Articles by Hawaiian Kingdom Blog

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Clarifying the Right of Self-determination Regarding Hawai‘i
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog - TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Aug 2021

22 Aug 2021 – Self-determination is the “legal right of people to determine their own destiny in the international order.” At the very top of this order are the people of established States, which is also referred to as countries. The second unit are the people in non-self-governing territories, which are non-States in a colonial situation. The third unit are the Indigenous Peoples, which are tribal peoples that exist within the territory of an established State not of their own making.

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28 Nov 1946: Hawaii Independence Day
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Nov 2020

November 28th is the most important national holiday in the Hawaiian Kingdom. It is the day Great Britain and France formally recognized the Hawaiian Islands as an “independent state” in 1843, and has since been celebrated as “Independence Day,” which in the Hawaiian language is “La Ku‘oko‘a.”

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National Lawyers Guild Calls Upon State of Hawai‘i to Comply with International Law of Occupation
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog - TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 Nov 2020

12 Nov 2020 – On Monday January 16, 1893, United States Minister intervened in the internal affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom when he ordered U.S. troops to invade Honolulu and overthrow the Hawaiian Kingdom government in order to replace it with an insurgency he supported. The next day, the insurgents, in the presence of and protected by armed-for-battle U.S. military forces, declared themselves a “provisional government”. Under threat of violence by the U.S. military forces, Queen Lili‘uokalani conditionally surrendered to the United States.

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Royal Commission of Inquiry Calls Upon the State of Hawai‘i to Comply with International Law and to Work with the Council of Regency
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2020

9 Jun 2020, Hawaiian Kingdom – Denationalization was formally initiated in 1906 by the Board of Education and carried into effect within the public and private schools throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Within three generations, Hawaiian Kingdom national consciousness had been effectively replaced with American national consciousness and the national language of Hawaiian replaced with English. As part of this inculcation, young students were led to falsely believe that the Hawaiian Islands had become a part of the United States, and they were now American citizens.

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126 Years Ago Today: U.S. Invasion of Hawai‘i
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Jan 2019

16 Jan 2019 – As an independent State, the Hawaiian Kingdom entered into extensive treaty relations with a variety of States establishing diplomatic relations and trade agreements. In 1893 there were only 44 independent and sovereign States, which included the Hawaiian Kingdom, as compared to 197 today. On January 16, 1893, United States troops invaded the Hawaiian Kingdom, which led to a conditional surrender by Her Majesty Queen Lili‘uokalani, the following day. Her conditional surrender read:

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Hawaiian Kingdom Files Lawsuit against President Trump in Washington, D.C.
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jul 2018

Petition for an Emergency Writ of Mandamus filed with U.S. Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., against President Trump regarding the prolonged American occupation of the Hawaiian Islands. [David Keanu Sai vs. Donald John Trump et. al, Case: 1:18-cv-01500]

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U.S. Commits “Acts of War” against the Hawaiian Kingdom
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jan 2018

17 Jan 2018 – Today marks 125 years of an Unjust War waged against the Hawaiian Kingdom by the USA. This profound and fundamental fact has been obscured through a deliberate and relentless barrage of denationalization by the US. This process, which is known as Americanization and which is a war crime, has nearly obliterated the national consciousness of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the minds of Hawai‘i’s people.

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The Martens Clause and War Crimes in Hawai‘i
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

16 Oct 2017 – Under international law, the United States committed war crimes when the Hawaiian Kingdom was invaded and occupied in1893. The criminal conduct by German, Austrian and Bulgarian officials against Serbia during the First World War are very similar to the criminal conduct by the USA against the Hawaiian Kingdom and its people in 1893.

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Distinguishing Indigenous Sovereignty from State Sovereignty
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Jul 2017

It is wrong to say that natives of Hawai‘i are an indigenous people because it would imply they do not have a State of their own. This labeling is an American narrative that has no basis in historical facts or law. Rather, natives are the majority of Hawaiian subjects, being the citizenry of the Hawaiian Kingdom that has been in an unjust war by the United States since 1893.

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January 17, 1893: United States Illegally Overthrows Hawaiian Government
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Jan 2017

The investigation concluded that the United States diplomat and troops were directly responsible for the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian government with the ultimate goal of transferring the Hawaiian Islands to the USA. The report also detailed US government actions that violated international laws as well as Hawaiian territorial sovereignty.

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The Smoking Gun! No Question on Illegality of the U.S. Overthrow of the Hawaiian Government in 1893
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2017

2 Jan 2017 – In 2016, Duke University Press published Tom Coffman’s Nation Within: The History of the American Occupation of Hawai‘i. While this book has been in circulation since 1998, it is the first time that an academic publisher has put its name to the book. The goal of Duke University Press is “to contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship.”

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Japan’s Center for Glocal Studies Publishes Article on the Acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Dec 2016

10 Dec 2016 – Japan’s Seijo University’s Center for Glocal Studies has published an article authored by Dennis Riches titled “This is not America: The Acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom Goes Global with Legal Challenges to End Occupation.” The study focused on the American occupation of Hawai‘i and its global impact, which includes war crimes.

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Settling the Confusion of Sovereignty and Independence
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2016

Because international law distinguishes between “internal” and “external” sovereignties, a State would remain independent and sovereign, despite its government, which exercises its internal sovereignty, having been overthrown by another State and subsequently occupied. This is why the law of occupation mandates the occupier to administer the laws of the occupied State under Article 43 of the 1907 Hague Convention, IV.

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Hawai’i National Holiday: Restoration Day
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Aug 2016

Today is July 31, which is a national holiday in the Hawaiian Kingdom, called “Restoration day,” and it is directly linked to another holiday observed on November 28th called “Independence day.” Here is a brief history of these two celebrated holidays.

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The Martens Clause and War Crimes in Hawai‘i
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 May 2016

Under the principles of international law, the USA was capable of committing war crimes when the Hawaiian Kingdom was invaded and occupied since August 12, 1898. The criminal conduct committed by German, Austrian and Bulgarian officials against Serbia and its people are very similar to the criminal conduct by the United States after 1898 against the Hawaiian Kingdom and its people.

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Under International Law Native Hawaiians Are Victims of Genocide
Hawaiian Kingdom Blog – TRANSCEND Media Service, 16 May 2016

Since the occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom began during the Spanish-American War, the United States embarked on a deliberate campaign of forced denationalization in order to conceal the occupation and militarization of a neutral State. Denationalization, in its totality, is genocide. [Hawaii was annexed and became the 50th State of the USA on August 21, 1959]

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