Friday, February 27, 2015

CARLETON CHING - A DLNR DISASTER






















CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR CARLETON CHING AS DLNR HEAD ANNOUNCED 

WHEN -  Wednesday, March 11th 10AM 

WHERE - Hawai`i Capitol - Room 229 

Canʻt Attend? - Submit Your Opposition Testimony Today!

Submit Your Opposition Online Testimony Here -  
Hawai`i State Legislature 

Or By Email Here - Email My Testimony

All written testimony should indicate whether you will be testifying in person.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR CARLETON CHING AS DLNR HEAD ANNOUNCED

Submit Your Opposition Testimony Today!




































Submit Your Opposition Online Testimony Here -  
Hawai`i State Legislature 

Or By Email Here - Email My Testimony

All written testimony should indicate whether you will be testifying in person.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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"TOO HOT TO HANDLE?"


They Had Everything Planned So Carefully - Bring The Native Hawaiian Roll Back To The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs.

Have The Hawai`i Legislature Give Their Support Through A Seemingly Harmless Resolution.

Then The Unexpected Happened & Ruined Everything - What Is It?

Watch Our Report To See What Came Out Of Left Field & What  Now Is The Only Right Thing To Do.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

OFFICIAL OPPOSITION BEGINS AGAINST CARLETON CHING FOR DLNR
































Honolulu Civil Beat - February 20, 2015

Hawai`i State Sen. Josh Green has asked Gov. David Ige to withdraw his nomination of Castle & Cooke lobbyist Carleton Ching to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

“After meeting with Carleton Ching to discuss his nomination, I have determined that Mr. Ching is the wrong choice for Director of DLNR,” Green said in a statement Friday. “Although he is personally likable, he does not have the experience, background, or expertise to lead this department. He simply is not qualified for the job.”

Green, who serves as majority floor leader and leads the Health Committee, is the first senator to publicly oppose Ching’s nomination.

“We need a Director of DLNR who has a proven record of fighting to protect and preserve our natural and cultural resources, not a career lobbyist for the development industry who has a record of calling for the elimination of cultural and environmental protections,” Green said. “This nomination is the wrong choice for Hawaii, and we should not move forward with it.”

Ching’s confirmation hearing before the Committee on Water and Land is scheduled for March 11. The committee will issue an advisory vote before the matter is taken up by the full Senate.

The governor has stood by the nomination, lauding Ching’s business management experience. But opposition appears to be mounting: more than 7,400 people have signed a petition asking Ige to withdraw the nomination.

Monday, February 23, 2015

"HAWAI`I - A VOICE FOR SOVEREIGNTY" 
AIRS IN US NATIONALLY ON PBS























Maui Sun - February 22, 2015

A documentary film entitled Hawaiʻi A Voice for Sovereignty will be broadcast nationally on PBS stations affiliated with the First Nations Experience Network.

The film aired in eight states on Sunday night with a rebroadcast planned for March 22, 2015.  The latest broadcast schedule does not include Hawaiʻi. 

The award winning documentary focuses on the Native Hawaiian struggle to reconnect to the land and to obtain sovereign rights after the illegal takeover of by US businessmen and military on Jan. 17, 1893.

On November 23, 1993, President William Jefferson Clinton signed United States Public Law 103-150, also known as the “Apology Resolution,” acknowledging the 100th anniversary of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi and offering an apology to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the United States.

In the film, photojournalist and producer Catherine Bauknight explores the Native Hawaiian culture and the social, economic and ecological issues that have developed since the overthrow.

“I have witnessed firsthand what happens when a small, sustainable society is separated from their land, fresh water and ocean resources and then converted for profit by western powers,” said Bauknight in a press release statement.

“Today, with over 8 million tourists a year crowding their small and ecologically-fragile islands, the Hawaiians are disconnected from their own land and suffer some of the highest rates per capita of poverty, homelessness, health issues related to diet and incarceration in the state. My goal is to continue to share the story to assist the Hawaiian’s ongoing struggle for sovereign rights and their efforts as stewards of the land to protect what’s left from further destruction.”

The documentary was initially released in 2012, and has since been shown internationally at various festivals, screenings, and events.

