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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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PLOP: Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan

June 28, 2011
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Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan: PLOP, Colonialism 4.0 Sneak-Attack Today, July 1st, 2011, Act 55 goes into effect in Hawaii, an act that gives the State of Hawaii, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), a new for-profit entity directed by DLNR, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT),...

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WSJ’s new forum: betting on currency

March 1, 2010
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How fun!  The WSJ has just posted a new community blog: “Which currency would you bet on over the next  year.”  The options listed are the dollar, the Euro, the Yen and Pound… I had to take a shot at it… AS: Betting on the dollar, euro, yen or pound?  All of the above. ...

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Galactus and Indigestion

February 25, 2010
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Galactus and Indigestion

Below is an excerpt from an exchange with a friend on Facebook regarding a Guardian posting: “Striking Greece Fight Back Against Austerity Plan.” David pointed me to the New York Times article “Banks Bet Greece Default of Debt The Helped Hide,” where Philip Gisdakis, head of credit strategy at UniCredit in Munich said, “It’s...

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HR 2499 Puerto Rico Statehood

February 22, 2010
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Please take a moment to sign a petition opposing HR2499, the Statehood for Puerto Rico Bill.  It looks like it’s going to be heard in the House in a couple of weeks and  it is certainly worth adding our names to the petition to keep in solidarity with the PR independence groups. In addition,...

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How the Dollar, Acts… introduction

January 26, 2010
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Throughout the last year and a half, like many of us, I’ve been casually following some progressive financial blogs waiting for an economic historian to look at this financial crisis and guide me towards a critical understanding of why we’re in the crisis that we are, and how we might come out of it....

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The summary…

January 10, 2010
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Sunday morning in Hawaii, and it’s raining. Responding to J. Kehaulani’s request to post a summary remark on Facebook about the *book* I’m writing, I spent a good hour pulling together a summary draft of what will become a public presentation on the research that I’ve been working on, in part as a fulfillment...

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Response to Kuhio’s posting

January 4, 2010
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This is my response to Kuhio Vogeler’s recent posting “Two Questions that Lead to Action,” in which he lays out a frame into which we can begin to build a strategy to end occupation in Hawaii. Although there are conflicting viewpoints as to which strategy may be more effective, we seem to be at...

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From Golden Jubilee to Bicentennial

December 31, 2009
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With the many year-end reviews and perspectives on the closing of the decade that I feel inundated with, I’ve tried to play catch-up with the 21st-century and realize that it’s a little like chasing the tide; futile, and at the end of the day, unrewarding. Tonight, as many of us prepare to celebrate the...

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Aug 21 Statehood Protest: the unstitching

December 8, 2009
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Video of the August 21st Statehood Commemoration protest outside the Hawaii Convention center featuring commentary by Lynette Cruz and Poka Laenui More information of that historical event can be found here.

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State of Aloha review by Variety

November 18, 2009
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From Variety Magazine Nov. 17, 2009, go to original By Richard Kuipers A U. of Hawaii at Manoa presentation of an Academy for Creative Media production. (International sales: U. of Hawaii, Honolulu.) Produced by Anne Misawa. Executive producers, Tom Brislin, Chris Lee. Directed by Anne Misawa. With: Ah Quon McElrath, Cobey Black, Daniel Inouye,...

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Ike: Historical Transformations: Photos

October 28, 2009
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flickr photos Review and decompression coming soon. To keep informed, subscribe to the ‘Imi Pono Projects Facebook or Twitter.

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