Thursday, October 17, 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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SPECIAL REPORT - "SECRET GEOTHERMAL DRILLING PLAN FOR MAUNA KEA"

We Heard About A Secret Plan For Geothermal Drilling On Mauna Kea.

Last Week We Asked For A Statement From Two People Whether It Was True Or Not.

We Also Asked You For Any Information You May Have.

Watch This For The Answers & Decide For Yourself Whoʻs Telling The Truth.


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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Monday, October 14, 2019

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - OCTOBER 2019

8y Leon Siu -  Hawaiian National

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawai`i, the Hawaiian Kingdom.  

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono.

Traveling…
I’ve been on a two-month working trip that took me to New York for a week, Geneva, Switzerland for two weeks and back again to New York for the past three weeks. I just arrived in Southern California for the final leg of my journey. It’s been a very intense and productive trip with numerous meetings and amazing progress in our efforts to Free Hawaii… we are getting close…

Kū Kiaʻi NYC
It has been a joy to join with the NYC ʻohana at the every-Friday-evening Kū Kiaʻi Mauna hui pono at Washington Square in Manhattan. Aunty Pua Case, her daughter/photographer Kapulei Flores and filmmaker Jalena Keane-Lee were there this past Friday, fresh from Mauna Kea. Earlier that afternoon they had given a highly informative and inspiring presentation at New York University (NYU) attended by about 75 NYC ʻohana crammed into a conference room to hear Aunty Pua speak and enjoy a preview of the soon-to-be-released, Standing Above the Clouds, a film by Jalena.

A week prior, I had a talk-story session also at NYU with the New York ʻohana about what we’re pursuing at the international level and the opportunity for our New York ʻohana to become engaged in that work…

The UN and Decolonization
What are we doing at the UN regarding decolonization?

First of all, we are NOT seeking to use the UN’s decolonization process to “decolonize” Hawaii.

What we ARE doing is exposing the fact that in 1959 the United Nations’ decolonization system got scammed into accepting a report by the United States that the Hawaiian people had voted for Hawaii to become a state of the U.S. As a result, the UN deemed Hawaii “decolonized” into being an integral part of the United States.

Although we in Hawaii know the Hawaiian Kingdom is still a sovereign, independent country, and that the 1959 plebiscite was an utter fraud, the U.S. continues to maintain complete control of the Hawaiian Islands… confident that the UN and all its members officially regard Hawaii as part of the United States, not an independent country.

To correct that situation, we have been engaging various UN bodies and agencies, including the UN’s decolonization mechanisms: 1) to debunk the notion that the Hawaiian Islands are or had ever been a part of the United States; 2) to remove the UN’s support of the United States’ false claim to the Hawaiian Islands; and 3) to get the UN and the entire international community to acknowledge the Hawaiian Kingdom continues to exist as a sovereign, independent country.

The Decolonization Alliance
We are also actively engaged in decolonization to kokua the many non-self-governing nations who are still trapped in the grip of colonial rule (or occupation) and being denied their right of self-determination.

There are many such places… The most prominent ones in the news recently are: Hong Kong, Catalonia, Kashmir, West Papua, Okinawa, the Rohingya of Myanmar, the Uyghur of Xinjian (China), the Naga … We have been standing in solidarity with their efforts to gain independence through the UN decolonization process.

Six years ago in New York we formed an organization called The Decolonization Alliance, joining together the efforts of nations seeking independence with activist and advocacy groups to press the UN to step up its decolonization process. Through a series of Decolonization Dialogs and other special events (the most recent last Tuesday on French Polynesia) we have been able to cause significant forward movement for decolonization… Developing…

  
NOTE: The next few months is critical to triggering a breakthrough at the UN. Your kokua is needed to move us forward! Imua!

Kū`e! Kū Kia`i Mauna! Kapu Aloha!

Ua mau ke ea o ka `āina i ka pono. The sovereignty (life) of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. 

———

The Campaign to Free Hawai`i is funded by people like YOU…

We cannot do this crucial work without your help… your kokua.

It takes funding to make these important accomplishments happen and we deeply appreciate all financial contributions, large or small.

