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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Anne Keala Kelly interview on Akaka Bill

Star-Bulletin has a good interview with “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii” filmaker Anne Keala Kelly regarding the Akaka Bill.

Kamehameha III and the Transformation of Hawaiian Land Tenure

Puana Ka ‘Ike Lecture Series Dr. Keanu Sai Friday, March 12, 2010 5:30 – 8 p.m. Bayview Meeting Rooms, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa

Dr. Keanu Sai will recount the events that transformed Hawai`i’s land tenure system during the reign of His Hawaiian Majesty King Kamehameha III. Topics to be covered include the establishment […]

Akaka Bill passes House

Advertiser reports “The Akaka bill was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this evening by a vote of 245-164.” No surprise there, it has passed the House before but gotten hung up in the Senate. Fate there still uncertain.

3 minute audio clip on Abercrombie discussing the power of Hawaii in relation to the […]

The Place of Hawai‘i in American Studies II

March 11-12, 2010

Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies University of Hawaii at Mānoa / 2645 Dole Street, Honolulu

Roundtable topics include “Occupied Hawai‘i: Issues of Nationhood and Colonialism” and keynote address is “A Sorry State: Hawaiian Nationalism and the Politics of Imperialist Resentment.”

View the flyer (PDF) for details.

(BTW I majored in American […]

Akaka Bill debate video

Final text of Akaka bill released

Advertiser reports that:

Hawaii’s Congessional delegation today released its final text of the Akaka bill, which it said includes clarifications addressing concerns by the state of Hawaii and members of the Native Hawaiian community.

U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka’s office said the legislation was “fine-tuned in consultation between the Delegation and the White House, the U.S. […]

Akaka Bill to House vote next week?

Advertiser reports that a version of the Akaka bill could be up for a vote on the floor of the U.S. House next week, and that “Hawai’i’s congressional delegation is close to reaching compromise language designed to satisfy both state and federal attorneys.” A vote in the Senate remains uncertain, since 60 votes will be […]

Another Path for Ending the Occupation

“Another Path for Ending the Occupation” Talk by Kuhio Vogeler

Sunday, Feb. 21, 10 am – noon Native Books @ Ward Warehouse 1050 Ala Moana Blvd.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 284-3460.

Update 2/21: Lynette posted some photos of the event.

How would the U.S react if China supported Hawaiian sovereignty?

In the Huffington Post, Fred Teng has a piece on U.S.-China relations and Pres. Obama’s visit from the Dalai Lama, and in it he makes the comparison between Hawaii and Tibet:

Tibet has been part of China long before Hawaii was a state of the United States. The U.S. Congress passed the Public Law 103-150, […]

Honoring Kūpuna Reveals the Annexation Lie

Update 2: Kuhio has some good reflections on the event, comparing it to another event in August, with observations on what makes a successful action, and also ponders a question Hawaiian nationality… very worth reading.

Update: Lynette posted photos of the event and here’s a KITV News clip.


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