In the last week of September, world leaders came together for the United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York to discuss the current state of the world's climate and sustainability. Maui County was represented by Makale’a Ane, the county's environmental coordinator. While in New York, Ane also attended several events related to issues facing communities living on the … [Read more...] about Maui County Represented at UN Climate Change Summit
Don’t call Dr. David Keanu Sai a sovereignty activist. Despite decades of research into the 1893 overthrow and ongoing occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the UH faculty member and political scientist takes pains to avoid the word “sovereignty” and emphasizes that he is not a political activist. Sai’s low-key approach is unusual in a field that “still has the air of conspiracy … [Read more...] about Hawai‘i: The Fake State – Dr. David Keanu Sai talks to the Maui County Council about the ongoing American occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom
After a certain point, there’s only so much apocalyptic news I can take. I’ll admit it. Sometimes I read a headline like “GOVERNMENT INACTION PUTS WORLD ON TRACK FOR 'CATASTROPHIC' CLIMATE CHANGE, U.N. WARNS,” and just take a deep breath, mutter some curse words into the ether, and then scroll on to the next article… Hey, did you guys hear that Kanye West met with Donald Trump … [Read more...] about The Latest in Signs of Impending Doom: 12 years to change course from disastrous future to horrible future
In the old days (I'm thinking 2005 or so), Representative Ed Case, D–2nd District, would hold town hall meetings every 26 minutes or so. I remember one at King Kamehameha III Elementary School in Lahaina. A couple dozen people showed up and a few asked questions of Case, who stood at the front of the room and handed out bottled water. The meetings were boring, but were … [Read more...] about 1,000 or so show up to Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Fan Club meeting at Maui Arts and Cultural Center
[EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 15, Rep. Gabbard's office announced a change in venue for the Maui Town Hall meeting. Because more than 400 residents have already RSVP'd, they have decided to hold the Town Hall at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater instead of the Maui Tropical Plantation. The time and date of the Town Hall is unchanged.] So last night President … [Read more...] about UPDATED: Curious about Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s recent statement on the Syrian missile attack? Ask her!