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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“Sovereignty Conversation” Forum #3

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 From Annexation to Statehood 7 p.m., Kapolei High School Cafeteria

A monthly series of public forums in 2014 is meant to build public awareness and create a better understanding among both Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians about what the sovereignty movement means for all the people of Hawaii.

Hawaiian sovereignty will affect everybody […]

Russia signs treaty of annexation with Crimea

Lots of sources for this, but here’s one:

Russian President Vladimir Putin, defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, signed a treaty on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia…

The referendum leading up to it may have been a sham, like the one here in 1959. But Russia knows it still must ratify an actual treaty […]

Lind-Perkins sovereignty debate: annexation via joint resolution?

Must-read response from Umi Perkins in the Hawaii Independent to Ian Lind’s followup in Honolulu Civil Beat as their debate continues, primarily regarding the validity or lack thereof of Hawaii’s purported annexation via joint resolution. The good thing about columns like Ian’s, as much as they may be misinformed from my perspective, is that they […]

Hawai‘i’s historical connection with Crimea and neutrality

Very interesting article connecting history of Hawai’i with current affairs in Crimea…. The Hawaiian Kingdom was involved with the development of international neutrality agreements back in 1854 during and following the Crimean War, and was itself declared and recognized as a neutral country. That neutrality has been violated by the US for over 121 years.


Benefit concert for ‘Iolani Palace