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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U.S. Collegiate Teams Debate Annexation of Hawai‘i and Independence Prevails

Check out this paper from the The Hawaiian Journal of History “‘Aole Hoohui ia Hawaii’: U.S. Collegiate Teams Debate Annexation of Hawai‘i and Independence Prevails, 1893 to 1897” by Ronald C. Williams, Jr.


There is absolutely no doubt that at the time of the proposed annexa­tion of Hawai‘i by the United States, voices of […]

Palace protestors convicted

Honolulu Civil Beat reports:

Six Hawaiian sovereignty demonstrators who were part of a larger group that forced the closure of Iolani Palace during APEC were found guilty of trespassing Thursday and ordered to stay away from the palace for six months. They also were fined $500 for the petty misdemeanor charge.

Iolani Palace protesters appear in district court

Honolulu Civil Beat reports

Native Hawaiians who believe they are citizens of the Hawaiian Kingdom — not the United States — nonetheless spent Thursday in an American court defending themselves against charges they trespassed on the grounds of their rightful seat of government, Iolani Palace.

Weeks after invoking their Hawaiian sovereignty rights before a Honolulu […]

OHA to seek Hawaiian recognition from Dept of Interior

Honolulu Civil Beat reports

Frustrated with a 10-year congressional fight to obtain federal recognition and form a nation-within-a-nation government, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has decided to follow a path that has led several American Indian tribes to success.

OHA is not giving up on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, known as the Akaka […]