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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10 years

I managed to miss my own blog’s birthday, but last month was 10 years I’ve been doing this.

Here’s my first post from August 9, 2003, which still expresses my basic reasons for starting and maintaining this blog.

Those who have been following for a while will know that the nature has changed some over the years, as well as changing platforms/layouts along the way. Early on I did a lot more original writing and commenting on the material I posted, and we had some very extensive, deep and spirited discussions in the comments. But these days I do a lot less commentary and mostly just pass on information for folks to know about what’s going on. Partly this is due to just not having the time as I have tended to focus my own energies more and more on local ahupua‘a organizing and practical governance from the ground up, and partly it is from not wanting to repeat the same things over and over—which is sometimes quite necessary but also tiring!

But I still believe, as I said back then:

I have always felt that access to information about various activities and points of view is essential to a healthy evolution of the drive for Hawaii’s independence, and that the more people know about it the less afraid and more supportive they tend to be.

I hope that this blog has and will continue to contribute to a more informed and supportive population in Hawaii, America and around the world about the truth of Hawaii’s history and political status today.

Mahalo to everyone who visits and reads and posts comments!

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