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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Promo for 'The Hawaiian State of Mind'

Via Kūhio Vogeler’s blog, a promo for “The Hawaiian State of Mind”

The Hawaiian State of Mind Tuesdays @ 1:00 pm 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 9:00 pm NATV 53

Mahalo to John Kuamo‘o for putting together this promo on “The Hawaiian State of Mind” and for all his kokua on the show. Mahalo also […]

International Jury Honors 'Noho Hewa' for Being 'Militant and Uncompromising'


HAWAI‘I FILM RECEIVES SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AT TAHITI FILM FESTIVAL International Jury Honors “Noho Hewa” for Being “Militant and Uncompromising”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, January 30, 2010

MEDIA CONTACT: Ana Currie, Pasifika Foundation Hawai‘i e-mail: acurrie @

PAPEETE, TAHITI – Hawaiian filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly’s newly released documentary “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful […]

New Course: Protest under Occupation

From: “Kuhio Vogeler” <kuhio.vogeler @> Subject: New Course: Protest under Occupation

Aloha Kakou,

Attached is a syllabus for a new course during the first summer session at UH Mānoa:

PACE 485 Topics in Peace and Conflict Resolution:

Protest under Occupation Instructor: Kūhiō Vogeler Summer 2010 (First Session) Room: To Be Announced Monday-Friday 9:00-10:15am

The […]

Pro Bowl moved to United States?

You know sometimes these references come in the most random places, but I always find it amusing and telling when people talk about Hawaii as a foreign country. I’m a big football fan and sometimes listen to football podcasts, and happened to stumble across this… On today’s ESPN’s Football Today Podcast Jeremy Green is interviewing […]

Akaka faces new challenges in Senate

Star-Bulletin article considers the effect of the loss of Democrat’s supermajority in the Senate on the fate of the Akaka bill:

Although its author expresses optimism that the Akaka Bill will pass this year, the loss of the Democrats’ supermajority in the Senate and last-minute changes to the bill that fueled objections in Hawaii may […]

Hoʻokahi Lahui Hawaii ‘HEAR US ROAR’

Identity and Hawai’i’s De-occupation

Who: Everyone What: A discussion on “Identity and Hawai’i’s De-occupation” When: Sunday, January 24th, 2010 from 10am to 12pm Where: Na mea Hawaii/Native Books-1050 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 1000 `Ewa end of Ward Warehouse. Parking is free. Why: to hold a forum where we can speak freely on issues that matter   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE […]

Overthrow anniversary coverage

KITV: Tense Anniversary for Overthrow of Hawaiian Kingdom

Advertiser: Hawaiians mark key event in Hawaii history

Star-Bulletin: Groups observe fall of monarchy

Slide Show from Saturday at the Palace

Lynette has a great slide show from Saturday’s Hookahi Lahui Hawaii gathering at Iolani Palace and Onipaa Art & Poetry exhibit at Hawaii State Library.

Sovereignty Sunday marches and programs

From Terri Kekoolani…

Spoke with Lynette & Andre. Here’s what I have from our conversation. There are two marches tomorrow.

LONO MAKUA procession – meet at Kanewai Lo’i at 8am, march to Kamehameha Statue starts at 9am. Per Andre, you can dress traditional if you choose to. Per Andre ” We will merge with Palani […]