Friday, October 18, 2013
October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation!
Here's what's happening in Honolulu:
1. Everyone!! Wear Black in solidarity with the National Day of Protest.
2. Sunday, October 20, 3pm. Revolution Books Attend the Forum/Discussion on Building a Movement Against Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation in Hawai`i. Panelists will be Laulani Teale, Liz Rees, and Carolyn Hadfield. Short presentations will be followed by a discussion focused on how we can build a movement in Hawai`i that is linked to the national movement, but speaks to the particularities of police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation in Hawai`i as well. For information: http://www.revolutionbookshonolulu.org.
3. Get displays, chalkings, materials up on the UH-Manoa campus! Join activists at McCarthy Mall from 9am on Tuesday, October 22nd.
4. March for Justice for Kollin Elderts on Tuesday, October 22nd at 11:30am. Meet at Hamilton Library steps on the UH-Manoa campus.
For more information on what's happening in Honolulu: http://www.stopmassincarcerationhawaii.blogspot.com
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
By 11am the rain had passed, the sun was out, and students were again filling the courtyard, organizers from 18 groups were passing out leaflets, and students were signing up for more information
The first "Festival of Resistance" at UH-Manoa was organized by Refuse & Resist! It has since been organized by Not In Our Name-Hawai`i, and then by World Can't Wait-Hawai`i. Its purpose is to bring an atmosphere of resistance to the UH-Manoa Campus and introduce students to community and campus organizations struggling to create a better world. Throughout the day students and faculty stopped to thank us and as we were breaking down after 2pm a worker from one of the food-carts shouted: "You guys are awesome! Why don't you do this more often?" We wish we could and thank EVERYONE who made this year's Festival possible!
Here are a few photos:
Monday, September 9, 2013
Standing along Ala Moana Blvd during Friday afternoon rush hour, thousands of people stuck in stop-and- go traffic had time to read signs and respond. Some people honked their car horns, others held thumbs up or gave us a peace sign; others shot a shaka, while the majority passed by without indicating whether they agreed or disagreed.
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Friday, September 6, 2013
Friday, Sept 6, 4-6pm
at the Federal Building along Ala Moana Blvd.
Vigorous protests raising the demand “No U.S. Attack on Syria!” are planned across the U.S. in the next few days. World Can’t Wait and dozens of other organizations are taking to the streets from New York City to Honolulu, and from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to Seattle.
World Can't Wait will have signs or you can bring your own.
The National Office of World Can't Wait said today: “Any U.S. military attack upon Syria would be the supreme international war crime of a war of aggression upon a country that has not attacked and does not threaten the United States. Obama's unverified claims of nerve gas being used are merely an excuse for the U.S. to try to dictate the terms of this civil war that has already cost 100,000 lives. Any attacks would greatly increase the killing and destruction and likely provoke a wider regional conflict. These attempts to justify and carry out war crimes in our names must be opposed vigorously and with determination by all those with a conscience.”
Even if Congress Says It's Legal, It's Still WRONG to Attack Syria;
Congress Can't Make a War Crime Moral;
OBOMBA Targets Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan….Syria?
Thursday, August 29, 2013
By 5:30 pm people were gathering at the Kalakaua Statue at Triangle Park in Waikiki and began holding signs reading "Justice for Kollin Elderts" at the Kuhio/Kalakaua intersection. By 6:15 pm about 40 people had gathered and after a short rally the group, led by several activists with Pū, headed down Kalakaua Avenue into central Waikiki. The sound of the Pū , alternating with chants demanding justice for Kollin, grabbed everyone's attention. Tourists were curious and many took leaflets. Many residents voiced support and a few reactionaries jumped out to run out their racist shit:
After reaching Seaside Avenue the march looped back along Kuhio, stopping for a short rally at McDonald's. A number of the marchers stepped to the bullhorn to speak - some speaking to the sadness they felt at being at the site where Kollin was murdered and others voicing their rage that the jury had failed to convict an armed and drunk Agent of the U.S. government who had murdered an unarmed young Hawaiian man. World Can't Wait spokesperson Liz Rees linked the murders of Kollin Elderts and Trayvon Martin; several put the murder of Kollin Elderts in the context of the APEC meeting, which was itself an intensification of the militarization and occupation of Hawai`i and the Pacific.
The group was diverse and there were a lot of opinions, but there was a great spirit of unity and determination to continue the fight for justice for Kollin Elderts and other victims of this racist system.
There will be a hearing to determine the date of the retrial on September 13th. The Federal Government is determined to fight for acquittal and there will undoubtedly be a lot of maneuvering before an actual trial happens, A much stronger movement to fight for justice for Kollin Elderts must be built and sustained. The defense is hoping that the memory of this outrageous murder will face by the time Agent Deedy is re-tried. Just the opposite must happen!
The coming together of several organizations to call the Waikiki action was a good beginning and there's great potential to strengthen that unity and determination! Watch for upcoming plans.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Tuesday, August 27
Gather at the Kalakaua Statue at Triangle Park
at the Intersection of Kuhio and Kalakaua at 5:30pm
March into Waikiki and to McDonald's where Kollin Elderts was murdered begins at 6:30
Today, Monday August 26th, the Judge announced that the jury had failed to agree on a verdict in the murder trial of U.S. State Department Agent Christopher Deedy, and that another trial will be held next year.
This is an outrage! Agent Deedy is guilty of murder! Join this action on Tuesday evening to renew your commitment to fight for justice for Kollin Elderts!
For more information read earlier blogs on this site or go to the "Justice for Kollin Elderts" facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/371576282968436/,
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
“On behalf of the millions affected by the illegitimate, unjust, immoral wars and torture carried by the Bush regime, and continued by the Obama administration, we are outraged at the 35 year prison sentence just put on Bradley Manning. In light of the complete refusal of the Obama administration to investigate or prosecute those responsible for torture, rendition and secret “dirty” wars, Manning’s sentence is an indication that people who expose such crimes must fear losing their lives, while those who conceive, legally justify and carry them out them receive immunity. We remain committed to supporting whistle-blowers Manning, Edward Snowden, and the work of Wikileaks and other journalists who courageously expose war crimes and injustice.”
For a list of support rallies go to: http://www.worldcantwait.net