Any amount you contribute will make a huge impact on our ability to continue this work (and can be tax-deductible if needed).

We have much to accomplish in 2019 and your contributions toward that are very important and needed.

Your KŌKUA is greatly appreciated!
To contribute, go to - GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii


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 Malama pono,
Leon Siu 

Hawaiian National
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

MAUNA KEAʻS MESSAGE ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Find Your Mountain - A Visit With Hawane Rios"

Is the astonishing message of Mauna Kea for Hawai`i only, or is there a much deeper meaning for people around the world? The answer of Hawaiian cultural practitioner and musician Hāwane Rios was startling because it made us realize so many have forgotten the most vital and basic element of life. What is that one core ingredient that, when discovered and remembered, changes everything? Join us in our visit with Hāwane as she reveals the very first thing we all should do no matter where on earth we live - Watch It Here

MONDAY, October 14th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

TUESDAY, October 15th At 6:00 PM & THURSDAY, October 17th At 8:00 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53

WEDNESDAY, October 16th At 10:00 AM & FRIDAY, October 18th At 4:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54
 
TUESDAY, October 15th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, October 17th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, October 19th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52



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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

MAUNA KEA - MANA VERSUS MONEY




















Indian Country Today - October 6, 2019 - By Anne Keala Kelly

The protest blocking the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is now in its 11th week. Hawaii’s state and county officials still claim they can find “a way to move forward,” though there is little evidence such a path exists. 

Hawaii Island Mayor Harry Kim, whom Governor David Ige put in charge of the crisis in August, released a proposal that calls for the inclusion of “Native Hawaiian leaders” in future management decisions for the summit. But Kim’s plan fails to address the current situation, and, given that he has no jurisdiction over the summit, his plan is the legal equivalent of fairy dust.

The ku kia‘i mauna, or guardians of the mountain, for their part, have remained steadfast in opposition to the telescope. 

After word spread of a possible sweep by law enforcement three weeks ago, the ku kia‘i mauna numbers grew to some 1,500 almost overnight. That had been the (approximate) daily average by week three of the protest, when a tropical storm slimmed the crew to about 300. Now, there are between 250 and 300 people camped out 24-7 in an area that stretches about a quarter of a mile in both directions of the pu‘uhonua, or refuge, at the base of Pu‘u Huluhulu. That’s where the main camp operations are set up with a makeshift kitchen and other facilities, such as a Mauna Medic tent where they treat minor injuries. Although the camp is relatively quiet, another word to describe the atmosphere is prepared.

Rumors swirl almost daily about a possible middle of the night police raid -- and so everyone is on guard.

There is a protocol in place in the event that law enforcement deploys teargas. Each kupuna, or elder, has a kit that includes goggles and a respirator. Aunty Keala is being fitted for one, too. She is wheelchair bound, and one of the 28 kupuna who were arrested on July 17th.

One thing has become abundantly clear. The only way to move the telescope’s construction forward will be by force. It isn’t just that the parties involved are not on the same page, they aren’t even in the same book. 

There are two completely different paradigms standing toe to toe on the Mauna Kea access road. One emerges from a culture that measures political and social power as being imbued with what Hawaiians call mana, meaning something spiritual or divine in nature. The other is from a culture that views power, particularly in a settler-colonial place like Hawaii, as monetized, material force.

Money remains the dominant factor in the state’s decision to support the telescope. Constantly referenced in local and national press is the $1.4 to $2 billion price tag for the thirty-meter telescope and disbelief, sometimes bordering on condescension, at Native Hawaiian opposition. Although reasoning for the telescope is cloaked in western notions of science, recently, a deeper incentive for the University of Hawaii, which controls subleases for the summit, has also become clearer.

In an interview with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, UH Vice President for research and innovation, Vassilis Syrmos, expressed concern over National Science Foundation dollars that will go elsewhere without the telescope. According to Syrmos, the university is “expected to be positioned to receive billions for TMT related astronomy research and instrumentation development.” 

