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“Hawaii Red Hunt Aims at destroying ILWU” 1947

November 30, 2012
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For four years, I’ve searched for the reference of King Kamehameha-ites, and I finally found it, tucked in an old draft: From The Dispatcher, Page 8, Dec. 26, 1947 “Hawaii Red Hunt Aims at destroying ILWU” Honolulu T.H—ILWU sugar workers have given their answer to the Territorial Red Bogey in the words: The working...

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A Cautionary Tale: Once upon a TPP in Hawaii (or how the 1% co-opted our Aloha)

July 20, 2012
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Sept. 8, 2012 addendum: the 14th round of TPP negotiations is taking place Sept. 9th in Leesburg, VA. More national organizations are resisting the TPP, sponsoring rallies to get the word out.  The ACLU have a new campaign, as well: The Biggest Threat to Free-Speech and Intellectual Property That You’ve Never Heard Of… and...

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Intervention of the Pacific Caucus, Rio+20

June 22, 2012
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United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, 20-22, June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Intervention of the Pacific Caucus DRAFT: Establishing an Independent Regional Indigenous Peoples Monitoring Authority for the implementation of regulating agreements impacting pacific peoples and our resources. Written by Santi Hitorangi, anamaeha@aol.com   The Pacific Caucus from the UN Permanent Forum...

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Rail and GDP

June 17, 2012
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Rail and GDP

There are many reasons to fight rail, and I’m not by any means justifying rail development, but in terms of the current rail debate, I think it is important to approach how the cost of rail impacts Hawaii’s GDP, and use this as an opportunity to not only question the dubious assertions promoting rail,...

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Philippines and TPPA primer

April 2, 2012
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Philippines and TPPA primer

Philippines and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free-Trade Agreement (TPPA) Primer *information presented at ProPeopleYouth KmB meeting in Long Beach, CA Currently, the Philippines are not eligible to join the TPPA. Washington and the EU are both willing to engage with the Philippines in joint initiatives like the recent US trade facilitation agreement that was signed...

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Vacuuming Up the Pacific’s Resources

March 5, 2012
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Vacuuming Up the Pacific’s Resources

http://www.fpif.org/articles/vacuuming_up_the_pacifics_resources The 11th round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations is currently taking place in Melbourne, Australia. Although negotiators have agreed to the broad outlines of the TPP agreement, a new trade issue has created a snag in the process: the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement provisions. Australia has refused to accept the investor-state...

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