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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Whose independence?

Christian Science Monitor examines the question of why some Hawaiians don’t celebrate on July 4.

Dr. Sai talks to the Maui County Council about the ongoing American occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom

MauiTime Magazine covers the presentation by Dr. David Keanu Sai to the Planning and Sustainable Land Use Committee of the Maui County Council on May 15.

Building a Hawaiian Nation

Hawaiian Apartheid

A free public illustrated research presentation by Ronald Williams Jr. PhD — Saturday 20 April 2019 11am1777 Eames Street, Wahiawā, HI 96786

From Lee Lewis, Sami Chef, Farmer, Most Interesting Guy in the World, and host of Lee’s Breakfast Club

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dr. Ronald Williams Jr. will be […]

Diva International: Hawaii Celebrates 175 Years of Independence

Diva International Diplomat is a prestigious publication from the UN in Geneva. It recently carried an article “The Hawaiian Islands Celebrates 175 Years of Independence.”

This year, 2018 is the 175th anniversary of an historic moment… when the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands was recognized as a sovereign state — an equal among the […]

Teen Vogue: How White People Pushed Out Hawai’i’s Monarchy

Teen Vogue has recently earned a reputation for some quality reporting and substantive articles, and this is a pretty thorough, mostly accurate recount of the history including the overthrow, richly linked with sources.

How White People Pushed Out Hawai’i’s Monarchy

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Ua Mau Ke Ea – Sovereignty Endures

Guardian: Hawaii politician stops voting, claiming islands are ‘occupied sovereign country’

The Guardian has an article on Jen Ruggles:

A Hawaii politician has refused to attend months of meetings because she believes Hawaii may not actually be a part of the US.

Jennifer Ruggles has served two years as the Hawaii county councilwoman for the district of Puna – the same part of the Big […]

Nā Wāhine Koa: A Tribute to Female Leadership in the Aloha ʻĀina Movement

“A new book is out celebrating the role of women in the Hawaiian Renaissance movement. Their actions being seen as especially relevant in this #MeToo era of women’s empowerment. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has this story.”

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Water and the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom