More than three weeks have passed since Governor David Ige made the announcement that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) was “set to start construction,” and yet no equipment has made the ascent up Maunakea. Instead, at Mauna Kea Access Road, kia‘i, or protectors, have set up camp. Through non-violent action and kapu aloha, bound by culture and identity, and grounded in arguments … [Read more...] about ‘Unacceptable and Irresponsible’: Councilmember Tamara Paltin writes to UH president David Lassner regarding TMT
Freedom fighters protecting sacred grounds are getting together on Friday, August 2nd at Casanova's to raise funds and awareness to the cause of keeping TMT off the Mauna. Come get down with The Grouch, Mr Kapu, Pure Powers, Iamai, Rabbitt-Kanoa, 7s3v3n, Jahsun & Ra Sol, Clang Clang, DJ Tom the Ronin, and Maui UBF Crew DJs: Monks, Trvr, and Turtle – with Blessing Ceremony … [Read more...] about Hiphop for the Aina: A Benefit for Mauna Kea
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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Watching the battle over the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea and now the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) on Haleakala has reached nearly comical proportions. Especially over on the Big Island, where native Hawaiian discontent over the big scope–they say it is an unwarranted desecration of the sacred Mauna Kea summit–has been building for … [Read more...] about Hawaii goes to war over telescopes