It doesn’t take much effort to recall the arrest of protesters on the Mauna Kea summit during the fall of 2015. Activists were demonstrating against the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), vowing to protect Hawaii’s sacred grounds. Police ultimately arrested 14 people; they were charged heavy bails before the incident went viral and the charges dropped. Just approved by both the … [Read more...] about Will Hawaii Gov. David Ige sign anti-vandalism bill SB 895, which could criminalize homeless and activists?
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We asked a question on the cover of our Nov. 10, 2016 issue: “What do we tell our daughters?” It wasn’t rhetorical–we genuinely wanted to know from readers how they were explaining Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton after he endlessly demonized non-whites, women, immigrants, Muslims, Jews and just about everyone else who’s last name isn’t Trump during the … [Read more...] about We asked our readers how they explained Donald Trump’s victory–here’s what they said
1. During the July 29 protests on Ka‘anapali Beach against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, activists claim they broke the world record for unified sounding of a conch shell. About how many people participated, according to activists? A. 300 B. 350 C. 400 D. 450 E. 500 2. On July 31, the County of Maui announced that they were levying fines against Paia vacation … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the Trans Pacific Partnership protests on Kaanapali Beach?
For those of us in the business of chronicling conflict in Maui County, we live in good times. For the first time since, well, that long crisis known as the Hawaii Superferry, residents and activists are regularly going into the streets to voice their displeasure at the status quo. And now they’re getting arrested doing it. In the very early morning hours of July 31, Maui … [Read more...] about Maui County protests against Haleakala telescope, TPP are really heating up