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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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Correspondences 4

March 6, 2011
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 Statehood and Hawaii: Correspondences between Congress, the State Department and the United Nations Pt.4 video presentation Back to Part 3   When the Statehood vote came in 1959, again, Hawaii was seen more as an issue of economic and military national security and although the build-up of the Pacific Fleet creating Pacific Command had...

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Correspondences 3

March 5, 2011
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 Statehood and Hawaii: Correspondences between Congress, the State Department and the United Nations Pt.4 video presentation Back to Part 2 Now much of the information and resistance to the British and US funded regimes of Greece and Turkey came from the transport unions with support from the World Federation of Trade Unions of which...

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Correspondences 2

March 4, 2011
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Correspondences 2

 Statehood and Hawaii: Correspondences between Congress, the State Department and the United Nations Pt.2 video presentation Back to Part 1 The UN Charter was signed in San Francisco on June 26, 1945. About three weeks later, Delegate to Alaska E.L. Bartlett wrote Abe Fortas, the Under Secretary of the Interior, Department of the Interior...

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Correspondences

March 3, 2011
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Correspondences

Research and presentation made possible through the generosity of National Endowment for the Humanities, Hawaii Council for the Humanities and the Hawaii People’s Fund.  Statehood and Hawaii: Correspondences between Congress, the State Department and the United Nations   As we have seen during the 50th commemoration of Hawaii statehood, the issue of statehood is...

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APEC Hegemoney, Colonialism 4.0

March 2, 2011
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APEC Hegemoney, Colonialism 4.0

Colonialism 4.0 In November 2011, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will be holding their meeting here.  On the agenda is the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). To be clear, TPP is not an APEC initiative. However, it is considered a pathfinder for the proposed Free-Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP), which...

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Our Father Bent the Winds

March 1, 2011
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A poem by Epeli Hau’ofa that is both pastoral and speaks to the effects of colonialism in the Pacific. Our Father Bent the Winds Only yesterday The Sands of Sopu brightened the shores of Nuku’alofa, Horse-drawn carts crawled half-awake the green roads, And we sent men and money to Missions abroad. Our fathers bent...

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We are Rapanui

February 27, 2011
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We are Rapanui

We are Rapanui, Rapa Nui is Moana Nui. The recent success of the Hitorangi clan in Rapa Nui over the Scheiss family and Transoceanica Holding, the corporation that recently and forcefully evicted the Hitorangi family for reoccupying their land is good news.  It is just a skirmish in the big picture, however, and not...

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US China Economy

February 26, 2011
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US China Economy

http://china.usc.edu/ On February 25-26, 2011 at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, the USC US-China Institute hosted a timely event, “The State of the Chinese Economy.” Needless to say, this was a very informative event and I was surprised that more people were not in attendance.  These experts were primarily US based, but...

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