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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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

Sai discusses expert testimony on Moloka’i fishing case

Dr. Keanu Sai and attorney Dexter Kaiama discuss powerful testimony received on record in Judge Cardoza’s court room 3/5/15 in relation to the case against Molokai fishermen defending their natural resources and their rights to a fair trial.

View the Video Here.

Bumpy Kanahele Interviewed by Champ at Pu`uhonua o Waimanalo

 

Proclamation of Hawaiian Neutrality – 160 years

h/t to Laulima Title Search & Claims LLC on Facebook

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.

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