Mahalo nui loa to all who took time over the past few weeks to protest wrongdoings of both the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Superferry.
You told us you contacted the legislature to express your outrage and it’s paid off big time.
Auditor Marion Higa released a report on Thursday saying the state may have compromised its environmental policy under pressure from Hawai`i Superferry executives concerned about financing for the interisland ferry project.
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 20, 2008 at 8:00am —
On Tuesday, April 15, 2008 charter schools organized at the State Capitol to make a stand for the future of Hawaii by asking the legislature to prioritize education in our state. As usual, charter schools are fighting for funding and for the right to be on equal footing funding wise with regular D.O.E. schools. With charter school enrollment expected to increase across the state next year, the state currently has budgeted money for charter schools that would lower the… Continue
Added by Mahealani on April 19, 2008 at 10:16pm —
It will be a few more weeks until the cd is search-able, BUT, it is, non the less, there on iTunes. Just type "Mana Kaleilani Caceres" in the search bar and there you go! Mahalo for the support and i hope you enjoy the music. Much love and Akua bless.
Added by Mana Kaleilani Caceres on April 18, 2008 at 9:33pm —
The confluence of two forces, a massive military expansion in Hawai`i and Congressional legislation that will stymie the Kanaka Maoli [Native Hawaiian] sovereignty movement, will expand and consolidate the use of Hawai`i for US empire.
We are calling on the US left to join our movement opposing these threats and to add our quest for independence as a plank of the broad US left strategy for a nonimperialist America.
If you support peace and justice for the United States and… Continue
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 18, 2008 at 8:00pm —
Hey folks I haven't done much art of late, as it has come to my obvious attention that i need glasses - hahahaha! Glasses are being made as i type! But for now my shop is up and running here >>>”SUNSETSHOP“< theres a little tweaking needed here and there but overall is rock solid and working. linked up to redbubble and easy to navigate, I hope you dig what is available so far as there is much more to… Continue
Added by Michael Lothian on April 18, 2008 at 5:30pm —
na Kīhei de Silva.
I composed "Hanohano Wailea" in 1984 after a walk to the beach. I went there to cool off after a day of yard work, but I came home quickly, far from cooled-off, with a mele stewing in my head. I’ve said elsewhere that I was inspired by the beauty of what I saw, but I was, in fact, aggravated by the palaualelo of what I’d heard. I wrote "Hanohano Wailea" in response to a self-styled keiki o ka ‘āina who had been giving his house guests a… Continue
Added by Kihei de Silva on April 18, 2008 at 9:30am —
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Thursday, April 17, 2008
Hawaii's government caved in to pressure from the Hawai`i Superferry, allowing it to bypass an environmental review by the state, according to an audit to be released today.
The report finds that the Department of Transportation exempted the Superferry from an environmental study after the interisland ship threatened not to come to Hawai`i unless it was given the go-ahead by June 30, 2005.
"In the end, the state… Continue
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 17, 2008 at 8:05pm —
Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future
Now On The Web
You can now watch Voices Of Truth - One-On-One With Hawai`i's Future
whether you live in Hawai`i or not.
Simply visit VoicesOfTruthTV.com
There you’ll find over forty of our most popular episodes.
From our three-part… Continue
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 16, 2008 at 8:22pm —
We received the email below from Kekaha, and wanted to post to see if anyone else has experienced this, or knows anything more about what's going on. If you have information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call KAHEA toll-free at 888-526-6288:
Today around 1030 a.m., I came home to my house in Kekaha and was overwhelmed with a strong chemical smell in the air. I usually leave my windows open to have the fresh air blow through, but as I entered my home, the smell… Continue
Added by KAHEA on April 16, 2008 at 10:29am —
FREE HAWAI`I TV
THE FREE HAWAI`I BROADCASTING NETWORK
"WHAT WILL YOU BE LEFT WITH?"
Who Will Get Rich Under OHA's Limited Liability Corp. Scheme?
And Who Will Be Left Holding The Bag?
Watch & Find… Continue
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 15, 2008 at 7:30pm —
WHAT DOES THE NATIONAL MEDIA SAY ABOUT A FREE HAWAI`I?