It was recently honored with the “Best Global Documentary Film Creating Change” during the Pacific Talent Film Festival in Los Angeles, California.  Here in the islands, it earned the Audience Award for Best Hawaiʻi Film at the Maui Film Festival.  Other accolades include the Mana Wairoa Award from the Maori Film Festival, and the Best Global Documentary Film Creating Change from the Pacific Talent Film Festival.

The soundtrack for the film features some of Maui’s talented musical artists including:Richard Hoʻopiʻi, George Kahumoku, Willie K, Keʻeaumoku Kapu, Charles Kaʻupu, Kealiʻi Blaisdell, and Wilmont Kahaialiʻi.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

SHEʻS PERSUASIVE ABOUT THINGS INVASIVE ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

 
"Weeding The Ocean - A Visit With Michelle Kapana-Baird“   

If you ever hated pulling weeds as a kid, it's too bad you never met Michelle Kapana-Baird. She's combined something kids hate with something they love with amazing results - invasive algae being removed from Maunalua Bay with students asking to help. Michelle explains how she does it and what's at stake for the bay, and us, if they fail - Watch It Here

MONDAY, February 23rd At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, February 23rd At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, February 27th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, February 24th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, February 26th At 7:30  & SATURDAY, February 28th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, February 28th 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.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.
 
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Saturday, February 21, 2015





































Friday, February 20, 2015

"HAWAI`I - A VOICE FOR SOVEREIGNTY" 
TO AIR THIS SUNDAY ON PBS






















WINNER - Seven Major Film Awards

WHEN -

February 22nd At 6:30 PM (PST) / 9:30 PM (EST)

Check Your Local Listings

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA -
Greater Los Angeles Area - 
KVCR (channel 471) 
KVCR 24-2 (channel 24.2)

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA -
KEET TV - 13.4
Eureka
Hoopa
Fortuna

MORONGO VALLEY -
KJHP-LP - 18

CHICAGO -
WYCC PBS - 20.2

MINNESOTA -
Paul Bunyan Channel 173
Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) in Bemidji - 9.2
Lakeland Public Television (LPTV) in Brainerd Lakes - 22.2
Mid Continent Communications - 595

SHOSHONI, WY -
K32EL-D - 32.1

OKLAHOMA -
Cat 47 TV

NORTHWEST INDIANA -
Comcast - 373

UTAH -
UEN Channel 9.3

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA -
KUAC 9.4


MORE INFO - Click HERE

If you would like to see Hawai`i A Voice For Sovereignty broadcast on your local PBS Station please email Catherine Bauknight - cbauknight@othilamedia.com

Thursday, February 19, 2015

NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL SLAPPED WITH LAWSUIT FOR LACK OF TRANSPARENCY 
Roll Commissioners Refuse To Disclose Names On Roll

HONOLULU, HAWAII-- After repeated efforts by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and non-profit government watchdog group Judicial Watch to obtain a copy of the Native Hawaiian Roll (Kana'iolowalu), Judicial Watch and former Hawaii Attorney General Michael Lilly are filing suit to compel the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to release the list to the public. The lack of cooperation and stall tactics employed in the effort to avoid compliance with state transparency laws raise serious concerns about the activities of the Commission as well as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

The Native Hawaiian Roll, established in 2011 by Legislative Act 195 and administered by OHA, aims to create a voter list for an "aha" (constitutional convention). Enrollment in the Native Hawaiian Roll is limited to individuals of Native Hawaiian blood who complete an affidavit affirming "the unrelinquished sovereignty of the Hawaiian people."

According to Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., president of the Grassroot Institute, “After more than two years of enrollment efforts by OHA and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, the vast majority of Native Hawaiian people have chosen not to participate and many have serious concerns over the way the Roll has been compiled. There are numerous questions concerning the tens of thousands of names that have been placed on the list without the express permission of individuals, particularly those who provided their names to lists such as Kau Inoa which does not affirm ‘unrelinquished sovereignty.’ Other questions concern the process by which substantial numbers of prisoners have allegedly been added to the list.”

Dr. Akina continues: "The integrity of the process demands transparency so that Hawaiian groups and the public can hold the state agency OHA and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission accountable. In addition, we are seeking, through a separate request, a full and accurate accounting of the financial transactions of the Roll Commission. Hawaiian beneficiaries and the general public deserve not to have this information withheld from us."

