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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Water and the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom

It Started in Hawaiʻi: America’s Century of Regime Change

A Talk by Stephen Kinzer

Wed, May 30, 6:30pm @ Da Shop

3565 Harding Avenue in Kaimuki (parking available in municipal lot across the street)

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.” His most recent book is The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire“. Earlier books include Overthrow, All the Shah’s Men, Crescent and Star, and Blood of Brothers. He is also the co-author of Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala.

Stephen Kinzer will tell the story of how the United States became an overseas empire. His book, Overthrow, America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, shows how the annexation of Hawaii was the beginning of an era of U.S. intervention.

Co-sponsored by: Hawaiʻi Peace and Justice, Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi, UHM Dept of Ethnic Studies, Women Cross the DMZ and World Can’t Wait- Hawaiʻi


Acts of War Committed Against the Hawaiian Kingdom

Honoring a Native Patriot

Queen Lili’uokalani Ho’oku’ikahi

‘Onipa’a Kakou – Jan 17, 2018

UH Recognizes Students’ Affiliation with Hawaiian Kingdom

Hawaii Public Radio reports:

For most college-bound students who are United States citizens, answering questions about citizenship on your college application is fairly simple. But for students at Hawaiʻi Community College or HCC in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, checking that box was a big deal.

“They didn’t feel comfortable registering for school and having to check the American citizenship box, says Ku’ulei Kanahele, a Hawaiian language instructor at HCC.


Hilo students made their case and their cause made its way up the chain of command in the UH system.
According to UH spokesman Dan Meizenzahl, the form was first made available in May of this year to all students in the UH system, upon request. So far, 17 students have declared their affiliation to the Hawaiian Kingdom.
“I know a lot of people within the UH system are not much aware of it much less the weight that it holds for students as well as institutions but overall, as of right now, I believe it’s a good thing, it’s a step in the right direction,” says Akiona.

A step in the direction of lending further credibility to the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom, which for some native Hawaiians was never relinquished.

In Search of Lili’uokalani

In Honor of Timoteo Ha’alilio

La Ku’oko’a – Mala Bay