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mahina

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Hometown: Honolulu
Home country: ka pae aina Hawai'i
Current location: Honolulu
Member since: Sun Aug 24, 2003, 12:51 AM
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To all the Flu Klux Klanners protesting to open businesses:

Most of us do not want to open.

Most of our employees do not want to come in to work when this virus is spreading so fast obviously.

We don’t want to either.

If the Governor shuts us for business we can go home. If not we’re stuck at work with no customers, little or no money, spotty scheduling at best and oh yeah, the virus.

Why are you guys trying to kill us?

The Republicans already know they're going to lose in 2020 and are in the process of stealing

Everything including the doorknobs and will strip this whole country down to the paint on the walls if we let them.

Now that its obvious to everyone including them, don’t let them take it. They want to leave a barren smoking crater for Biden and the Democrats again.

Ian Lind shared some amazing photos from Honolulu in the 20's.

1920s.

Stupendous! I’ve never seen these before.
https://www.ilind.net/2020/04/22/vintage-photographs-of-honolulu-in-the-1920s/

I have our red state bumper sticker: Trump cares no more for you, than he cares for poop on his shoe

You are welcomed to it. Feel free to revise to include the original expletive.

When they go low, he goes lower, but we rise up.

Rise up!

There's a (foreign) call to protest in Honolulu that stole a Black Lives Matter photo.

The poster reads

The Government does not have the authority to control us!

The right of the people to peaceably assemble and petition the Government for a redress of grievances

(Pic obviously lifted from Black Lives Matter protest including a dude in a Phillies hat, w text reading:

Ku’oko’a Rally (Freedom)

Friday 5 pm Ala Moana Park

The quarantine is illegal! Small businesses have the right to determine their own hours!

Then the kicker:
“Bring signs and bullhorns and aloha”

To which Kumu Hina scorched:

I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS EFFORT!
HEWA LOA!!!!

I know that we are all getting frustrated with having to stay home, avoid hugging and kissing and isolating ourselves...
But I DO NOT THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO.
I don’t know who did this announcement but could you please use your own language instead of my/our Kanaka language!!!
If we use Kū’oko’a it would be for freedom of Hawai’i from the United States.
It would not be used in this context so don’t get it twisted. This looks more like cultural appropriation.

Why would any Kanaka leader have our people expose ourselves unnecessarily to COVID19 while it still runs around stealing and taking from our people??

And I believe I see all the Haole Popolo in the photo here. This is not a Kanaka effort, this photo looks like its from a Black Lives Matter event.

I DON’T SUPPORT THIS AT ALL.

Btw...we don’t write stuff like Bring signs, bullhorn and aloha. Das Bullshit. Use your own words dude!

TO ALL OF MY PEOPLE...STAY HOME!!

(To anyone who read this far please know there is no negativity associated with the term Haole Popolo)

It makes no sense to at the same time cut polling places from 180 to 5

In the middle of a lethal epidemic and say voting must be done in one day unless the intention is to suppress the vote. This is vile and it is how we lost 2016. Russia hurt. Bro’s Burt. Voter suppression cost is hundreds of thousands of votes and it was done exactly like this, minus the lethal virus.

FUCKERS need to be permanently out of power.

How to stop a pipeline: Unist'ot'en Camp Ist Nations resistance, stopping pipelines in BC. AMAZING!

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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/unist-ot-en-action-camp-stopping-pipelines-in-their-tracks

http://s238.photobucket.com/user/deepbluehawaii/slideshow/
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Please help them, share their story, give if you can. They are fighting the biggest powers and they need and deserve for their story to be told, and any support we can offer. Aloha.

"Our ultimate objective in learning about anything is to try to create a more just society" -Yuri K.

Blue Scholars tell Yuri's story so beautifully:
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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/05/11/864846/-Black-Kos-Tuesday-s-Chile

"Democracy Now did an interesting piece on Yuri in 2008.
She is also the subject of a documentary film: Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice

Yuri Kochiyama (born May 19, 1921) is a Japanese American human rights activist. Kochiyama was born Mary Yuriko Nakahara in San Pedro, California. After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Kochiyama's father was imprisoned the same day. Her family, sent to the Jerome War Relocation Center in Jerome, Arkansas, were among the 120,000 Japanese-Americans interned during the Second World War. Two of her brothers joined the U.S. Army. In 1960, Kochiyama and her husband Bill moved to Harlem, New York City, and joined the Harlem Parents Committee. She became acquainted with Malcolm X and became a member of his Organization of Afro-American Unity, following his departure from the Nation of Islam. She was present at his assassination on February 21, 1965 at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, and held him in her arms as he lay dying.

In 1977, Kochiyama joined the group of Puerto Ricans that took over the Statue of Liberty to draw attention to the struggle for Puerto Rican independence. Over the years, Kochiyama has dedicated herself to various causes, such as the rights of political prisoners, freeing Mumia Abu-Jamal, nuclear disarmament, and reparations to Japanese Americans who were interned during the war. In 2005, Kochiyama was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize through the "1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005" project.

I have fond memories of Yuri's apartment in Harlem, though she now lives on the West Coast, I smile each time I pass her former home in the projects. I can say honestly that I never went to a rally or a demonstration in NY - for black, latino, asian, or native american struggles where Yuri wasn't one of the first people there, and the last to leave.

She will always be one of my most honored elders."

No. Now...

I think the Kochs of the world are investing in and leveraging influence on the party as a vehicle for the tax and other policy outcomes that they want. I don't see the Tea people (I won't use their focus-group-tested term) as grass-roots at all but as a created astroturf outreach. Obvious, I know.

There have to be Rs who do some critical thinking and consider alternatives including us. For this reason I find it helpful to avoid calling them names like repigs, repukes, etc. We should be open to reasoning with those people. Some of these walls are of our own creation.

We could be looking at a new political reality pretty soon. Lets make sure we do all possible to prevent that.

How about DU ers hosting intergenerational conversations on choice, with our kupuna (elder) women tellling how it was when contraception was illegal and women died from botched illegal. abortion?



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