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “Our litigation is important to uncovering potentially improper activities by a state agency that is classifying Hawaiians by race in a way that violates the U.S. Constitution. This issue is of national importance, as politicians in Hawaii and in Washington DC would put divisive racial politics before the rule of the law.”

Judicial Watch, in cooperation with the Grassroot Institute, first requested a copy of, “the complete enrollment list,” from the Roll Commission on August 8, 2014. On September 4, 2014, they received a response signed by Kanaiolowalu Executive Director Clyde Namuo, denying that request on the grounds that the work of the Commission was ongoing and there was no “complete enrollment list.” In an interesting coincidence, the Roll was also reopened at this time.

Although this was clearly an effort to dodge the request, Judicial Watch issued a revised request that took into account Mr. Namuo’s evasions. In a letter dated September 25, 2014, Namuo again denied the request, citing the ongoing work of the Roll as justification for his refusal to provide either the enrollment list or any documentation related to the decision to reopen it.

As it was clear that the Roll Commission had no intention of making its actions transparent, Judicial Watch appealed to Hawaii’s Office of Information Practices (OIP). The Office of Information Practices agreed that the grounds cited by the Roll for denying the request for the enrollment list was questionable. Believing that this information should be revealed to the public, Judicial Watch initiated Court proceedings to compel the disclosure of the requested information.

Copies of the appeal, the information requests, and the agency responses can be found at http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/2015/02/application-for-order-allowing-inspection-of-public-records-of-native-hawaiian-roll-commission/

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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"WHO SAID YOU COULD DO THAT?"


After Saying They Would Remain Neutral, The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Wants Back In The “Nation-Building” Process.

So Now We Have Both OHA & The Hewa Hui Who Want To Decide The Future Of Hawaiians.

But Who Gave Them The Power To Do This?

Watch This To See Why Their Plans Are The Exact Opposite Of What The Vast Majority Of Hawaiians Want.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015





































Monday, February 16, 2015

ITʻS HAPPENING TONIGHT IN HONOLULU!



Sunday, February 15, 2015

A NEED TO WEED ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

 
"Weeding The Ocean - A Visit With Michelle Kapana-Baird“   

If you ever hated pulling weeds as a kid, it's too bad you never met Michelle Kapana-Baird. She's combined something kids hate with something they love with amazing results - invasive algae being removed from Maunalua Bay with students asking to help. Michelle explains how she does it and what's at stake for the bay, and us, if they fail - Watch It Here

MONDAY, February 16th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, February 16th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, February 20th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, February 17th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, February 19th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, February 21st At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
FRIDAY, February 20th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, February 21st 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.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.
 
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

IS INDEPENDENCE REALLY AN OPTION THROUGH "NATION-BUILDING" - FEDERAL RECOGNITION ?


















U.S. Code 25, Chapter 3, Section 71 -

"No Indian nation or tribe within the territory of the United States shall be acknowledged or recognized as an independent nation, tribe, or power with whom the United States may contract by treaty."


Friday, February 13, 2015

ALERT! - HCR33 TO SUPPORT CREATION OF SOVEREIGN NATIVE HAWAIIAN GOVERNING ENTITY

Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters.
 

Mahalo to everyone who submitted testimony in support of HB1252, the House of Representatives bill to repeal Act 195 and abolish the Native Hawaiian Roll.

Despite massive response to the House from all of you in support of HB1252, House leadership has decided not to allow this bill a hearing. They have chosen to ignore your wishes.

However we do want to alert you to a House Resolution that is currently being fast-tracked in the House, HCR33.

House Concurrent Resolution 33 requests the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to assist the state legislature in moving forward with nation-building, and specifically to submit a plan to create a “sovereign Native Hawaiian governing entity.”

You may view HCR33 in itʻs entirety here - TinyURL.com/StopHCR33

Here is where to go to view the status of HCR33 - http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HCR&billnumber=33&year=2015

We wish to point out that HCR33 is a resolution not a a bill, so if passed it will just express the intent of the State Legislature. 


Nevertheless, it is the next step in the US federal recognition scheme.

OHA has named a “consortium” consisting of the Lunalilo Trust, Hale O Na Ali`i, and `Ahahui Ka`ahumanu to be the “decision-makers” to form the sovereign Native Hawaiian governing entity.

