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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Hawaiians in the Civil War

Advertiser has an interesting article on Hawaiians who participated in the Civil War on one side or the other. The Hawaiian Kingdom itself was neutral.

Princess Kaiulani: A Motion Picture Pretender to the Throne

Ed Rampell, L.A. film critic and long-time supporter of Hawaiian sovereignty, has a review of the movie Princess Ka’iulani in the LA Progressive.

British writer/director Marc Forby’s movie Princess Kaiulani, about the last heiress apparent of the Hawaiian kingdom, has generated controversy in Hawaii and raises a number of complex issues. What are filmmakers’ responsibilities […]

‘Oiwi Film Festival highlights Hawaiian filmmakers this weekend

Announcement in the Advertiser The ‘Oiwi Film Festival at the Honolulu Academy of Arts’ Doris Duke Theatre ratchets up a notch Sunday with a talk-story panel discussion highlighting indigenous Hawaiian filmmakers. The discussion/Q-and-A is a chance to listen to indigenous filmmakers on their approach to their films and their feelings on how important it is […]

Pres. Cleveland honored in birthplace for role in Hawaii

Here’s a couple articles (belatedly) from the Jersey Tomato Press (h/t George Cleveland!) about the event honoring Pres. Grover Cleveland at his birthplace on April 30 as Hawaii Restoration Day for Cleveland’s role in investigating and exposing the truth about the 1893 U.S. illegal intervention in the Hawaiian Kingdom, and his friendship and executive agreements […]