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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‘Ike Ku’oko’a – Typing Tuesday for Newspaper Transcribing Project

“Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty” screening + Q&A

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Resolution Recognizing Hawaiian Nationals

Check out this resolution HR68 in the state legislature:


Hearing in the Hawaiian Affairs Committee this morning “recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED.”

President Cleveland birthday celebration today

A Special Invitation to the:

President Grover Cleveland

Hoolaulea La Hanau – Birthday Celebration

& Cleveland Portrait Unveiling and Onipaa Photo Event

Date: March 17th, 2012, Saturday

Place: Cleveland Court – Mililani Street and Queen Street (Look for the Cleveland Pohaku)

Time and Event Schedule: 10:00 AM

10:00 AM Registration (pre-registration recommended) […]

Charles Maxwell Sr. passes on at age 74

Aloha ‘Oe Uncle Charlie.

Breaking news from the Star-Advertiser.

Lost Kingdom review

New York Times has a review of Julia Flynn Siler’s new book, “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure,” which recounts the tale of Hawaii “using more than 275 sources, including contemporaneous Hawaiian newspapers and the letters and diaries of Lili’uokalani.”

Keawe, the Hawaiian History Columnist blog

Adam Keaweokaʻī Kīnaʻu has a new blog “Keawe, the Hawaiian History Columnist” located at with lots of relevant original content, including an extensive 3-part series on “Rethinking the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement.” Check it out, and leave him some comments.

Unfamiliar Fishes in paperback

Sarah Vowell’s Unfamiliar Fishes is now available in paperback.

And here’s an interview with her in the LA Weekly, including this:

You mentioned some Hawaiians who carried signs that read, “We Are Not Americans” at a parade for the 50th anniversary of its statehood. Have those types given you any feedback on your book?

Oh, […]

From Hawai`i to Palestine

From Hawai`i to Palestine: Indigeneity, Settler Colonialism, and the Politics of Occupation

a public lecture by J. Kēhaulani Kauanui

Monday, March 12, 2012 3:30-5:00pm Saunders 624, The Friedman Room University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Co-Sponsored by American Studies, Ethnic Studies and Political Science Local-Global Colloquium at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa

Refreshments provided!

J. […]