Meanwhile, as we recently brought to your attention, the newly announced “partnership” consisting of the Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA); the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Home Lands Assemblies (SCHHA); and the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AHCC), is planning to swoop in, take over, and for $3.5-5 million funding dollars from OHA, come up with their plan for this sovereign Native Hawaiian governing entity. 
 

Highly reliable sources have informed us the CNHA has been lobbying heavily to get HCR33 rushed through the legislative process.

Therefore we ask you to oppose any hearings for HCR33 TODAY
.
 
If HCR33 gets a hearing, it will first be in the House of Representatives Ocean, Marine Resources & Hawaiian Affairs committee chaired by Rep. Kaniela Ing.
 

It is vitally important that you email committee chair Rep. Kaniela Ing at reping@Capitol.hawaii.gov TODAY.

Tell him you oppose HCR33
.

Urge him to NOT hear HCR33.
 

Here is a sample email message to use -
________________________________________________

Aloha,

I oppose any hearings for HCR33.

The creation of a Native Hawaiian governing entity is not needed since the Hawaiian Kingdom legally still exists.

Moreover Hawaiians and Hawaiian Kingdom Nationals expressed their overwhelming opposition to both US federal recognition and a Native Hawaiian governing entity this last summer during the US Dept. of Interior hearings throughout Hawai`i

HCR33 is simply another underhanded attempt by a small minority of power seekers like the Council For Native Hawaiian Advancement who do not represent the majority of Hawaiians but who would profit handsomely if a Native Hawaiian governing entity was created.

I stand opposed to HCR33 and demand NO hearings be scheduled for this resolution.

Mahalo.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

ALERT! - AHCC, SCHHA & CNHA TO ASK OHA TO FUND NATION-BUILDING

Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters.
 

Highly reliable sources have informed us that the recently announced partnership comprised of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs (AHCC,) the Sovereign Councils of the Hawaiian Home Lands Assembly (SCHHA) and the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) will soon be requesting funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to pay for activities for their recently announced nation-building efforts.

Sources tell us the amount of funding that will be requested of OHA will be in the $3.5 to 5 million dollar range.

This request, if approved, would put OHA at odds with its purported recently adopted “neutral stance” with respect to the Native Hawaiian roll and nation-building.

It also is in direct conflict with the vast majority of Kanaka Maoli who have repeatedly rejected Kana`iolowalu or any nation-building/US federal recognition efforts.

We ask you to contact the Office of Hawaiian Affairs today to let them know you are opposed to OHA giving this group of pro “Fed-Wreckers” a single penny.

Demand that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs remain neutral
.

Tell OHA to reject any and all requests for funding from this partnership now or in the future - period
.


Hereʻs how to contact OHA today -

CEO Kamana'opono Crabbe - kamanaoc@oha.org

Bob Lindsay - bobl@oha.org
Peter Apo - petera@oha.org
John Waihe`e Jr. - johnw@oha.org
Rowena Akana - rowenaa@oha.org
Haunani Apoliona - haunania@oha.org
Hulu Lindsay - kahulu@maui.net
Dan Ahuna - dana@oha.org
Collette Machado  - colettem@oha.org
Lei Ahu Isa - alvina@oha.org

OHA Headquarters - (808) 594-1888


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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"WHO IS THE HEWA HUI ?"


Did You Know Thereʻs A Group Who Wants To Create A US Hawaiian Tribe & Keep 95% Of All Hawaiians Out? 

Did You Also Know Theyʻre Working Overtime To Make This A Reality?

Who Are They & Why Would They Do This? 

Watch Our Report This Week To Discover Not Just Who They Are But What They Will Gain.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

CHINA SUGGESTS ARMING HAWAI`I INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT IN RETALIATION FOR US ARMS SALES TO TAIWAN


FreeHawaii.Info Note - 
The idea of supplying arms to the Hawai`i  Independence movement originates from China, NOT Hawaiian Nationals. It is made by the author, based on comments made to US officials by “hawkish” Chinese generals. The Chinese use it as a threat to make their point that the United States' supplying of arms to Taiwan is, in the Chinese eyes, equivalent to China supplying arms to Hawai`i. 

The Hawaiian Independence movement has never asked for arms nor do we intend to; nor do we need to. Ours is a peaceful, non-violent movement.


