Posts Tagged: hawaii

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The people of Palau, Marshall Islands and Micronesia, through the Compact of Free Association, are able to travel freely between their island nations and the USA, are able to work and eligible to receive the same services and benefits as US citizens. In exchange, the US military has access to land and maintain a military presence in that part of the Pacific. What is not being said is that it is also a form of compensation for poisoning their islands when our government conducted 67 nuclear tests between 1946 and 1958, which resulted in a rise of birth abnormalities and various forms of cancer.

Because Congress has not funded COFA, the financial burden falls upon the state of Hawaii where over 10,000 Micronesians live, and the Circuit Court has just ruled that Hawaii is not obligated for the cost of COFA, leaving many of those people in peril.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the earth, our federal government is wasting BILLIONS of our tax payer dollars in Afghanistan, expenses our Congress justify in a heartbeat, because you know - terrorism. But when it comes to accountability, our government’s fingers point to corrupt leaders or a corrupt culture because it’s convenient - when they should really point their fingers at themselves!

And in Hawaii, the false promises of COFA has created tension and resentment between the people of Hawaii and Micronesians, our Moana siblings, a tension that is so ugly and not PONO, and we’ve taken our eyes off the true culprit, the source of the problem: American imperialism, which uproots, divides, discards and ultimately destroys people.

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Couchmen to go Open Class

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obama means family

no it doesnt

obama means nobody gets left behind

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cedorsey:

Epic Nā Pali
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Princess Nāhiʻenaʻena

Hawaii 

1800s Week!

by Robert Dampier, 1825

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