To Find Out What The Nation Says, Click Here
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 14, 2008 at 9:18pm —
NOW! A BRAND NEW WEBSITE ABOUT THE AKAKA BILL!
Find Out Why The Akaka Bill Is So Dangerous
Discover What Will Happen Should Federal Recognition Ever Become Law
Learn What You Can Do To Help Stop The Akaka Bill!
Check It Out!
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 13, 2008 at 6:54pm —
The shenanigans over the ceded lands settlement between the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and House leadership in the Hawai`i legislature continue unabated.
Even though you’ve made it very clear you don’t want a ceded lands settlement, OHA and House majority leader Kirk Caldwell continue to thumb their noses, ignore the people’s will and attempt to work a back door deal.
Let’s be clear - this is not
representative government in action.
It’s yet… Continue
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 13, 2008 at 7:30am —
From the Hawaii Standard:
Joan Conrow posted
some thoughts yesterday on some possible back room politics within the State House of Representatives to bring the OHA settlement bill back to life. Conrow cites an email circulated by Andre Perez. [Full disclosure: Andre is a colleague and… Continue
Added by Ikaika Hussey on April 12, 2008 at 11:00pm —
Your Help Needed Now To Defeat This Bill
Private dealing continues between the Office Of Hawaiian Affairs and the Hawai`i legislature on the ceded lands bill.
Despite overwhelming constituent outcry against it and the senate killing the bill, representative Kirk Caldwell and OHA are busy manufacturing support and calling for a conference to discuss the bill, HB1201.
Here are conference members -
Senator Kokubun… Continue
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 11, 2008 at 8:56pm —
April 10, 2008
Ms Laura Thielen, Chairperson
Board of Land and Natural Resources
1151 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Dear Ms Thielen and BLNR Members:
Re: Proposed Mauna Kea Management Plan
April 11, 2008 Hearing and Comments
Thank you for taking up and considering the important matter of the management of Mauna Kea.
The Mauna Kea Anaina Hou, the Sierra Club (Hawaii Island… Continue
Added by ku ching on April 11, 2008 at 12:25am —
The United States acquired Hawai`i through force.
Queen Lili`uokalani, Hawai`i's last Queen, was deposed on Jan. 17, 1893, by a group of American businessmen supported by the United States Navy and Marine Corps and diplomatic representatives.
Sovereignty of Hawai`i was allegedly transferred to the U.S. on Aug. 12, 1898 during ceremonies at `Iolani Palace in Honolulu, on the island of O`ahu.
Hawai`i allegedly became a U.S. territory in 1900.
On Nov.… Continue
Added by Free Hawai`i on April 10, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Aloha aina kakou:
The following piece
ran in The Nation, the oldest US magazine and a pillar of the US progressive movement. It's part of a special issue
The Nation is publishing about Hawaii. I haven't seen it in print yet, but hope to in the next couple of days. (Apparently The Nation opposed the US annexation of Hawaii in 1898.)
Hawaii Needs… Continue
Added by Ikaika Hussey on April 10, 2008 at 4:30pm —
I Pepeluali 2008 ua noho au me anake Nona ma, o kona ohana no ho'i, Keola me kona wahine nani o Moana, Kaliko, ko anake Nona keikikane hanai no ia, a me na mea e a'e, no ko lakou "Aloha Music Camp" ma Kaupoa, Molokai Komohana, i kahakai. Aue, ka lealea o ia nohona! A laila nee mai keia nuhou kaumaha loa o ka hala o anake i keia au, e komo i ke au aumakua. Aloha wale!
In February 2008 I stayed with aunty Nona, and her family, Keola and… Continue
Added by ʻOhukaniʻōhiʻa on April 10, 2008 at 2:00pm —
And as I begin a new part of my life, having opened up more time for my studies and my ventures into my cultural heritage, and practicing the reality of modern-day Hawaiian-ness, I hope that I am able to keep up with all the changes occurring.
Some things going on:
E puka ana ma Pa Ku'i A Lua
Composite makau for an upcoming function, made from bone and old kiawe (donated by 'Olohe Kahakauila)
Replica rei puta from beef bone, about 6 inches… Continue
Added by Kapalikuokalani Maile on April 10, 2008 at 11:00am —