Washington Free Beacon - February 10, 2015

HONOLULU—China has suggested arming Hawaii’s independence activists in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and recently threatened to challenge American sovereignty by making legal claims to the Pacific islands as its territory.

Chinese threats to back several groups of Hawaiian independence activists who want to restore the islands’ constitutional monarchy, ousted in a U.S.-backed coup over a century ago, has raised concerns that military facilities on the strategic central Pacific archipelago are threatened at a time when the Obama administration is engaged in a major shift toward Asia as part of its military and diplomatic rebalance.

Michael Pillsbury, a Pentagon consultant and author of the recent book 100 Year Marathon, said Chinese military hawks, known as “ying pai,” told him they are ready to provide arms to Hawaiian independence activists in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan.

“Beijing’s extraordinary sensitivity to American arms sales to Taiwan—even one bullet or a spare tire for a jeep—often provokes angry words,” said Pillsbury who has held talks with 35 Chinese generals in recent years.

“A favorite comparison the ying pai has made to me is ‘How would the Pentagon like it if we provide arms to our friends in Hawaiian independence movement?’” he said. “I was incredulous because I had never heard of such a movement in Hawaii, but, after checking I met a few of them.”

Pillsbury said Chinese backing for the independence movement would be a concern. Some U.S. archival material shows U.S. authorities acted on their own in the 1898 annexation, he said, something Congress later investigated.

Pillsbury’s book, published last week, reveals that Chinese hawks in the military and Communist Party are a key part of a 100-year strategy to vanquish and eventually overtake the United States as the world’s leading power in the coming decades.

Another indicator of Chinese interest in fomenting unrest in Hawaii surfaced in 2012, when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton revealed Beijing had threatened to assert legal, territorial claims over Hawaii.

Clinton said U.S. ownership of Hawaii came up during talks with the Chinese after she pushed back against Beijing’s destabilizing territorial activities in the South China Sea.

“At one point in one of my long discussions about this, one of my Chinese interlocutors said, ‘Well, we could claim Hawaii,’” she said. “I said, ‘Well, go ahead, and we’ll go to arbitration and prove we own it. That’s what we want you to do.’”

The Hawaii sovereignty movement is made up at least 10 groups that are seeking some form of independence from the United States and the re-establishment of the monarchy ousted in 1893, with the support of the U.S. government and a company of U.S. Marines.

The movement is non-violent and its protests in recent years have been limited to temporary takeovers of government facilities.

Leon Siu, a Hawaiian-born musician who holds the title of foreign minister of the Hawaiian Kingdom, one of the groups seeking independence, says U.S. military facilities on the islands are contrary to the original monarchy’s neutrality.

“First of all we’re not native Hawaiians. We’re Hawaiian nationals and we see our country as a lawful, independent country, and we’re working to restore that,” Siu said in an interview. “The bottom line is we want our country back.”

Siu said he has met with Chinese government representatives in the past but was unable to discern their motives or level of support for Hawaiian independence. He has been working through international organizations and international legal institutions for the past 10 years to gain recognition of Hawaii as an independent state.

Hawaii was ruled under an internationally neutral constitutional monarchy in the late 1800s. After the 1893 coup, a provisional government and then a Republic of Hawaii preceded formal U.S. annexation as a territory in 1898. Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959. About 1.4 million people live on the eight main islands.

Hawaii today remains one of the Pentagon’s most important strategic military outposts, located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, some 2,500 miles from California, and 4,000 miles from Tokyo. It is the central point of the military’s strategy of shifting forces to the Asia Pacific as part of the so-called “rebalance,” designed to counter Chinese bullying in the region.

The Navy’s historic Pearl Harbor Naval Base is home to the U.S. Pacific Fleet, which commands some 27 ships, 1,100 aircraft, and more than 140,000 sailors and civilians based throughout the Asia Pacific.

The Air Force operates nearby Hickam Air Force Base, headquarters of the Pacific Air Force, with 45,000 airmen in the region and 300 warplanes.

The Army’s Schofield Barracks is the headquarters for 80,000 Army troops deployed throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Army, facing sharp budget cuts, has announced plans to cut the number of troops based at Schofield by 16,000 and another 3,800 at nearby Fort Shafter.

The National Security Agency also operates a major electronic eavesdropping post in Hawaii known as “Kunia.”

