The World is NOT a U.S. Colony!
TRANSCEND MEMBERS, 7 Jul 2014
In Hawai`i, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is moving throughout the islands conducting hearings on so called “Federal Recognition” of Native Hawaiians and how the U.S. DOI can “help”?
At the same time, the U.S. is sending more troops to Iraq and considering further bombing after decades of U.S. war and sanctions that have decimated the country’s infrastructure and created millions of casualties, refugees, and instability throughout the region. In short, the U.S. created the current mess and further U.S. military action will only make matters worse, not better.
In both Iraq and Hawai`i, and a host of other countries around the world, the U.S. portrays itself as “the good guy,” instead of the problem. It’s a classic colonial attitude of intervening in the internal affairs of other nations.
The bottom line is this: The U.S. must stop intervening in the internal and domestic affairs of independent nations all over the world, including the U.S. occupied Kingdom of Hawai`i. Such interference is a blatant violation of international law.
The DOI’s current efforts at “Federal recognition” and the considering of measures to establish a government to government relationship with Native Hawaiians is a fraud. It is simply trying to do through executive action what the Akaka bill tried to do through Congressional action –that is subvert what justice demands.
Federal recognition as a trap. It divides Hawaiian against Hawaiian, and others in Hawai`i. It causes confusion, and provides a cover to complete the theft of Hawaiian Kingdom lands.
Justice demands the deoccupation of Hawaii. Justice demands the restoration of the multi-ethnic independent nation state of Hawai`i that existed prior to 1893 and the Bayonet constitution of 1887. Nothing less.
Free Hawai`i! Free Iraq & the world from U.S. domination! Ground the Drones! Say No to War!
- Mourn all victims of violence.
- Reject war as a solution.
- Defend civil liberties.
- Oppose all discrimination, anti-Islamic, anti-Semitic, anti-Hawaiian, etc.
- Seek peace by peaceful means through justice in Hawai`i and around the world.
Hilo Peace Vigil leaflet (July 11, 2014 – 668th week) – Friday 3:30-5PM downtown Post Office.
James Albertini is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment and director of Malu ‘Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – P.O. Box AB Kurtistown, Hawai’i, 96760, USA. Phone 001 808 966 762 email firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.malu-aina.org.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 7 Jul 2014.
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