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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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Hawai’i Statehood and the APEC investment regime

August 19, 2011
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Hawai’i Statehood and the APEC investment regime

Two years ago, in 2009, Hawai’i sovereignty rights and independence advocates made a public stand in opposition to Hawai’i Statehood. What Statehood represented was the forced or unwitting coercion of Hawaiians to accept statehood by the United States as the legitimate form of governance without receiving any understanding of what alternatives were afforded through...

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Making Waves- Victor Menotti from IFG

August 11, 2011
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Making Waves Video with Victor Menotti on APEC Hawaii 2011, Moana Nui, militarization, the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Pacific economic opportunities, and fundamentals on trade and globalization. http://vimeo.com/27565235

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APEC views: Jon Osorio and Victor Menotti

August 9, 2011
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What You Haven’t Heard About APEC View on Olelo Net Manu Kai’ama moderates a discussion about APEC, Hawai’i, and the negative effects of globalization with Jon Osorio, Professor of Hawaiian History at the University of Hawai’i, Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and Chair for Pua Mohala I Ka Po, and Victor Minotti, director of the...

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How APEC Harms

July 28, 2011
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How APEC Harms

How Does APEC Benefit or Harm Hawaii and other Pacific Islands? download pamphlet The impact of the APEC forum will provide Hawaii’s business and finance community with some economic gains, but it will do so at the expense of long-term environmental consequences while furthering economic disparities. Behind the friendly appearance of its website and...

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