A defense official said military counterintelligence agencies several years ago conducted routine assessments of the Hawaiian independence movement to determine whether the movement might pose a threat, should its activists turn to violence and threaten U.S. troops.

Siu, of the Hawaiian Kingdom group, said he was told by a Pentagon official several years ago that contingency plans had been drawn up for withdrawing forces from Hawaii in the event of independence. “But I’m sure [the U.S. military] would rather renegotiate” the military bases to keep forces in place, he said.

Pentagon and Pacific Command spokesmen said they were unaware of any such contingency plan. “I’m not aware of any concerns here in the Pentagon for something like this occurring,” said Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright.

On a future U.S. military presence, Siu said Hawaiian nationals believe they should be the ones to determine whether U.S. military bases remain in the country.

A military presence, however, would be contrary to Hawaii’s declared status as a neutral power in 1854.

A new Hawaiian Kingdom government after independence would have to decide the fate of the military facilities.

“I would favor a relationship [in which] the United States would help protect us because of our treaty of friendship, as well as Britain and France and every other nation with whom we have treaties, such as China, Japan,” Siu said.

“More specifically, I would not favor the United States maintaining their military bases here but that’s not my decision,” he added.

Siu says that despite the creation of the U.S. state of Hawaii in 1959, the kingdom remained a lawful entity that includes the entire Hawaii island chain and the remnants of the population at the time of the coup.

Under the 1933 Montevideo Convention, the Hawaii Kingdom meets all the conditions of a sovereign nation, except that it is not conducting international affairs, except on a small scale, he said, noting that his job has been carrying out that mission at the United Nations in New York and Geneva for the past 10 years.

Several international court cases also are challenging what Siu calls the “unlawful occupation” of Hawaii by the United States.

The independence movement was given new life in 1993 under the administration of President Bill Clinton who signed the Apology Resolution recognizing that the United States “apologizes to native Hawaiians on behalf of the people of the United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of

Hawaii on January 17, 1893, with the participation of agents and citizens of the United States, and the deprivation of the rights of native Hawaiians to self-determination.”

Not surprisingly, both the Hawaiian state government and the federal government dispute the independence activists’ claims. Both have tried to placate the movement by offering to recognize native Hawaiians as an American Indian tribe, with the same level of independence Indian tribes have had within the U.S. system of government.

Siu says the federal government has dismissed the independence claims as “water under the bridge” arguing that because of long U.S. government control that past claims of independence are no longer valid.

“Native Hawaiian people are quite insulted to be grouped as an American Indian tribe and so that has been totally rejected by our people,” he said.

Cindy McMillan, a spokeswoman for Hawaiian Democratic Gov. David Ige, said the governor was unavailable to comment.

A Chinese Embassy press spokesman did not respond to emails seeking comment.

Monday, February 09, 2015

WHY ITʻS TIME TO END THE ILLEGAL US OCCUPATION OF HAWAI`I















Native Hawaiians constitute roughly 22 per cent of the state population, but they represent 54 per cent of the prison population.


They also have the lowest per capita income, the highest poverty rate and the shortest lifespan of any ethnic group in Hawai`i.

Hawai`i public school students receive very poor education by any standard of measurement. They consistently rank among the lowest of any state in test scores.

Most of the bright students who manage to learn something in spite of the handicapped school system leave Hawai`i for foreign colleges and careers.

Tens of thousands of residents have no medical insurance at all.

In some cases, the lives of the working poor are worse than the unemployed.

End The US Occupation & Free Hawai`i


Sunday, February 08, 2015

VIGOR IN HER OUTRIGGER ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

 
"The Paddler - A Visit With Kahiwa Kahakui“   

When Kahiwa Kahakui told people she wanted to paddle an outrigger canoe solo around the Hawaiian islands, everyone told her it was impossible and dangerous. So of course she did it and what she learned was far more than she expected, about herself and also about what she considers her real home - the sea. That first trip turned into a life-journey taking Kahiwa places she never dreamed. Donʻt miss our visit with this world-class paddler as she explains her amazing relationship with the ocean and what it means for each one of us today - Watch It Here

MONDAY, February 9th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, February 9th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, February 13th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, February 10th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, February 12th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, February 14th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, February 14th 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.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.
 
If you support our issues on the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network, please email this to a friend to help us continue. 

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.


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