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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Obama not a natural-born citizen, because Hawaii is not a state?

HuffPo has an amusing piece on “Obama’s Birth Certificate Through The Eyes Of A Birther” and pointing to the “State of Hawaii” in the upper left corner, they have “Is it 100% verified that Hawaii was a state in 1961?” Well, as a matter of fact it wasn’t. And as Dr. Sai noted earlier:

As […]

Update Federal Lawsuit: Sai v. Clinton, et al.

From Dr. Sai…

UPDATE: APRIL 18, 2011 — On April 6, 2011, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issues Order denying Plaintiff’s Motion to Reconsider. In her Order, Judge Kollar-Kotelly, states, “Plaintiff argues that the Court misapplied the political question doctrine and erred in holding that it lacks jurisdiction over Plaintiff’s Complaint. In this regard, Plaintiff’s […]

House committees need to waive off HR107

In order to continue moving forward in the legislature, House Reso 107 “… TO INVESTIGATE THE STATUS OF TWO EXECUTIVE AGREEMENTS ENTERED INTO IN 1893 BETWEEN UNITED STATES PRESIDENT GROVER CLEVELAND AND QUEEN LILI’UOKALANI OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM” needs to be either heard or waived off from the House Judiciary Committee and Legislative Management Committee. […]

Akaka Bill hearing in Senate committee

Star-Advertiser reports

The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act is scheduled to go tomorrow [Wednesday] before the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Daniel Akaka, aims to have a vote on the measure.

If favorably reported out of the committee, the bill would be added to the Senate calendar for consideration by the full […]

Sarah Vowell Interview

Sarah Vowell interview on Unfamiliar Fishes…


OHA unveils landmark Papakilo Database

Release from OHA…

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today formally unveiled the Papakilo Database, a new electronic cultural resource. The Papakilo Database is a “database of databases,” or a search engine for Hawaiian cultural information.

The Papakilo Database has been in development since 2007 and is the first to collate more than 225,000 records from […]

Sai v. Clinton, et al – Plaintiff’s Reply

From Dr. Sai…

UPDATE: APRIL 2, 2011 — On April 2, 2011, Plaintiff filed Plaintiff’s Reply to Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Reconsider. In Plaintiff’s Reply it states “Defendants allege Plaintiff is rearguing facts and theories that the court has already ruled and that ‘Plaintiff’s Motion to Reconsider reads more like his previous […]

Maui Council supports investigation of executive agreements

From an article in The Maui News

Maui County Council members gave unanimous support Friday for a move in the state Legislature to convene a panel to probe two executive agreements related to the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

Council Member Elle Cochran, who initiated county support of state House Concurrent Resolution 107, said […]

“Unfamiliar Fishes” #5 in hardcover nonfiction; this blog in NYT

Well my mention of Sarah Vowell’s appearance on The Daily Show to promote her new book “Unfamiliar Fishes” about Hawaii apparently rated a mention in the New York Times Inside the List column…

Sarah Vowell hits No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list with “Unfamiliar Fishes,” her wry account of the annexation and Americanization of […]