Sunday, December 19, 2010


The Akaka Bill died last Thursday evening in Washington, DC.

With the withdrawal in the US Senate of the Omnibus spending bill that day, Dan Inouye lost his last chance in this lame duck US Congress to keep it alive as an earmark “study” he had craftily snuck and buried deep in the Omnibus legislation.

Starting in January the republicans will control the US House of Representatives until at least 2013.

There will be no chance therefore that the US Congress will pass an Akaka bill.

Moreover, earmarks are now going the way of the dinosaur. Tricks that have allowed Dan Inouye to bend the rules in the US Congress for years are now considered political suicide and vanishing.

He knows this and is moving on, preparing other ways trying to achieve what the Akaka bill would have done, but with different methods.

What are they? Watch Free Hawai`i TV this coming Wednesday to find out.

Sheryl Iona and Jon Osorio are two different people on two different islands, yet they pursue the same vision – saving Hawai`iʻs `aina or land for future generations. Hear their fascinating stories all this weekon Hawai`i’s award winning
Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future.

MONDAY, December 20th At 6:30 PM
Maui – Akaku, Channel 53

`Ohana Style – A Visit With Sheryl Waimakalani Iona”

Kukulu kumu hana, which means to pool one’s thoughts to solve common problems, brings children together in a two week immersion program to discover who they are and their connection to the `aina. Sheryl tells us, “We share with them who we see they’ll become. They always end up being it, having pride in themselves, their culture and their ancestors.”

MONDAY, December 20th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, December 24th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
THURSDAY, December 23rd At 8:30 PM & FRIDAY, December 24th At 8:30 AM - Kaua`i – Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, December 25th At 8:00 PM
O`ahu, `Olelo, Channel 53

“Last Man Standing – A Visit With Jon Kamakawiwo`ole Osorio”

What if you suddenly found yourself as the only person left between protecting something and losing it forever? That’s Jon Osorio and Hawai`i’s stolen ceded lands. Two million acres set aside for native Hawaiians stolen by the US during Hawai`i’s illegal overthrow about to be sold because today the state is broke. Will they get away with it? Find out if Jon’s the man to stop their plan - Watch It Here

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