Articles by Imani Altemus-Williams

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Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Protectors Aim to Halt Construction of $1.4 billion, 30-meter telescope on Sacred Mountain
Imani Altemus-Williams – Waging Nonviolence, 11 May 2015

According to 17-year-old protector Kay Ala Kahaulelio, “The sacredness of Mauna Kea is beyond what we can comprehend in the human realm. It is so sacred because it is the portal and the closest temple where we can connect with our akua [god].” In Hawaiian genealogy, the mountain is revered as the piko, or center of one’s being, for Hawaii Island.

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The Struggle to Reclaim Paradise [Hawai’i]
Imani Altemus-Williams – Waging Nonviolence, 15 Apr 2013

Monsanto has a long history of making chemicals that bring about devastation. The company participated in the Manhattan Project to help produce the atomic bomb during World War II. It developed the herbicide “Agent Orange” used by U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War, which caused an estimated half-million birth deformities. Most recently, Monsanto has driven thousands of farmers in India to take their own lives, often by drinking chemical insecticide, after the high cost of the company’s seeds forced them into unpayable debt.

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