Kealoha Pisciotta, whose organization Mauna Kea Anaina Hou has stopped every telescope project proposed over the past two decades with legal challenges, is a former telescope operator for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope. In some ways for her, the thirty meter telescope is deja vu. “When we challenged NASA’s 2003 plan to expand the Keck footprint on the summit with 10 more telescopes, Ed Stone was the executive director of Keck at that time,” she said. “Now, he’s the executive director of the TMT International Observatory.” (The W.M. Keck Observatory, informally known as Keck, is named for William Keck, the founder of Superior Oil.)

Pisciotta’s knowledge of how the astronomy industry functions is almost as extensive as her cultural knowledge.

“My family has been star people since time immemorial,” Pisciotta said. While hanging a map of the summit in her tent, she explained some of Mauna Kea’s alignments in relation to the solstices, equinoxes and other sacred places.
Like many Hawaiians, Pisciotta has genealogical ties to the mountain that involve religious and cultural practices that include traditional astronomy. Indigenous knowledge of the stars is what enabled Pacific Islanders to navigate the largest ocean in the world without any western instruments for millennia.

“They want to build the TMT in the middle of the ring of shrines,” she said, referring to an area where practitioners have always viewed the heavens, and placed their family ahu, or altars, and ho‘okupu or offerings. The “ring” as archeologists call it, demarcates the sacred precinct of what Hawaiians say is “The realm of the gods” and “The holy of holies.” In fact, the state designated the summit as a conservation district largely because of its cultural significance to Hawaiians. But the state giveth and taketh at will, when it comes to how “ceded land” is leased out. 

“Mauna Kea is part of the so-called ceded lands,” Pisciotta said. “That means it’s the crown and government land of the Hawaiian Kingdom. That land was never legally transferred to the U.S. They just took it over and called it ceded. It’s supposed to be leased at fair market rate. State and federal law require those lands be used ‘for the betterment of the condition of Native Hawaiians and the general public,’” she said, quoting the Hawaii State Admissions Act. “Well, giving our mauna away for $13 a year is hardly benefiting anyone, except the people profiting from it.”  

Native Hawaiians are “legally” entitled to 20 percent of all income generated from those lands. That means the astronomy industry pays a total of $2.60 per year to do business on the Hawaiian people’s most sacred site.

“The state, the university, the pro-TMT people keep talking about TMT money. Stopping this telescope has never been about money for us,” Pisciotta said. “But, okay, let’s talk about money, starting with the billions that people have already made on the mauna since 1968. Does even one-percent of it benefit the people of this island?”

When asked how much money is generated on Mauna Kea, she said, “Just to give you a sense, when I was working up there in 2001, telescope time on the Keck for one day was $120,000.”

It adds up quickly. Mauna Kea’s skies offer an almost 365 day viewing year. A conservative estimate suggests that hundreds of millions is spent annually on the mountain. Even if the Keck hasn’t raised its rate since 2001, which is unlikely, $120K per day applied to, let’s say a 350-day schedule, would be close to a billion dollars over the course of 20 years.

And that money stays in the industry, moving between research institutions, foreign and domestic governments and corporations linked to the various enterprises associated with gazing up at the universe. If there is a trickle down from transactions happening at 14,000 feet, it’s miniscule compared to what observatories are charging.

Pisciotta said, “The Hawaiian people and Hawaii’s taxpayers are subsidizing the astronomy industry. People go on about how the TMT will donate a million dollars a year for education. So what? When was the last time anyone got to pay rent based on what they want to pay? Never, that’s when.”

In a place where housing costs are among the highest in the U.S., her commentary is even more relevant when considering the high levels of poverty among Native Hawaiians. While they make up about 20 percent of the population, Hawaiians represent more than 50 percent of the homeless.
But how much astronomers pay to do research on Mauna Kea is only half of the economic picture. The other side is money that doesn’t show up in the public ledger. It’s what Pisciotta calls “the real business of astronomy.” The secondary use of astronomy has other applications, one of which is military. But not in the way people might imagine.

To further clarify, Pisciotta said, “There are military applications to telescopes on the mauna, but you have to understand that for them, it isn’t just about what they’re observing, it’s about how they observe. Military generals don’t go to astronomy conferences to learn about the stars, they go to look at all the component parts of technology. Each piece is patentable. And each piece is sold to the highest bidder.”

