Sunday, November 22, 2009

Court Challenge to State of Hawaii's Exercise of Jurisdictional Authority Over a Native Hawaiian

Defendant's Motion to Dismiss charge for lack of jurisdiction

Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction -

State's opposition

State v. Au - Opp to Motion to Dismiss -

Defendant's reply

Reply memo on Motion to Dismiss -

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Was Hawaii given a choice on Independence?

No. At least according to Hawaii's Territorial Governor, William Quinn, who was appointed by the U.S. President by the way. Read this dialogue from 1996. See Page 5. Har, Har, Har, indeed.....

Statehood dailogue -

Hawai`i's Statehood Blues by Limahana

We'll be singing this song on August 21, 2009

Hawaii's Statehood Blues by Limahana (Uncle Butch) -

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

August 21 March and Rally for Independence and against U.S. Imperialism

D R A F T  Itinerary



10 am

Gather at Ala Moana park, Diamond Head side.  Welcome, opening oli, reason for the gathering, activities for the day, 'action' at two places; discussion on safety; march order; etc.


Begin march; proceed to street inside park and cross Ala Moana Blvd. with police escort; wait on Atkinson Drive for other marchers to cross; begin Action 1 on Atkinson with signs facing drivers, and puppet in the center; wait for other marchers to cross street


Continue march to convention center in designated lanes; arrive 11:15


Arrive convention center; stay on Atkinson Drive for Action 2; those concerned about safety remain on sidewalk; 3 or 4 chanters chant in the round (I ku maumau); puppet head in the center of street with crowd surging around them; after chanting, puppet is dismantled; American flag is released, last star is cut off, star is symbolically "recycled"; this action takes place on the street


Marchers enter into convention center property, outside glass doors; chanters provide oli for beginning of rally program


Rally takes place outside convention center near statue; Poka oversees program

1 pm

Rally ends

The Hawaii Report

On January 16, 1893, American marines landed in peaceful Hawaii armed with Gatling guns, Howitzer cannons, double cartridge belts filled with ammuni¬tion, carbines and other instruments of war. The U.S. troops marched along the streets of Honolulu, rifles facing `Iolani palace, the seat of Hawaii's sovereignty.

The following day, resident conspirators numbering 18, mostly Americans, sneaked to the back steps of a government building a few yards from where the Ameri¬can troops had purposely lodg¬ed the night before. There, Henry Cooper, an American lawyer and resident of Hawaii for less than a year, proclaimed that he and seventeen others were now the govern¬ment of Hawaii. Calling themselves the "provisio¬nal govern¬ment" and selecting Sanford Dole president, they were to exist for the explicit purpose of annexing Hawaii to the United States.

American Minister Plenipotentiary John L. Stevens immediately recognized the "provisional government" as the government of Hawaii. He than joined in their demand that Queen Lili`uokalani, the constitutional monarch of the Hawaiian nation or surrender under threat of war with the United States.

Under such threat, the Queen eventually capitulated, but not without protest. These are her words:

I, Lili`uokalani, by the grace of God and under the constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen, do hereby solemnly protest against any and all acts done against myself and the constitutional Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom by certain persons claiming to have established a Provisional Government of and for this Kingdom.

That I yield to the superior force of the United States of America, whose minister plenipotentiary, His Excellency John L. Stevens, has caused United States troops to be landed at Honolulu and declared that he would support the Provisional Government.

Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps the loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said force, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and rein¬state me and the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.

Rather than undoing its actions, the United States continued in its conspiracy to deprive an independent people of their right to self-determination, forcing Hawaii to serve it as the command headquarters of its Pacific military forces as well as an important finger of the American economic hand reaching into Asia.

The Hawaii Report -