There’s a Wide Garcia Art Exhibit at The Sacred Garden of Maliko on Sunday, Aug. 20. Garcia has spent the last 25 of his 80 years on Maui. He’s an amateur artist and will present his vast collection of colorful, social and political artwork, all of which focuses on human rights, love, kindness and equality. Free. 11am. Sacred Garden of Maliko, (460 Kaluanui Rd., Makawao); … [Read more...] about Wide Garcia Art Exhibit at The Sacred Garden of Maliko
The Trump Administration is doubling down on authoritarian executive orders–most recently with a blatantly unconstitutional Muslim travel ban that prompted wide-scale, spontaneous demonstrations in airports across the nation this weekend. It's easy to lose hope in the face of such reactionary barbarism, but local Hawaii artist Napua Ahina, a member of the Hawaiian Comic Book … [Read more...] about Want to support civil rights and a local Hawaii artist? Buy this print!
Though more people ended up voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton, it is Republican Donald Trump who will be the next President of the United States. For those of us who believe in civil rights, the dangers of climate change and simple human decency, the night of Nov. 8 was one of the toughest of our lives. According to numbers compiled by The New York Times, Trump’s victory … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Trump Wins, America Loses: How the 2016 Election looks from Maui
THE SQUARE WHEEL OF JUSTICE In February, New York’s highest court finally said “enough” to the seemingly endless delays on a multimillion-dollar judgment for negligence that occurred 23 years ago. Linda Nash had sued, among others, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for injuries she suffered when trapped in an underground parking garage during the World Trade Center … [Read more...] about NOTW: Cinderella-obsessed people, nostalgia gone wrong and the square wheel of justice
Same-sex marriage is legal everywhere in the U.S., now and forever. That's according to the U.S. Supreme Court, which handed down its historic 5-4 ruling this morning in the case Obergefell v. Hodges. U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, D–Hawaii, was pleased, to say the least, in this statement emailed out by his press office early this morning: “Today’s Supreme Court decision is a … [Read more...] about UPDATED: U.S. Supreme Court rules that Constitution protects same-sex marriage