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1952 Questionnaire on NSGT

August 19, 2014
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UN Questionnaire NSGT

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Testimony to the DOI on ANPRM

August 18, 2014
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Testimony to the DOI on ANPRM

It is appropriate for August 18th to be the closing of the comments section to the Department of the Interior’s public response to their “advanced notice of proposed rulemaking” (ANPRM). Since August 21st is Admissions Day or Statehood Day in Hawaii, it is timely that coming from the DOI, this testimony could be accounted...

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DS-DOI MOC on NSGT Jan.1953

July 13, 2014
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1952_12-28_DS-DOI MOC

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Hawaii 78 (rpm that is)

June 24, 2014
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I found this recording in a stack of 78s I rescued. What a surprise! It was obviously meant to be found by me. What should be of interest is that this voice appears to be a liminal, person-off-the-street perspective, unfiltered by historical perspective, in limbo between the Hawaiian Nation and the US. This is...

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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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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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APEC 2011- the Honolulu Declaration

December 28, 2011
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http://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Leaders-Declarations/2011/2011_aelm.aspx The Honolulu Declaration – Toward a Seamless Regional Economy The 19th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting In 1993, when the United States hosted the first Leaders’ Meeting on Blake Island near Seattle, APEC Leaders hailed the rise of the Asia-Pacific’s voice in the global economy. Today, as we gather in Honolulu, in the heart...

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Moana Nui Statement vs. TPP Leaders Statement

December 6, 2011
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Moana Nui Statement 2011/11/29 Sign the Moana Nui Statement Petition We, the peoples of Moana Nui, connected by the currents of our ocean home, declare that we will not cooperate with the commodification of life and land as represented by APEC’s predatory capitalistic practices, distorted information and secret trade negotiations and agreements. We invoke...

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Whose Pacific Century?

October 11, 2011
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Whose Pacific Century?

The lines in the sand have been drawn, let’s hope the wave of resistance can wash them away… Haven’t done a repost in a long time– but this sets the stage. If we do not voice our opposition, that line in the sand may very well be our prison.  This is the new Pacific...

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