That’s what Syrmos meant when he referenced “research and instrumentation development.” Pisciotta said, “He’s talking about potential billions in that secondary use of astronomy’s technology. That’s how far apart we are. To them, it’s about money. For us, Mauna Kea, or the aina, or the land, in general, is where we Hawaiians go to restore our spirit, our wellbeing. Mauna Kea has enabled us, given us the ability to reclaim and practice that spirituality, that truth.”

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

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"SPECIAL REPORT - GEOTHERMAL DRILLING ON MAUNA KEA?"

Are There Plans To Drill For Geothermal Energy On Mauna Kea?

Thatʻs What We Want To Know Based On Information We've Heard.

So Weʻre Asking Those In The Know To Help Clear The Air.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Sunday, October 06, 2019

MAUNA KEAʻS DEEPER MEANING ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Find Your Mountain - A Visit With Hawane Rios"

Is the astonishing message of Mauna Kea for Hawai`i only, or is there a much deeper meaning for people around the world? The answer of Hawaiian cultural practitioner and musician Hāwane Rios was startling because it made us realize so many have forgotten the most vital and basic element of life. What is that one core ingredient that, when discovered and remembered, changes everything? Join us in our visit with Hāwane as she reveals the very first thing we all should do no matter where on earth we live - Watch It Here

MONDAY, October 7th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

TUESDAY, October 8th At 6:00 PM & THURSDAY, October 10th At 8:00 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53

WEDNESDAY, October 9th At 10:00 AM & FRIDAY, October 11th At 4:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54
 
TUESDAY, October 8th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, October 10th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, October 12th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

SATURDAY, October 12th  At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
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MAUNA MAJORITY
 

Friday, October 04, 2019

ALOHA `AINA UNITY MARCHES INFO FOR TOMORROW





Thursday, October 03, 2019

ALOHA `AINA UNITY MARCHES INFO FOR THIS SATURDAY





HAWAI`IʻS ʻNO MAKE WAVESʻ CULTURE IS FADING



















 





Honolulu Civil Beat - October 2, 2019 - By Trish Kehaulani Watson

For too long the status quo has been projects that proclaim themselves to be “for the people,” but “the people” seem to be strangely absent from the process, the planning or the result.

The new rules regulating the HRS Chapter 343 (the Hawaii Environmental Policy Act) have an interesting new element in the scoping process for environmental impact statements. People who attend scoping meetings need to have the opportunity to indicate when their position is “no comment” or neutral. It’s a small, but fascinating rule, as it allows people to attend meetings, but be clear that their attendance is not an indication of silent consent.

I like it.

This is because “silence is consent” has long been the unspoken rule in these islands. In our “no make waves” culture, officials seem to assume that the only three positions one can have are vocal support, vocal opposition, or silent consent.

This just isn’t the case anymore. The silent majority concept seems to have faded. I believe there’s a new category: the silent opposition.

It’s not far-fetched to say that people in Hawaii are widely unhappy with our government at all levels. The federal government and the president in particular seem to be spinning so madly out of control that it’s dizzying to even try to keep track of it all.

Our state government seems to be in a political paralysis over Mauna Kea. And now Honolulu’s mayor who wants to be governor has thrown himself head-first into the melee by refusing to back down on the development at Sherwood Forest.

When kupuna are getting arrested by the dozens across the state it is an unequivocal sign that something is terribly wrong.

It’s understandable that some people would be genuinely perplexed by the sudden increase in protests, and in particular acts of civil resistance where residents are willing to put their bodies in harm’s way and be arrested to make their point. How do you reconcile these actions against a state that boasts itself being the “happiest state in America?”

The reality is that simmering just below the sand and sun are real problems, among the worst of which is the feeling that government does not listen to the people. The result of this disconnect being a growing sense that Hawaii is moving away from the people — economically, socially and culturally.

We are becoming strangers to our own home.

People don’t feel safe. The recent string of violent murders leaves many people feeling uneasy and unnerved. Gun violence used to be a rarity, but we are hearing about it more and more, and in our own neighborhoods.

Housing prices continue to bolt away from local families. Children of multigenerational residents struggle to become first-time homebuyers, to make safe homes for their young families. Making ends meet feels like it is getting harder and harder.

Kupuna are living in the streets at levels that are both heart-breaking and embarrassing. What does it say about us as a society that we allow the children and the elderly to be homeless? What is wrong with us?

“Progress” should not cost us our humanity.

People are frustrated. People have had enough.

What started with Mauna Kea has moved to Waimanalo. It won’t stop there, because it’s not about a park, it’s about a community. Arresting people isn’t the answer. Listening is.

Rather than fueling the conflict, our elected officials need to stop and take a hard look at the path that got us to where we are today, because clearly this is not where any of us want to go, or where any of us should be.

We can do better. We must do better.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

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"IS THE FAKE STATE OF HAWAI`I NOW OBSOLETE?"

Citizens In Hawai`i Are Now Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands.

Why? Because Theyʻve Lost Confidence In Those Running The Fake State.

From Mauna Kea To Sherwood Forest & Beyond People See The Fake State Has Failed.

Watch This To See Why, Whatʻs Now Rising & What You Can Do To Be A Part Of It.


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THEY DID THEIR HOMEWORK

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

LAWSUIT STRIPS TMT OF CANARY ISLANDS PERMIT
































Hawai`i Free Press - September 25, 2019 - By Andrew Walden

...a lawsuit filed by Canary Islands environmental activists has already forced revocation of TMT’s authorization to occupy the proposed Canary Islands construction site.  And the activists say they are just getting started.   

In response to questions from Hawai’i Free Press, Pablo Batista, spokesperson for Ben Magec Ecologistas en Acción en Canarias, explains:
The lawsuit to which you have had access was filed on June 12, 2018, within the judicial procedure initiated by Ben Magec - Ecologistas en Acción in February 2018 against an authorization to occupy "Monte de Utilidad Pública" for the construction of the TMT granted in November 2017 by the government of the Island of La Palma. 
“The result of that judicial procedure was the revocation of the concession by means of the judicial sentence dated May 2, 2019.
“We are concerned about the proliferation of telescopes in a very sensitive and fragile part of the island, full of natural and cultural values that need protection. But the TMT is not just another telescope, it would be the tallest building on the island of La Palma in the least suitable place.
“The territory intended by the TMT consortium for its possible location on La Palma is a protected natural area of the European Network Natura 2000, Special Area of Conservation ZEC ES7020084 and Special Area for Protection of Birds ZEPA ES0000114, therefore a protected habitat, with a high presence of protected species, as is the entire summit of La Palma, as can be seen on the official website visor.grafcan.es/visorweb/, entering the Protected Species section and placing you at coordinates x: 217.125 y: 3.183.950, centre of the "building ground" of the TMT. (We attach a PDF file with the report obtained.)
“In addition to the aforementioned protection figures, it is a mountain catalogued as a public utility and a peripheral protection zone of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park. The ZEC Management Plan includes the priority conservation area with the inexcusable aim of recovering and protecting the habitat, as well as the Insular Territorial Plan.
“It is also an area with archaeological sites, there are three stations of petroglyphs of our aboriginal ancestors. The General Plan of the municipality prohibits all land movement and the only works allowed are those necessary for the conservation of archaeological heritage.
“The environmental document of the TMT project recognizes that the intended zone is, of all alternatives, the one that would have the greatest environmental and cultural impact. The site chosen is, by far, the one that needs more earth movement, more clearing, more embankment.
“With that background, our fight is going to have an important legal component. It has already begun. We have succeeded in having a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands revoke the concession of land for the construction of the TMT. Now they have had to start that procedure again, and we will challenge it again. Every administrative step that the TMT tries to take to build on the chosen site on La Palma we are going to take to court, because we are convinced that we can enforce the environmental and cultural protection standards that we must all comply with and respect, also TIO. We will spare no effort.”
DONʻT MISS THIS TOMORROW NIGHT IN 
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Monday, September 30, 2019

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 2019

Amb. Ronald Barnes, H.E. Leon Kaulahao Siu and Dr. Alfred M. deZayas at a press briefing at the UN in Geneva, September 20, 2019

8y Leon Siu -  Hawaiian National

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawai`i, the Hawaiian Kingdom.  

Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono.

Ku Kia`i is infectious! … Ku Kia`i Waimanalo!

With expressions of solidarity continuing to flow in from all over the world, protectors of the Mauna have passed 70 days of Kapu Aloha. Not only that, support at home is growing. In the two months of remaining steadfast to the principle of Kapu Aloha, a major shift has taken place in the polls. It went from 72% of “Hawaiians” for TMT, to now something like 52% siding with the Protectors to stop the project. It’s an amazing turn around! Congratulations and mahalo nui to the Kapu Aloha warriors. Ku Kia’i Mauna!

And now… it’s spreading! Aloha aina to the kia’i at Sherwoods in Waimanalo!
The Lahui arising!


UN Geneva Press Meeting

I was in Geneva from September 9-21 attending the Human Rights Council where I was a speaker on five panels, delivered two interventions to the council, and had several meetings with various diplomats and organizations. We continue to build momentum there.

On September 20, ACANU, the Association of Accredited Correspondents at the United Nations (the UN Press Corps), convened a meeting in Press Room 2 at the Palais des Nations to hear Dr. Alfred deZayas, Ambassador Ronald Barnes (Alaska) and me announce an initiative that will soon be introduced at the UN General Assembly in New York… The initiative calls for a review of UN General Assembly Resolution 1469, adopted in 1959. That review would start to unravel the claim that Hawaii and Alaska are part of the United States.

The correspondents gathered expressed great interest as, for the past five years, they had been tracking and publishing articles about the illegal occupation of Hawaii and Alaska by the United States. And more recently, they’ve been watching the story of Mauna Kea unfold. Five years ago, it was Pakistan that blew open the door by asking the U.S. a question about a recommendation made by Independent Expert Dr. deZayas in 2013, suggesting that the situations of Hawai`i and Alaska were international, not domestic matters.


In New York… 

I’ve been in New York for the opening weeks of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. Lots of security and speeches. And demonstrations close to the UN and at various parts of the city. So far I’ve had several opportunities inside and outside the UN, to speak of Peace through Aloha. This is a theme that is being well received… Developing…
 
NOTE: The next two months are critical to getting the review initiated at the UN. Your kokua is needed to move this forward! Imua!

Kū`e! Kū Kia`i Mauna! Kapu Aloha!

Ua mau ke ea o ka `āina i ka pono. The sovereignty (life) of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. 

———

The Campaign to Free Hawai`i is funded by people like YOU…

We cannot do this crucial work without your help… your kokua.

It takes funding to make these important accomplishments happen and we deeply appreciate all financial contributions, large or small.

Any amount you contribute will make a huge impact on our ability to continue this work (and can be tax-deductible if needed).

We have much to accomplish in 2019 and your contributions toward that are very important and needed.

Your KŌKUA is greatly appreciated!
To contribute, go to - GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii


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 Malama pono,
Leon Siu 

Hawaiian National

Sunday, September 29, 2019

KEEPING HAWAI`IʻS YOUTH EMPLOYED ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"The Makery - A Visit With Neil Scott"

How to keep Hiloʻs youth in Hilo and actively employed? Thatʻs what Dr. Neil Scott wanted to solve, so he created The Makery, a place where you can do such amazing things as design your own guitar on a computer and print it on a large state-of-the-art machine, or take your favorite photo and carve it flawlessly into a window within hours. Today the Makery gives anyone in Hilo the opportunity to have a meaningful job. Join us in our visit with Neil as we tour the Makery and he shares his inspirational dream of giving Hiloʻs youth the ability to build their entrepreneurial talents without ever having to leave home - Watch It Here

MONDAY, September 30th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

SUNDAY, September 29th At 2:30 PM & TUESDAY, October 1st At 10:30 AM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53

MONDAY, September 30th At 8:00 AM & WEDNESDAY, October 2nd At 1:00 PM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54
 
TUESDAY, October 1st At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, October 3rd At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, October 5th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52


Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV, a part of the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network.
 
Please share our Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network videos with friends and colleagues. That's how we grow. Mahalo.