Thursday, August 20, 2009


March & Rally To Protest 50th State Celebrations

HONOLULU, HAWAI`I – Hawai`i Nationals and their supporters will hold a march and rally Friday, August 21, 2009 to protest the continued US occupation of Hawai`i and the fraudulent claim that Hawai`i is actually the 50th US state.

Research has revealed Hawai`i being part of the US as legally dubious, as well as the fact that the majority of Hawai`i residents did not vote for statehood during the 1959 vote as has been widely accepted.

“We now know Hawai`i is a fake state,” stated Lynette Cruz of the Hawaiian Independence Action Alliance. “We were told we were being adopted. Only later we found out we’d been kidnapped.”

The rally will start at 10 AM at Ala Moana Beach Park on the Diamond Head side. The march itself will travel mauka along Atkinson Drive, ending in front of the Hawai`i Convention Center where participants will congregate to protest the day-long, fake state-sponsored 50th state Jubilee activities going on inside at that time.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the march and rally. Both are free and open to the public.

After the illegal annexation of Hawai`i in 1893, the US in 1959 conducted a domestic plebiscite on the question of whether or not Hawai`i should be admitted as a state, rather than an international body such as the United Nations conducting a plebiscite offering three choices for Hawai`i’s status: independence, compact of free association, or statehood, as required by international law. No real choice was ever offered to voters.

Recent research has shown that only 36% of all eligible voters participated in the 1959 statehood vote, while 64% did not. Voters were mainly American settlers and US military members and their families. The vast majority of Hawai`i residents boycotted the vote entirely.

“There is nothing to celebrate,” remarked Cruz. “We call attention to how US imperialism in our homeland has resulted in the fake state of Hawai`i commemorating itself inside the convention center. It’s a lie built on theft.”

Due to criticisms, the fake state subsequently toned down the language of “celebration” to "observation" or "commemoration" to avoid raising questions regarding the illegal 1959 vote.

For more information, contact Lynette Cruz (808) 284-3460 or Poka Laenui (808) 697-3045 or visit