The occupations of […]

Blog Reborn

Aloha kakou, after going dormant for a couple months due to blog software problems, I’m finally getting this blog active again on a new platform. All of the old archives are still available and as I have time I’ll customize the blog and fill in the sidebar with all the links and features I had […]