Friday, October 18, 2013

October 22: National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation!

October 22nd is the 18th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.   For information about the day, as well as events that will be happening across the country, see or

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:

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: 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Festival of Resistance at UH-Manoa

By 9am our crew of volunteers had erected 6 tents. Banners and signs decorated the UH-Manoa's Sustainability Courtyard, and our drone was standing prominently in the center of the square. Before 10 am the tents were being filled with the eighteen organizations that had requested tables. Everything was ready....and then the rain came! Instead of stopping to peruse the tables, students were running to find shelter while organizers huddled under tents. Yet organizers remained positive -- using the time to meet each other.

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: